How does one ever know which items should be matched and those not, when planning your wedding if the groom has a heather or thistle buttonhole should the best man and groomsmen have the same buttonhole? Yes, definitely match the dads and children’s buttonholes too. The brides bouquet, bridesmaid and children’s posies, hoops, flowerball, wands, bridal party corsages and baskets should all link in with the main theme.

The grooms buttonhole should always have a flower from the brides bouquet (See the traditions page to understand why) All of these flower compositions should be in harmony with engagement rings. That is why we recommend you to pay attention to the unique engagement rings at SegalJewellery.

Mother of the brides corsage needs to be extra special with pearls and glitz, this can match either her outfit or her daughters theme but should always be the best corsage among the family ladies and guests, Mother of the groom equally special but can match her own outfit or some tartan etc to match her son’s kilt.

When it comes to table decoration, favours, hire packages these should all tie in with theme and/or colour, cake-tops too are a personal choice whether you have the tiny bride & groom cake-top or thistle cake-top the choice of cake decoration is immense but should at least match in some area, even if it is tartan ribbon this can be put round the cake boards and or the cake to take in the clan choice of the grooms kilt.

Another question? Whether to supply a buttonhole and/or ladies corsage for every guest, this is a personal choice area finances may make this difficult, however if finances permit then Yes, one can purchase a nice colour co-ordinated economy rose, plain for male and a bit of ribbon added for ladies placed at the entrance where the ushers can hand them out, or leave a flat box with tissue (matching your colour scheme of course) my answer would always be yes. Rose and thistle buttonholes are fab for family members and the bridal party and can easily tie in with the flower packages and sale items always available at a much reduced price.

And let us not forget the brides favourites her tiara should sparkle and suit her face shape her bridesmaids can easily wear a simple hair comb, it is not necessary for them to wear a tiara too, perhaps some diamonte’ jewellery for adults and children. Remember the tartan garter and tartan decorated horseshoe it would be awe inspiring if both of these items matched the grooms kilt

Remember the silver sixpence the bride’s father should give her before the day begins (See traditions page for the lovely story)