Post # 1
I could really use some help figuring out my wedding accessories please 🙂
I have always always loved the look of pearls with a wedding gown and dreamed of wearing them. My mom even had a beautiful necklace with matching earrings that I had hoped to wear. Well silly me, I forgot to mention this to my FI who happens to go out and purchase a diamond necklace that he wanted me to wear on the wedding day. It was supossed to be my wedding gift, but he’s horrible with surprises lol.
The problem is that now I don’t think I can wear pearl earrings or a bracelet if I have a simple diamond pendant on. Would that look weird? I’m not sure if I should try and find diamond earrings/ a bracelet that would match the necklace or if I should (as nicely as possible) break it to my FI that I had really dreamed of wearing pearls and would prefer to save the necklace (it could easily be worn to a million other things or day to day) for something else.
I really need to start looking for the rest of my accessories soon so I would appreciate any opinions!! Thank you! 🙂
And if it helps, my dress is ivory and fairly simple with no beading, just a few silk flowers on one part, so lots of bling wasn’t what I had envisioned with it but I thought pearls would look nice.
Post # 3
Ok so first I want to say that yes finding the right acces. to go with the dress is the hardest part for me 🙂 so you are not alone…
You fiance is sweet for buying you the necklace, I have two solutions for you:
1. You could always wear simple diamond studs – these are beautiful, timeless and always elegant and classy. Same goes for the bracelet (however, price might be a little too much for both for the avergae middle class person, I don’t know what is your budget)…
2. I think that you can accomodate your FI’s request to wear the necklace by adding earrings that are a combination of pearls and diamonds or pearls and CZ and same for the bracelet, and this way you would be able to make your dream come true too 🙂
Post # 4
Consider this page as a starting point for a combination of both… it’s not real diamonds but CZ with pearls. If you like it and have the $$ for diamonds you can always take a picture and make it custom request at a jeweler 🙂
Post # 5
My advice with accessories is always: If in doubt, don’t wear it. I think a lot of brides look over-styled.
Post # 6
Could you wear pearls for the ceremony, and then change to the necklace FI got you for the reception? That way you get your pearls and get some beautiful pics with them, but don’t hurt FI feelings by still incorporating his necklace into the day.
Post # 7
Wear one set to ceremony and the other to the reception? …And-Or one to the rehearsal dinner?
Another option…If it’s simple enough wear the pendant with your moms bracelet. Pictures might help with discerning, but you may get more opinions (which may confuse you)
Hope it works out. That was very sweet of your FI
Post # 8
Aww thats super sweet of him to get that for your wedding day! Im not a fan of the pearl necklace with wedding dresses so im sorta biased! But if it is your dream to wear a pearl set then can you discuss it with him? Maybe there’s a compromise you both can come to? These earrings did come to mind though when you said you might want to incorporate both!
J Crew and Im in LOVE! Good luck with what you choose!