4 Accessories Your Bridesmaids Will Love

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This is a guest post by Kacey Mya. 

Shopping for your bridesmaids doesn’t end with their dresses. For one thing, you want to help your girls choose their accessories so that everything matches and looks the way you envision. This is especially true if every bridesmaid’s dress is a bit different, or if each one is a different hue. Coordinating jewelry will bring everything together.

Perhaps more importantly, jewelry is a great option for a bridesmaid’s gift too. You’ll want to show appreciation to your bridal party, after all, since they sacrifice and spend so much time to stand by you on your big day. A piece of jewelry is just one way to say thank you to your bridesmaids.

And, if you find the perfect accessory, you can knock two to-dos off of your list: make it the jewelry they wear on your big day and give it as a gift your bridesmaids take home as a token of your appreciation. 

Ready to start shopping? Here are four accessory ideas to buy your bridesmaids that they’re sure to love wearing on your big day and beyond.

1. Statement Earrings

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Statement earrings can elevate just about any dress to a new level of fancy. They’re the perfect accessory for your bridesmaids if you’ve chosen simpler gowns for them. Statement earrings will add a whole lot of personality and interest to an A-line dress.

You can also use statement earrings as a way to bring in all of the colors of your wedding. Let’s say you’re having a fall wedding, so you’ve chosen a color palette to reflect the season. To match your girls’ maroon dresses, you can give them each a pair of golden pendant earrings to bring in another color from your scheme.

If you do choose statement earrings as your accessory of choice, be sure to have a hairstylist on-hand; the best way to show off such a snazzy accessory is with an up-do, ponytail or other hairstyle that pulls the hair away from the ears.

2. Simple Bangle or Bracelet

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Of course, not all bridesmaids’ gowns need as big of a pop as the one that comes with a pair of statement earrings. Instead, you might want your girls to wear something a bit simpler. If so, check out your favorite jewelry shop’s selection of simple bangles or bracelets.

To make this piece even more special, you can have the bangle or bracelet engraved with a special message. An inside joke, the date of the wedding, the
place you met, a special quote or movie you love…the possibilities of what you can engrave are truly endless. And, because you’ve chosen something so simple and meaningful, your girls will love to re-wear the bangle they wear down the aisle on your big day.

3. Handmade Jewelry

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If you’re looking for something particularly unique — something no other bride’s bridesmaids have worn — then you might want to consider handmade jewelry. 

You won’t likely find the perfect piece of handmade jewelry at your local mall or department store, though, as these bespoke baubles will likely have to come from the designing artisan.

Start your search for handmade jewelry by searching online for nearby jewelry makers. Examine his or her work to see if their pieces match the look and feel of the jewelry you want for your wedding. If you find something close to what you want your girls to wear, you might be able to commission something custom-made for your big day. The designer might want some creative license, but you’ll have a say in the accessory’s final look, making each piece even more special.

It is important to keep in mind that handmade jewelry — especially handmade custom jewelry — will probably cost a bit more than its mass-produced counterpart. However, your girls will have a completely unique look and a special accessory to wear for years to come.

4. Clutch Purse

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Finally, the accessory you give your bridesmaids doesn’t necessarily have to be jewelry. If your dresses are ornate enough without any additional bling, then pick up a set of matching purses instead.

Needless to say, your girls will absolutely love having a go-to purse to carry around on the big day. They can stash away hairspray, bobby pins, mints, cell phones, cameras, everything they want to carry around while they celebrate your nuptials. And you’ll love seeing everyone maintaining their cohesive bridal party look, right down to the purses they carry into the reception.

These are only four examples of the nearly countless accessories you can give your bridesmaids. The bottom line is, you have to choose the piece that speaks most to your vision and to your style. And, no matter what you gift your bridesmaids, they will love it — and being able to stand by you on the most important day of your life.

Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!

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