FAQs and expert advice about mother of the bride

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Hampshire and Dorset 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@yourhampshiredorset.wedding

 

Calling all Mum's

Calling all Mum's

Q. My mum wants to wear something on-trend. What's popular in the world of weddings right now?

A. Debbie Hill says: Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, one size does not necessarily fit all. Many mums want an outfit suitable for the formal part of the proceedings as well as the evening reception; this beautiful John Charles dress with a sheer cape definitely fits the bill. Match this with a fabulous hat, and it immediately becomes formal – perfect for a church wedding.

If you pair down the millinery to something a little more subtle, it will then be suitable for a garden or beach wedding. The look is super smart, bang on trend and the cape is removable, so you'll have a great dress for dancing the night away in.

Come and see us here at Charisma of Fawley and tell us your wish list – we'll find you something to make you look and feel incredible.

Debbie Hill , Charisma of Fawley
charismaoffawley.co.uk

 

Fabulous florals

Fabulous florals

Q. My daughter is getting married in early May and the only rule is that there are no rules! She's happy for me to wear what I like but I want something special. What would you suggest that's suitable not only for her relaxed boho theme but the spring weather too?

A. Debbie Hill says: Debbie says: In springtime, with all the array of emerging colours, it's an ideal opportunity to add an extra splash with floral prints, either bold or something more subtle.

The boho theme is great for more relaxed weddings and can look just as stunning as more formal attire. Stand-alone dresses are the way to go, with or without sleeves, so long as it's soft and flowing – no structured shift dress for this theme I'm afraid. How daring you want to go depends wholly on your individual style and personality. As this is a more informal type of wedding, to make yourself stand out from other guests as mother-of-the-bride, why not finish your outfit with an amazing hat? Should the weather be a little chilly and you feel the need to add layers for warmth, make sure that they are soft and flowing too, no stiff jackets! Don't forget no one sees what you have on underneath, so if you do feel the cold wear some thermal underwear and if the weather warms up during the day, it can easily be removed and no one will know any different. Just remember it's meant to be all about about relaxing and having fun!

Debbie Hill, Charisma
www.charismaoffawley.co.uk

 

Mum's the word

Mum's the word

Q. What looks are on trend for the mother-of-the-bride this season?

A. Debbie Hill says: Debbie says: For autumn the palette is changing to more neutral colours. This is a very safe choice as it will go with everything and never seems to offend. These shades always look sophisticated and exude understated elegance and the one option that is never out of favour for mums is the ever-popular navy and ivory. This also works with practically every colour of the rainbow and remember; a darker colour will give you a slimmer silhouette. Don't forget the hat either, as this will elevate your chosen outfit to another level, and if the designer makes a specific hat to go with it, you can't go wrong.

Debbie Hill, Charmisa of Fawley
www.charismaoffawley.co.uk

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