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Easy Tips to Become A Charming Groom

Tubby men, scruffy men, puny men, beefy men – when you put them in designer suits and swanky shoes, they all ooze sex appeal.

A good suit tailor is like an adroit diamond cutter who can turn raw stones into blinding gems that know no brilliance hitherto.

He knows your body – probably more than you do, and has the eye and knack to make you look a million bucks for just a fraction of the price.

For the clueless grooms, you are lucky to read this post as we are going to guide you how to suit up and stand out! Enjoy your read!

 

Which designs would you suggest for the different body types?

What is the suggestion for grooms who perspire easily?

Natural Materials like cotton, 100% pure light-weight wool and linen. A good suit should be made in fine-quality wool. For grooms who perspire easily, they should wear 100% cotton shirt underneath the jacket. They should also stick to just jacket and trousers, and no waistcoat.

Advice for grooms when they look for a tailor:

Please look for one that has a good reputation and follows the latest fashion trends.

 

Double-breasted vs Single-breasted

A single-breasted jacket is more commonly seen. It consists of just one row of buttons while a double-breasted coat bears two parallel sets of buttons. Men with a small frame should avoid double-breasted jackets as its bulky shape will make you appear shorter.

Unlike the single-breasted design, the double-breasted suit – which is suitable for formal weddings – must be buttoned up at all times to do justice the look. It can make grooms who melt easily under hot weather look and feel hot in the wrong way.

Portly men will look smart and chic when tucked into a double-breasted suit, as the extra layer of fabric and two rows of buttons across the front create an illusion of a flatter tummy.

 

Lapels

Lapels are the two flaps of fabric that run from the collar down the front of a jacket. While they do not add inches to your height or chest line, they are an expression of your style, taste and personality. Lapels on a wedding suit jacket should have a buttonhole on the left to hold the boutonniere.

Notched lapels, also known as step lapels, are sewn to the collar at an angle to create a visual “step affect”. It is the most common style and often seen on business suits. This type of lapels lacks flair but is recommended for grooms who hope to reuse their wedding suit at the workplace.

Compared to notched lapels, peaked or pointed lapels are more flamboyant, with pointy flaps that extend beyond the jacket collar. Single-breasted, peaked lapel suit is pretty dressy, and yet suave and distinctive.

Shawl lapels, otherwise known as roll collar, are more toned down and feature smooth-curved flaps that appear informal. It is an excellent choice for short and stocky guys who want to create a more vertical line.

 

Accessories

Shirt: Plain white, point collar shirts match easily with all jackets. You should choose a collar that is flattering to your face. For example, you can opt for a spread collar if you have a narrow face; or if you have a round face, you might want to consider a straight point collar. As a rule, never wear a button-down collar shirt with a double-breasted suit.

Belt, shoes, and socks: Your belt should be the same colour as your shoes. Black is usually a safe choice for both shoes and belt. Wingtips or shoes that feature a toe cap that spreads out toward the sides of the shoes, or other traditional lace-up shoes are recommended. Very importantly, your socks should match your pants.

Ties: Your tie should have subtle patterns and background colours to match the jacket. Bow tie is a classic and never goes out of style. It is suave, sophisticated and debonair and sets the groom apart from the entourage.

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Creative Way to Design Exclusive Wedding Invitation

Parts of a Wedding Invitation

If you are going for a contemporary style, anything goes – from fun and fanciful to chic and stylish, you are limited only by your own creativity. If you are going for the traditional from however, here are a few things to include:

 

  • Inner & outer envelopes

The outer envelope bears the stamp and address of your guest (it should contain the return address in case your invitation fails to reach the intended recipient) while the inner envelope encloses the names of those you are inviting.

Tips: Even if you are going for the non-traditional manner, it is still a good idea to have an inner and outer envelope so that if the latter gets damaged or soiled in the mailing process, the former stays unblemished.

 

  • RSVP cards

Also known as response cards, they allow your guests to inform whether or not they will be attending your wedding and if so, how many guests they will be bringing. RSVP cards are normally accompanied by pre-stamped and addressed envelopes to encourage your guests to send them back.

