MotB blurb Nigel Rayment 11291Mother of the Bride
in Devon & Cornwall

She’s the second most important lady of the day and at a formal wedding she’s the hostess, so the Mother of the Bride can have almost as much fun choosing her outfit as the bride herself. Mums look, feel and act much younger than they used to – they may be Mums, but they don’t want to look mumsy. And when it comes to dressing for your daughter’s wedding there are only a few rules to bear in mind.

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CO-ORDINATE YOUR COLOURS with the bridesmaids’ outfits and with the Mother of the Groom – you don’t want to stick our like a sore thumb in the photographs.

BE YOURSELF – buy an outfit that makes you feel like a million dollars, but that you’re comfortable wearing. Traditional tailored Mother of the Bride outfits are stunning, but if they’re not you, go for something that is. If you’re happiest in trousers, top them with an elegant, floaty coat and choose a fabulous top to change into for the evening reception.

ACCESSORISE CAREFULLY – the most beautiful outfits can be completely spoiled by the wrong accessories. When you go to choose your hat, bags and shoes, take your outfit with you and try the whole ensemble together so you can see the full effect.

WHAT ABOUT A HAT? It’s the finishing touch to your outfit, but if it’s an informal wedding or you just don’t feel right, try the wonderful feather fascinators which are so popular and so easy to wear. If you’ve spent a fortune on your outfit and can’t justify buying a hat, think about hiring one.

WEAR IN YOUR SHOES – You’re going to be doing a lot of standing on the day and, if you’re feet are hurting, it’s going to show on your face.

BEAU BOUTIQUE

O’Meara House, Leg o’Mutton Yelverton PL20 6AA
Tel: 01822 853900
Email: Beauboutique1@aol.com

Website: www.beau-yelverton.co.uk

Hidden away in the middle of Dartmoor, next to the old Harrowbeer Aerodrome, Beau has a very welcoming and tranquil feel about it: even the gentlemen accompanying their wives can sit and relax with a coffee or tea, and a paper to read, while their partner enjoys her shopping experience.
There’s a fabulous selection of mother of the bride and wedding guest outfits from collections including John Charles and Condici, with hats and fascinators and hatinators to buy or to hire.  

BRIGID FOLEY

8 Paddons Row, Tavistock
Tel: 01822 612203
Email:

Website: www.brigidfoley.co.uk

Beautiful Mother of the Bride and special occasion wear that’s just that little bit out of the ordinary. Brigid Foley scours the international collections looking for top quality, value for money, head-turning outfits.

FANTASIA BRIDAL

Lostwithiel, Cornwall
Tel: 01208 872202 or 01726 812741
Email:

Website: www.fantasia-bridal.com

Beautiful occasion wear plus hats and accessories – and appointments are available seven days a week for busy Mother of the Bride and Groom.

PLUME

30 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7AQ
Tel: 01395 444270
Email:

Website: www.plume-devon.co.uk

From weddings to weekends: enjoy a unique personal shopping experience with a top-to-toe service. Beautiful European collections, including Luis Civit to Cabotine, Ann Balon to Zeila and Leo Guy to Ferank Lyman.When it comes to accessories, hats and fascinators are available hire and shoes and bags can be dyed to match any outfit. And, of course, Plume’s famous tailoring service will ensure the perfect fit.

WHISPERS

20 Market Street, Tavistock PL19 ODE
Tel: 01822 612129
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Website: www.whisperstavistock.co.uk

Fabulous preloved special occasion outfits, accesssories and hats for hire make Whispers in Tavistock a must for the budget-conscious Mother of the Bride.