Bridesmaids play an important supporting role in a wedding. In addition to being the bride’s go-to women for all things wedding related, bridesmaids are vital to the overall look of a ceremony.
When searching for bridesmaid jewelry, be sure to consider the wedding’s color scheme. Pay attention to how well the jewelry matches the colors of the bridesmaid dresses. Choose bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that best complement their gowns, or highlight flowers in their bouquets. If your bridesmaids are wearing turquoise, pink, purple, or white dresses, natural pearls provide an elegant touch. Jewelry adorned with black stones looks best with strong colors such as red gowns and fit effortlessly with black bridesmaid dresses.
‘Tis the Season
Also, consider the time of year the wedding is taking place, since out-of-season jewelry can detract from the ceremony’s aesthetic appeal. Choose jewelry that highlights the weather outdoors. For example, if the wedding ceremony takes place in spring, floral-inspired jewelry is an ideal choice. Spring is a time for rejuvenation; therefore, blooming flowers or leaves will perfectly reflect the time of year, and add a vibrant touch to the bridesmaids’ gowns.
Since they are not the stars of the ceremony, avoid overspending on bridesmaid jewelry. Use jewelry that features alternative gemstones such as rubies, sapphires, or onyx to save money. However, if cost is not a deciding factor, diamond jewelry should be your first choice. In addition to their natural beauty, white diamond stones are highly versatile and complement a variety of bridesmaids’ gowns.
Most importantly, remember to select pieces that will flatter each bridesmaid to make sure everyone looks comfortable, elegant and suitable for the occasion.