Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, but if you are like most people then you also need to find a way to have a beautiful wedding without spending a fortune. Your bridesmaid jewelry can be elegant, beautiful and classy even if you are using costume jewelry.
High Quality Costume Jewelry
Costume jewelry is not the cheaply made plastic pieces that you may remember from childhood. In fact, some costume jewelry is made from high quality metals, and often coated in 14k gold or sterling silver so that it appears to be fine jewelry. You may not even be able to tell your bridesmaid jewelry is actually costume jewelry unless you are the one who purchased it.
Bridesmaid jewelry is typically small, simple pieces such as pearl earrings or fine gold chains. Since the jewelry will have sentimental value, you will want to make sure that you choose your pieces of costume jewelry wisely, so that your bridesmaid will be able to use it for years to come.
Choosing Bridesmaid Jewelry
While the bride is the main event of the day, the bridesmaids still have a special place in the wedding, and their jewelry should reflect this. You may want to choose several acceptable pieces of costume jewelry for your bridesmaids to choose from, so they won’t all look exactly the same. Even though it is customary for bridesmaids to wear the same dress, more modern weddings allow for dresses in different styles, as long as they are the exact same color.
The bridesmaid jewelry that you choose should reflect this modern twist on the bridesmaid attire, and range in style for each of your bridesmaids. Since costume jewelry is inexpensive, you can offer your bridesmaids several different choices. Small stud earrings, bangle earrings and fine necklaces are all acceptable choices for bridesmaids jewelry.
Accessorize in Style
Today’s modern weddings are far more lenient in terms of style, so you can be as creative as you want to be when you choose your bridesmaid jewelry. Often, brides use a theme for their wedding that is reflected in the dresses of the bridesmaids. You can also carry this theme over into the costume jewelry that you choose for your bridesmaids to wear. For example, if you have chosen lilies for the theme of your wedding, then you may want to have your bridesmaids wear lily earrings or a necklace with a small lily charm.
Costume jewelry also includes brooches and pins, so do not be afraid to use these pieces in your wedding party. A matching pin or brooch is a wonderful addition to your bridesmaid jewelry, especially if you choose a color and style that matches your wedding’s theme nicely.
You can also make your bridesmaids a small gift of costume jewelry for the wedding, and allow them to choose one piece of the costume jewelry to wear on your special day. Then, none of your bridesmaids will look exactly the same, but everyone will look great.