30 Mar 2014 19:36

Top Tips for the Mother of the Bride Outfit

Happy Mothers Day x

Seeing as it’s Mothers Day I thought I would dedicate my blog today to all the beautiful mums who have a daughter getting married and may need some tips on the Mother of the Bride outfit.

So your daughter is getting married, you have helped her to find her perfect dress and now it’s your turn to find the perfect outfit.  You are the Mother of the Bride so you will want to look fabulous but maybe you are unsure about what colour, style or when to buy the outfit. So I thought I would share some tip and ideas with you.

1) Colour. Work with the colour theme. Choose a shade similar to the Bridesmaids dresses but a colour that suits you and remember white is a no go.

2) Style and Comfort. Try and find out what body shape you are e.g if you are an apple, you may want to have and outfit that shows off your waist, slender perhaps a dress that has frills? Remember you will be in your outfit all day, standing up and sitting down, eating, drinking and dancing. Winter wedding, summer wedding, will you be too hot or too cold? You need to take all of these points into consideration when choosing your outfit. Good summer fabrics are chiffon, cotton, organza as silks and satins can cling. Winter fabrics think, polyester, wools.

3) When to buy. It is a good idea to plan ahead and start looking for an outfit around 5-6 months before the big day. Once you have the dress you can then take your time looking for the matching accessories including hand bag, jewellery, shoes (that need to be worn in) and the hat. Try and have the outfit complete around 6 weeks before the wedding and remember to contact the Mother in Law to see what she is thinking of wearing so that you do not clash or thinking of a similar colour.

4) Hair and Make-up. Go with a hair  style you feel comfortable with but on the morning of the big day treat yourself and get it professionally washed, blow dried and styled.  Make sure you have a different style to your daughter. With make up match the tones to your outfit. You can always visit high street retailers and have make up trials. Then you can either purchase the products to do the make up yourself on the day or hire a make up artist to come round and do the  Bride, Bridesmaids and you.

I hope this has helped.

Love Beth – Your Wedding  Day PA


04 Mar 2014 22:03

Top 5 tips for getting to sleep the night before the big day…..



1)  Take some time to relax and wind down in the hour or so before bed, have a bath, write down any thoughts or last minute tasks so you can forget about them until the morning. This all helps to prepare the mind and body for good quality sleep.

2) Remove or put out of sight any clocks, phone, I-pad, watch, anything where you will be tempted to clock watch.

3) Try and get into a sleep pattern leading up to the big day.

4) Have a power nap if your wedding is late in the day.

5) Don’t watch TV, play computer games, use I-pad or check emails just before you are about to sleep as it can prevent you from relaxing and could also encourage things to play on your mind and disrupt your sleep.

Hope this help.

Love Beth – Your Wedding Day PA x