Monday 2 August 2021

Maid of honour: my picks


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Weddings. My first "adult" wedding threw me straight in at the deep end, as the Maid of Honour. There was so much more to do for the day than I first realised that I wanted to list everything I used, booked and bought in a handy little guide so that when the time comes, wedding season won't throw you off like it did me!

Dress and shoes

When I say dress, I mean dress number 1. The bride and groom were blending their cultures, so after the white wedding as such, came the Arabic and Ghanaian outfits to end the night. The latter was handmade by the groom's family, and a keepsake I'll always cherish. My church dress was a gift from Chi Chi London. When they offered me a dress from their bridesmaid collection, it was perfect timing as the group were just deciding on the choice of dress for the day. Mine was a dark green floor length gown with a cowl neck and the most gorgeous pleats. We added a pearl belt and nude heels to finish the look. 


I was kindly gifted a voucher by Treatwell towards a beauty treatment of my choice. I chose to go for a mani pedi a couple of days before the wedding. Treatwell have thousands of options for treatments, so I chose a nail salon close to home to pop to before the bridal shower. I asked for white on the toes, and nude gels on the fingers. I loved how I could prepay before I went so that the salon would already know what I've booked. Click here to book your treatment through Treatwell.

Hair and Makeup

Blow LTD also kindly gave me a voucher towards an at-home treatment. I went for a Super Glam makeup look and it was brilliant that I could get the makeup artist to come straight to my hotel room, especially with the weather on that July weekend in particular. I was in and out of the chair within 40 minutes and jumped straight into my hair. I knew that out of the two of them, I'd be able to do my hair myself rather than my makeup. Lee Stafford sent over a bunch of hair care products and the Makin Waves hair styler to try out. The styler gave subtle mermaid style waves, instead of rings, which was perfect as I knew my hair would start to drop out the minute we went outside. My waves lasted all day and I just pinned the sides back and had my side fringe out in full. Click here to book your treatment through Blow LTD and here for the styler!


I'll go into a lot more detail about the hotel in another post soon but honestly staying in a hotel the night before the wedding (and the night after) was a blessing. My room, the bride's and a few of the groom's friends and family were next to each other, so being able to pop back and forth the morning of the wedding was fab. 

I hope this bus stop tour of my thoughts was helpful. For now my first adult wedding is complete. And honestly, I'm quite ready for the next one. 


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