Whether you're the groom, the best man, usher or father of the bride, you will want to look your very best on the big day.
Two and three piece suits or tuxedos, or perhaps smart separates; there is a huge range of styles to choose from so that you can look worthy of the occasion.
Some weddings have a specific theme but almost all weddings fall into the categories of formal, casual or trendy (current fashion) so once you have both decided on your theme, go for it!
Here’s some great men's and boys' outfitters based in Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding magazine when contacting a men's and boys' outfitter.
Dawn Clarke Designs, based in Hampshire, create vintage inspired and bespoke children's wear for your dream wedding. All Dawn's clothing is designed by her, using traditional techniques, ensuring that it stands the test of time.
Located in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, Victoria Ann Bridal can boast being the only bridal shop in Weymouth, that can provide something special for every bride, mother of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, flower girls and the young ladies preparing for their prom.
Stylish advice for grooms, fathers-of-the-bride and ushers
Choosing your wedding dress is only part of the story when it comes to styling your big day. In order to achieve a coordinated look, it's important to think about what the men who make up the wedding party will be wearing. What you choose will ultimately come down to the style of wedding you're planning, the location and of course the time of year. Here Cliff Bashforth, MD of Colour Me Beautiful shares with us his advice on how to ensure that they not only look the part but feel comfortable too. Do not overlook the men who will be at your wedding. What they choose, or you tell them, to wear must complement what you are wearing and be consistent with the rest of the bridal party. A little guidance on colour and fit will ensure that they, too, look the part and feel comfortable.
Posted: 18 November 2022
3 months for your father-in-law to like you!
A new survey, conducted by greetings card marketplace, thortful.com, has looked to reveal the time it takes father-in-laws to approve of their son/daughter's partner, revealing that the average amount of time is three months. The study quizzed 1,000 father-in-laws across the UK on how long it takes for them to approve of their son-in-law, as well as the attributes that are most important to them. It was found that a quarter of father-in-laws (25%) said they actually approved of their son/daughter partner from the first moment they met them, with just less than one in 10 (9%) taking 7 months or longer to approve.
Posted: 5 August 2022
Scotland to run out of kilts this summer as wedding bookings soar
Scotland could run out of kilts this summer with many suppliers already closing their books due to record demand. With two years of delayed weddings now able to go ahead, along with this year's planned ceremonies, the iconic ceremonial dress is in short supply meaning the unthinkable could happen; Scotland may actually run out of kilts! David Dalrymple of A1 Kilt Hire said, "We have never seen such a high level of demand for kilt hire. The pandemic has created a record number of wedding bookings for the summer; some people have been waiting since early 2020 to tie the knot, there's also those people who cancelled in 2021 plus couples who had always planned to get married in 2022 all trying to secure a kilt for their big day. Everyone needs one at the same time and although we've managed to accommodate all requests so far, others have already reached their capacity for the whole summer."
Posted: 20 June 2022
Top suit trends for the groom by tailoring specialists Pritchards
With more than 185 years of tailoring experience, Pritchards Menswear has worked through the decades supporting groomsmen in looking and feeling their best on their wedding day. With each passing year - and each passing wedding season - the team have had the pleasure and excitement of navigating both the nuanced and bold changes in fashion, as well as the shifts in wedding tradition that have made space for further expressionism and creativity in the age-old art of tailoring.Edward Pritchard, owner of Pritchards Menswear says, "While shifts in fashion and societal trends naturally occur over time, the last two years have dramatically challenged many of the traditional aspects of weddings, be it the size, the location, or the level of formality involved. With many cancelling, rescheduling, or downsizing their wedding celebrations, society has seemingly embraced the smaller, the hyper-personal, and the bespoke in a new and exciting way.
Posted: 30 September 2021