Every time you take a trip to one of the many jewellers in towns and cities near you, what’s on offer changes. The fashions and trends that may have been there last time may be nowhere to be seen, and items you’ve never seen before may be in their place. Like clothing, jewellery trends change as frequently, but it takes your close attention and eye for detail to notice them.
If you are planning your wedding or want to be one step ahead of others in the fashion scene, make sure you visit local jewellers and buy one or more of these six on-trend items for 2018 and beyond.
During the 1960s, hoop earrings were very much the on-trend accessory. African American women who embraced their Afrocentric fashion led the way, and before long, they formed a significant part of 1960s fashion. However, as quickly as the trend arrived, it disappeared, leaving women to pack away their hoop earrings into jewellery boxes and hope it would roll around sometime soon. While it took a little longer than expected, that time is now, with mid-sized hoop earrings hitting the fashion scene once more.
While we don’t see the same oversized hoops of the 1960s, the subtle beauty of gold mid-sized hoops you can buy at town jewellers are back, and there’s no time like the present to get some for yourself so you can be a part of the hoop revolution.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, you could see bracelets on women’s arms before you could look at the women themselves. Layering bracelets were a big hit, and the more you could fit onto your arms, the better. With a 20-plus year hiatus, layering bracelets are back – albeit a little classier. Instead of jelly rubber bracelets and leather straps, they consist of high-quality metals such as gold and silver. Women and men are now visiting their jewellers, buying more than one bangle at a time to wear together with blazers and other office attire.
If you thought choosing your wedding dress was the hardest part of your wedding plans, think again. Selecting bridesmaids is even harder, along with gifts, bridesmaids robes, and allocating tasks. If you’re fresh from saying ‘yes’ to a proposal and are thinking about who you will make your bridesmaids, here are a few tips that may help.
Don’t Rush the Process
In the excitement of the moment, it can be easy to call up all your girlfriends and break the news of your engagement by way of a bridesmaid position offer. However, you may be opening the doors for a whole world of regret. Every bride will have at least one regret about how their wedding played out, but you don’t want yours to be who you chose to stand beside you at the altar.
Therefore, put some time into thinking about who you will choose as your bridesmaids, and how many you will have. The size of your wedding party can also often depend on how many guests you intend on inviting.
Think of the Friends Who Are Up to the Task
It seems only natural that you’ll want your best friend to be your Maid of Honour, but is she really up to the task? While she might be more than happy to accept the position, it’s worth sitting down and having a discussion with her over her commitments – and with the other potential bridesmaids too. Find out if they want to be the bridesmaid, or whether they feel obliged to be.
Planning a wedding is an exciting time as you book a venue, decide on the guest list, choose the meal and drinks and do the hundred and one other things that must be attended to before the date arrives. But along with all the other organisation, don’t forget to that all-important wedding DJ. They need to be booked well ahead to ensure you are not left without DJ services.
Making sure you get a good DJ is essential. The DJ is the one who takes control of the proceedings and ensures it all goes off according to plan. You will need to give the DJ a list of happenings to tick off, so he knows what to say and when to say it. For instance, if you are having games at the reception, or doing the many traditional activities that many brides love to do, the wedding DJ will lead the guests and tell them what to expect.