Planning

Getting suited and booted with Dobell

For years it has been that you would hire suits for the Grooms men at weddings. However things are changing, with many couples now buying suits or even trousers, shirt and waist coat without having the jacket. For our wedding we did hire our suits because my Hubby wanted a traditional morning suit, but I think if we were to get married again he re-think this.

Tweed Jackets from Dobell

Dobell

Tweed jackets are now very popular, for a smarter look with jeans for an evening out or more formal occasions with a nice pair of trousers.

Tweed waist coats from Dobell

Dobell

I have a friend who married just over a year ago and he and his Grooms party opted for tweed waist coat, white shirt, chinos and bow tie, all wearing brogues. It really suited the Groom and the rustic style of wedding.

Dobell offer a fabulous range of Grooms men items, from tuxedos, dinner suits and morning suits, they really have anything you could want for your Grooms party. Their prices are reasonable with a suit starting at just £79.99 or they currently have an offer of two suits for £140, so you could consider buying your Grooms mens suits instead of hiring them.

Dobell kindly send my Hubby out a Green Tweed Jacket, so he could see the quality of the items and have a a jacket that he can wear for occasions that require a smarter look and also for a casual day out. The jacket normally retails at £99.99 however it is currently on offer for £49.99, such a brilliant price for a tweed jacket.

The Green Tweed jacket that my Hubby was sent, is lovely. It is a nice thick wool blend fabric, fully lined, looks wonderful with  pair of jeans out for lunch or with chinos for an evening out. I have to say that I was impressed with the quality of the jacket, it’s well cut with true to size fit. I often find when buying clothing on line for anyone in our house that sometimes items are not true to the size, which is some times a annoying as you buy something bit its far to big or to small then you have to arrange to send it back and get new items sent out to you. My Hubby now has his eye on the matching waist coat to go with his lovely jacket.

*Thank you Dobell for sending my Hubby a lovely jacket. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Wedding planning with Rooi

When I first got engaged I was so excited to start with the planning of the wedding. As my regular readers will know I love stationary, so it should be no surprise to you that finding a note book for planning my wedding was top of the list.

I love finding a fabulous new company that fills my heart with joy and my bank account with dread. Somewhere that I can spend one to many hours looking at beautiful items, while the children are in bed. Rooi offer me everything I want, beautiful gifts for my friends (and me. Items for the home, some of their bedding ranges are stunning, I cannot wait to move house to splash out on them. Then items for my home office but for any office adding that little something a bit luxurious and special. Not forgetting a great range of Katie Spade items for weddings.

Wedding Planning With Rooi

Wedding planning with Rooi

I had seen Rooi over on both Twitter and Instagram. Filling my feeds with the most beautiful items for both your home and your office. While browsing their website I fell in love with a floral range that they stock by BAN.DO. The rose parade is perfect for wedding planning, especially as it has the beautiful floral feel that so many brides to be are after at the moment. Note books, pens, pencil cases, water bottles, even a matching gym bag, so you can hit the gym in style.

I love lists and making your wedding check list is one of the most important ones you could possibly make. So, take some time to yourself, make a drink and head out in the garden sit down and start planning. I always think that having the the right equipment is all part of the fun. When it comes to the right equipment for wedding planning, I think this BAN.DO collect is perfect.

A beautiful note book, set of pretty pens. A lovely pencil case, not only good for your pretty pens but for all of the business cards you will pick up visiting wedding shows. Then a thermal drinks holder for when you are heading out to visit different companies to keep the caffeine levels topped up when making those important decisions.

What do you think to my wedding planning collection? I love it, the quality of the items is fabulous and I would highly recommend ordering items from Rooi. In fact I have my eyes on some of their photo frames that I plan to order soon.

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Rooi, thank you for sending me out this beautiful collection. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

How to pick the perfect engagement ring…

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Although your mind is probably running with all of the different things that you’ve got to plan, there’s one thing that you may want to sort out before you start on your wedding planning checklist. And that’s to pick out your perfect engagement ring. Sometimes, your now fiancé will have chosen something for you, but when he wants you to choose something for yourself, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make. Not only are you going to want to find something that you love, but you’re also going to want to choose a ring that will last you a lifetime.

Do some research…

First of all, to get you off on the right foot, you’re going to want to make sure that you do some research. So head to a range of informative sites such as Your Diamond Guru that can help you out. When you first think about choosing your ring, you can feel a bit overwhelmed. There are so many different rings that you could think about getting, that it’s possible you’re not entirely sure which will be the one for you. But by doing some research, you’ll be able to narrow things down.

Choose the metal band…

With your mind a little more clued up on all of your options, it’s time to start making some firmer choices. The first of which is going to be your choice of metal. Whether you go for silver, gold, or platinum, you may also want to think about the colour – especially when it comes to gold. With gold, you could go for white gold, yellow gold, or even rose gold. So, you’re going to want to choose a colour that suits your style and taste the most.

Choose the cut of the diamond…

Now that you’ve got the color and metal chosen, you’re also going to want to think about the shape of the diamond itself, known as the cut. There are lots of diamond cuts that you could consider, based on your own preferences. Whether you like the classic square shape or a more modern pear, you’re going to want to figure out what shapes you like the most to help narrow down your search.

Maybe even the colour of the stone…

You may also want to think about the colour of the diamond too. A lot of the time, you’ll see a lot of clear diamonds used within engagement rings. But they are not your own choice. Coloured diamonds can look just as stunning too. You may even decide that you want to go with an emerald or a sapphire, rather than a diamond itself.

Think about your budget…

By narrowing down your preferences on the metal, diamond cut, and color, you’re getting a lot closer to finding your perfect engagement ring. But now, the rest you should choose based on your budget. To some, the clarity and carat size of the diamond will matter, but not to everyone. So make sure you stick to your budget when you’re making these final choices on your diamond engagement ring.