Your bridal party plays a hugely important role on your wedding day – show your appreciation by planning some sensational surprises for them.
- A fragrance-combining session with your bridesmaids at Auckland-based Jo Malone (jomalone.co.nz) is a fabulous alternative to traditional pre-wedding pampering as it allows you to mix your favourite scented cologne, body crème, bath oil or shower gel into a bespoke signature scent. Store manager Anne Knight says brides will often create one scent for themselves and have their bridesmaids make up their own different, yet complementary, fragrances. “As the ladies walk up the aisle they create a sensory experience that dovetails together nicely.”
- Jewellery or a bridal hair accessory are always a well-received thank you gift for the girls, and a little bling can go a long way to dressing up your groomsmen’s suits. “I gave each of my groomsmen a box engraved with a thank you message and containing a pair of cufflinks,” said one groom
- In fact, personalised bridalwear has become hugely popular. Invite your bridesmaids to choose their own dress colour in line with your theme, or a style that suits their unique body shape.
- For the boys, Crane Brothers hand-stitches your groomsmen’s initials or your wedding date into their shirt or necktie. “We look for ways to make the experience more special,” says Murray Crane. “This service gives pieces a customised feel – they have that extra level of individuality”.
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