Your bridesmaids are there for you through thick and thin. They were super excited when you shared the big news, and since then they've been there for you through wedding dress shopping, planning a bachelorette, and helping with all the little wedding details that could be totally overwhelming without them there to help. Because of all they've put in, it's understandable that you want them to look their best on your big day, while also still being connected in a unified and meaningful way. One way to achieve this is with mix and match bridesmaid jewelry.
You may be wondering, what do we mean by mix and match bridesmaid jewelry? After all, you certainly don't want your bridesmaids looking like they all threw together various jewelry pieces to complete their look. That's not quite what we mean with this. Instead, we mean taking several pieces from the same collection, and spreading them out so that your girls will each wear one piece from a collective collection, effectively tying them all together, while also accepting their individual differences and styles.
This doesn't have to work only if you have a smaller bridal party either, mix and match bridesmaid jewelry is a technique that you can use if your bridal party has 7 or more girls as well. All you'll need to do is choose a style of jewelry that you think would pair nicely with the dresses. If everyone is wearing the same color and style, think of the best options for earrings, necklaces and bracelets based on that. If your girls are going to be wearing a long-sleeved dress, chunkier bracelets may not be the best idea for them. If their dresses have accents of gold, then silver jewelry may not look as good with it as gold-colored jewelry will.
Once you've chosen a collection for your bridal party, you'll simply need to think about each girl individually. Does your maid of honor generally wear small stud earrings, but absolutely love to wear necklaces? If you have chosen chandelier earrings but a small pendant necklace, then give her the pendant necklace to wear for the ceremony, that way she is not feeling uncomfortable or even in pain by trying to wear the earrings that she doesn't like. Same thing for your bridesmaid that you've known since you were little kids. Is she less into jewelry to where she'll just wear a bracelet normally? If that's the case, give her the matching bracelet to the necklace that your maid of honor is wearing. This is a great way to ensure that everyone matches, while also ensuring that they don't have to wear jewelry pieces they may not be comfortable with.
There's another factor that this helps with as well. The budget. In many cases, your bridesmaids and maid of honor are spending several hundred dollars to be able to be there for your big day and celebrate with you, and a nice way to say thank you is to cut down on some of their costs. If they only have to buy one piece of jewelry rather than an entire set, they'll be able to save money and will certainly appreciate the thoughtfulness you've put into planning this. You could also make the purchase for them and give them their jewelry pieces, especially since you won't be buying as many if you were to purchase the entire set of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets for each girl. It's a cost-efficient way to still provide the wedding jewelry you want your girls to wear, while also being cognizant of their comfort levels.
Everyone will still match, and may even stand out a bit more since they won't be exactly uniform with the way they match. With weddings, it's a lot about the smaller details that really help tie everything together. Your guests may not be able to put their finger on it, but this will allow your bridesmaids to be more unified as they walk down the aisle and celebrate your marriage with you.