Becoming a Mother of the Bride is at first a very happy moment, but as the wedding planning progresses it can be daunting selecting a Mother of the Bride outfit and Mother of the Bride Hat, as well as feeling that you are fufulling the Mother of the Brides Duties. As Mother of the Bride, the most important role is to love and support your daughter in the most cheery and optimistic manner possible as she goes through one of the most stressful times of her life. Each Mother of the Bride has a different role as each daughter is different and different mothers have different relationships with their daughters. So don’t compare your role as the Mother of the Bride to other mothers, as long as you are supporting your daughter and doing everything possible for her you are dong an excellent job.
With so many designers focussing specifically on mother of the bride outfits there is no reason to feel you have to look frumpy. After all, once the bride and groom make their entrance, all eyes turn to the proud parents. It is therefore important to look your best without upstaging the bride! We will help you through the minefield of choosing an outfit as mother of the bride which you feel comfortable in, the bride likes, and does not clash with the mother of the groom.
Weddings are one of the few occasions that most of us ever wear a hat, and for some, the prospect is daunting. But hat shopping can be a lot of fun, and it’s well worth visiting a specialist hat shop to find the right hat for you and your outfit.
Don’t assume a hat has to match your outfit exactly. A toning shade often looks stunning. Alternatively, opt for neutral black, navy or cream, which can be trimmed with feathers, ribbons, flowers or beads to pick up the dominant colour from your dress or coat. On the big day, hold your head high and enjoy that added sense of style.