The Start of the Somethings…

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. A tradition I simply can’t let go of! I must participate in this time-honored tradition, and get an item to fill each of these categories. I know I’m going out of order, but I’m starting today with something new…

And that something new is wedding-day accessories! Sparkly things? My favorite! OK, OK—I’ll calm down with the exclamation points, because I think you get my drift here. ;) I love sparkle, and that’s what we’re talking about today.

Since I’m not revealing my dress and only gave away a little detail about my veil, I thought it may be more difficult to talk about accessories. But then I realized—everyone that I’ve spoken to (yes, including my lovely fiancé) knows that I don’t want a plain dress. Be it beading, sparkles, flowers, or ruffles, there is going to be detail in my dress. So picture in your mind a dress with details (I wish I could be more specific!) and then look at these beautiful accessories…

*Let me preface this by saying I do have more than just one hole in my ears; however, for the big day, I just plan to put studs in all of them except the bottom holes.


Image via ElegantChicJewel on Etsy

First up: these beauties by Etsy seller ElegantChicJewel. They were the first thing that caught my eye, and I’ve had them favorited for quite some time. Something about them just screams bridal to me! I think it’s because I normally don’t wear very dramatic earrings, so I’m leaning that way for the big day.


Image via AllureByU on Etsy

Next up, from another (but equally wonderful!) Etsy seller, AllureByU, are these gorgeous earrings. In contrast to the first pair, these stand out but aren’t quite as big, which makes me think that they may also not be as heavy. Definitely something to consider since I’ll be wearing them all day long!


Image via DesignByKara on Etsy

Now these pretties, from Etsy seller (are you sensing a pattern here?…) DesignByKara. These ones seem to be the perfect middle ground between pair one and pair two. They have a little extra bling compared to my second choice, but will still be lighter than my first choice. And best of all? They’re only $49 for the set!

So here’s my something new—I think regardless of which pair I choose, they’ll look perfectly understated since I’m wearing my hair down…but regardless of how they’ll look, I do (unfortunately) have to choose between the three pairs.

If you were me, which ones would you choose (based on the super vague details I gave you about my dress and veil, of course!)?


Mrs. Otter

Indianapolis, IN
Wedding Date:
April 2013

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  1. Guest
    dcgirl655, Guest @ 6:11 am

    The third pair – I agree that they are a great compromise and that is an awesome price.

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    kmarie719 795 posts, Busy bee @ 6:18 am

    Maybe you could add a poll? I would choose the third pair, they look like the perfect length! And since you are wearing your hair down, I’d be afraid of snagging in the first pair.

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    Zaneta 25 posts, Newbee @ 6:24 am

    I would say it depends it your dress is a corage and your shoulders and neck a free of the dress the 1 earings will be very stylish, but if the dress goes up to the neck i would go with the 3rd pairs.

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:33 am

    #3!! I like their length, although I am biased since I got my wedding earrings from the same etsy seller :)

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    Double Name+Bride, Guest @ 6:36 am

    What did we do before Etsy? Seriously.

    I love the 2nd pair but I tend to lean towards simple. So I would go middle of the road with pair #3.

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    debeachgirl 742 posts, Busy bee @ 6:38 am

    @Double Name+Bride: That was me. I used that before I signed up for wedding bee and sometimes it likes to keep me listed as that if I am not logged in.

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 6:51 am

    #3!! They’re beautiful. :)

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 9:35 am

    the top ones are stunning, but the bottom are the best combo of size and style. good choices!

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    Felicia, Guest @ 9:58 am

    I totaly agree with Zaneta.

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    mzjynxie 628 posts, Busy bee @ 5:50 pm

    I’d go with the first or third, but that’s just my opinion.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:36 am

    If I was you I would go with the third! Simply because I have a short neck and cannot wear long earrings as they end up sitting on my shoulders (no seriously they do) But they are all gorgeous!

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