(Closed) Pippa Middleton's wedding

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
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Helper bee

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hazelbee :  So glad to see morning suits being defended! My fiance is wearing one for our wedding in Canada seeing as he’s British. I like them, very few events in most people’s lifetime they’ll get the chance to wear one! 

Post # 48
192 posts
Blushing bee

she looks beautiful, but I had expected something more amazing for her dress, considering how much it supposedly cost. Her dress is pretty but looks like something that could be easily bought for a lot less money.

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

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tiffanybruiser :  thing is in the UK I’d say tuxes are for the uber posh. If you had a tuxedo wedding then your whole wedding is probably at the four seasons or the ritz. As UK bee said tuxes are usually for dinners and galas. I’m originally from the north where it’s typically considered working class (i.e. Not posh). For the men where I’m from they possibly wore a tux to prom and even that would be considered a little excessive. They would never wear a tux to get married in but they would either wear a morning suit or a normal suit. UK weddings also typically start a lot earlier so in the US you would possibly expect a wedding with tuxedos to start in the evening but everybwedding I’ve been to has started between 1 and 3pm. A tux at 1pm in the US feels as weird as a tux at 1pm in the U.K. Sure some people do it but the most prefer to leave tuxedos until the evening.

My husband is from what is considered to be a posh part of the UK (although he’s not even slightly posh) but he’s worn a dinner jacket (tux) three times in his life, all were to balls we had whilst we were at university. However, he wears suits every work day. He has a range of suits in the mid-high quality range. He’s not at the point of having custom made suits but he spends more on his work suits than some other people spend on their wedding suits (should they buy them). He’s in an industry where the quality of your suit is noted. He can get away without tailor made suits at the moment because of his level. So he could have easily worn one of his work suits for our wedding. He would have looked smart and modern but he really didn’t want to. In the same way I didn’t want to wear a work dress on our wedding and I wouldn’t wear my wedding dress in the office. He wanted something more than just a work suit.

Some men are moving away from the morning suits because they can feel old fashioned but for men who wear suits everyday or prefer the more formal approach, there aren’t a lot of alternatives to a morning suit. Actually, DH’s (English) cousin married a US citizen, he wore a tux on their wedding day (as is the morn for a formal wedding) and it’s weird to look at him in the context of the British little church and village hall reception in a tux but it suited them.

Post # 50
642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

Honestly, I thought her ‘headpiece’ looked too much like a crown. It’s by Robinson Pelham and it’s called the maidenhair fern TIARA. His pieces are very expensive and the tiara is probably made from precious metal so I’m sure its very expensive. I just can’t get over the feeling that she was throwing money at the wedding in order to match Kate’s. 

Post # 51
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Sugar bee

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UK-bee :  Lady Chatto’s dress is my faviorate gown. Pippa could have really pulled that one off.

Margaret’s ring was really diffrent. Some days I love it, others I hate it. 

Post # 52
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Busy Beekeeper

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loz24 :  Very interesting – I def had no idea that morning suits were customary for all weddings in the UK cause I’ve really only seen them in photos of royal or “almost royal” weddings. Just assumed it was a posh thing. Perhaps I am being too hard on them! They just look jarringly old fashioned to me…but I completely get what you mean about your husband wanting to wear something special rather than a reg business suit to his wedding. 🙂

My husband actually has to wear tuxes to work all the time (classical musician) so did NOT want one for his wedding. He had a beatiful 3 piece light gray suit custom made. It was cute to see him so excited about his wedding clothes!

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