You have your gown and you are ready to shop for the perfect bridal jewelry set to complete your ensemble! However, if you have a tight budget, you may think you are not going to be able to get much bang for your buck… but think again! There are so many different beautiful, good-quality jewelry sets out there at very affordable prices. You just need to know what you want and where to look. Think about what type of set is best with your dress. Could be pearls, crystals, rhinestones, or a mixture. Then, check out the tips below to find the best deals around!
Shop online: There are literally hundreds of bridal jewelry retailers online. Some are high-end, and some are very reasonable. You just need to take the time and browse around. Many of these sites specialize in “costume” jewelry. So, you can get that expensive look for much less. Another great idea to save time is to use their price range option, if they offer it. You can easily bring up sets that are in your budget. You can also narrow down what type of sets you see.
Bridal outlets: No matter where you live, there is bound to be a bridal outlet shop nearby. Don’t be fooled… they offer lots more than wedding gowns. Many offer overstock or discontinued jewelry sets at amazing discounted prices. Bridal outlets are an awesome option because you can actually see the jewelry. And don’t be afraid to take your dress along to ensure the jewelry coordinates perfectly.
Consignment shops: As with the outlets, consignment shops are plentiful. The shop could focus strictly on bridal items, or it could be a run-of-the-mill clothing shop. Either way, be sure to check these little gems out. Many brides take their already worn jewelry to these types of shops to try and get back a little of their money. This is great for a bride-to-be, as the price is sure to be fantastic. However, the selection many be a tad more limited. Just be patient—possibly even let the owner know what you are looking for, and if it comes in, he or she can contact you.
Thrift stores: Thrift stores are ideal for brides looking for vintage or antique bridal jewelry sets. Even if the look is eclectic, it could work for you if you have the right type of wedding gown. Faux pearl sets seem to be the most abundant at thrift stores… but the best thing is, you never know what treasure you will find!