I've never been a bridesmaid so I don't know…

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: should i buy the jewellery?
    Yes, you should : (14 votes)
    35 %
    No, let them wear whatever : (21 votes)
    53 %
    Maybe... : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    All the times I’ve been a bridesmaid, the bride purchased our jewelry for us to wear, even if we didn’t all have matching dresses. Once, when the necklines were varying, the bride bought us matching earrings and bracelets.

    I think it’s a nice gesture, especially because your bridesmaids will probably be looking to you for guidance on jewelry anyway. 🙂 But certainly not a requirement. Just might make things easier!

    Post # 5
    Member
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    I was allowed to accessorize myself, but the bride was pretty laid back about the whole thing. Honestly, I liked it. I’m not sure how much I would enjoy being dressed up like some oversized Barbie.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    22135 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @MsGinkgo:  Haha! Well, I think that’s pretty much true. It’s your wedding, so they just want to do what will make you happy. 🙂 And that’s a great sign, I think!

    And if that’s the case, it may be easier for you to find some jewelry you like to get for them to wear. Etsy is great for bridal/bridesmaid jewelry. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think matching jewlery and matching shoes will tie everyone together even though they’re wearing different dresses. It’s nice of you to provide it for them, but if it’s normal looking jewlery that they could wear again I don’t see a problem with it being part of their gift. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Don’t do it unless you want to for the pix. Most of the time, they won’t like what you buy, unfortanately. lol

    Post # 11
    Member
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  Oh sounds to me like you want to keep them from wearing something you don’t like. Then definitely gift them jewelry.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1242 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    @MsGinkgo:  If you want them to wear particular jewelry, then you should be buying it for them. That being said, if you buy them the jewelry for them to wear that is NOT their BM gift.

     

    Post # 14
    Member
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  Both weddings I’ve been in in the last 3 years, I’ve gotten jewelry as part of my gift. They’ve been pieces I could technically wear again, if I liked them enough to. One of them got me a jewelry roll which has been amazing for travelling with jewelry.

    Post # 15
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My bridesmaids wore the same dresses, but I bought them stacked bracelets and earrings, both of which were simple enough, yet classy that they could wear them again!

    Post # 16
    Member
    3223 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you are buying it and not calling it a gift, I will wear whatever you want.  Even if I hate it.  If it was important to you, and not costing me anything, I don’t see how I could object.

    But I also think that it is something that absolutely doesn’t matter.  No one will ever notice or care.  No wedding ever has been ruined by BM’s wearing ugly jewelery.

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