Do you have multiple pieces your family has passed down? How do you choose? What do you leave off?
I have a few ideas to help you include all the pieces you want and still be able to keep your style intact on your wedding day.
- Turn it into a medallion for your bouquet
- Convert it to a hair accessory for the day
- Sometimes it isn’t a family piece, but something your fiancé gave you. What if it is the wrong color or just doesn’t go with the dress? You can find a way to incorporate it into your flowers so that you are still carrying it with you. Wrap it around the stems. Or make a little pocket on the inside of your dress to tuck it in.
- Wear the heirloom for your ceremony and change your jewelry for the reception. Makes for a more formal and family centered ceremony and gives you the chance to show your style for the reception! Who doesn’t want show off another look?
- Let your Mother wear one of the special heirloom pieces if you have too many to choose from. That will still create another special memory for you and the jewelry
Ultimately it really is your day. Please do not feel guilty if you can’t or choose not to include the heirloom pieces. The main focus is that you are marrying the person at the end of the aisle and the commitment you two are making!
Here is a great example of a necklace I made for a bride who wanted more “Party for the Party” in her reception jewelry. She will wear her heirloom pieces for the ceremony and then change to this necklace for her reception.
This really is a perfect solution. You get to honor your past AND let your style shine through.
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