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When it comes to wedding wear, finding the perfect dress is only half the battle. Once you choose that breathtaking gown, it’s time to shop for bridal accessories to complete your look. 

Luckily, at Ella Rose we offer eco-friendly jewelry pieces to help every woman feel beautiful on her wedding day. Specializing in alternative engagement rings and moissanite jewelry, we offer a wide selection of accessories as unique as you are. Read on for tips on finding a bridal style that feels true to you. 

Top Tips on Choosing Bridal Accessories

It’s not enough to find a bridal look that aligns with the latest trends. If you want to ensure your photos will make you smile for years to come, it’s crucial to choose bridal accessories that suit your style while complementing your dress and veil. Here are some of our suggestions for creating a magical look for this magical day. 

Refine Your Style and Ditch the Pinterest Trends

It’s natural to want to keep up with the latest trends. However, the happiest brides tend to be the ones who stay true to their style. Rather than trying to incorporate a lot of different (and sometimes clashing) looks into your wedding wear, aim for a cohesive style that reflects who you are as a person. 

A diamond tennis bracelet is the epitome of timeless sophistication and won’t look out of place with almost any gown. Bring this classic style to the modern age with a moissanite line bracelet.  Bright and beautiful, moissanite sparkles even more brilliantly than diamonds, which makes this bracelet the perfect choice. As you walk down the aisle, let the rainbow hues dance while they reflect back the colors in your bouquet. 

Match Your Necklace to Your Neckline

Just about every bride wonders what jewelry to pair with her wedding dress. While there’s no one right answer, the best bridal accessories are the ones that make you smile. Many women choose a necklace based on their gown’s neckline. 

For example, statement necklaces look great with strapless styles, while it’s best to forgo a necklace if you have a high neck wedding dress. The most versatile necklace is a solitaire pendant, which will pair well with strapless, v-neck, sweetheart, and off the shoulder necklines. Consider this oval cut solitaire necklace featuring a glittering 1.2ct moissanite. While a diamond necklace of the same weight would be astronomical in price, Ella Rose provides affordable, sustainable alternatives so you can look your best on your wedding day without going over budget. 

Don’t Be Afraid to Mix Up Your Metals 

Once upon a time, brides believed that all their wedding jewelry had to feature a single metal. Fortunately, fashion standards have changed, and it’s now more than acceptable to don yellow and rose gold jewelry with your white gold or platinum rings. 

A perennial favorite when it comes to wedding jewelry, hoops look incredible with off-the-face hairstyles. We’re crazy about these rose gold moissanite hoops. Feminine and romantic, they’re especially lovely with a blush-toned wedding gown. 

Opting for Comfort

It’s no secret that wedding gowns aren’t the most comfortable articles of apparel. While you might not be able to do anything to make that corset top less binding, you can at least ensure that your bridal jewelry is lightweight and pain-free. 

A great choice for brides who want to avoid the fuss, these halo stud earrings offer all the glamour and none of the discomfort. They look great with hair up or down and complement a wide selection of dress styles.

Find Your Wedding Jewelry at Ella Rose

Online jewelry retailer Ella Rose offers style consultations for brides-to-be who want to look their best. And because we provide complimentary 30-day returns, you can feel confident shopping our selection. Ready to find eco-friendly accessories that are almost as beautiful as you are? Shop online today or contact us to schedule your appointment. 

Your wedding day is a memory you will cherish for the rest of your life. Your bridesmaids are indispensable during this special time, you want to show them your appreciation with an amazing gift that they will treasure forever!

A bridal party gift should reflect what the friendship has meant to you, not only on your wedding day but through the years. It’s important to find something they will really appreciate and will continue to adore long after your special day. Jewelry is a particularly beautiful gift because they know you have handpicked the piece especially for them. At Ella Rose, we recommend taking this gift idea up a notch with an engravement. 

Bridal Party Gift Tips

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to setting a budget for bridal party gifts. Generally, today’s brides set aside around $50-$150 for each bridesmaid. The Maid of Honor will sometimes receive a unique gift separate from the bridesmaids to thank her for leading the pack and being your right-hand-woman throughout the engagement. The choice is yours and your bridal party gifts should align with your overall budget and gratitude.

Why are Engraved Necklaces a Must-Have Bridal Party Gift?

First off, your bridesmaids and Maid of Honor will be thrilled to receive any piece of jewelry as a bridal party gift. Who doesn’t want a lovely piece they can wear to occasion after occasion, long after the rush of the wedding subsides. Depending on when you decide to gift the jewelry, the necklaces could be a delightful accessory to wear to your bridal shower or bachelorette party, which will add nostalgic memories to the gift.

Engravable Necklaces at Ella Rose

If the idea of engravable necklaces resonates with your style, we have some stellar suggestions for your choosing. A bar necklace is the perfect base to engrave a meaningful message on. This moissanite stud bar necklace adds an understated sparkle while leaving plenty of room to add an engraving. 

I’m sure you’ve heard that coin necklaces are sprouting up everywhere as the style of the season, so why not choose an engraved circle necklace as your gift of choice. This stunning 14k gold necklace is versatile enough to layer with other chains for a trendy look all year.

Add a touch of distinction with this geometric bar necklace. The pointed edges give it an edge and it’s easy on the wallet. You might end up loving them as much as your party, so we recommend splurging one for yourself as well! Now the whole squad can rock these necklaces together. 

A Message to Remember

So you’ve decided on an engravable necklace. But what do you engrave on them? We can tell you the sky’s the limit—as long as it’s 8 to 12 characters. Depending on the size of the area to be engraved, you’ll find brevity is your friend. So give it some thought. Adding their initials on this sterling silver triangle necklace is a great start to personalizing a gift.

Do you each have a private nickname for one another? If it’s not too long, engrave it. Do you remember when you met? That’ll work too! How cute is “Est. 2012” on a coin necklace. Move over hubby, the best friendiversary might come first. There are so many personal messages to consider so be creative when selecting the engraving for your bridal gifts.

Give Your Gift at the Right Time

When and where should you give these gorgeous bridal party gifts? Some brides say the perfect time is at the rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding. Other brides are choosing to give gifts early. You can send a gift as early as when you first ask your bridal party to stand by your side on your special day. There is no “correct” time—do what feels right and you can’t go wrong!

A different scenario is to give your bridal party their gifts prior to the ceremony itself. If all of you are in the same area getting ready, it might be a sweet moment to gather your wedding party and hand out your gifts. This can be a great memorable moment together that each member of the party can be a part of. Your wedding day is an occasion where emotions run high, everyone is excited, and your besties might shed tears of joy.

Giving a heartfelt and meaningful bridal party gift will mark this moment as one of life’s important chapters that will mean so much to all of you. You’ll be glad you chose to engrave a special gift.

Wedding Party Gifts—We’re All About That at Ella Rose!

As an eco-conscious bridal jewelry boutique, we believe gift-giving should be meaningful and sustainable. That’s why every material we use is ethically sourced and handcrafted in our Nashville workshop. But we don’t stop there, all of our packaging is made from recyclable materials, so every step of the way, you know we are doing our part to put the Earth first.

If you are interested in shopping for any of these engravable bridesmaid gifts, browse our inventory online and email contact@ellarosegems.com with any questions! And yes, that includes engraving ideas. Our bridal experts can help you find the right gift for everyone on your lsit.