Post # 1
Help! I just found out there is an heirloom necklace that my great grandmother wore on her wedding day, as did my grandmother, and my mother. (can you believe I didnt know about this!) My mom just told me about it, she said I don’t have to wear it but my sister said she told her she would be really hurt/sad if I didn’t.
I’m torn because I already found a necklace I’m in LOVE with and want to wear! What should I do?!
My dress is Watters Gobi.
Here is the necklace I want to wear (CRYSTAL VENUS FLYTRAP NECKLACE from JCrew)
and here’s the Heirloom necklace:
Do you think it would be possibe to wear both together somehow?
I’m also not really into the idea of putting it in my bouquet or anything.
Post # 3
Maybe wear the heirloom for the ceremony and the J.Crew for the reception?
Post # 5
@dancingfox: The heirloom is so unique and wonderful. The j crew is so run of the mill. Have you thought of wearing the heirloom but switching into the other for some pictures?
Post # 6
@howtobeawife: +1 That’s my advice, too!
Post # 7
I’d wear the heirloom. That J Crew necklace reminds me a little of the giant ball-chain necklace I had in high school, though, so I might be a little biased.
Wearing one for the ceremony and one for the reception is a fine idea, but please, please do not wear them together.I really don’t think it will look very good at all! (Maybe if the J Crew came in gold….)
Post # 8
I’d wear the heirloom as well. I love how special it is!
Post # 9
I would do the heirloom the other one is way to plain jane run of the mill while the heirloom is unique and has special meaning to it
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
FI’s mom bought me a really pretty chunky modern pearl necklace right after I bought my dress. Then my grandmother offered me her mother’s pearls, which I didn’t think she would let out of her house ever. I’m wearing my great-grandmother’s pearl necklace for the ceremony and some pictures, then will either wear FMIL’s necklace for the reception or wrap it around my wrist and wear it as a bracelet. Decisions, decisions…. I’m leaning towards bracelet because I know me and i will probably forget to switch and she’ll be hurt.
Post # 11
@dancingfox: Wear the Jcrew necklace, but perhaps have the heriloom one incorperated into the handle/wrap portion of your boquet? I’ve seen people do this with brooches, lockets, and rosaries.
Post # 12
I would wear the heirloom. It’s such a special way to incorporate all those women in your family into your wedding! What an amazing “something old”! And it is so beautiful and unique!
But then again, I specifically asked my mom if I could wear the pearls my father had got her 20+ years ago for my wedding, so I am all about the sentimental 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
I love the heirloom! Aside from the tradition aspect of it, it’s so pretty and delicate, it’d go beautifully with your gown!
Post # 14
Honestly i would wear whichever looks awsome with the dress. However.. theheirloom is so special is atleast wear it for the ceremony
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
@howtobeawife: +1 That’s exactly what I was going to suggest! Best of both worlds, and it will make everyone happy!
Post # 16
If you’re wearing your hair up, you could try taking the pendant off the heirloom necklace and temporarily attaching it to the back of the J. Crew necklace.