Post # 1
Hey bees, I’m wondering if I can get your opinions about an idea. My maid of honour is wearing a beautiful high neck dress (sketch below). She is worried about not looking fancy enough since she has short hair she can’t do up, doesn’t wear earrings and hates bracelets, but isn’t sure a necklace would work with the dress.
I was thinking of getting her a multistrand grey pearl necklace as a gift to go with the dress, sort of going with the breakfast at tiffany’s vibe. I’m hoping it will make her feel more dressed up and special. What do you bees think?
Post # 2
I think it would look nice, a long as she’s willing to wear it. It looks a bit heavy to wear.
Post # 3
I suggest a statement lariat necklace:
Post # 4
Both those ideas are lovely, but I’d check with your Maid/Matron of Honor first.
Another option might be a headpiece of some kind – depending on what you are wearing, as obviously you don’t want the Maid/Matron of Honor having more ornate headwear than the bride.
Post # 5
It’s a well intentioned gesture, but regardless of any gift you may make the proper answer is she may wear what she wants. There can be no expectation that any gift you give her be worn for your wedding. Bridesmaids aren’t props. Any discretion you have begins and ends with the dress.
That said, if she’s actually looking for your input, I’d suggest something that falls a bit below the neckline.
Post # 6
I dunno. I’m feeling a choker is appropriate. Ask your MOH’s opinion.
Post # 8
the weight is a good point, hadn’t thought of that
lovely suggestion, although it isn’t really her style but I’ll show her and see what she says 🙂
a headpiece is an awesome idea! I couldn’t care less if she wore a crown, I am happy as long as she feels beautiful and confident.
of course she isn’t a photo prop. She has been my best friend for 10 years and I want nothing more than for her to feel beautiful and confident on the day which she expressed concerns about relating to jewellery. She chose her dress down to design, fabric and colour tone so of course I am happy for her to have a choice. The reason I wanted to do this as a gift is I don’t want her having to spend money for my wedding, but I might offer to pay and go take her to choose something.