Wedding season is upon us, and brides across the country are putting the final touches on their big day. Final dress fittings? Check. Guest list confirmed? Check. Playlist chosen? Check.
All that remains is to plan those extra little touches that will make your wedding day special not just for you, but for everyone involved - starting with the bridesmaids.
They are your best friends or favourite relatives, and they have been there for you from the very beginning: helping you to choose colours and flowers; planning your hen do; and calming you down when the stress got too much. So what better way to thank them than with a gift of jewellery on the morning of your wedding?
But before you start trawling through the endless jewellery options and giving yourself something new to worry about – read our failsafe guide to bridesmaid jewellery.
1) Match their outfits
Choose something that you want them to wear on your wedding day. This gift will be the finishing touch to their final outfits, so choose a piece that works with their dresses, or ties in with the décor of the wedding day.
2) Keep it unique and personal
Worry about buying matching pieces. Some British contemporary jewellery designers, such as Tara Kirkpatrick and Colette Waudby, have distinctive styles that complement the other pieces in their collections. Make each bridesmaid feel special by giving them their own unique necklace, bracelet or earrings, but keep some continuity by choosing pieces by the same designer.
3) Go for silver
Opt for silver. Not only is it an affordable alternative to gold and platinum, it suits just about every skin tone. Monkey Puzzle Jewellery has a huge selection of beautiful silver jewellery in contemporary styles, proving that all that glitters is not necessarily gold.
4) Keep it understated
Don't overdo it! This is your big day after all, and you don’t want to detract focus from your own accessories by gifting your bridesmaids with a huge bib-style necklace or chandelier earrings. Keep it simple and classic so that your bridesmaids will look beautiful but understated.