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Wedding Tartan

Wedding Tartan

How about your very own wedding tartan?

The ultimate luxurious and romantic gesture for your wedding is of course, to have your own tartan designed and woven. Some couples do that together or sometimes the groom takes up the challenge on his own - after all . . . back in 1853 the most romantic of Royal husbands, Prince Albert, designed the Balmoral tartan for his young wife, Queen Victoria.

A wedding tartan is forever and a good designer would quiz you both to identify meaningful design elements that could be incorporated into your tartan - perhaps your national colours, historic Scottish connections in the family, even your favourite sports teams or significant dates. Once designed and woven, your tartan can be used for Bride and Groom and you can plan on having sufficient left over for soft furnishings in your new home - cushions, drapes, upholstery etc.

Over the decades, that tartan will become established as a family heirloom and a gift to successive generations: in a hundred years time your descendants will be telling their children "This is the wedding tartan of your Great Grandma and Grandpa . . . this blue and white is for Scotland where they were married and this green is . . . . " So you see how your wedding tartan can lay down today what is the history of tomorrow!

Bride and her mother.

If you're going to go down this romantic route, DO start early enough - the best designers are always very busy and most weavers have a waiting list of 12 weeks or more. What about cost? If you commission one of Scotland's best designers, you're looking at around £1,000 for which you'll receive a minimum of three draft designs and the progression of one of them through to your final choice. The designer will also help in identifying an appropriate weaver. Remember that on top of the design fee there will be the cost of the fabric, its making up into kilts and the hire or purchase of the other items of Highland dress.

If you would like to speak to the Scottish Tartans Authority about its renowned tartan design services, please click here.

 





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