With summer around the corner, invitations are being delivered and plans finalised, and guests are eagerly looking forward to this year’s important events. As a guest, now is the perfect time to find the perfect outfit, consider purchases for the upcoming nuptials and finalise gift lists.
Looking for some wedding fashion advice? See what our brand partners suggest this season. Please note that any pricing / offers are correct at time of publishing this blog but are subject to change - please check the offers section of our website for the latest promotions and extra savings available.
Suit Direct provide classic, modern and contemporary styles with designer brands such as Pierre Cardin and Will Hunt – so there’s something to suit all styles. In-store you can find the perfect outfit, accessories and shoes for all the party. From suits, shirts and jackets, to ties, pocket squares and handkerchiefs, they have everything you might want for your day. If you’re still looking for the groomsmen’s suits, the groom goes free with five or more suits hired – so make sure to try out the many different styles in-store. You can also hire smart shoes from the store, depending on what you’re looking for.
A helpful tip – bring a swatch from the bridesmaid dresses, so the store can help you colour-match the ties and pocket squares. If you have a group of men to measure up, try and organise a date when everyone can attend, or measure them at home before you come.
For the dress: Think prints, florals and velvets
This season sophisticated prints, florals and rich velvets are on trend, especially for the style-conscious guests. There are many beautiful options for suitable wedding guest dresses in the stores this year, so make sure you visit Coast, French Connection, Hobbs or Phase 8 for the latest inspiration of dresses, skirts, blouses and accessories.
Visit any of our women’s fashion brands, and with our team of helpful, experienced and fashion-conscious staff, they’ll help you select the perfect outfit for all wedding locations and months.
Accessorise, accessorise, accessorise
To bring your look up to date for summer 2018, accessorise your outfit with a basket bag and a sculptural heel. Head to Radley, Jaeger or Coast for some of our favourites this season. Or if you prefer something more traditional, visit Pittards for a classic leather handbag or clutch.
Whatever your style, price range or favourites this season, there are many brands at Clarks Village with a selection of beautiful pieces to accessories your outfit. Take a trip to Chapelle where you can get a wide range of beautiful jewellery at affordable prices. Right now, the store is offering amazing discounts on all jewellery, with 10% on purchases over £100 and 15% off purchases over £500. Plus, if you’re looking for a gift for your other half, you can get an extra 15% off all Ben Sherman, Casio and Citizen watches – which are already at least 30% off RRP.
You should also take a trip to Ernest Jones for some beautiful wristwear, earrings and rings. From popular designer watches to diamond encrusted necklaces, bracelets and matching earrings, there’s something for everyone. Claire’s Accessories have lots of fun and bold pieces, and Coast have a range of fabulous chunky earrings to complete your look.
For the added luxury this season, pop into Molton Brown on your visit. Its range of indulgent and fragrant hand creams, shower gels and moisturisers will have you feeling wonderful as you prepare for the main event. If you prefer one of the “Navigation Through Scent” fragrances, you can now enjoy 50% off the RRPs. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
When it comes to presents, traditional department store gift lists are becoming rare as more couples set up home before they marry, and now that there are many alternative gift list options available, including money, gift websites and honeymoon gift vouchers. So to help avoid the stress, we’ve put together some of our favourite gift suggestions.
The perfect reminder of the day
Perfume is the perfect gift for anyone’s wedding day – giving them a scented reminder every time they wear it. For women, Miss Dior is a popular choice, with hints of bergamot & rose. For men, try Dior Sauvage– the bergamot & lavender masculine flavour this season. Head to The Perfume Shop at Clarks Village to find wonderfully helpful staff behind the counter who are passionate about scents and have been trained to help you make the perfect purchase. Not only will you find all major designer fragrance brands at value for money prices, there is also a free gift wrap service available to help your gift look as gorgeous on the outside as it smells on the inside. And right now, you can get an extra £5 off any purchase over £50.
Jetting off after their day?
Start the honeymoon on a high, with stylish new luggage. Where better to go, than the Samsonite store at Clarks Village. Whilst stocks last, the store has 50% off the RRP on selected, seasonal colours of the Firelite style, 50% off the Streamlife range and 50% off the Pro DLX 3 Business. The American Tourister suitcases also are up to 50% off on selected ranges, with accessories currently on 3 for the price of 2, with the cheapest item free.
Homeware – the perfect gift
French Connection has a beautiful new range of homeware in-store, from marble-effect candle holders and display bowls, bold vases and beautiful throws to side tables and coffee tables. With an abundance of inspirational home ideas from its contemporary range of furniture, soft furnishings & homeware accessories, French Connection is the brand to visit for the style conscious couple.
Denby have a delightful range of tableware and crockery, so you will be spoilt for choice. The current offer is a celebration of Great British craftmanship with up to 40% off RRP when perfect on Stoneware and up to 50% off RRP on Cookware and Kitchen accessories.
Le Creuset, Tefal and Pro Cook are premium options for practical and classic gift ideas for the new couple. So whether you think a new coffee machine, an air fryer or new pan set is the perfect present, you’ll find lots of amazing offers in store.
The gift of choice
If the couple likes to pick their own presents, then choose a Clarks Village Gift Card as a token of your love. The card can be used at all stores within Clarks Village, and loaded with any amount from just £10 at Clarks Village or from £5 online. All they need to do is decide how to spend it. Available online or in our stores at Clarks Village.