Calling all Grooms of 2019. Are you starting to feel the nerves in anticipation for your upcoming wedding? Clammy hands, weak knees, an unsettled stomach - these feelings are completely normal. Usually, they are caused by a fear of the unknown. Let us guide you through your wedding preparation, and quell those fears once and for all.
Stay tuned as we let you in on a few secrets for success, including how to navigate your big day with the least amount of stress possible.
1. Remember to have your say
The bridal party shouldn't be exclusively making decisions without your involvement. Remember that this is your wedding too, and you have at least 50% of the say (this percentage is obviously negotiable depending on your partner’s enthusiasm)!
Do you have ideas about the colour scheme? Voice them! Do you want a different flavour cake? Tell them! Do you want to wear a stack of bracelets? Wear them!
2. Have a good night’s sleep
Leave the partying to the stag do, and have a well-deserved rest the night before your wedding day. There’s nothing worse than battling a hangover whilst having to deal with the camera flashes and lengthy speeches. You want to enjoy the moment, and you want to remember it.
3. Send your wife-to-be a gift
The night before the wedding, arrange to have a surprise gift delivered to your wife-to-be. Consider an engraved piece, and inscribe the date of your wedding or both of your initials on it. Take a look at these timeless and elegant pendants below - they are just itching to be personalised!
Your partner can choose to wear it on the wedding day itself, or choose to keep it somewhere safe in the meantime. Pieces like these become heirlooms that are passed down from generation to generation.
Bernarda | Personalised Engraved 9kt Large Oval Token Pendant, Personalised Engraved 9kt Large Heart Token Pendant, Personalised Engraved 9kt Medium Round Token Pendant | £430.00, £350.00 and £500.00
4. Check that your formal wear is suitable
Does your suit match the colour scheme and theme of your wedding? Will it compliment your partner’s outfit, or will it clash?
There are many variables that you need to consider when choosing your tux. Firstly, you need to think about comfort. Is this something that you can wear for a long period of time? More importantly… can you dance in it?
5. Wear Cufflinks to tie your look together
Who said that men can’t wear distinctive and edgy jewellery on their wedding day? Your day, your choice. Cufflinks are an essential accessory for the modern man, and your look would be unfinished without them.
Here is a striking collection of cufflinks by designer Lili Cassis. She creates miniature works of wearable art that exude mechanical beauty. This is jewellery that is inspired by the passing of time. It has been expertly handcrafted using authentic components and watchmaker materials. They are limited edition, as each piece has unique characteristics due to their vintage watch skeletons.
The concept of time is a poignant one here. These cufflinks would symbolise the importance of the time you have shared together, and signal a new passage of time that you will enter into when married. Intricate and powerful. You need these cufflinks in your life.
LC COLLECTION | Silver Plated Brass Vintage Hamilton Skeleton Gear Cufflinks Gold, Silver Plated Brass Vintage Longines Watch Mechanism Cufflinks, Black Gun Metal Plated Brass Vintage Watch Movement Cufflinks | £120.00, £205.00 and £109.00
6. Keep an eye on your Groomsmen
What colour dresses and jewellery are the bridesmaids wearing? Bare in mind that your Groomsmen need to compliment this. Of course, each individual can have a slightly different aesthetic that is dependent on their personality, but there should be an overall theme that ties them all together.
Make sure they adhere to the colour scheme of the wedding, and deck them out with the freshest suits you can find (not as fresh as yours though)!
7. Practice your speech again, and again, and again
As the good old saying goes, practice definitely does make perfect. The speech can be a source of stress, but at least the Best Man’s speech will take some of the heat off you for a bit. Don’t be afraid to improvise if you get some last-minute inspiration.There is nothing more romantic than when your love for your partner overwhelms you and you cannot express or contain it anymore.
8. Know your best angles
It’s your wedding day, so be prepared for cameras popping up from every angle. From your professional photographer’s lens, to your Mother-in-law’s ancient mobile, you may be overwhelmed by the attention and forget to actually smile.
Practice your poses in the mirror, and get your partner involved. Trust us, this will come in useful. Get to know your best angles for your photographs. If you are wearing a necklace, bracelet, rings or a pair of cufflinks, then this is the time to show them off. Make sure that any pictures taken of you feature your jewellery.
9. Stand out from the crowd
All of your wedding guests will be wearing suits, so how do you make sure that your look is visible above everyone else's? All eyes won’t just be on the bride, they’ll be on you too! Consider some statemented and unique jewellery to elevate your style. Shop our Men's Jewellery collection and find the perfect piece for you.
10. Don’t forget to enjoy yourself
This one is self-explanatory, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded.
Best of luck, and congratulations!