Planning your wedding day I Part 2 I Dress & Suppliers


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Following on from our last blog post we thought we would explore the next stage of planning a wedding now you’ve thought about the venue, the theme and the numbers! About ten months before the big day it’s time to get creative and think about what you would like to wear and those all-important accessories to go with that dream wedding dress! We’re thinking veils, tiaras, jewellery and shoes!

…and don’t just think white, a few weeks ago here at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel the bride wore bright burnt orange satin high heels underneath a long classic white dress and they looked great!

It’s also time to choose bridesmaids and ushers and their outfits! You can be traditional or bold – the choice is yours, but thinking about it now will save time and effort as the big day will come round sooner than you think. Think about themes and colours that suit you not just your shading but your personality. Why not have a girlie get together with your bridesmaids and start planning! It’s not only a good excuse for a catch up but a shopping trip too!

If you’ve found a designer somewhere else in the world or seen a perfect dress online remember it can take time to get things shipped across to the UK and don’t forget to factor in fittings into your time schedule. Sizes do vary around the world so a size 14 here could be subsequently smaller if you buy a dress from Asia so chances are adjustments will have to be made. When ordering anything online remember to double check there is a secure payment system and you trust the site.

At this stage it may also be a good time to book some key people for the event as the best get booked up early. We’re talking florists, hairdressers, beauty therapists, photographers, cake makes and wedding cars! Oxfordshire is full of good wedding suppliers and if you’re stuck for contacts our wedding lounge at the Oxford Thames Four Pillars Hotel has a host of supplier numbers so please free to pop in and browse.

It maybe that these suppliers can also help with some of your decisions for example a florist can advise best what flowers are in season and then in turn help with colour choices on the day. The wedding car maybe a sleek bright red sports car, an old black cab or a traditional Rolls Royce all these quirks and characters start to build the theme of the day! Our chair cover supplier even recommends to colour co-ordinate with the curtains in our Oxford Suite if you really want to be perfectly matched.

As the count- down begins next time we’ll look at the six monthly checks to ensure you’re on schedule for your perfect dream wedding day!

If you are looking to book an Oxford wedding venue why not pop by and visit us here at Oxford Thames Four Pillars and see the newly refurbished College Barge, the ornate walled garden and new for Autumn 2012 our outside gazebo!

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