Your bridesmaids were clearly chosen because they are special to you. Which is why jewellery is the perfect gift for the girls in ‘Team Bride’ to really shine on the day. They can wear it on the day to accessorise their dresses and bouquets and it’s a nice memento of your day that they can wear again and again (more often than they’ll re-wear their bridesmaid’s dress!).
From choosing dresses, to organising hen dos and getting the bride ready in the morning and calming any pre-wedding jitters, being a bridesmaid can be a fun but challenging role. Your maids have spent a great deal of time and effort making your day that extra bit more memorable, so getting them a pretty trinket is the perfect way to say thank you.
If it’s a big wedding, you might have a large group of bridesmaids, including some little flower girls as well as the maid of honour (who you might need to get something extra special for). You might even want to include the mother of the bride as an ‘honorary bridesmaid’.
The type of trinket you choose can depend upon the design of the dresses, each bridesmaid’s own personal style and the kind of wedding it is (city or country, the beach or your parents’ back garden). For example pearls can be a beautiful touch if it’s a formal wedding, while drop earrings will perfectly suit an ‘up do hairstyle or a strapless dress. Pretty bracelets are also a good idea for little ones who might not be old enough for a pendant or earrings. And for your maid of honour, why not choose something personalised to pay tribute to the special bond the two of you have?
With that in mind we’ve hand-picked our favourite jewellery pieces that will enhance any bridesmaid’s outfit as well as looking pretty enough to give as a gift.
Charm bracelets are great for all ages – this gold hue looks beautiful when worn with pastel coloured dresses. £26 at Oliver Bonas.
Heart Stud Earrings
Cute as a button and delicate enough not to overshadow the rest of the bridesmaid’s outfit. £29.99 at H. Samuel
Want to give your maids a gift with a personal touch? Why not pick a pendant with each one’s initials? £16 at Accessorize
Chandelier Drop Earrings
We can imagine these worn with hair swept up into a ballerina bun. Just beautiful. £319 at Carat London
Who doesn’t love cocktail hour? This quirky locket makes a great gift – especially if you’re getting married on a tropical beach! £45 at Bill Skinner.
Pearl Drop Earrings
If you’re opting for a formal wedding, these elegant earrings are a classic option. £7.50 at M&S
If your maid of honour is the platonic love of your life, then why not commemorate the friendship with these dazzling sparklers? £3495 at Monica Vinader
If your bridesmaids have been your ‘anchor’ through all the wedding planning stress, this dazzling sparkler is a perfect way to pay tribute. £49 at Thomas Sabo
Love is what the day is about right? This cute ring says it all – a great way to show your girls how much they mean to you. £16 at Very.
Winged creatures have become a popular jewellery motif over the years. These pretty bugs will look beautiful for day or night – with a rose quartz stone and finished in 18k carat gold. £45 at Very
Crystal Tassel Earrings
Ramp up the glamour with some jaw-dropping Swarovski sparklers – the perfect accompaniment to a winter wedding shawl and gloves. £129 at Swarovski
Coin Pendant Necklace
Grecian-style gowns with a V-neckline will look stunning with this gorgeous pendant to show off any shimmering decolleté. £69 at Grace & Co.
Now the jewellery is sorted, what about the hairstyles? Here are some invaluable tips and inspiration when it comes to choosing the style you want.