Wedding Focus: Matching Children’s and Adult’s Outfits

Children have an important role to play in weddings and it can be difficult to plan the perfect outfit for them. The ideal combination is one where they will enjoy dressing up but will also be comfortable for the whole day.

A wedding is often the first occasion where they get to wear a formal outfit and children enjoy wearing a similar outfit to the adults taking part. Many of our kilt outfits are made in the adults and children’s sizes to help create the perfect match.

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The most formal of outfits. The smaller kilts, jackets and accessories create a fabulous look for the children who have a lot of fun wearing these outfits.

The boys outfits are available in 4 of the same tartans as the men’s outfit or purchase a Bronze outfit for a matching custom tartan.

 

 Casual Outfit

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Wear the same tartan as the men’s outfit for a perfect match.

 

 

For both styles of outfits there are a range of stock tartans to choose from. There is also the option of having a kilt made in a custom tartan. Whilst the children’s kilt can only be worn for a couple of years, it’s then becomes a family heirloom that can be treasured and passed down to the next generation.

Share Your Wedding

We love weddings. We love the happiness of the event but we also love it when you choose us to play a part in your wedding. Our team love nothing better than getting to know you and helping you with outfits, favours, gifts and accessories. It’s always great when we see photos from the wedding. Whether you’re the happy couple or a kilted guest we’d love for you to share your photos. Why not apply to be our featured wedding.

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How to apply:

Email hello@buyakilt.com with your photo’s, order number/s and a little bit of information about yourself and your wedding.

Criteria

  • You should be a buyakilt.com customer
  • You must have permission to use the photos and for us to share them or use for promotion
  • The wedding should have taken place within the last year

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Allegiance to the Clan

Most Scots know which clan they belong to and can trace this back centuries. Where this isn’t known, a little research along your family lines often leads to a discovery of their clan or perhaps even a few. It may be that your surname is a “sept” of a larger clan.

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Historically the clan was made up of all of the people living under the chief of the clan’s land.

Whilst everyone recognises the tartan worn by a clan, another way to show your clan allegiance is by wearing a clan crest.

We work with some of the top suppliers in Scotland to bring you a whole range of clan crest items. Our range includes gift sets, traditional highland dress accessories and gifts.

You can view the full range here: Clan Crest Collection

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We also have an extensive library of clan crests and engrave these onto hipflasks, tankards or quaichs. Just select your crest from the library to view the range of items.

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What Colour Is This Dress?

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You may have seen this picture doing the rounds on social media. Do you see a white and gold dress or a blue and black dress?

Due to a number of factors different people are viewing it as one or the other (or even purple as Fergus guessed). Some of the reasons this may occur are: The type of screen and colour of the monitor that you’re viewing on; The lighting and surroundings; The background of the dress; Focusing on the differences in the colours of the dress.

It’s certainly caused a bit of debate in our office and has raised an issue that sometimes crops up. When viewing kilts, and tartans in our tartan database you may perceive a different image of the colour.  That’s not to say that we’ll make a kilt for you in a completely different colour to what you expect as most screens will show a true representation of the tartan. but something you should take into consideration when making a decision on what tartan you want. If in any doubt you can always contact us or request a swatch of the tartan.

PS, I’m in the blue and black camp.

 

Corporate Gifts

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Events and Promotions

We know that when you are organising any event or promotion, you want to find something that fits the occasion perfectly. Look through our online catalogue for inspiration, or tell us the occasion and let us find a product for you. We can deliver quickly and offer you a great selection of products and ideas whatever your budget. We promise you our personal service, our advice and our years of experience.

Our success stories so far…

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We supplied Tommy Hilfiger with our tartan blankets for visual merchandising and advertising. Our tartan rugs were used as corporate gifts during the Ryder Cup . Our kilts have appeared in TV advertising and film costume. Our tartan scarves were a successful fundraiser for a US hospital. Sporran key rings made unusual wedding favours for each guest. Add to that, kilts for themed bars, pipe bands and school uniforms and you have some idea of our scope.

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We have arranged personalised tankards as a gift at a medieval banquet and a computer game launch party, as well as for a number of pubs and bars to offer a unique serving option. We provided hip flasks for golfing days, and for university student sports teams. Our quaichs have been presented at Scottish universities and weddings. You can see the full range of these on our specialist sites buyahipflask.com, buyatankard.com and buyaquaich.com.

