Trousseau: The possessions, such as clothing and linens that a bride assembles for her marriage. From the old French trusse meaning bundle. Traditionally this would have been a display of wealth and the linen would have been elaborately embroidered and monogrammed.
In the 14th Centaury, Isabelle of France received her trousseau at the age of seven when betrothed to Richard II. 500 years later a typical trousseau advocated by a Parisian department store included six pairs of sheets, two dozen pillowcases, three dozen table napkins, three tablecloths, hand towels, dish cloths, and aprons.
What better gift for a special member of the family or friend than to contribute towards a trousseau? From embroidered pillowcases to a full set of bed linen or a table cloth with matching napkins or a generous quantity of kitchen towels.
All these would make a wonderful present and to make them special, add a discreet monogrammed date and initials or a more elaborate crest or design of your choice.
If you want to give someone a present and would like further guidance on monogramming, give us a call – this is our speciality and we can give you lots of ideas.
If you are getting married and would like a wedding list with us, please give us a call.
Wedding Day Table Linen
We can also help with your wedding day by making bespoke tablecloths and napkins. Examples of linen we have made for wedding parties include monogrammed napkins, banqueting tablecloths, table runners and tapas napkins. Have a look at our Hospitality page for more ideas.