Wearing wedding jewellery before the big day

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not wearing any of mine before the wedding but mostly because I don’t want to break or lose anything.  Not that I usually do that, just not taking any chances. 

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@linnylou_88:  all of my wedding jewellery was jewellery that i had already owned.  i didn’t feel the need to buy additonal jewellery just for my wedding.  my pearl necklace and earrings were from my dh (our first valentine’s day), my pave diamond bracelet was a gift from myself from a few years back and my rhr was my favourite big pink lab diamond that fit my wedding colours.  these were all very good pieces that i wear only for special occasions.

just because i wore all of these pieces before, did not make them or my wedding day any less special.

if you want to wear your jewellery, do it.  those earrings sound beautiful btw.

Post # 5
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692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

My partner gave me a pair of morganite and rose gold earrings for Valentine’s day and in hopes that I will wear them for our wedding. I am going to wear them for the wedding, but I’m also wearing them daily as they match my engagement ring!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Funny you should ask…  I’m wearing the pearl strand and earrings today that FI bought for me to wear for the wedding.  They were a gift for my birthday last year.  And while I don’t wear them daily, I do pull them out of the safe quite regularly.

Wear ’em now!  Enjoy your new jewelry!!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Trust me, there will be SO MANY things that feel special and new (not to mention busy and overwhelming) about your wedding day – it won’t make a difference whether you’ve worn your earrings before or not. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@linnylou_88:  With the caveat that I am the least sentimental person ever: Go ahead and wear them. Your wedding day won’t be one iota less special because you had already worn the earrings. And wear them after! Something beautiful that you wear on a special occasion becomes more special for having done so… but that specialness doesn’t rub off with continued use.

I think it’s so lovely when brides continue to use something after the wedding, too. It’s so sad to pack everything up and never touch it again.

My mother used the same earthenware bowl I was baptised from to bake, cook, and serve food at practically every meal for the rest of my childhood, and I would get excited about it every time.

How special something is depends on how you view it, not on how often you use it.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

it is a personal preference.  i wore my wedding shoes twice before the big day.  once to the symphony and to another wedding. 

Post # 13
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315 posts
Helper bee

I’m definitely a sentimental person, but I would/do wear my wedding jewelery and shoes before the wedding.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I’ve worn a bracelet I purchased specificaly for my wedding to my work Holiday party.  I would go for it. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@linnylou_88:  I was wearing everyting before the wedding except my 1920s necklace because I was afraid it would break! 

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