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 Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding magazine when contacting a boutique for your mother of the bride outfit or formal formal wear for ladies and girls.
The Chameleon brand has expanded and now has 3 shops.
For over 39 years, Chameleon has helped real women find their perfect dress for the most special of days.
Chameleon Bride is a laid back luxe wedding dress boutique specialising in modern and romantic bridal gowns from the world’s leading designers such as Eva Lendel, Milla Nova, Enzoani, Madi Lane and Essense of Australia. We have over 250 gowns in sample sizes UK8-UK26. We are the regions leading bridal boutique with our own in-house bar and bridal merch when you say yes to the dress!
We have just expanded our Mother of the Bride/Groom department in to a brand new large boutique where we can now offer even more occasionwear outfits in sizes UK6-Uk26.
Charisma is a long established Boutique specialising in Mother of the Bride and Groom attire.
We are Hampshire’s and Dorset’s largest stockist with over a thousand outfits to try on in store in sizes 8-28 from designers such as Condici, Ispirato, John Charles, Veni Infantino, Couture Club, Veromia and Lizabella to name a few.
Located in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, Victoria Ann Bridal can boast being the only bridal shop in Weymouth, that can provide something special for every bride, mother of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, flower girls and the young ladies preparing for their prom.
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
After 21 years based in Westbourne, Bournemouth, leading special occasion boutique Fab Frocks is now exclusively online. Launched in 2000 the business has earned a wide reputation for its range of mother-of-the-bride and -groom dresses along with outfits for wedding guests, special events and more. Owner Steve Taylor says, "We have been selling online now for nearly 15 years and have customers from all over the UK and beyond. While physical stores will always have an important part to play in the industry, the trend for online shopping continues to grow.
Posted: 27 January 2022