For such a very special day you want to ensure you choose the perfect outfit. There are no rules of course, but there are traditions and things to bear in mind when choosing an outfit.
Most mothers look for a dress that blends with the bride's chosen colours and often uses the bridesmaids' dresses as a palette. It's usual to avoid white, ivory, black or red or anything too bright or overdone. If you're unsure, talk to the bride for her opinion because, let's face it, it's her big day! The main thing is that everyone feels comfortable and beautiful.
Here’s some great boutiques where you can choose from a wide range of ladies' and girls' fashions based in Bristol and Somerset from places like Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater, whom you might want to get in touch with...
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Choosing your wedding date is one of the most important things when it comes to planning your wedding. We are very quickly moving from traditional etiquette into a society where we are far more flexible with these. Award Winning UK Wedding Planner - Illy Goodall from Illy Elizabeth Weddings shares her insight into whether you should get married on Mother's Day.
There are certain days within the year that you should try to avoid getting married, however with the backlog of weddings this year we are using any given date possible. Whilst I don't think there is personally anything wrong with setting the date for Mother's Day, it can be inconvenient for some people who wish to spend this day with family.
Posted: 14 March 2022
There's a fabulous range of mother-of-the-bride outfits at Bellissimo Occasion Wear's new home in Curry Rivel near Langport. "When the pandemic hit and we couldn't open, we started thinking about selling online," owner Caroline Kenshole tells us. "In the end, we decided this wasn't right for our customers. It's the experience you have in the shop with us that counts: feeling the quality of the material and experimenting with styles and colours." In October 2020, Caroline had the opportunity to open a boutique just down the road from her home – but she soon had to close again for another lockdown!
Posted: 12 August 2021
There is a fabulous range of mother-of-the-bride and -groom outfits at Bellissimo Occasion Wear's new home in Curry Rivel near Langport. "When the pandemic hit and we couldn't open, we started thinking about selling online," owner Caroline Kenshole tells us. "In the end, we decided that this wasn't right for our customers. It's the experience you have in the shop with us that counts: feeling the quality of the material and experimenting with styles and colours."
Posted: 1 June 2021
There's a fabulous range of mother-of-the-bride and wedding guest outfits available at Bellissimo Occasion Wear's new home in Curry Rivel near Langport – and there's a big May sale and discount week coming up, starting from the 14th May. "The wedding industry has taken a battering throughout the pandemic," boutique owner Caroline Kenshole tells us. "However, we're so excited to be open again and helping our customers every step of the way in finding their dream outfit."
Posted: 11 May 2021
Not only has Bristol-based Annabel Allen Millinery created a stunning new collection of customisable hats and headpieces for 2021, owner Annabel has also launched a range of luxury face masks so you and your bridal party can be safe and stylish. The masks are designed to complement the outfits of the couple, their bridal party and their guests. "They're made from the same high-quality materials and attention to detail as all our products," Annabel explains. Read on to find out more...
Posted: 10 December 2020
No 6 Boutique is celebrating a year since moving to its central Dorchester boutique. Specialising in evening wear, ladies' occasion wear and mother-of-the-bride outfits, No 6 Boutique offers an incredible selection of outfits for every wedding guest, and it has also introduced a stunning new jewellery range and wedding accessories. "Made locally by a family run business, the collection is pure luxury at very affordable prices," says boutique owner Sandra Swain. Read on to find out more...
Posted: 1 December 2020
Our region is home to some incredible companies who design, make and sell gorgeous items for weddings. Not only do we love to support the local wedding industry, but keeping it regional helps reduce your carbon footprint too. We introduce you to some of our favourite indie companies, who put their heart and soul into what they do. Today, we talk to Annabel Hitchen of Annabel Allen Millinery to find out what amazing headwear she can bring to your wedding.
Posted: 17 November 2020