Tickets: check. Passports: check. Silky lingerie shopping: oh yes! Organise your trousseau and you're completing an essential and exciting step in the build-up to your big day. What better excuse to stock up on key lingerie items, not just for your wedding but the honeymoon and beyond.
Nothing gets you in the mood for the main event like a night with your best friends, donning silk lingerie and uncorking bubbles. We’d advise going one better than Jan and Rizzo singing the Brusha song in Grease, by making sure you’re glamorously grown-up in slinky silky PJs.
Let’s get bodies and minds ready for the biggest day ever by sitting down to a proper wedding breakfast, and by this we mean (if you're not too excited to experience the main event) a morning meal of muesli and fruit, or slice of toast. What to wear? More silky pyjamas of course, to ensure you’re already feeling like a star.
First on the list of preps will be hair and make-up, and you won’t want to disturb your gorgeous up-do or tumbling curls, or smudge your mascara, so wear clothes that open at the front. A belt-tied robe thrown over jeans is a practical outfit for that morning salon booking – and you’ll look stunning in the prep photos.
Under your gown, choose flesh-toned fabric that hugs your curves. Shop for silk items that are well-fitted and comfortable as well as beautifully stylish. A front fastening bra in your perfect size makes for easy adjustments on the big day, and high-waist knickers will give a graceful outline.
Here’s the great thing about a classic slip dress: it's the sort of item that doesn’t take up too much room, so go mad and get two! Top of our wedding essentials is a versatile slip for nightwear, beachwear or worn short over jeans for a lazy lunch, or long for day-to-night goddess glamour. A bold colour makes a flexible choice.
The watchword for honeymoons is relaxation. With a liquid silk negligee and tropical two-piece in the bag, make sure you shop for a caftan robe to pad from sun terrace to pool bar. One size fits all: just add strappy bag and glam sandals for instant style, then see about ordering more cocktails.
Set the scene: table for two in a cabana by the sea, light breeze teasing the fairy lights above, all thoughts of home banished. In time for a romantic sundowner, all you need to do is pour yourself into a pretty dress that’s soft against sun-kissed skin, while someone else pours the wine.
A sheer robe to use on nights out or romantic evenings in should be a key player in your honeymoon wardrobe. Make sure you pick one that screams luxury and seduction in cut and colour – the best option is a style that can be loosely belted if you’re required to answer the door for room service.
On the plane home, catch 20 winks with a soft silk eye shade to send you to the land of nod. The best type of sleep mask has a soft band to ensure a good fit, like ours – filled with natural silk fibres and super-stylish. Use yours just as the cabin crew come round so they know you’re packing in essential beauty sleep.
We love making sure every customer feels incredible in lingerie that's the perfect colour, type and fit. We have trained bra fitters on our staff, it couldn't be easier to send us an email, or for more information on garment sizing, see our lingerie sizing guide. We want your shopping experience to be as satisfying as your beautiful new wardrobe. And if you're planning to give a bride a silky gift? See our collections or use our customer gift guide.