As variety is the spice of life, we thought we'd change up the bride-to-be blog a little by getting a man's perspective. Andrew, Sinclair's fiancé, shares his point of view on wedmin...
I jest. I have thoroughly enjoyed sitting down and discussing, though I hasten to add not always agreeing, on all the aspects of our 'big day'. It is fair to say that Sinclair has a better knowledge of the finer points but has left me in control (if that is the right term) of the boys/ushers side.
Selecting my ushers was easy; deciding what they should wear was not. I have been best man for three, then I have three others that I would always wanted to be in my team. Six ushers seemed excessive but then I realized that was still only half the number of the bridesmaids (though I think they may take up the same space in the church).
Trying to scrub these rugby boys up will be a challenge, a good wash would be a good start for a couple of them.
After coming across Jollie socks, a charity initiative to help the homeless, before Christmas, we decided it would be a nice idea to start from the bottom (feet) up with the boys outfits. Their fun colours and designs make them a brilliant, and caring, starting point.
Bruce Russell has also been on hand to give his advice on style tips for the ushers which has helped me visualise the bigger picture. He's also been sharing his amazing contacts, which has made life a lot easier.
So, I need to be well-heeled for the day and I'm a tricky size (for a human being), luckily I've found a great tailor at The Cut, Waterloo. Dress2Kill have made suits for half the England rugby team and, as only rugby players will understand, having a well-fitted jacket when you're this size is worth its weight in gold.
With the help of Dress2kill's creative director Sam Rowley, we decided to shy away from the traditional formal weddingwear in favour for something more smart but casual. Sam's promised me that I will look sharp - spectacular even - so I'm very excited.
For the 'finishing touches': we'll have pocket squares from The Maidsmen and button holes from Bluesky flowers. All that's left on my list is to find pink cashmere jumpers (but they boys don't know about this yet…)
So on to other important bits to organize: stag do, wedding morning football game (safer option than rugby) and cake… A man's work is never done.