Wedding Season at SouthGate Bath

Wedding season is finally back and it’s set to be busier than ever.

Whether you’re newly engaged, have your big day in the diary, or have got yourself an invite to toast a new happy couple this summer, here’s our wedding essentials guide for SouthGate Bath.

Wedding planning

When you’re planning a wedding there can be a lot to consider – from picking the date and venue choices, to guestlists, music, menus and more – it’s tricky to know where to start.

Stay organised from the off with a wedding planner or notebook from Typo to help keep all of your ideas, bookings and to-do lists in one place, and stay on top of everything you need in time for the special day.

Notepads and pencil case with butterfly and floral details from Typo

*Image provided by Typo

An afternoon with wedding and bridal magazines may also be on the cards. You’ll find a wide selection at Sainsbury’s, filled with helpful hints, tips, ideas and inspiration for your big day.

There’s plenty to be worked through when considering who’ll be joining you on your wedding day. Once you have that agreed, Clinton Cards have a great range of wedding stationery for all of your save the dates and wedding invites.

You may want to go one step further for your extra special guests and treat them to a jewellery keepsake, such as a necklace, cufflinks or personalised bracelet from Pandora or Swarovski.

Be my bridesmaid gift boxes and personalised hampers are also becoming increasingly popular and are the perfect way to ask your closest family and friends to be a part of your special day.

Create a personalised hamper packed with savoury and sweet treats from Sainsbury’s or Hotel Chocolat, as well as a small bottle of champagne or prosecco to celebrate. Or if they’re not a fan of bubbly, pick up some beers, or non-alcoholic fizz instead.

A large box of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat

*Image provided by Hotel Chocolat

Pre-wedding celebrations

If you’re organising a pre-wedding party at home such as a hen or a stag do, you’ll find a great range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks at Sainsbury’s.

From classic Espresso Martinis to minty Mojitos, there’s plenty of inspiration online if you’re looking to create your own cocktail bar. And don’t forget the nibbles!

Dress to impress as a guest

Weddings are the perfect chance to dress up and SouthGate Bath visitors can find a range of wedding guest outfits to suit all styles and budgets.

Whether you opt for a timeless black three piece, or you love a bold print, Tommy Hilfiger have a range of trouser suits to choose from. Add some shiny new brogues or loafers from Office to complete the look.

If you’re shopping for wedding guest dresses, try River Island, AllSaints or H&M. This year’s trending outfits include the classic floral midi dresses, colourful maxi dresses or – for something a little different – try a women’s trouser suit.

A woman wearing a green floral dress from AllSaints she is kicking her leg up.

*Image provided by AllSaints

Don’t forget the finishing touches. The right shoes, bag, jewellery and all-important wedding fascinator will complete your outfit. Head to Accessorize for a good choice.

A close up of flower shaped earrings from Accessorize.

*image provided by Accessorize

Wedding make-up, hair and beauty

If you’re doing your own wedding makeup, head to MAC who will be happy to offer advice and product recommendations.

You may also want to choose a special wedding fragrance. Head to Boots where the team will be able to help and let you sample a range of perfumes and aftershaves to make sure you find the perfect scent.

Wedding gifts for the happy couple

Choosing a wedding gift is rarely an easy task.

A nice wedding photo frame or photo album from Clinton Cards is a thoughtful gift that will help capture memories of their special day.

Or if you’re stuck for ideas on gifts for newlyweds, you can’t go wrong with a voucher from their favourite store.

And finally, Clinton Cards and Card Factory have a lovely range of cards and gift wrapping for the finishing touches.

Whether you’re tying the knot or are shopping outfits and gifts once you’ve RSVP’d, you can find our full list of stores on our Eat Drink Shop page.


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