Weddings offer a rare opportunity to gather all of one's favorite people -- his and yours -- into one room for a fabulous time. Far before the wedding day arrives, you'll have chosen your most intimate friends to take their positions within the bridal party as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thanking these special bridal party members with a gift is customary. You can do so before the wedding at various points: during the bachelor or bachelorette weekend or at the rehearsal dinner, for instance. Others do it while getting ready for the wedding, especially if the gift is something the guests might use to spruce themselves up, such as earrings or cuff links. Below, we've gathered an affordable selection of wedding party gifts. Believe it: For $10 and under, you can offer your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts they'll use and enjoy for years to come from Amazon, Etsy, Walmart and other popular online stores.
Celebrating one's nuptials by the sea provides ample opportunity to choose from an array of effortlessly chic bridal gowns. Luckily, there are nearly as many alternatives to the traditional ball gown as there are grains of sands on the beach. More casual beach wedding dresses make use of sheer panels, openwork lace and ruffles. Simple beach wedding dresses include those with midi lengths that feel easygoing, yet sophisticated. Boho wedding dresses are another choice: romantic and dreamy like a tropical island. Meanwhile, short beach wedding dresses feel cheerily free-spirited while providing wedding-friendly frills.
Look for lightweight materials for your beachfront or destination wedding dress. Silk, cotton blends, crochet, chiffon and lace make for breezy beach dresses. While not explicitly bridal, many white or ivory cocktail dresses will work wonders in a beach wedding, plus they can be worn afterward on the honeymoon. Below, check out 15 alternatives to the heavily embellished wedding gown that instead are easy, breezy and downright gorgeous. Post-wedding, you can relax poolside, confident you were a thoroughly beachy bride.
Capture the beauty of the season by outfitting your wedding party in green and gold accessories that look timeless and stylish for your memorable fall wedding.
Modern weddings can carry on for days and feature multiple events, including the post-wedding brunch. This delightful event is more than an occasion for drinking mimosas and eating eggs Benedict: It's a stress-free occasion that takes place the day after the wedding when the newlyweds have experienced some much-deserved rest. The post-wedding brunch allows for out-of-town guests to say a longer goodbye and it ensures that everyone can discuss what they loved about the wedding.
So, what's a bride to wear to wear to the post-wedding brunch? We love a post-wedding brunch dress that's casual, fresh and lovely. We prefer ivory or white, whether it is a solid white or a white backdrop that features a delicate floral print. White keeps the bridal theme going, but it can have many incarnations, from a breezy sundress to to an elegant lace dress to a lightweight dress featuring embroidery. Here, we've made a list of gorgeous brunch dresses from Anthropologie, ASOS and Nordstrom. They range from casual to sophisticated, and any one will keep you chic during your post-nuptial bliss.
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
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Suzanne Kalan designs timeless fine jewelry that you'll wear often and cherish forever. Hand-cast from 18-karat white gold, these ...earrings are encrusted with glimmering baguette-cut diamonds mounted in the brand's signature 'Fireworks' setting. Keep them in focus with a sleek ponytail. read more
Suzanne Kalan creates timeless fine jewelry that you'll wear often and eventually pass down through generations. Hand-cast from 18...-karat white gold, these earrings are strung with sparkling diamonds and delicate chains that sway elegantly as you move. Keep them in focus with swept-back hair. read more
Suzanne Kalan's signature 'Fireworks' setting makes her pieces instantly recognizable - the scattered placement of the stones ensu...res they catch the light from every angle. Hand-cast from 18-karat white-gold, these heart-shaped earrings are set with 0.76-carats of baguette-cut diamonds that illuminate the round one at the center. They would make such a thoughtful gift for special occasions or an anniversary. read more
Suzanne Kalan's stunning pieces are perfect for parties and events - the brand's signature 'Firework' setting is designed to catch... the light from multiple angles so they'll twinkle even when you're standing the other side of a room. These earrings are hand-cast from 18-karat white gold and inlaid with 6.20-carats of diamonds on delicate, swaying chains. Complement the jaw-skimming length by wearing your hair up. read more
Suzanne Kalan grew up surrounded by creativity - her father owned a jewelry store, while her mother worked as a seamstress. Handma...de from 18-karat white gold, these exquisite earrings are saturated with 8.12-carats of baguette and round-cut diamonds scattered in the label's light-catching 'Fireworks' setting. The oversized teardrop shape is surprisingly lightweight, and moves so elegantly with every step. read more
Suzanne Kalan's earrings are so flattering - the shoulder-skimming length elongates your neck, while 62 sparkling diamonds illumin...ate your face. From the brand's 'Fireworks' collection, the pair is made from 18-karat white gold scattered with 0.94-carats of baguette and round-cut stones. Wear them with the coordinating necklace at your next gala. read more
Often, all an evening gown really needs in the way of accessories is an amazing pair of earrings - and we think Suzanne Kalan's ch...andelier pair fits the bill perfectly. Handmade from 18-karat white gold, they're set with round and baguette-cut diamonds at the post, and strung with seven shoulder-dusting chains that swish gently every time you move. read more
