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Top 10 tips for the Grooms ‘Big Day’

Posted on 18.06.2016

So after popping the ‘big question’ and getting the answer yes, have you considered what happens between now and the ‘big day’. Your bride is most likely to have had the perfect wedding planned to perfection since childhood. But what about you?

Hopefully we can help you along with some top tips in preparation for the special day

Choose a stylish Ensemble

Quite possibly the most important input you have is in your attire. Your intended is likely to outshine you, so the need for you to look as dapper as possible has never been greater. Your suit should fit you like a second skin and be as comfortable as it is stylish. Never a better reason to choose high quality bespoke tailoring than on your wedding day. From top to toe Signature Bespoke can provide you with a truly personalised all-encompassing service. Just like your bride to be why not make a day of visiting your tailor with your groomsmen. Make the visit an experience, as unique to you as the finished product. From fitting to delivery Signature Bespoke’s Master Tailors will ensure you look the very best you can. From the flawlessly finished lapels on your suit to the tips of the toes on your tailor made shoes. Every inch of you suitably styled matching the perfection of your bride to be.

Pick the best Groomsmen

Making sure you have the best team supporting you on your special day is essential. Although your best buddy might be a great laugh and a guaranteed party monster, he may not be an entirely suitable choice for best man. There is also a certain amount of etiquette to be considered when selecting those to stand by you at the altar. Your brother, your intendeds brother and husband to the maid of honour are all in the running when sticking to ancient customs. We believe that your groomsmen should provide you with support and stability. The type of guys whom you can rely on should anything go awry and those who will help to perfect your special day.

Select Perfect Groomsmen gifts

To honour those standing by your side on the big day, a special and personal gift says it all. Odds are they all have hip flasks, and cufflinks of their own so how to show you appreciate their time with something unique? Signature Bespoke, as well as outfitting you and your party for the special day, also produce high quality, uniquely styled pens. Making an ideal gift that shows thanks and appreciation for your groomsmen’s support.

Write Your vows from the heart

You know how you feel about your bride to be and, no doubt, so does she. Expressing these feelings in words can be difficult but a top tip from us is to forget about the crowd of people watching you and speak from your heart. Your vows are just for you two so make them memorable, personal and honest. Odds are no matter what you say, it won’t change the way she feels about you anyway.

A Stag night stay in the UK


With the ever increasing extravagances of stag night celebrations, we believe it’s time to consider a closer to home alternative to Vegas or Prague. Forgo the expenditure of travelling abroad and instead spend those pennies on a luxury break at The Shankly Hotel. Our Rum and Fun Package is a great way to experience the city of Liverpool whilst having a top laugh with the guys. Including an overnight stay, welcome beers, entry to a gentleman’s club and a fun rum tasting experience, you and the lads can enjoy a chic and stylish stag night with none of the travel hassle. An added bonus, no one will be lost in Vegas or left at the airport.

Choosing the Wedding rings

If you’re not big on jewellery then the wedding ring choice is likely to be a challenge. As this is something you are going to be wearing forever, its best to make your choice carefully with the future in mind. The simple gold band can be embellished or interpreted in many different ways today, making the choices seem endless. This is an opportunity to inject your own style and taste into the relationship, so choose wisely as a chance like this may not present itself again. Ever!

Clip on or tie?

A major decision but a short one. Do you go for opt for complicated chic or simplistic style? Will you need assistance on the day tying a perfect bow or Windsor, or go it alone with your clip on alternative? Decisions, decisions.

Visit the Barber

There is much to be said about a clean and polished look for your wedding day, but what if this simply isn’t your style? The fashion restrictions for grooms have relaxed over time, allowing decisions for hair styles and facial hair to be made by you. Looking your best can simply be that you feel comfortable throughout the day. After all your intended is marrying you for better or worse so what’s a little stylish stubble when measured against a future of happiness?

Relax the night before the big day


The night before could bring to a head all those pre wedding jitters you had previously dismissed. Rather than risk worrying all night on your lonesome consider booking a group apartment to share with your groomsmen. Take the opportunity to enjoy their company in style and relaxation. Keep it simple and organise a Fifa night in at The Shankly Hotel, in one of our luxury group suites. Or enjoy watching the match in The Bastion Bar and Restaurant whilst dining and drinking those last beers as a single man. Take this time the night before to relax and wind down, in preparation for the excitement of the next day.

Get her the perfect gift

A fairly modern yet important addition to the tradition of marriage, the groom to bride wedding gift. Some of the smarter grooms are opting to pay for an item of their fiancées bridal ensemble, others are footing the bill for a bride’s day of pampering. Providing that unexpected trinket will honour your special day together. A show of appreciation for her agreeing to marry you and a thank you for the most special day of your lives.

We know that a wedding is about two people beginning a lifetime of happiness together, we are here to help make sure in the days leading up to the big one you, The Groom, are as considered as the blushing bride.

Call 0151 459 3383 or email reservations@shanklyhotel.com to arrange your stag celebrations, or a nights stay before the big day, we are here to help you enjoy all the best bits of getting married.