Post # 1
I just tried on my accesories with my dress at a recent fitting and realized there was a problem…. My wonderful mom bought me the silver/cream Pearly Girly necklace that I’ve been drooling over ever since I got engaged. Here’s a picture of the necklace with my dress (which is mid-alterations):
I was hoping to wear the necklace with a pair of diamond/pearl earrings that Fiance got for me our first Christmas together – it’s a gesture I know he’d really appreciate. But when I tried them on with my necklace I realized the pearls are different colors. The earrings are a bright white, while the necklace has creamy/ivory pearls:
It’s not too noticable from far away, but up close it’s really obvious.
The shop that sells the necklace has some matching earrings in my price range:
…I don’t like them quite as much, but at least they’d match.
So my question to you is which would you pick? The sentimental earrings or the ones that match? Any suggestions as to how I could incorporate the gifted earrings if I don’t wear them?
Post # 3
I would definitely do the matching earrings. As for the sentimental ones, is there any way you can attach them to some sort of ribbon and then wrap the ribbon around your bouquet?
Post # 4
Is there any chance you can exchange the necklace for one that matches the earrings?
Post # 5
Honestly I love the earrings more and I would change the necklace. But if you must keep the necklace I would definately change the earrings. The colors do not match.
Post # 6
Couldn’t you change out the earrings and take off the necklace for the Reception or something, and compromise by wearing that matching set during the ceremony? Or something like that.
Post # 7
I voted the matching earrings – could you wear the ones your Fiance got you for your rehearsal dinner?
Post # 8
I’d also change the necklace, because your dress is so white!
Post # 9
@SandyDollHair: I agree with this.
@toshella: Although I know you love the necklace, and it is beautiful, from the picture, it really does not seem to go well with your gown. I would recommend wearing your FI’s gift of earrings and then finding a necklace that matches the earrings and your gown. You coulf always wear your mother’s beautiful necklace to your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and on many other occasions throughout your life.
Post # 10
I would do the matching earrings and wear the sentimental ones for the rehearsal dinner.
Post # 11
Actually, this is rather washed out picture of my dress. It’s very much ivory with cream/yellow accents. But I have to admit, now you all have me nervous! Here’s a picture of the dress from the store, so you can see the ivory sash (which looks bright white in the above picture):
I’m thinking now about wearing the earrings from Fiance for the rehearsal dinner like so many of you suggested. Thanks for your help!
Post # 12
That necklace is so many layers of AWESOME! I would wear the heck out of it, anytime! 😉 You look great in your dress! By The Way: I agree with your decision to split – earrings during rehearsal, and necklace during wedding. Maybe a very small cream colored pearl earring solitaire, with a small drop (don’t crowd the statement necklace), or pearl w/ small diamond. Hair up, just how you have it in the picture – gorgeous!