Many grooms now opt for getting a tailor made suit they can wear again, rather than hiring a morning suit. It allows them to feel comfortable and natural in a style that suits the day and their personality. It also means that any attendants can relax in a suit, rather than the tricky task of everyone getting together to be measured and fitted for tails. It also saves time on the collecting and returning of suits.
Two weeks ago i met Warren and David, the founders of http://www.asuitthatfits.com
They are an inspirational duo, who run a thriving, internet based made to measure suit company. Take a look, for as little as £150 you can have a hand made suit, in a wide variety of fabrics and colours. There are lots of additional options – lining, pockets, fun slashes(sharks fin), interesting lapels etc. If you decide to save on hiring suits for the attendants then you can always splash out a little more on making the groom feel special, and stylish on your big day. And unlike hiring, it is yours to keep!
So great to hear back from newly-weds, our aim is to ensure that everyone we work with enjoys the process of planning their wedding, as much as the big day itself. It is important to us that couples have no regrets, and can ‘ Cherish’ every second from the moment they get engaged, right through to the honeymoon.
“ Zoe was on hand with emails full of ideas and contacts. She put me in touch with the wedding dress lady and I was able to find my perfect dress from her. Zoe also emailed me about a hair and beauty artist who then became the make up and hair lady for the wedding party. It saved a lot of time having contacts already there and that were recommended too. I found the service provided by Cherish weddings a helpful, friendly one, and made my day so much easier to plan” Jo and Pete Nov 2009
I met a couple this week, who are so enjoying planning their wedding. They are loving all the decisions and just using us for a bit of guidance and advice along the way. We met at their venue, and the discussed options for getting guests safely from the church to the reception.
I suggested a clear map and instructions for parking be sent to all guests, or be included as an addition to the order of service.
Another fun, but helpful idea is for a spare usher (or handy wedding planner) to attach ribbon bows to all the cars while the ceremony is taking place. Guests returning to their cars are usually thrilled to see the car has been decorated, and it makes it clear which cars are from the wedding if you need to follow someone through a city to a hotel etc. Beware though that cars don’t tend to have aerials, so you need to use wing mirrors or door handles, and watch out for sensitive car alarms.
The ribbon below would make a lovely addition to any wedding car.
ribbon – www.trulymadlydeeply.biz
With all the wedding preparations it is sometimes easy to forget the simplest things. Your wedding day is all about you and your fiance. Romantic touches like your partner choosing you a scent for the day, will be something you remember forever. I wore Estee Lauders ‘Beautiful’ for my wedding day and every time i wear it, it brings lovely memories flooding back. Asking your partner to choose you a perfume they’d like for you to wear for the wedding,can be very special. Assuming you like their choice of course! and if not, well it could be the marriages first test of honesty.
Nina Ricci’s new fragrance is great, and i obviously wasn’t enticed at all by the gorgeous bottle.
Biscuits are very popular at the moment for weddings. They are a versatile gift or dessert. You can pile them in baskets for guests to eat later with coffee or they can be given as favours. They are very inexpensive and can add a personal touch to your day. You or a family member could make them personalised to fit with the theme of the day. Most can be made in advance, frozen and then iced nearer the time. Traditional aniseed biscuits, as in the picture, look and taste great and keep well for presents. We have found this company who make great tasting and looking biscuits and are more than happy to try new designs.