I want the women who wear my designs to be able to wear it today, tomorrow and twenty years from now, says designer Suzanne Kalan.... Hand-cast from 18-karat gold, these earrings are encrusted with 0.18-carats of baguette-cut diamonds that are arranged in the brand's 'Fireworks' setting. Make them your everyday signature. read more
Suzanne Kalan's award-winning 'Firework' designs have been worn by everyone from Rihanna to Jennifer Aniston - she says she hopes ...the women wearing them will do so today, tomorrow and twenty years from now. From the Spring '19 collection, these hoop earrings are handcrafted from 18-karat white gold and covered with baguette and round-cut diamonds. Wear them with the matching cuff. read more
Suzanne Kalan grew up working closely with her father, who owned a jewelry store and taught her the importance of quality craftsma...nship. Handmade from 18-karat white gold, these 'Spiral' earrings are encrusted with sparkling diamonds arranged in the brand's scattered 'Fireworks' setting. Wear yours with tucked-back hair and the matching ring. read more
Suzanne Kalan's earrings beautifully showcase the designer's signature 'Fireworks' setting - each stone is precision-placed to cat...ch the light at any angle. Handcrafted from 18-karat rose gold, they're encrusted with 0.95-carats of shimmering diamonds and have a delicate pear shape that falls just below the jawline. read more
Suzanne Kalan earrings may be delicate, but they pack quite a punch - just look at how effortlessly they elevate a simple black tu...rtleneck. Handcrafted from 18-karat rose gold, they're strung with diamond-tipped chains that move so beautifully with every step. Show them off with swept-back hair. read more
Suzanne Kalan's earrings will not only draw attention to your face but illuminate it as well, making them a perfect choice for eve...nts where you'll be photographed. They're handmade from 18-karat rose gold and have long, fringed chains encrusted with a total of 2.02-carats of baguette and round-cut diamonds. We suggest styling your hair half-up or in a tousled chignon to really show them off. read more
Suzanne Kalan designs her jewelry to be cherished today, tomorrow and twenty years from now, which is why her pieces make such tho...ughtful gifts that can be passed down for generations to come. These handmade 18-karat white gold earrings are set with 6.60-carats of scattered baguette-cut sapphires illuminated by 0.44-carats of sparkling round-cut diamonds. Wear them with the coordinating ring. read more
It's been nearly 30 years since Suzanne Kalan started her eponymous fine jewelry brand - she began by making pieces for family unt...il a store owner discovered her talents and requested a collaboration. Handmade from 18-karat white gold, these earrings are set with 0.52-carats of sapphires highlighted by 0.04-carats of sparkling round-cut diamonds. They work equally well for special events or everyday. read more
Suzanne Kalan's 18-karat white gold earrings are hand-embellished with 2.18-carats of baguette-cut diamonds in her signature clust...ered fireworks setting. They have a classic hoop shape that spirals from the front of the lobe to the back. Wear yours with this necklace. read more
Suzanne Kalan grew up in her father's jewelry store, where she honed her ability to spot the most exquisite stones. Handcrafted fr...om 18-karat white gold, these one-of-a-kind earrings are set with 1.60-carats of London blue topaz illuminated by a halo of shimmering baguette-cut diamonds. Make the vibrant center gem really pop with a dusting of bronze eyeshadow. read more
Suzanne Kalan hopes to one day start creating chandeliers, and if they're anything like her stunning fine jewelry pieces, we'll be... in line waiting to purchase one. On a much smaller scale, these petite 18-karat gold earrings are hand-set with sparkling diamonds and colorful sapphires. Wear them every day and see just how many compliments you get. - Green, yellow and pink baguette-cut sapphires, total weight: 0.60-carats; round-cut G VS diamonds, total weight: 0.04-carats - Butterfly fastenings for pierced ears - Come in a designer-stamped box - NET-A-PORTER.COM is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council read more
Suzanne Kalan's earrings are centered with turquoise cabochons sourced from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona - these rare stone...s are sought after for their pure, rich color. Cast into an evil eye motif, this pair is handmade from 18-karat yellow gold and illuminated by 0.42-carats of baguette and round-cut diamonds. They make a thoughtful gift for a loved one. - Baguette-cut G VS diamonds, total weight: 0.32-carats; round-cut G VS diamonds, total weight: 0.10-carats - Butterfly fastening for pierced ears - Come in a designer-stamped box - NET-A-PORTER.COM is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council read more
Suzanne Kalan creates pieces she would want for her own personal collection. Handcrafted from polished 18-karat gold, these earrin...gs are interspersed with baguette-cut emeralds and diamonds placed in the label's signature 'Fireworks' setting. The jaw-grazing drop peeks pretty out from under short hair or a tousled chignon. read more
Suzanne Kalan's earrings are so versatile and timeless, you'll wear them with everything from cocktail dresses to a T-shirt and je...ans. Handmade from 18-karat gold, this pair is decorated with vibrant sapphire and glistening diamonds arranged in the label's signature 'Fireworks' setting. We love how the small hoop shape elegantly hugs the lobe. - Multicolored baguette-cut sapphires, total weight: 0.90-carats; round-cut G VS diamonds, total weight: 0.07-carats - Butterfly fastening for pierced ears - Come in a designer-stamped box - NET-A-PORTER.COM is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council read more
Suzanne Kalan loves and uses emeralds so much, she calls them the new black. Handmade from polished 18-karat gold, these earrings ...are encrusted with 0.95-carats of the vibrant stone alongside 0.26-carats of shimmering round-cut diamonds in the brand's signature 'Fireworks' setting. Complement the rich color with a red lip. read more