• 9 months,  Checklist

    Fashion Tips For Grooms To Suit All Budgets

    Photo by Johnny Tuxedo #01 Invest in a suit Nothing fits better than a tailored suit, so invest in one. If you want something versatile, pick a suit in navy, grey or charcoal as those can be worn for any occasion. #02 Ready-to-wear If a tailored suit is out of your budget, then buy one off the rack. Ready-to-wear suits make great alternatives when on a tight budget – just make sure it fits properly. For an even better fit, buy a suit that’s one size larger and get it professionally altered. #03 Suit separates Most fashion labels these days allow you to purchase jacket and trousers separately. For a…

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    5 Fashion Mistakes That Grooms Make

    We have seen photos from thousands of weddings, and, unfortunately, not all grooms look like handsome, dashing versions of a James Bond in the making. To help you future grooms out there, here are 5 fashion mistakes to avoid: #01 Tuxedo Before 6pm The tuxedo is also known as a dinner jacket. That means it should be worn only for dinner. A tuxedo during daytime is a fashion abomination. TIP: The 10 Commandments Of The Dinner Jacket #02 Light Coloured Suit In The Evening Light coloured suits like white, sky blue or beige are for daytime use only. This is why dinner jackets only come in black or midnight blue.…

  • 9 months,  Checklist

    Where To Get The Gown

    Photo by Alea Lovely for Vivian Luk on The Wedding Notebook Once you find something you like, the next question is where to get it. Most international brand collections arrive in Asia about six months later, so right after you’ve viewed something online, find out who the local stockists are for the designer. That is why you need to know what you like – it helps you to narrow down the list of places that you need to visit. #01 Boutiques If you can find a dress that you like off the rack, go for it. No point having it custom made if you can afford it. Fabric is one…

  • 9 months,  Checklist

    How To Meet Your Perfect Wedding Dress

    Photo by Daalarna Couture on The Wedding Notebook The late Steve Jobs once said: “People don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” That is the reason we constantly share with you designers’ gown collections. Though some of them are not available in this region, do not underestimate how helpful it is to look at them anyway. You cannot cross your arms and expect to stumble upon the perfect gown. Neither should you simply go to a bridal house and choose the best out of the lot. Knowing what you like will speed up the process and make shopping for your bridal gown more enjoyable. It should…

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    9 months,  Checklist

    The 10 Commandments Of The Dinner Jacket

    We have noticed that some grooms these days are opting for a dinner jacket, often without knowing all the rules. Print these out, abide by these commandments and please, do not make a fool of yourself on your wedding day. You want to look your best next to your bride, and hopefully, still appear smart and timeless years later when you look at your photos, right? The dinner jacket was created by the Savile Row tailors, Henry Poole & Co., for the Prince of Wales in the 1860s, to be worn for dinners at his country estate. It is to be worn only after 6pm, hence the name ‘dinner jacket’,…

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    Not Your Regular Bridal Gown

    White, long, puffy bridal gowns are not everyone’s cup of tea, and we have always recognised that a wedding should be individually created to celebrate the lives of the bridal couple. Here, Justine shared the details of how her wedding dress by Amanda Lee came about. Read the full account of her wedding here. Justine: “As you can expect, an unusual dress comes about in more unusual circumstances, and we did not really take the ‘usual’ route of trying on gowns at different bridal studios before picking up a piece that we liked. Amanda Lee is the creator of my dress. [My husband] Brian and Amanda Lee of Amanda Lee…

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    Tips From A Wedding Stylist: How To Choose Your Wedding Dress

    I’m often asked by brides how I picked my wedding dress. I wish I could tell them that I researched ad nauseam, travelled from London to New York to Barcelona where I visited all the best stores, tried on a few dozen gowns and finally set my heart on ‘The One’. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. I left it too late and no design house would make me a dress (despite my begging), so I walked into my favourite High Street store in South Kensington and bought a dress off the rack. I think it was the first one I tried on. It was by no means…

  • 9 months,  Checklist

    The Perfect Bridal Gown for Your Body

    Many of us ladies grew up dreaming of the day we walk down the aisle, smiling nervously at the man we have chosen to be our husband. And the best part about walking down that aisle? Wearing a gorgeous dress, feeling beautiful and perfect. You must first know which dresses will best flatter you, and not buy a dress based on fads. Here are some tips on how to choose the right dress that will disguise your flaws and accentuate your best assets. Apple Body Shape – You are busty on top and slim at the bottom, with a not-so-well-defined waist, slim legs and, probably, arms. YES RULE: Go for…