Tips for Reusing and Rewearing Your Wedding Day Jewelry and Accessories Beyond Your Big Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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I can't believe it's already been almost a year since S and I got married! It's been such a beautiful year and I wake up so grateful every single day for marrying the love of my life. We just got back from our Honeymoon in the Greek Islands (post coming soon!) and we are currently planning our 1 year anniversary, eek!

I also can't believe it's been a year since we were wedding planning. For the year leading up to our wedding, planning for the big day pretty much consumed all we did from choosing my dress to creating our website to putting together a wedding day emergency kit.

After choosing my dream wedding dress, on the to do list was to choose my wedding day accessories and jewelry. One thing that was really important to me in choosing what I wore for tying the knot was choosing not to wear things I would only wear for a few hours on one day of my life and then just put in a box somewhere and maybe pull out every now and then for nostalgia.

As such, I really took into consideration what I would wear alongside my dress and made a plan for incorporating them into my wardrobe after the big day. And today, I'm sharing those tips with you!

Tips for Reusing Your Wedding Day Jewelry & Accessories Beyond Your Big Day ~

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Choose Items You Know You Will Wear On Other Occasions

This is the big one. When choosing out shoes, jewelry, clutches, wraps and other accessories for the big day, consider other occasions when you might wear them. For me this is the easiest. As a fashion blogger, I have a number of events (such as Bellevue Fashion Week, where these photos are from) where a piece of fancy jewelry, bag or shoes is relevant.

At last year's Bellevue Fashion Week I paired a budget-friendly dress from Target with my wedding day earrings, clutch and faux-fur stole, all from BHLDN. BHLDN is where I found most of my wedding day jewelry and accessories.

I had also planned to wear the shoes in these photos on our wedding day, but because we settled on a vineyard for our venue, a pair of wedges proved a better choice. However, I loved these heels so much I kept them for fashion and fancy events.

Wear Your Wedding Day Jewelry/Accessories on Your Anniversary

I plan to wear every single accessory and piece of jewelry I wore when we got married on each and every one of our anniversaries. Now I say that with exception, as we do plan to celebrate some years with travel abroad. On these anniversaries, I will likely choose just one item or two to bring with me and safeguard the rest at home from loss (and of course, always carry on with me in my carry-on.)

Transform Into Everyday Pieces

Really set on a certain necklace or pair of earrings, but find them a bit to fancy for after the wedding? Consider transforming them into everyday pieces. Take a stone or diamond from your wedding day accessory and make a ring or bracelet that can be worn on the daily. When you look at it, it will always remind you of your love and beautiful celebration with friends and family.

Shoes are Easy!

Really, shoes are super easy for choosing something you will wear after. Many dresses completely hide the shoe, so most guests won't ever even see what you're wearing. Cowboy boots more your style? Do it! Prefer sneakers? I've seen it done more and more!

Heels really are no longer a necessity, so if a diamond studded heel does not appeal, consider another direction. I personally love a fancy shoe, so that's what I did. But I also knew I would have multiple occasions to wear them after as a fashion blogger. Most dresses can typically be tailored to fit any height, so just do you. And remember to bring your shoes you plan to wear to alterations (or at least a shoe with similar height.)

Stay True to Your Style

Most importantly, even though it's a special day, stay true to you and don't stray to far from your typical style. This will allow you to treasure and wear your wedding day jewelry and accessories always and forever. And of course, the goal of your wedding day is to look and feel the best and most beautiful version of who you always are.

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Have suggestions on reusing Wedding Day jewelry and accessories beyond the Big Day? Wedding planning tips? Please leave them in the comments!


Photography: Jenn Haskins of Hello Rigby


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