Congratulations! You’re getting married… bet you didn’t imagine how very much planning and arranging it takes to create a beautiful wedding. Finding a venue, choosing a caterer and a DJ or band, deciding how to decorate the tables, selecting favours for the guests, and of course, picking out a dress and your own gold and silver jewellery.
You’ve chosen the bridesmaids and groomsmen from amongst your best mates, and even chosen their dresses and suits, all in coordinated colours, of course… but what do you give them as a “thank you” for standing up for you (and putting up with your mood swings throughout the planning stages)? No more tired old baskets of soaps or linens… you want to give them something really special, something that will remind them of you and your special day. Why not get them silver jewellery?
Silver jewellery is the perfect way to thank your bridesmaids: it’s valuable, it’s versatile, and it’s not too dear. Besides, few women don’t love silver jewellery. Moreover, silver jewellery looks smashing on everyone, can be worn anywhere and, if properly cared for, should last a long time. Here are some ideas for silver jewellery that will suit your bridesmaids.
The simplest and perhaps loveliest way to make silver jewellery an appropriate gift for your bridesmaids is to have it engraved. No matter what type of silver jewellery you choose – a bracelet or necklace, for example – you can have it engraved with the date of your wedding and your and your beloved’s names; or with a simple “thank you” message; or with the name of each bridesmaid and the date. Engraving silver jewellery makes it special and personal, something the wearer will always be glad to put on.
Another way to turn silver jewellery into a smashing gift for your BFF bridesmaids is to choose an identical item for each of them – a silver bracelet, say – but insert the birthstone gemstone for each. Or, conversely, you can choose silver jewellery with gemstones the colour of your wedding colours: amethyst if you have a violet-themed wedding, onyx for a black-and-white wedding, and the like. In this way, the silver jewellery will always remind your bridesmaids of the context in which they received (or, some might say, earned) it.
Still another way to give your bridesmaids silver jewellery is to choose a somewhat unusual piece – a brooch or anklet, for example. Or, you could choose a different silver jewellery item for each bridesmaid, according to her taste and sense of style – this will surely show that you’ve taken the time and care to think of each one.
Lastly, you can make a surprise of your silver jewellery gift, either by presenting it to them as they’re dressing for the wedding, as something you ask them to wear (for example, a slim silver necklace); by draping or hiding the silver jewellery in their bouquets; or by hiding that lovely small box containing the silver jewellery under their dinner plate. And who doesn’t like to open a tiny box that can contain only one thing: sparkling silver jewellery!