MotB blurb Nigel Rayment 11291Mother of the Bride in Bristol, Somerset & Wiltshire

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.


50 High Street, Westbury on Trym
Tel: 0117 950 4909
Email: [email protected]

Fabulous selection of international designers, including Social Occasions by Mon Cheri, Michaela Louisa, Veni Infantino by Ronald Joyce and Spanish label Renata. Also stockists of the new Jasmine Maids collection from Jasmine Bridal. Complete range of accessories, including hats to buy or hire.


12 High Street, Keynham BS31 1DQ
Tel:0117 9860303/9863582
Email: [email protected]

Stunning special occasion wear for Mothers of the Bride and Groom and wedding guests.