Wedding jewelry and gifts should be part of the wedding planning and it can be done for less. Every bride knows the old saying, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue". Listen carefully! This is your answer to saving on wedding jewelry.
Lots of brides-to-be have a piece of jewelry that is very sentimental to her. Perhaps it's a necklace or earrings given to you by your dad, or fiance. Maybe it's a family heirloom. Wear it! Don't be the bride who thinks she needs that diamond or pearl necklace on the commercial, or magazine page. Don't buy into it! Wear something that is meaningful to you and you won't miss flaunting that expensive necklace or earrings.
Another option would be to borrow a great piece from someone you know. Have you admired a wonderful piece of jewelry worn by someone you know? Most people who know you well would be flattered to let you wear it for your wedding.
Many brides give their bridesmaids necklaces, earrings, or bracelets to wear with their gowns on the wedding day. Jewelry and gifts don't have to cost an arm and a leg. You can find great deals on these at department stores. The internet has also opened a wide range of options for low cost jewelry. Don't feel that you need to spend a lot.
The gifts for your attendants can be almost anything. Decide if you want to give something that both the men and women can use or if you want it to be gender specific. Ask for ideas from the people helping you plan your big day. They may have ideas for gifts from other weddings or simply some great suggestions.
Stay in budget! Remember the honor is theirs for being able to be part of your wedding. Keep it simple and as low cost as possible while still giving a very nice gift.
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