Bridal Buzz October 4

Suit-fitting services with a difference, can't-miss dress sales and best-ever guest favours – we bring you this week's bridal buzz.

    Groom service
    Calling all Wellington grooms – your ultimate suit-fitting experience is here, with Chambers, Barkers’ biggest-ever store, opening on Lambton Quay. Be inspired by the portraits of New Zealand’s prime ministers – only the stylish ones of course –that adorn the walls and enjoy a cup of coffee (or something stronger – single-malt whiskey, anyone?) while you embrace the store’s made-to-measure suit service from December 1.

    Exclusive bridal dress sale
    On the dress hunt? If you haven’t already stopped by Alma J Bridal Boutique’s new Ponsonby store, you should really make it your business to, preferably sometime between next Thursday and Saturday. A selection of gowns from Essense of Australia’s 2014 collection will be on display for three days – pick out your fave under the watchful eye of courtier Alma Wong, who, as she proved at Fashion Week last month, knows a thing or two about making a bride look her best.

    Bridal skin care
    If the stress of wedding planning is taking its toll on your skin, don’t fret – we think we’ve found the ultimate solution: introducing True, a certified organic skincare range that’s just launched. The brand’s creator, Nicki Hanning, is based in Wanaka, and she’s all about holistic health. Each product comes with a ‘My Handful of Quiet’ insert that offers inspiration for finding your own ‘place of calm’. Calling upon ingredients such as rosehip, camellia and green tea (so virtuous sounding they’re sure to result in a wedding-worthy glow!) the formulas are pumped full of antioxidants and can be bought from True’s website.

    Guest favour idea
    When you produce a magazine that’s all about weddings, your ears prick up at any mention of romance – that’s why Lush’s Christmas Kisses collection, which hit stores this week, caught our attention straight away. Treat your bridesmaids (or yourself) to a loved-up pampering pack, or break the gifts up and dispense them as favours at Christmas-time nuptials.

     Also, one lucky Bridal Party member will be in to win a $50 Lush pampering pack – join the party here and email your phone number and postal address with the subject line ‘Lush’ to [email protected]

    New issue out Monday!
    Ready for a fresh dose of big day ideas? Good news! Our Spring issue hits shelves Monday – prepare yourself for 200+ pages of style inspiration plus a whole lot of beauty advice (including how to make the idea of exercise that bit easier to stomach) and etiquette guidance (should children really make the guest list?). Also, receive a free gift from MOR or a complimentary copy of our favourite foodie title Dish when you buy the magazine at select stores. Only three days to go!

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