How to choose the perfect jewellery for your wedding party

By Pippa Thompson

Lorna Burhouse, jewellery buyer and gifting expert for Beaverbrooks, provides her top tips for selecting the perfect jewellery to make your wedding party shine on the big day.

It’s true that your wedding day is one of the best days of your life. However, with all of that planning to do, it’s easy to forget about all of the time and effort that your wedding party has put into making sure that your big day is everything that you wished for.

Each member of your wedding party has been an important part of your life for years and it can be tricky to find the perfect way to express your appreciation for them.

A piece of jewellery is a meaningful gift that your wedding party can cherish forever and will always be a special reminder of your big day. Choosing the right pieces for those you care about doesn’t have to be challenging.

For the blushing bride
All eyes will be on the beautiful bride during the ceremony, and the right jewellery is essential for adding the finishing touch to a magnificent wedding dress. It’s important to pick a piece of jewellery that will complement your choice of dress and sparkle on the all-important walk down the aisle. Pearls can be a stunning addition and can be worn after the big day, perfect for anniversary celebrations to come.

The best man
Say thank you to the best man for bringing the groom home in one piece after the stag-do with a sophisticated pair of cufflinks or a leather bracelet. This is the kind of gift that he can wear with a multitude of outfits on future occasions and will smarten him up nicely for the big day!

The bridesmaids
Jewellery sets, with matching earrings and pendant, are the perfect way to thank your nearest and dearest friends and will ensure that they look perfectly coordinated during the ceremony. Go for glamorous but understated sets that will add a level of sophistication and complement any theme.

The mother of the bride
However long you’ve been dreaming of your wedding, mum has been there from the start and this will be her proudest moment. She deserves the biggest thanks of all so choose something different that will complement her outfit but will also stand out in her jewellery box; a lifelong memory of her little girl’s happiest day.

For the happy couple
Designed to be treasured for a lifetime, your wedding rings are a beautiful symbol of your new life together, so give yourself at least three months to find your perfect wedding ring and try on as many as possible. Set a budget but also consider important factors such as the kind of design that suits you and your lifestyle, the kind of metal that will match your engagement ring, and the type of aftercare your band will need. Find a match made in heaven that both of you love and will never tire of showing off.


About the author
Lorna Burhouse is an experienced jewellery buyer and gifting expert for Beaverbrooks. She loves travelling the globe to source new gift ideas and designs to bring back for Beaverbrooks’ customers. Lorna has a background in luxury jewellery and her aim is to make premium and luxury jewellery and watch designs accessible.
Beaverbrooks the Jewellers is the UK’s trusted jewellery and diamond specialist since 1919. Still a family owned company today, Beaverbrooks has been privileged to be a part of their customers’ celebratory moments for nearly a century.

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