Vera Wang Fine Jewelry ?
Q: Are attendant gifts supposed to be a surprise? I am considering doing the
traditional thing and giving my attendants jewelry to wear at the wedding.
But it seems odd for me to keep this as a surprise until the rehersal
dinner (night before the wedding). I don't think they would otherwise wait
that long to figure out what they will wear. If I decide not to give them
jewelry, I suppose I should also tell them this, in case they are
expecting it. All of this seem kind of awkward. Any thoughts or
experiences on this? I'm only having 1 bridesmaid and 1 maid of honor, so
being open with them on this isn't too difficult, but it still seems kind
A:We just got married on May 8th and I had my two sisters as my bridesmaids. They wore beautiful black Vera Wang gowns and looked beautiful and I really wanted them to choose their own jewelry to show their individuality. They sort of asked me a few months before the wedding if they should get jewelry (they were fishing to see if that's what I was going to get them ; and I told them to go ahead and choose what they wanted. They both bought beautiful earrings that they can wear again and again. I paid for their gowns so the earrings were the only expense they had to cover as far as wedding attire. I surprised them with Limited Edition Disney Sericels as their gifts. It was sort of a fitting gift as we had a Walt Disney World Wedding. We gave them the gifts the night before the rehearsal dinner after a family dinner and they both cried . They both told us that they've already hung the cels on the wall and that they will always remind them of what a special time we had together on our wedding day. So I guess I'd vote against the jewelry thing, unless it is jewelry that they can wear again. Although, I've been in several weddings and received costume jewelry for each one as an attendant gift and was told by each bride that she was sure I could wear them again . Good Luck