We’ve talked dresses… What about you men?
It’s very easy to get all carried away in planning your wedding. While not all of the men in the world are dead excited about the little details, some of you lot are gagging for a suave suit to send everyone swooning.
So what tips have I in store for my lovely Grooms? Girlies, look away now. I could be about to advise on bridal gifts and all sorts… DON’T SPOIL IT!
Alex and Graham run a tight ship over at Black Tie Menswear… they have shops in Basingstoke and Crowthorne to show off their gorgeous variety of fabrics. Black Tie offer fantastic hirewear for your Groomsmen, but their real speciality is bespoke and made-to-measure tailoring for the Groom. It’s actually not nearly as expensive as you think it might be, with a made-to-measure two piece suit starting at £295.
Black Tie Menswear have their own tweed too, so you can be sure you’re lookin’ suuuper sharp.
CHECK THEM OUT HERE: https://blacktiemenswear.co.uk/
So, not sure if you know… but some couples like to exchange gifts the morning of the wedding. You can use a family member, friend or helpful photographer to present your gift… it’s probably worth talking about whether this is something you want to do! If you do, then what finer opportunity to buy some really lovely lingerie for your new wife?
Betty makes amazing lingerie and loungewear out of the most fantastic silk and lace she can find… all of the items are proudly made in the UK. These are luxury products, they will be special for anniversary trips away for years and years to come, and will make your lady feel all glam!
CHECK IT OUT HERE: http://bettybluesloungewear.com/bettybridal/store/
Graham was introduced to me by a fellow wedding professional, as I was looking for some help and advice to assist in that all important job of writing a fantastic speech. Graham and I had a telephone consultation where I found him to be informative but most of all totally approachable!
The top 3 tips from my chat with Graham (to get you started!) are…
1. Prepare! I know I sound like a teacher, but I used to be one. Get your arse in gear. Have a note on your phone for jotting down little anecdotes, feelings and stories – it’ll help you to get your content together and make the best of the material you have for your Groom’s speech.
2. Personalise! Yes, you can google topics for your speech and it’s really nice to have a framework, but everyone listening is there to hear about YOU and your wonderful partner in crime. Give ’em what they want! Make it personal and special to you, speak truly about the things you love about that person… (this also makes photos awesome, by the way!)
3. PRACTISE. Here’s the teacher in me again… but just like anything, practise makes perfect! Speak it to yourself in the car on the way to work, mutter to yourself in the shower, have a night in with your best mate and have two fingers of your beer every time you screw up… I dunno! It means that on the day, no matter how nervous you are, you’ll be better off to say what you want to without reading off a piece of paper and feeling like you’re a Groom gone wrong!
CHECK IT OUT HERE: http://theweddingspeechcoach.com/
Muchos love, Groom out there – and don’t forget to share this with boymates where relevant!