Real style doesn't have to cost a fortune
November 02, 2009
For brides that want to make a dramatic entrance without a hefty price tag, a new trend in bridal wear might be just the ticket. This season, brides are loading up on costume jewelry to top off their dresses without added expense.
If ropes of pearls or glittering diamonds were part of how you envisioned the big day, go for it. The stigma that used to accompany costume jewelry has disappeared in recent years, and there are plenty of beautiful, realistic items available in bridal boutiques and jewelry stores.
This trick is especially useful for brides who don't like to wear a lot of jewelry in their everyday life why pay thousands of dollars for a necklace that you'll only wear on special occasions?
Matching jewelry could also create a luxurious look for your bridal party. Tell bridesmaids to pile on as many strands of pearls as they want for a cohesive and stylish look.
Another popular trend is to buy gold- or platinum-plated silver rings and party favors for an authentic look and feel without the exorbitant expense. This is a great option for bridal-party gifts. Friends will appreciate a platinum-plated locket or watch for years to come. Have the date of your wedding and simple thank-you message engraved on the inside.