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Wedding traditions for todays Bride

Wedding traditions for todays Bride

When it comes to traditions, you can’t fit many more into one occasion than you can on a Wedding day! From the brides choice of a gown to the ceremony itself, the best man's speech, the first dance and the bouquet toss, your big day will be a constant nod to tradition. You might find some of the customs aren't in keeping with the style of your wedding, but when it comes down to bridal jewellery, you'll appreciate many of the old traditions, mainly because the bride comes out of it pretty well, with lots of sparkly options…
Real Bride bouquet
It is traditionally the job of the groom or the father-of-the-bride to gift the bride with pearls on the day of her wedding. Pearls are seen as a symbol of perfection, purity and innocence, and it is said that the ancient Greeks believed pearls would help ensure marital bliss and prevent newlywed brides from crying!
When it comes to wedding jewellery there are many, many choices when it comes to pearls. You could opt for a pearl choker, a discreet pearl bracelet, some beautiful earrings or one of our favourites, a pearl hairpiece, here is our Gold Leaf and Freshwater Pearl Headpiece, which is a great choice for any bride.
Gold Leaf Hair Vine
Bridesmaids' Jewellery:
Many young girls find out about this transition when they are asked to be a flower girl or bridesmaid for a sister or cousin. You don't have to spend a fortune on your bridesmaids' presents - a lovely simple piece, perhaps a pretty pendant is enough, but if you want to push the boat out you could opt for a an earring and pendant set, like our Jenna, Crystal Teardrop Earrings & Pendant Set, it is the perfect thank you gift for their help and support on your big day, plus they look fantastic in wedding photos!
Jenna Jewellery Set
Just like your bridesmaids, it's traditional for your best man, groomsmen and ushers to receive a present on your wedding day. Cufflinks are the reliable go-to gift, but there are no restrictions, why not think outside the box and opt for something a bit out of the norm, sunglasses are a good option if you are having a destination wedding.
The Engagement Ring:
The tradition of wearing the engagement ring on the third finger of the left-hand stems back to Ancient Egypt, as the Egyptians believed that it contained a vein which led to the heart. Old fashioned conventions suggest that a man should spend between one and three months’ salary on an engagement ring for his bride-to-be, and the average man spends around one to three months shopping for the perfect ring! Engagement ring styles change with fashions but a round cut brilliant diamond or a princess cut are always elegant and stylish, presented in white gold or platinum settings.
Engagement Ring
The Wedding Ring:
It has always been the case that the bride receives a ring on her wedding day, but in the 1920s the American jewellery industry started a marketing campaign which was aimed at encouraging men to wear a wedding ring tool. This was incredibly successful, and by the late 1940s, 80% of couples were both wearing wedding bands. Will your new husband be wearing a wedding ring?
Wedding Rings
As always with wedding advice, it is there for ideas only, it’s always best to go with whatever suits your own personal style.
No matter what your own personal style, we know that you will find something in the Jules Bridal Jewellery collection to suit you. We have a wide selection from bracelets to headpieces, to compliment your wedding day ensemble as well as those of your bridal party.
Stay a little longer and take a look at some of our full collections? Click on the images below for Wedding Jewellery, Hair Accessories & Wedding Veils

Wedding Jewellery Wedding Hair Accessories Wedding Veils 

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