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Planning your special event can be such a fun time when equipped with the knowledge and tools to do so. It can also be a stressful and unnecessarily expensive ordeal when things go wrong. At bdedhapi we have worked with our suppliers and experts to compile guides on everything you need to know to make your day the best ever. 

Whatever your budget: Make it fun! Make it unique! bdedhapi…  Here’s our handy guide for choosing the right hat. 

  • Consult a professional millinery supplier.
  • Have your choice of hat/headpiece fitted for you.
  • Always take your outfit along with you when selecting your hat.
  • Try on as many as possible to find a style that suits you.
  • If you have an outfit with a pattern choose the strongest colour from the palette as the hat colour.
  • If you are short, try to find a hat that gives you height.
  • If you are very tall choose a flatter saucer style that does not add to your height
  • Hats should always be slightly tilted, it is more flattering!
  • If you are at a wedding, etiquette requires that you do not take off your hat until the mother of the bride removes her hat. 
  • If you are on a budget hire a hat (like the fab one below). You can also find some great hats nearly new or unworn, at charity shops but it may take some time to find the right one. 
  • Take care of your hat during the event. If you have finished wearing it, put it back in its hat box or ask someone to find somewhere safe to store it for you so it doesn’t get squashed or marked. How many times have you realised the next day you have either lost or ruined a perfectly good hat once the partying takes over?!!!!
  • If you love it keep it! If you don’t, recycle it for charity or sell it on-line via ebay or a site that makes makes second hand selling and buying luxurious such as Rebelle, Vide Dressing or Vestiare Collective. There may also be a shop locally that will sell good quality new or used items for you.

Tips and photo courtesy of Bonnets Hat Hire: www.bonnetshathire.co.uk

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