Post # 1
Help! I bought myself a chunky crystal bracelet to wear for my wedding. I showed it to my bridesmaids and they ooh-ed and ahh-ed so much I decided to buy them a similar bracelet (below).
Today, one of my bridesmaids emailed me and another bridesmaid, asking what we thought about this bracelet and another to wear in the wedding!
What do I say??
Post # 3
@BrideEleven: Why don’t you just tell them you will be providing their jewelry, but don’t go into detail about it.
Post # 4
@Mrs_Harmer_to_be: Good idea. I already told them they could wear whatever they want, but maybe I will just pretend I changed my mind…
Post # 5
I would tell them you are gifting them jewlery. I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man a few years back & spent about $50 in jewelry & accessories only to find out the day before the wedding that the bride was gifting us all the jewelry. I was a little bummed first off that I couldn’t wear the stuff I had been saving in their boxes and secodnly that I spent that money for no reason.
Post # 6
First, congratulate yourself on your good taste, and how insync you are with your friends, lol. I think Mrs. Hammer’s idea is about all you can go on without giving it away, though I think it’s better to ruin the surprise a little early than to pull off a sitcom workaround where everyone ends up lying about biggeer and bigger stuff. I don’t think she’ll be upset to be constrained on what she wears so long as you’re paying for it.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice! I delicately told her not to worry about a bracelet, that it’s already covered.
Then she wanted to know what kind of earrings she should look for to go with it!