Jennifer Scott of ‘Bespoken For’ reveals her secrets to buying the right jewellery and staying on budget with your wedding plans.
When it comes to choosing the right jewellery for your wedding it can be a daunting process. You've put so much effort into finding the right dress and it is only too easy to spoil it with the wrong accessories especially if you are on a budget.
Find a jewellery designer who can give you advice on what would complement you and your dress, who is prepared to design within your budget. Many designers offer no-obligation advice and consultations so be sure to check them out.
Buying wedding jewellery
When buying your jewellery buy it with wear-ability in mind. We all know you are unlikely to wear you tiara again, but many accessories will enhance your jewellery collection and could be worn at Christmas, weddings and special occasions. Crystals and pearls will always look great with your everyday jeans. If you are likely to wear your jewellery again and again it is not such an expense and therefore may be worth investing in.
If you don't want to keep your tiara, have it made into something else. If your tiara is made with beads and crystals it may be worth seeing if you can have it made into something wearable after the day, like a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet. Some tiara and jewellery designers will offer this service.
Shop around. Have a look at tiaras you like and discuss ideas with your designer, just because the one you like is the wrong colour, height or size doesn't mean it has to be that way so ask about options.
If you spend a little more, than you budgeted for but know you will wear them it again and again and have got a better quality item think of the investment and don't feel guilty for breaking the budget.
For more information and advice please visit Bespoken For or email Jenni.Scott@bespokenfor.co.uk.
Photograph of one of Jenni's combs, courtesy of Olivier Laudus.