WEEKEND WEDDING PLANNING: EEEEK! YOU’RE ENGAGED

Although I’m on a month long wedding planning ban, it doesn’t mean I can’t help you guys with your own plans this weekend.

It feels like soooooo long ago since I got engaged but I still remember it like it was yesterday. It will forever go down as one of the best days of my life and I will never forget it. This week, I got to relive a teeny tiny bit of that excitement as I found out that one of my best friends boyfriends was planning on proposing and he wanted me, to help him make it special. I had the job of helping him find an engagement ring and I can tell you, that I now have some idea of just how much pressure our other halves must feel when it comes to planning that perfect proposal.

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THE GROOMS SUIT: HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SUIT TO FLATTER YOUR BODY SHAPE

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We recently shared the result of our 2017 survery with you and one of the main things you guys asked for was more tips and advice for your hubby to be. Well we don’t like to disappoint so today’s shoot is not only perfect summertime wedding inspiration, it’s also a guide on how to choose your grooms wedding day apparel.

For some men, their wedding is the first time they will ever wear a tuxedo. With so many styles to choose from, how do you choose a tuxedo to suit you?

Just as you have tons of options in the wedding gown world, men also have a variety of options to select the perfect tuxedo that flatters his body type and reflects his personal style! There are small differences in style that can make a tremendous difference on his appearance. Your groom will need to familiarize himself with all the different options. This might sound more complicated than it is, and that’s why we’ve asked Menguin to provide this easy-to-follow guide.

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11 WAYS TO INCLUDE YOUR GROOM IN THE PLANNING

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For any couple, planning a wedding is stressful enough, but can you imagine how much more tense it can become when only one of you seems to be interested in doing any of the planning? Well for a little while that was kind of my story. When we first started wedding planning Mr T seemed really disinterested and it seriously irked me, but instead of asking why? I assumed he didn’t want to have anything to do with it or worse, he didn’t really want to get married anymore?

One day I finally plucked up the courage to ask him what was going on and he seemed totally oblivious to it all? That was when I realised that rather than being disinterested in the wedding, he actually had no clue what needed to be done? At one point he told me that he genuinely thought you booked the venue, and somebody there would do it all for you? I MEAN SERIOUSLY?!?!

Maybe as a wedding blogger it all seems so obvious to me but after chatting with friends, I now know Mr T is not the only hubby-to-be that is totally clueless to the world of wedding planning, which is why today I am sharing my top tips for getting him involved.

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1. Tell Him What He’s Responsible For 

As I am a wedding blogger it isn’t too surprising that Mr T, naturally thought I would take care of everything when it came to the planning but it was really important to me that we planned our wedding day together. Like many guys he is totally unaware of what needs to be done so I just had to tell him! At first he was a little shocked at how much there was to do and how much money would be needed to do it, but now he is way more prepared and I think he actually welcomed the guidance.

2. Don’t Get Offended When He Tell’s You To Do What You Want

When we first started making our home together I would always show Mr T images that I had pinned or cut out of interior magazines illustrating how I wanted our house to look. He would quickly glance over them and tell me how nice it was, rarely disagreeing with me. Eventually I asked him why he always seemed so impartial and his reply was “A man builds a house and woman builds a home.” Whilst the feminist in me was screaming, “I can build a house too!” The romantic in me was thinking “aww, how sweet!

Since then that’s how our partnership works, I show him what I want done and he does it for me. And as a traditional at heart that is how he see’s our wedding? He trusts my judgement and if on the odd occasion he doesn’t agree he will let it be known, he isn’t a pushover by any means. So don’t always interpret a lack of input as disinterest, he might just actually agree with you more often than not.

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3. Ask Him To Write His Own Guest list

One of the first things I asked Mr T to do was write his own guest list. Just because we have been together for 4 years, doesn’t mean I know who he wants to share in his wedding day – especially as he has so many close circles of friends. This meant Mr T was involved from the beginning and we were able to create a guest list that truly included all those family and friends that were most important to us.

4. Let Him Choose His Own Outfit

I knew way before we even got engaged what sort of attire Mr T had planned for the big day. It is something he has always had in mind and although it wouldn’t be my first choice, what matters, is that he has chosen what he wants and is most comfortable in. In the same way I wouldn’t let him have a say in my dress, so why should I expect to choose his?

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5. Let Him Decide On His Own Stag Party

Much like his outfit I always knew Mr T had his eye on Vegas and I have never had a problem with that. I trust him implicitly and much like the outfits I wouldn’t let him have a say in mine so why should I have a say in his?

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9 UNIQUE GIFTS FOR YOUR GROOMSMEN

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With father’s day approaching we thought it was about time we did a little something for the men in our lives.

There is a lot of girl talk on this blog, but you will probably be surprised to hear that every now and again we get the odd dude checking in, so in honour of all our male readers, todays post is just for you. Ladies don’t worry you can still pick up some tips whilst you are here and be sure to let your guys know about today’s post. We know they will thank you for it as we are sharing some pretty cool mens gifts, ideal for your Best man, Groomsmen and even father of the bride or groom.

1. The XL Man Box: I can’t think of a single guy that doesn’t appreciate his food! This delicious hamper is for serious foodies – packed with products from some of the Cotswolds best artisans, this box packs a punch with its spicy and tantalising treats, and being extra large it’s guaranteed to fill his big, manly boots! The best news is, it is also available as a cider version.

2. ‘Will You Be My Groomsmen?’ Card: We have found the perfect way to ask the special men in your lives to be part of your big day.

3. Best Man Mug: Ask your bestie to be your wingman on your wedding day with this unique gift idea.

4. Gold Porcelain Cufflinks: These gold & white porcelain cufflinks are so damn classy! And with matching sets of earrings, these would be the perfect way to tie your bridesmaids and groomsmen accessories together.

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