Post # 1
I’m having a hard time finding/picking jewelry that matches my dress and for my bridesmaid gift I am buying their jewelry for the wedding but I’m having a hard time with that too. Should my jewelry be the same as theirs? Similar? Matchy? or completely different okay? I have no idea what to do. Indecisive bee here! 🙁 help! pretty please!
Post # 3
I doubt it. The dresses will be totally different and as the bride, you deserve better jewelry!
Post # 4
My mom made all our jewelry, but she made each piece to match the person’s personality, rather than for everyone to match. The bridesmaids all had red jewelry, and mine was pearls and a hint of blue….Picture to demonstrate:
Post # 5
I would definitely make it different than yours, as for different from each other’s – are they all wearing the same dress/shoes/hairstyle? It might be too matchy with the same jewelry but if it’s all different than matching jewelry can be a way to tie them all togther.
Post # 6
I’m of the opinion that completely different would be okay, but it would never occur to me to match my bridesmaids’ jewelry. I would expect mine would be pretty blingy. Some people on the Bee would argue that if you’re buying your bridesmaids jewelry that they are supposed to wear for the wedding, it woudn’t be considered their gift, but more a part of their expected wedding ensemble. Is it important to you that they all wear matching jewelry? What if they picked jewelry that reflects their own style and you buy them their own personalized gifts?
Post # 7
They are wearing the same dress. Different shoes – all silver though. I want them to at least be somewhat similar in style and I’ve already asked for them to buy shoes and a dress I don’t want to ask them to buy jewelry, thats why I would consider it PART of their gift. I’m also getting them robes and a care package. What if I got them all different things to match their styles and one person didn’t like theirs and likes someone elses more? I just want to make sure they like it and if they do they can wear it again and have such a fun memory of wearing it and dancing the night away. I kind of see it as if they like it then it is a gift but if they don’t then it really isn’t as much.
Post # 8
I let my bridesmaids wear whatever color style gray dress they wanted. I went with gun metal jewelry for me and I made my maids’ jewelry. I did theirs out of gun metal beads/chain also. All of their jewelry was different, but made out of the same beads. I made it based on their personality. check out my wedding [post moderated for self promotion] to see all of the jewelry.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2013 - Franklin Plaza
Wanted to tag this post. I am also on the fence on this. My bridesmaids are all doing the same dress and I was thinking of letting them get whatever shoes they wanted as long as they were the right color. And for hairstyles we haven’t decided if they will all be the same or not – can’t decide if that’s too matchy matchy.
Post # 10
I think they should wear the same jewelry for the wedding ceremony. Something smaller and delicate and basic. For the reception, they could jazz it up and look more glamorous and change their lipstick and hair and use more dramatic make up and eyeshadow. See photos for ideas. Of course, match your colors or use simple pearls or crystals for ceremony.
Post # 11
I think they should wear the same jewelry for the wedding ceremony. Something smaller and delicate and basic. For the reception, they could jazz it up and look more glamorous and change their lipstick and hair and use more dramatic make up and eyeshadow. See photos for ideas. Of course, match your colors or use simple pearls or crystals for ceremony like below. You can get a nice set from JC Penney or similar department store.
Glam it up for reception. Opera gloves could also be an option.
Post # 12
I didn’t do it on purpose, but they were similar in style. My necklace was a strand of ivory potato pearls that fastened in front with a large decorative gold clasp, from which a large pear amethyst pendant dangled. The bridesmaids wore thin gold chains with a small amethyst wire-wrap briolette and a tiny gold heart charm. (I made my own jewelry and theirs — more cost-effective and more fun that way!)
So…gold and amethyst were what I went with, unconsciously. It’s not like it’s a crucial thing that you have to do….but I will admit that in the pictures of me and my maids, our jewelry looks like it “goes together.” (My mom also, independently, chose a simple pendant about the same size and length. We look like we “go” as well — completely accidentally!)
I would say that what you want is a coherent look. If your wedding feel is blingy, go for bling for you and something less blingy but still sparkly for them. If you want something simple and romantic, ditto for you and for them. If you want something fun and modern, ditto for you and for them. Yours should be “more,” because of course you’re the bride, though!
ETA: LOL, this is an old thread. But, um…for other people with this question…yeah! That’s what I did. 🙂
Post # 13
@Alip22: They are wearing completely different jewelry for their dresses. Their jewelry matches our wedding theme/colors and my necklace is a pearl necklace my grandmother wore on her wedding day and has since passed away.
Post # 14
I think its all up to what you like. If you want to have matching jewelry with the bridesmaid…then I say go for it! If you would prefer to stand out..maybe you can find something with a similiar style? I’m doing cream colored pearls for me, but fushcia pearls for my bridal party. Its similar, but not matching 🙂