One of the most important tasks for a bride planning her wedding is to put together her ensemble. While many brides focus heavily on the choice of wedding dress, they are often neglectful when choosing accessories. Even the most beautiful wedding gown will look plain without some well thought out wedding accessories. Here are some things to consider when putting together your look for the big day.
Bridal Jewellery should not be scrimped on. It is the most important day of your life and you should look a million dollars, even if that’s what it costs you.
OK I’m lying; I can’t see any reason why you should spend a fortune on bridal jewellery. You’ve already got an engagement ring and you will be adding to the collection with a wedding ring, so why the need for even more new jewellery?
Competition is the only reason. If your friend or sister or colleague had a tonne of jewellery, then you have to go one better, right? Everything has to be new, right? Nope, beg or borrow wedding jewellery from your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law to be! It’s not cheap; it’s just adding a way to make them feel involved in the wedding that also benefits you. Everyone’s a winner! Plus, it leaves you with that little bit (or big bit) extra cash to splash out on some designer shoes!
I spent absolutely nothing on wedding jeweller. As a pre-wedding gift my fiancé bought me a radiant pair of diamond stud earrings and a matching diamond pendant. Having gotten my engagement ring I didn’t have to buy anything at all. It was an absolutely fabulous gift and although he had hinted that he was buying my wedding jewellery, it was a complete surprise on the day.
He had it given to me in a polished wooden case and he has wonderful taste in jewellery, so I knew that I would like them before I even opened the box. I felt a million dollars walking down the aisle and everybody admired them at our reception. I didn’t feel the need to wear anything else like a tiara or anything like that, although I do admit to getting one that I didn’t actually use after receiving the gifts from hubbie.