While your bridesmaids’ accessories may not be as overtly noticeable as their dresses during your wedding ceremony, they should be given just as much care and consideration as the dresses themselves. If you’re outfitting your bridesmaids in matching dresses, especially ones that may need to be custom ordered or fitted, you’ll need to plan and order the bridesmaids’ dresses as far as 8 months in advance!
If you are planning to buy your ladies specific jewelry to complete their wedding day looks, you should plan earlier rather than later. If you’re planning to walk into a store and buy a few identical jewelry sets, you won’t need to worry about your order coming in in time. However, many stores carry only one or two of the same pieces or sets at a time. Depending on the size of your bridal parts, you’ll likely need to place a custom order. The easiest way to get exactly what you’re looking for without having to compromise is by shopping online.
If you’re looking to order personalized jewelry for your bridesmaids, remember to allow as much time as the retailer requires for a custom piece to be made. Some impressive retailers ship out customized pieces within 24, hours; others may require up to 3-4 weeks for a piece such as a monogram necklace to be made and delivered. Be sure to read the fine print as to when you can expect to receive your bridesmaids’ jewelry when you’re ordering online.
You also want to allow extra time to correct any shipping or customization errors. Say you order a birthstone initial necklace for each of your bridesmaids. Human error happens, and you receive two pendants with the wrong initial and/or birthstone. Did you leave enough time to send the necklaces back and receive the correct ones without panicking that you’re too close to the big day? You don’t want to have to compromise the attire selections you’ve worked hard to plan, so do yourself a favor and order your bridal party jewelry early to spare yourself a headache later on!