Post # 1
What do you think of these bridesmaids necklaces? I came across someone else’s wedding pictures and the necklaces caught my eye. I’m wearing a simple strand of ivory pearls that match the color of my wedding dress and a pair of matching pearl earrings (the stud-type, not dangly). In searching for bridesmaids’ jewelry I wanted to keep it on the simple side because I didn’t want their jewelry to be “out-do” mine. My maid of honor mentioned that she didn’t like the idea of pearls for the bridesmaids, so that left me with the idea of going with rhinestones, gemstones, or just something metallic-y. This necklace is just a simple strand of rhinestones, but I wasn’t sure if it looked cheap or tacky. I was planning on having them wear rhinestone stud earrings with it.
Post # 3
I think its really pretty for a wedding, but not necessarily something the girls would be able to wear again. Maybe something like this would be better:http://www.etsy.com/listing/52331238/vintage-romance-bridal-necklace-gold
Post # 4
If I were your bridesmaid, I would love it. Plus it looks different from anything I already own!
Post # 5
I decided against trying to get them something they would wear again. I’ve been in quite a few weddings where the bride gave jewelry as a gift and I’ve never worn any of it again (and a few of the brides even picked certain pieces especially so we’d be able to wear them again). The girls in my bridal party each have such different and unique style from one another that it would be impossible to please all of them with the same necklace. Plus, I’m giving them other gifts that they’ll be able to use again (including a pricey clutch) so I really don’t care if they ditch the jewelry after the wedding. I just don’t want them to feel uncomfortable wearing the jewelry AT the wedding.
Post # 7
I voted no, keep looking. Not because I didn’t like the necklace, just because it seems like you weren’t sold on the idea of it. I like the one you picked out and think this would work out well with your wedding if that is the one you go with. However, you might want to just keep looking to see if you might find something you like a little better. I like JennyPenny’s suggestion… I think having the BMs wear a necklace with a single pearl or pearl accents would really look nice and would compliment your necklace well.. or maybe even something like this http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=324934&CategoryID=569 I know your MOH mentioned she didn’t like the idea of pearls on the BM but did she mean any pearls or just full strands of pearls?
Post # 8
Not sure what she meant by the pearl comment. And I don’t know if I’d really be sold on the idea of any necklace in particular. I’m always second-guessing my decisions.. So that’s why I’m running it by you guys. 🙂