Q: Where can my groom and his groomsmen get custom-made ties, and where can my mother find a beautiful plus-size mother-of-the-bride outfit?
At Wayne Edwards in Center City, owner Wayne Glassman and his fashionable staff will take your specifications and order up a selection of fabrics for your guy to choose from. Bow tie/cummerbund sets start around $175, and the rigueur long tie (according to Glassman - "It looks so now and fresh," he says) starts around $135. Give them about four to six weeks to complete the order. As for Mom, send her to two new fashion-forward, plus-sized women's boutiques. At Phaze in Bala Cynwyd, owner Danielle Charles will help her find that perfect something (in sizes 14-24) from her stock of cocktail dresses, gowns and evening separates, as well as excellent-fitting undergarments. Over at Wayne's Fresh Ayer, Elizabeth Ayerle can dress her for your big night and beyond, with her line of fine suits, designer denim, and accessories, too.