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Shop Your Own Jewelry Box For Wedding Decorations


Weddings are so much fun to decorate, and a great way to make your wedding feel special is to add in some unique accents which reflect your personal style. Why not begin by looking through the beautiful objects that you already have? This article will show you how to shop your own jewelry box for wedding decorations that go far beyond bridal jewelry.

Naturally, when you need jewelry, you go to your jewelry box. Of course, many brides will select new wedding jewelry to coordinate with their bridal gowns, so you might not even go to your jewelry box for that. However, if you start digging around, you might just find that you have some great pieces which you can use to add style to many parts of your wedding. Some of the jewelry might be sentimental, which is wonderful. Other pieces might be inexpensive but fun articles that you can use in unique ways.

Many brides are now choosing to bejewel their bridal bouquet wrap with something pretty, and the chances are strong that you have the perfect piece hiding in your very own jewelry collection. It could be a beautiful brooch handed down from your grandmother (great for your “something old”) or a new pin which happens to tie into your wedding colors. Another lovely bouquet wrap is something which many of us have kicking around in a drawer: a string of faux pearls or a crystal bead necklace. Have your florist secure the necklace around your bouquet handle for an easy way to add extra style to your wedding flowers without spending any money on new decorations.

What about that broken strand of crystals or pearls gathering dust in your jewelry box? Why not take it apart and find a new use for the gems? They can be individually wired into the wedding bouquets for a lovely accent. Or surprise your mother and mother-in-law with wedding corsages made from a pretty flower and your old jewelry. If you have enough random old beads, you can do all sorts of things with them. Fill the bottom of a small jar with pretty beads as a pen stand for the guest book table so the pen does not roll away. A low clear tray filled with pearls from broken necklaces would be a pretty base in which to display the escort cards. Certainly you would not use any pearls of high value for this purpose, but it would be a great use for inexpensive or faux pearls, which will look just as elegant as the expensive ones when used for decorations.

Vintage costume jewelry can be one of the best things to re-purpose into festive wedding decorations, especially if it is the cheap kind. A beautiful idea for the wedding favors would be to tie an eclectic assortment of old brooches or crystal button earrings to the tops of the boxes with ribbon. Many of the larger vintage “paste” or crystal earrings are the clip-on style with a backing which can be easily detached from the top of the earring (because it would look odd if the decoration still clearly looked like an earring). Glue a simple loop to the back of the newly liberated earring top, and slide a ribbon through it before wrapping around a favor box. The effect of all of the bejeweled favor boxes around the reception tables will be absolutely gorgeous!

How great you will feel to have finally found a good use for all of those mismatched old earrings, broken necklaces, and the brooches you never wear. And even better, they will add a unique personal touch to your wedding that will make it truly a one-of-a-kind event.

Bridget Mora writes for Silverland Jewelry about weddings, style, and decor. Learn more about wedding jewelry at http://www.silverlandjewelry.com/.

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