FAQs and expert advice about mother of the bride

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Bristol and Somerset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourbristolsomerset.wedding


Mum's the word

Mum's the word

Q. My mum is pretty trendy, but she has no idea what to wear to my wedding – help!

A. Caroline Kenshole says: So many of us mums don't know what to wear to our children's wedding, or even where to shop! There is so much fun to be had when looking for a wedding outfit. We love experimenting with our customers – trying different styles and colours and eliminating the ones that don't work.

We all have a comfort zone, and many of us keep wearing the same styles. However, as we get older our shapes change and sometimes we need to adapt accordingly. In the boutique, we'll encourage you to try things that you've never dreamed of wearing – and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised!

Once you have the outfit, we will help you choose a small fascinator or larger hatinator – and for some mums it just has to be a hat. You also want to be comfortable, so we offer elegant shoes in a range of heel heights, as well finishing off the look with the perfect bag.

Caroline Kenshole,Bellissimo Occasion Wear


Mum's the word

Mum's the word

Q. What new mother-of-the-bride styles are available to get my mum looking her best?

A. Jo Halford says: We have all kinds of mums walking through our door, and we're finding more and more customers want something a little different and fashion-forward.

One of the most on-trend styles at the moment is the tea dress. It is a flattering design for all shapes and sizes and you can find it in wonderful prints and vibrant tones, making it wearable for other occasions too.

We've also found our Condici dress and jacket combo with a balletlength pleated skirt has been very popular. This is great for customers who like a longer skirt while keeping a fashionable edge.

You can never go wrong with a little sparkle, and the cold-shoulder sleeve has become a must in the fashion industry. John Charles has created a beautiful outfit in rich tones for the modern mum with these stunning elements.

Jo Halford

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