If a guest has not replied 2 weeks before the wedding, it would be a good idea call him up and confirm his attendance. RSVP cards are a small expense, considering that they let you make any necessary changes to catering or seating early in the stage.

 

  • Save The Date cards

With the hectic pace of the society, it becomes increasingly important to give your guests as much notice as possible. Save The Date cards are not part of the actual invitation and are sent out at least 3 months prior to the wedding. They are normally sent to guests who live overseas and may be essential to the planning for flights or taking time off from work.

 

  • Invitation cards

Containing the time, date and venue of the special occasion, they are traditionally printed on a 6”x4” or 7”x5” stiff, smooth card.

 

  • Map cards

Containing a map with directions to your wedding venue, they are printed as a courtesy to guests who may not be familiar with the area.

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Simple Ways to Prepare Your Wedding Card

Your wedding day is going to be one of the most important days in your life and as such, your wedding card is going to be the most important invitation that you will ever send out. Choosing wedding invitations can be a daunting task, what with the myriad of stationary, designs and printing options available. The first chance to introduce the setting, theme and flavour of the wedding to your guests, the card should also reflect your personalities.

Printing Options

  • Engraving: This is the most traditional, formal and expensive style of print that gives off a classic feel. The design is pressed through the paper so that it can be felt at the back of the sheet.
  • Embossing: A metal plate is stamped onto the paper to leave the imprints of the design. Used to accentuate invitations with motifs, monograms and borders with a 3-dimensional effect, embossing is expensive and takes about 3-4 weeks to be ready. Another method is the thermography, which leaves a shiny and glossy finish to the raised letterings.
  • Lithography: Also knows as offset or flat printing, lithography is the most commonly used yet less expensive style of printing. It involves printing letterings with ink and does not produce a raised or pressed-through finish.
  • Digital Printing: Providing high resolution and lifelike images, this is the least expensive printing option and is most suitable for smooth or lightly textured paper.
  • Calligraphy: Commonly used for names and addresses on the inner and outer envelopes, it makes the invitation feel more traditional and adds a personal and elegant touch.

 

Mailing Out the Cards

Mailing out your invitations may seem an easy errand but there are several things you should take note of to make sure they arrive safely in the hands of your guests.

  • Weddings invitations should be mailed 4-6 weeks before the wedding.
  • RSVP cards should be sent out at least 3 months before the wedding.
  • Have an invitation card weighed at the post office so that you will know exactly how much postage the overall package will cost.
  • If you invitation uses stiff or textured cards or has an irregular shape, use non-standard mail instead of standard mail. Standard mail is processed by machines and your cards may get damaged in the process.

 

Saving Money on Wedding Invitations

If you are on a tight budget or looking at making allowances for other expenses, there are several ways to save on the invites.

  • Choose simple designs. If you must have an elaborate design, then balance out the cost by choosing less expensive paper.
  • Place orders well in advance as last minute orders can incur a higher cost.
  • Create your own invitations. This is a great chance to put your skills to use. There are countless DIY wedding invitation kits available which include all the necessary stationary such as paper, ribbons, stamps and seals.
  • Send email notifications instead of cards.
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Country Style

Time trickles slowly in the charming countryside of somewhere both of you fall in love with. Everyone is enjoying a quiet moment of your nuptial celebration whereas a bouquet which like a spray of soft purple callas and lime green dendrobiums with light-catching silver wire wandering aimlessly around the blooms.

The flower girl is holding some yellow gold mokaras with a few twigs of lavender, a favourite flower of the bride’s. Everything seems to be simple yet elegant and romantic.

 

 

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White Wedding

It is a dreamy walk in the clouds. A plethora of white flowers of different varieties selected for their shapes and silhouettes to conjure “a match made in heaven”.

White roses, hydrangeas and Phalaenopsis orchids can be set in tall clear vases rise to the occasion on the guest tables. Mirrors can be used on the tables to enhance the effect if you would mind to add it.