Dress codes can cause a lot of confusion. You should be looking forward to that upcoming wedding or big bash, but instead you’re fretting about what to wear. Everyone worries about getting it wrong and looking out of place, but with a little bit of preparation there’s no need to worry.
Here’s our guide to the 10 rules of social dress codes (of course, in some exceptional circumstances – rules were made to be broken)…
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There are a million things to think about ahead of your wedding day. While your flowers will likely be one of the last things to arrive on the big day, they need to be ordered early on.
But where do you start?
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Dressing for the races can be a tricky one, for both men and women. As it’s not the kind of event you attend every day, and the dress code for racecourse events tends to be more formal than other occasions, it can be difficult to know quite what to wear.
How formal should you go when dressing for the races? Will you end up buying something that you don’t really feel comfortable in and that you may not wear much again?
Below are our essential tips for choosing an outfit for the races, to help you feel and look amazing. Let’s start by looking at what to avoid.
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Here at Compton House of Fashion, not only do we provide our services to Mothers of the Bride & Groom, we also cater for Mature & Second Time Brides.
Our buying team are very mindful of this when they go to London to see the Designers and they choose versatile outfits suitable for everyone regardless of shape or size.
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Choosing a theme is the first and arguably one of the most crucial parts of your wedding planning, but it can be difficult to know where to start. No need to panic though, as we’ve put together this useful guide to help you choose a theme that reflects you and your partner and will wow your guests.
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It’s time to start shopping for the big day! If you’re a mother of the bride/groom, you’re going to need something fabulous to wear. But where to start? Bridal magazines and blogs are brimming with ideas for what’s on trend, but the most popular styles don’t necessarily suit everyone.
Rather than following fashion trends, it’s much more important to find something that flatters you and your body shape. You want to feel comfortable and confident at the wedding, from holding back the tears in the ceremony to all those photographs taken later on.
Here then is our handy guide to help you find a figure-flattering plus size outfit that will make you feel simply fabulous (but not too fabulous – you don’t want to upstage the bride after all.)
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According to Bridebook’s 2018 Wedding Report, the venue is reported to be the highest associated cost to the wedding with spend in venues and marquee reaching £6,152 and £5,468 respectively. There was also a 22% increase in venue dressing (transforming a venue to meet the theme of your wedding) which now amounts to £882.
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As the mother of the bride, you’d want to be able to support your daughter in every way possible, from finding the perfect dress to helping her plan the big day. In fact, your presence and support, in general, will be essential during this joyous but also stressful time.
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One of the most exciting moments in a woman’s life is being proposed to by the man she loves. Next comes the rather daunting task of planning the wedding. When confronted with the many things that need to get done for the big event, things can get pretty overwhelming, pretty quickly.
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Since the Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne and the first race, “Her Majesty’s Plate” was run, the annual day of thoroughbred horse racing at the prestigious Berkshire racecourse has been an occasion devoted to dressing up to the maximum. Almost as much as the horse racing itself, Royal Ascot has always been about turning heads through unabashed fashion flamboyance.
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