Now that you’ve picked out the color palette for your wedding and you have your bridal party selected, it’s time to plan their outfits. Whether you’re working with a mismatched bridal party scheme or you have everyone looking lavish in matching outfits, keeping their accessories coordinated will have your wedding party looking chic.
So grab your wedding mood board and let’s tackle these tips to accessorize your bridesmaids.
1. Come Up With A Theme
Look at your own wedding jewelry for inspiration for the theme of the bridal party accessories. For example, if you’re rocking a pearl headband and a dainty gold snake chain necklace, your theme could be dainty but edgy with an emphasis on gold chains and pearls.
Keep in mind that bridesmaids don’t have to wear the same jewelry! If someone in your wedding party loves earrings and someone else exclusively wears bracelets, work with that. Using a theme will make accessorizing easier for the whole group.
Accessorizing your bridesmaids includes shoes, too. When you’re picking out wedding party shoes that are comfortable enough for the group to dance the night away, we love these easy-to-style shoe options.
2. Coordinate With Each Outfit
If you’re working with a patterned or mismatched dress palette, remember that less is more when it comes to accessories. If your crew is wearing simple and silky dresses, you can opt for more dramatic jewelry, but if they’re wearing a gown that already has a lot of detail you should opt for simple stud earrings or bracelets.
3. Make Accessorizing Your Bridesmaids A Group Activity
Get the group together for a girls’ night and have everyone brainstorm easy hairstyles and what kind of jewelry will go best with those outfits and hairstyles. This way you’ll have a holistic view of individual and group styles.
Bonus—you’ll get everyone’s input and get to see which pieces they’d choose for themselves. This will come in handy for the next tip.
4. Make Pieces Of Jewelry A Gift
With plenty of affordable and stunning options—like these gorgeous jewelry pieces from Arbor and Co—consider making a piece of the bridal party accessories a gift for your crew. Of course, make sure this fits into your wedding budget before you decide to commit to this cost. Hair clips, earrings, and bracelets are a safe and budget-friendly place to start.
5. Keep Prices In Mind
If you’re able to afford some accessories but not all of them, keep costs in mind for your wedding party. Don’t make them buy a pair of expensive earrings, $100 shoes, and a $1,000 gown for your big day.
Your bridal party is paying for a lot. Between your bachelorette party, wedding gifts, and their outfits—on top of their regular expenses—it gets pricey. Being mindful of the costs you’re asking your wedding party to incur on your behalf will make them grateful to have said yes to your bridesmaid proposal.
Get started shopping for jewelry, shoes, and gowns from brands like Arbor and Co to keep everyone happy and on budget. You’ll be glad you styled and accessorized everyone from top to toe when you get your photos back from your expert wedding photographer.