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Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery reveals his tips for picking the perfect pieces for your bridal party. Surprising your bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding is still a tradition and so how do you choose the right gift? He suggests to:
Use your theme as inspiration
If you've centred your big day around a certain colour or pattern, such as florals, then choose jewellery that complement this. Pendants are a good choice because they can be purchased with a chain, or on their own for your bridesmaids to wear on a chain that they already own.
Consider your choice of bridesmaids' dresses
These gifts are usually given on the morning of the wedding when the bridal party are getting ready so coordinate them with the dresses. For example, if the dresses feature high necklines or have an illusion neckline then purchase a bracelet or earrings instead.
Gift them something they can wear again
While the jewellery you choose will be a keepsake, they will appreciate a piece that they can wear again on special occasions. Avoid cheap fashion jewellery that can easily break or tarnish and focus on timeless styles that will suit any outfit.If you're on a set budget then you can find good quality jewellery in vintage shops or those stocking pre-loved collections. They will be unique, one-off pieces that will match their personalities. Keep the choices meaningfulSentimental jewellery with an emotional significance will show your appreciation of their love and support. For example, choosing a piece featuring their birth stone or favourite colour is a great way of making them feel special.
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