May 14, 2011

I do!

Here at Wendy Mink we love working on bridal orders. Whether we are creating a custom design with the bride to be, or we are coordinating the best current style to match all of the bridesmaids, helping to make the jewelry on the big day perfect is a fun and exciting part of what we do. Never the same, brides consult us with the color scheme they like, jewelry styles they are interested in, and inspiration for how the complete look should be. For customized jewelry it is always exciting to see what the unique result is, and we are always happy knowing we could at least make the jewelry part of the wedding a bit easier.

We want to make sure we are spot on with all of your wedding jewelry needs- which is why we have created this short and sweet questionnaire for brides, bridesmaids, maids of honor and so on, for you to let us know your thoughts and wisdom on everything and all things wedding jewelry related.

Below are some short questions for you to answer. In the comments section please respond with the # of the question you are answering, and we will select one great response to win a free pair of simple drop earrings in the colored stone of your choice!

Thanks for the input and ideas!


1. We handmake all of our jewelry in our studio in Tribeca, which means we can make pieces on short notice. How many days are left until the wedding and when did you start browsing around for jewelry?

2. Have you considered jewelry for other people in the wedding- such as bridesmaids, maid of honor, mother and mother in law?

3. The wedding staple used to be pearls, is this still true or is there a new popular wedding style?

4. Do you prefer your wedding jewelry to be silver or gold?

5. Are you looking for earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace?

6. Is there more than one event involved in your wedding that would lead to a wardrobe or jewelry change (à la Kate Middleton)?

7. Are you ordering from a few different boutiques and waiting to see which style looks best for the wedding?

8. Where do you go to get ideas and inspiration? Is it magazines and print? Online and blogs? Or friends and photos?

9. Is it important to you to be able to wear your wedding jewelry again?

10. Would you be interested in having a custom piece made for you, including vintage castings and charms?


  1. #8:
    I get fashion/jewelry advice from all of the great blogs online. There is not shortage of them, that is for sure. One of my favorites is Cupcakes and Cashmere. Occasionally I peruse the pages of Elle and Vogue but I keep my reading to health and lifestyle magazines.

    P.s. pick me!

  2. 1. I've been to alot of weddings. 2. No. 3. I find that pearls are still the number one staple for weddings. 4. Gold. 5. I perfer a matching set of earrings, necklace and bracelet. 6. No. 7. No. I look at the jewelry in different boutiques but I will ultimately order from one because I like the style. 8. I look at magazines and catalogs for inspiration and to see the latest styles then I look for the jeweler's website. 9. Yes. 10. No.

  3. 3.) I find that brides are continuing to stray from tradition...blush and sage-green-hued gowns, for example, are becoming more popular. The same goes for jewelry. There is such a range of semi-precious stones that enable a bride to make a personal fashion statement while still maintaining a level of conservatism. Instead of a simple pearl strand, a pink quartz pendant on a gold chain or even small beaded strands of tourmaline can be used.