Talk to us
You don’t really know what we can do together until we talk together.

Call us on 0131 669 1487 and let’s see how we can help you make your event a success.

New Addition: Tweed and Check Ladies Billie Kilts

We’ve listened to your requests for a wider range of ladies kilts and have added more billie and tweed kilts to our ladies range.

Tartan for ladies is a classic staple for any wardrobe. It never goes out of fashion. With kilts  being one of the more versatile items. Wear with a jumper and thick tights during the winter or with a blouse or t shirt in the spring/summer. It can be dressed up or down for the occasion.  The luxurious tweed kilts are also a welcome addition to the range.

View our full range here.

We sell our ladies kilts by waist measurement rather than dress size. It’s best to take a tape and measure where you want the kilt to sit to get a great fit. Most people also find taking the next size up gives the best fit.

 

 

Videos

We’ve been working on our site recently to make sure it looks its best for you. We’ve even started making videos of our brogues, so that you can get to know them even better. You can find our videos by clicking on your favourite brogues, and scrolling to product description at the bottom of the page.

They look like this:

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Or, if you want to have check out all our videos, you can watch them by clicking here.

New Category Page Layout

We recently updated our product page layout to make it more simple. I’m pleased to say, we’ve just extended that new design onto our category page.

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Old Category Page Layout

New Design

New Category PageWe think the new layout is much cleaner and simpler. We’ve also removed the sidebar completely, moving the navigation into a dropdown at the top of the page instead.

We’re confident that the much larger images and clearer layout makes it easier for you to find your perfect kilt outfit.

Press Release: Top Christmas Presents from buyakilt.com

Subject: Christmas Gifts 2014

To be published From September 2014
– Last Minute Gifts
– Christmas Gift Guides.

Our little guide to the top presents that should make your gift list recommendations for 2014. All your Christmas gift favourites with a Scottish twist. These are stock items so can be dispatched right up until the 23rd December.

Classic Christmas Gifts

Tartan Rugs

Tartan Rugs

Over 20 different tartans in new wool, lambswool and gorgeous cashmere. A gift for the budget and luxury markets. Handy to have as a spare gift for unexpected visitors.   Prices from £25.00.

 

stcthgLadies Hat and Scarf Sets

Lambswool and cashmere sets in 10 different tartans. Scarves and hats both sold separately.  Prices from £29.00.

 

 

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For when you do wear something under your kilt. Tartan boxers are very traditional and a great stocking filler. Prices from £9.00.

 
 

CB-PW50Pocket Watches

A stylish and memorable gift for a loved father or grandfather. Featured watch is a Windsor Mechanical Pocket Watch which comes with chain and presentation box.  Prices from £36.00.

 

NTRYSTartan Ties

18 different tartans stocked but hundreds more made to order. Put a truly unique twist on a traditional gift by selecting a clan tartan. Prices from £17.00.

 

Please contact Rachel Way via email (hello@buyakilt.com) for further information or to arrange a sample.

Tartan Tuesday: Getting ready for the Ryder Cup

This September sees the return of the Ryder Cup to Gleneagles. In tribute to the Scottish location golfers and spectators are being urged to wear tartan at the practice day on 23rd September and take part in #tartantuesday.

Golfers are no strangers to tartan as this is common fashion on the course. We hope many take part, it would be great to see Gleneagles awash with tartan.

Here are my recommendations for Tartan Tuesday and for golfers in general.

Tartan Trousers

Casual tartan trousers are the most popular for golfing. Available in 4 different tartans and with an elasticated waist for comfort. Most popular for golfing tours.

 

 

Tartan Golf Cap

Tartan Golf Caps

With stock caps in a range of different tartans you can finish off any golfing outfit or add a little tartan in style. With cold golfing conditions this is a necessity of the Scottish game.

 

 

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Tartan Scarves

An easy way to add tartan to an outfit and show your clan colours. A tartan scarf is a rather practical option, just tuck it in to avoid it messing with your game.

 

We’re joining in the spirit of the Ryder Cup and tartan Tuesday via Social Media. Check out our latest board on Pinterest.