You have your wedding dress, now you need your accessories. Necklace, earrings, bracelets, tiaras, hair combs, veils, shoes, bags, the list goes on and on. Where and how do you purchase each of these items and make sure it looks good with the dress? And that doesn’t just apply to just your dress, but your bridesmaid’s dresses too!
You can certainly go online, but how do you know the quality? Jewelry stores can have astronomical prices. Although if you choose to go that path, you will certainly have a piece that will become an heirloom for generations to come. You can visit your local department store jewelry section, or your local teen shop at a mall, but you have another option as well.
Many in the industry agree that it is best to try on your accessories with your dress and veil so that you can truly see how the whole ensemble works together. Many bridal shops provide this service, but you can also use a vendor who comes to you. These vendors bring the jewelry to your house and you & your bridal party can try on as many items as you like. Some even offer you custom jewelry for a very basic price.
If you are located in the greater Portland, Oregon area, the Unique is a fun vendor with a lot of options that are very reasonably priced! She has a variety of necklaces, bracelets and tiaras. Take a look at her website: www.theunique1.com. Her prices are wonderful (in the range of $10-30 per piece) and the variety she offers means you will very likely find something you like! If you are in the Salem area, check out Butterflies out of Independence.
When you call to schedule a time that is convenient for you (and your bridesmaids) and for a time you will have your dress and veil available at your home for the vendor to come out. It is also helpful to give them an idea before they come out of whether you want gold or silver? Pearls? Long or short? Bracelets? Earrings? Tiara? If you are not sure, describe your dress’ neckline and style to them and they can recommend options for you.