Post # 1
Well, the title says it. I have my dress and I’m starting to consider ways of accessorizing it, even though my wedding isn’t for another ~9 months. My problem is, I think all jewelry is so beautfiul that everything I see, I think, YES! and then go on to find a hundred other pieces I love just as much (BHLDN…Jcrew…Etsy…there’s just too many options!). And then the thought crosses my mind, what if there’s a special piece I’ll end up borrowing from my mother/grandmother/etc??
So…How did YOU choose your jewelry? When? What influenced your decision? I’m just curious. (And feel free to share pics)
Post # 3
@nocake: I asked my mom & grandma to send me some items they felt were special. They both like gold and I like white gold so I knew I probably wouldn’t wear any of it but wanted to check in anyway. I ended up wearing just my grandmothers gold and amethyst bracelet because it was white gold on top and yellow gold underneath so you couldn’t even see it. I used a few brooches of my great grandmothers, one pinned to my bouquet, and another pinned to the flower on my dress sash.
For the rest of my jewelry I tried on stuff I had at home to get an idea of things like necklace length, dangling earrings or studs, etc. Then went to claire’s and bought a few items I could return if needed . I took pics of each in my dress mixing them up as many different ways as possible and sent them to my mom, grandma & sis and they helped me pick the best looking one.
Here’s my final jewelry. My college ring on my right hand was a given, the bracelet was my grandma’s, you can’t quite see it but my grat grandmothers brooch is in the middle of the white flower on my sash, and starfish stud earrings:
Post # 4
I chose these sapphire earrings as my “something blue”. I didn’t wear any other jewelry because the bodice of my dress has lots of sparkle
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@nocake: I picked mine around 6 months out, I bought SEVERAL pieces from 9-12 months out just to return it all. Personally I didn’t have any heirloom pieces to borrow (except a broach from my grandpa that I put on my bouquet). I bought my earrings and bracelet on Ebay, and looked to dress advertisements for ideas most had just bracelet and earrings which I liked the idea of. I’m not a big necklace wear-er and everytime I ordered one to try on with my dress it seemed odd.
Here’s my earrings:
Post # 6
Thanks for the replies! It’s nice to see what everyone chose.
Post # 7
@nocake: i chose my jewlery based on the detail of my dress.
My dress was all beading and it looked like little pearls. Since it sparkled so much, I didn’t wanna look gaudy. So my jewlery was simple… a 1 pearl drop necklace, my moms pearl braceley, pearl drop earrings, and a swarofski crystal headpiece I borrowed from my SIL
Post # 8
this is the neckace i’m wearing for my special day 🙂 i’m sure a lot of you have seen this on Pinterest – 398.2 is the dewey decimal/card catalogue number for the fairytale section of the library~i am in love!
Post # 9
My husband knew I wanted these beautiful pearl tiffany’s earrings for the wedding so he surprised me with them for my birthday which was a few weeks before our big day.
As a gift to my mother and mother in law I purchased 3 pearl jewelry sets which included simple pearl earrings, a pearl bracelet, and a pearl necklace. I gave each of them one set at our rehearsal dinner and kept one for myself. I wore the bracelet of my set on my wedding day.
For my necklace I wanted something sentimental, so I borrowed my cousins necklace that she wore on her wedding day. It was the first gift her husband ever gave her and was very simple with one diamond on a very thin white gold chain.
Post # 11
I went for pearl earrings and a bracelet, I like the elegance and classic look of them. I had a lot of detail on the top of my dress some of which were pearls so thought a necklace wasn’t needed. I searched jewellery posts on here to see how much other people went with and it paid off.
Post # 12
I’m not big on pearls so I wanted something with no pearls. Plus my dress wasn’t lace and I tend to think pearls look best with that lacey, vintagey look.
I like statement pieces so I knew I either needed big earrings or a big necklace. I generally don’t do dainty necklaces. I love a bare neck with strapless dresses so I went with larger earrings. Then I added a bracelet and hair comb.
I also don’t like clutter so I knew I wanted something streamlined. I’m familiar with my mothers jewelry and I knew there wasn’t anything I was going to want to use. I do love BHLDN and I would have went with some of that if I had the $ and that type of vibe!
I got these
Post # 13
First Wedding (circa 1980) and I wore a high necked Victorian-look Gown (very constructed) which was the style for the time period. I accessorized with a string of my Grandmother’s Pearls, Pearl Stud Earrings, and my Gold Watch.
A very traditional & classic look for my BIG White Pouffy Family Wedding.
This time round…
I was Eloping to a Destination Wedding (just the 2 of us saying our Vows on a Gorgeous Beach). I wore an ivory “Destination Gown” which was loose & flowy. Deep V open neckline. I accessorized with a Pearl Drop Necklace, Dangly Pearl Earings, Sea Pearl Bracelet, and my Gold Watch.
Same sort of “feel” as my first Wedding (afterall I am still a Traditional / Classic girl)… but a tad more whimsical in their construction / less formal.
Spent less than $ 200 on my Wedding Day Jewellery (not counting the watch)
Hope this helps,
Post # 14
My necklace and wedding band were heirloom from my great-grandmother!
And my earrings were my something new–DH surprised me with diamond studs!
Post # 15
@nocake: Gosh I had tons of accessory regret. I bought so much stuff b/c I kept ooohhinh and ahhhing over everything so wound up with too much. I wound up selling a lot here in the classifieds thou. So take your time and make sure you know exactly what you want!
I knew I wanted statement earrings and a bracelet. This is what I finally went with!