Can you feel the love? We’re ringing in the start of wedding season with our complete guide to celebrating in style: inspired guest looks, including spot-on accessories and big day beauty ideas, plus thoughtful gift ideas (at every budget!) to shower the happy couple.
Get with the Dress Code
Heading to a wedding is always a good excuse to go all out in the style department.
If the wedding festivities fall between April and September, bloom-printed pieces feel very of the moment. The key is to play with scale: try a magnified, painterly take or opt for an organic intricate print for a more subtle payoff. Guys can even take part in the floral trend, too (think ties, pocket squares, or even a macro-printed blazer.)
Nothing takes an understated outfit to new heights like extra-special accessories. Pint-sized purses keep your must-haves collected, while chunky-heeled sandals allow for all-night dancing (not to mention, a stable step for outdoor ceremonies). Throw in a hairpiece — headbands and bejeweled barrettes always look pretty — and you’re all set.
Our big day beauty essentials? Luminous foundation, bold lipstick, and eye-popping-meets-waterproof mascara. If you gravitate towards the no-makeup makeup look, invest in fresh-faced essentials like a tinted moisturizer with SPF plus triple-duty cream blush which can be worn on the cheeks, lips, and eyes.
Give the Perfect Gift
A considered mix of thoughtful and unique, these presents are sure to be cherished by the new couple.
Set them up for success in their new home with big ticket items that’ll have real value in their coupled-up abode: a cordless vacuum to make house cleaning a breeze, an air humidifier-slash-purifier to freshen up the space or a high-tech espresso maker to make their morning cup that much better.
SHOP HOME APPLIANCES
Spark some culinary creativity with an out-of-the-ordinary approach to classic cookery. We love the idea of gifting a novel specialty appliance: a pasta maker, air fryer or even a portable pizza oven will undoubtedly be at the centre of their next date night.
Above and Beyond
If you really want to spoil them, pick up some elevated presents they would never think to get themselves. Plush robes, a sumptuous hand soap-and-lotion combination, a new set of sheets with an off-the-charts thread count (or all three!), let them savour a bit of that wedded bliss a little longer.
Want to give them the gift of total choice? Present the happy couple with our versatile E-gift card, available here. It’s one you can personalize with a thoughtful note or even a tailor-made video message to wish the couple a bright and joyful future.
Between the teary vows, the stunning settings and the spirited reception that goes long into the night, there’s so much to love about the new wedding season. For more tips on making the most out of the big day, stay connected through our always-up-to-date newsletter.