(Closed) Poll: Wedding Jewelry

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think if your dress isn’t made of lace, a bracelet probably wouldn’t snag. Depending on how elaborate your dress is, studs and a hair broach should be elegant without being overdone.

 I have some embroidary on my dress, so I was just going to wear dangly earrings and just some pearl bobby pins in my hair. I didn’t want too much going on.

 Does anyone know where to get simple pearl pins without spending $15 on each pin? I feel like most of the bridal jewelry websites have a substantial mark-up. I was thinking of looking at non-bridal type places but not sure where to start.

Post # 4
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Newbee

I don’t think that’s silly at all. You want to feel comfortable and if you are going to worry about a snag, it’s not worth it. With that said, I wore studs, a pearl bracelet and necklace (all from my grandmas and grandfather) on my wedding day. I wore a silk sheath dress and didn’t have any snags. 

I say go for the hair brooch if you aren’t wearing a bracelet. I bet your photog could get pretty pictures of the brooch when you are all made up and your hair is done.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I also agree that is depends on your dress. You don’t want a tons of lace, beading, etc, and a bunch of jewelry. Remember what Coco Chanel always said…"look at yourself in the mirror before you leave the house and take off the last accesory you put on." (or something like that).

Post # 6
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2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@ lilneko69-

You can make your own pearl hair pins really easily. Just get some bobby pins and pearl stud earrings (try places like TJ Maxx for a bargain). Put the earring through the end of the bobby pin and hot glue it in place. I did this for a few special events and my hairdresser had no trouble putting them in.

Post # 7
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359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Thanks snmcdowell! I will definitely try that. I love TJ Maxx.

Post # 8
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I compleetely understand your dilemma!  I had planned on wearing an extremely detailed comb in my hair from Regina B., and earrings and thats it.  I think simple is definitely the way to go, and I think with necklace and earrings its an either or kind of thing.  I NEVER wear any jewelry (besides my ring), and my grandmother has asked me to wear her pearl necklace and earrings.  They were a gift to her from my grandfather who has now passed away so it really means a lot to her.  How can i tell her it doesn’t coordinate with my plan???  So I have to suck it up.  at least they’re pretty!

Post # 9
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I wore a crystal bracelet and it didn’t snag my dress at all.  I wore a dress with a chiffon overlay and it definitely was a worry.  I wouldn’t worry about it too much!

Post # 10
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Dream — Any chance you could take some pre-ceremony photos with your original jewlery plan?  And then switch up for the actual ceremony? (Or wear Grandma’s jewlery for the ceremony, and then switch to your plan for the reception? Then you’d be wearing the meaningful jewelry during the "serious" part of the wedding, and your original stuff for the "fun" part!)

Lilneko — if you don’t care about keeping them, or aren’t fussy about brands, try one of those cheap-y stores like Claire’s (? don’t know if that’s a local store…) that specialize in cheap prom jewelry, etc. for tweens and teens.  They have scads of cheap sparkly, pearly stuff. Not high quality, but if you don’t care, no one else will!

I wore diamond studs in the shape of flowers (borrowed from my MIL), a topaz/pearl necklace (borrowed from my mom) and I FORGOT to remove a sterling silver bracelet I always wear that my hubs gave me…I meant to take it off b/c it snags on just about everything (it’s hoops and hearts linked together) but totally forgot, and fortunately, it did NOT catch on my dress.  My hubs was actually very happy b/c there is a picture of us holding hands during the ceremony, where you can clearly see the bracelet, and he was so excited to see it — it was a gift on our first big trip away together, so it meant a lot to him.

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