Male perspective

Wedding Music

14 Gen 2014, Posted by Whitethings in Blog, Male perspective

Organising music for your wedding can be a rewarding but difficult task. There are quite a few moments in a wedding where music can really lift the atmosphere to a different level: the wedding ceremony, the reception, the evening entertainment. My wife and I are both musical, and so are many of our friends and family, so it was obvious that we were going to have a lot of music at our wedding but, at first, we were decidedly getting carried away with it (well, I was, at least) and were nearly turning our wedding into a concert.  So if you are in charge of organising your own wedding music, get the balance right, immediately. Remember: people are coming to share in your great day and not to listen to music; they want to concentrate on you and your wife and have a good time with you. So music should add a pleasant touch to the atmosphere; it should be a tasteful and meaningful accompaniment. Music is also a very sensitive aspect of a wedding. Whether you opt for a church wedding or a civil wedding, in a town hall, hotel or on the beach, make sure the music fits…

What do I wear to a wedding?

22 Dic 2013, Posted by Lucy in Blog, Male perspective

Gone are the days when a rented tuxedo was the only fashion option open to the groom for his own wedding, while the bride spent hours and hours choosing a tailor and fabric for her beautiful dress. Modern grooms are approaching their sartorial decision well determined to inject a bit of their own style into their wedding suit, and there is evidence that grooms are becoming more fashion conscious: in London, for example, many Savile Row fashion houses from Turnbull and Asser to Anderson and Sheppard are now offering a wider choice of wedding attire and in the finest wedding venues (Claridge’s, Soho House, Savoy), it is more and more common to see a variety of stunning men’s wedding fashion styles. So, if I were to organise my wedding today, what fashion choices would I make? I went to talk to my friend Attilio Iaboni of Momento Moda, London fashion consultants, and asked him to guide me through the choice. After listening to him and looking at the wonderful suits he provides, these are the main options I would consider for my own wedding. Classic morning coat. You can never rule this out of course; this is always a great…

The bride is the star of the wedding day; and so it should be. Nevertheless, the groom should not miss out on organising what will be one of the best days of his life –if not the best. I appreciate that some grooms are happy to let their future wife organise everything and simply be told where they are supposed to be and at what time on the day, but my advice is to be fully involved with the organisation and to divide the responsibilities. This will take some pressure off the bride and will give the groom a feeling that he is actually more important than the wedding cake. Take some time out with your wife-to-be to decide what each one of you is going to do (why not a romantic and productive week-end away from it all?); have a serious consultation on each one’s duties so that you are both happy and comfortable;  take full responsibility for your duties and go for it. There are a lot of things that a man can do to give his contribution so that the wedding day will also be his day: organise the music, hire the musicians, hire the rehearsal venue,…