21 Jun 2011
Check out the latest must-haves for grooms.
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The one ring
Mixed metal bands look set to stay a firm favourite. Particularly popular in a brushed or satin finish, combine platinum, yellow, white or rose gold. And, for a bit of bling, add a diamond too.
Tombland Jewellers, 01603 624914, www.tomblandjewellers.co.uk
One in a million
With top notes of acidulous blood mandarin and crisp peppermint, underlined by base notes of sensual leather, Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million is a scent that will bring back wedding day memories for years to come.
John Lewis, 01603 660021, www.johnlewis.com
Ditch the boozy night in favour of a day of gentlemanly pursuits. At High Lodge in Dinton, Suffolk, choose from golf, clay shooting and archery, or a combination of all three. Prices start from £25 per head, based on a minimum of 10 people.
High Lodge, 01986 784347, www.highlodge.co.uk
Competitive mates will love the idea of a race at a karting centre. Anglia Karting, near Swaffham, also offers clay shooting.
Anglia Karting, 01760 441777, www.anglia-karting.co.uk
Modern man’s blooms
Forget about roses and carnations, choose a modern buttonhole with dendrobium orchid and stephanotis bud, entwined in gold bullion wire and pearl pins.
Margaret’s Florists, 01603 427779, www.margaretsflorists.co.uk
Planning to get in a few rounds of golf with the boys before the big day? Have some fun with these groom golf balls, available from The Wedding Party priced £7.99 for three balls and six tees. They’re also available for best man, father of the bride, father of the groom and usher.
The Wedding Party, 01603 611177, www.theweddingparty.co.uk
Groom-ed to perfection
Scrub up for your big day with a Groom’s Day Out Package at Truman’s Gentleman’s Groomers. The package includes a wash and cut, cut throat shave with hot towels and an express MANicure. Or choose your own combination. It costs £44 and takes about two hours.
Truman’s Gentleman’s Groomers, 01603 666400, www.trumansofnorwich.co.uk