Before you even begin to look at bridesmaids gifts, it’s crucial to nail those final details of your bridesmaid outfits first. Even if you’ve already measured all the bridesmaids, ordered their bridesmaid robes, and ensured everyone was happy, did you put in any thought to the type of accessories they can wear or will be wearing at your wedding reception?
If you’ve decided that bridesmaids can choose their own accessories, here are a few things to consider discussing with the girls.
When you first chose the dresses for your bridesmaids, around the same time you looked for bridesmaids gifts, you would have had a particular style and theme in mind. And, this theme would need to tie in with the overall look and feel of the wedding. Before you let your bridesmaids go and choose the accessories they like, make sure they are aware of your style preferences. The last thing you want is for them to go and pick out large dreamcatcher earrings for a contemporary wedding.
Believe it or not, the size of the accompanying accessories can make a difference to the entire look of your bridesmaids. After you’ve selected the dresses, and even before you’ve organised bridesmaids gifts, it’s a good idea to give your bridesmaids a run-through of the acceptable sizing. It’s even better if you can offer them a ratio.
While you want their own unique personality to show through, you also don’t want a necklace the size of a dessert plate to overshadow the entire appearance of the dress. To avoid any uncomfortable situations, lay down the ground rules sooner rather than later.