Pearls and Weddings: Tips for Non-Brides

April 19, 2016 by Melissa
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Everyone knows that pearls are the perfect wedding accessory. They are beautiful, classic and elegant: everything that a bride represents. Therefore it is no surprise that every year thousands of brides around the world make the pearl their gemstone of choice. But what if the wedding you are attending is not your own? Is it a faux pas to wear pearls if you are not the bride?

The simple answer, of course, is no. Unless your pearls are part of a makeshift veil or are hemmed into a white dress, you are unlikely to step on any toes by wearing pearls as a wedding guest. But it is not a crazy question to ask. One of the biggest mistakes a wedding guest can make is trying to steal the limelight from the bride on her big day. While you should not wear white, of course, it is unlikely that your pearls will steal the show – although they WILL, of course, help to ensure that you are looking your best. If you are attending the ceremony of a true bridezilla – and that term is very much used affectionately here – you can always inquire out of respect for your friend’s big day. But generally speaking, pearls are a safe, simple choice.

One of the best attributes of the pearl is its ability to flatter any wardrobe, skin color, or face shape. And pearls, while lovely, are often understated, happy to take the back seat while you steal the show. This is why pearls are the perfect choice for weddings – whether you are the bride or just a respectful guest.