Post # 1
My aunt who is very special to me gave me a small diamond and sapphire bracelet to wear as my “something blue” for our wedding. It’s very pretty and was a sweet gesture but one- I already have my something blue, two- I already bought bridal jewelry that I am really excited about, and three- it clashes with my gown big time. Any ideas on incorporating it in a different way?
I also don’t want to incorporate it in such a way that it hurts my maternal grandmother’s feelings. Long story short, my aunt (who is the same age as my grandma but from my father’s side) tries to compete with her and one up her a bit… Growing up, my aunt lived closer than my grandmother did and always kind of tried to replace her. I know it constantly hurts my grandmother’s feelings. I just want my grandma to feel just as special if not more on the big day as we are MUCH closer.
I was thinking maybe having it wrapped around the handle of my bouquet along with similar bracelets from the other women in my family…
Any ideas would be super helpful!
Post # 3
@FutureMrsClayshulte: The idea of them being wrapped around your bouquet is a good one. Im not married or planning one right now so i dont really have any ideas.
Post # 4
Can you pin it to your bouquet or the inside of your dress?
Post # 5
I thought about pinning it to the inside of my dress too but I know she is going to want to see it…if its not visible it might hurt her feelings….good idea though! 😉
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
It’s pretty common for family jewelry to be wrapped around the bouquet so it’s visible but not overpowering.
Post # 7
Instead of the something blue could it be your something borrowed? I borrowed a ring from my mother that didn’t match my dress at all. So I gave it back to her RIGHT after the ceremony and explained that if I didn’t give it back quickly, it would not have been borrowed and would then defeat the purpose. If you have to, have your Maid/Matron of Honor bring it to her and explain that you were so happy to have borrowed it and that you wanted to make sure it was returned safely. Maybe if you only wear it for a little bit your grandmother won’t think anything of it.