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 the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting a boutique for your mother of the bride outfit or formal formal wear for ladies and girls.
My mum and dad want to wear outfits that will tie in with our spring theme. What style and colours are popular right now?
"Spring makes us think of beautiful gardens filled with a plethora of colours such as soft pastels and bold hues along with lush greenery.
"Most dads will want to wear their new suit again. Navy or grey are a good canvas to start with that can be built on with any of your chosen colours – our Whalley Menswear store offers both colours in all sizes.
"Remember your mum should feel fabulous, so we suggest she wears something she feels comfortable in. Neutrals, navy, bright pink, turquoise and ever-popular white and black polka dots are great options. This season has lots of prints, subtle navy with lilac, muted greens with magenta, warm ambers and bright and bold primary colours."
Posted: 22 June 2022
My mum wants to wear a standout hat for my spring wedding. What design and colours would you suggest?
"For a hat that will stand out from the crowd, it needs to be made to measure. Not only will it look great with her dress, but it will also match her personality."
"Book a one-to-one personal appointment, where you will go through your ideas with a professional and create a bespoke, couture creation that will wow everyone."
Posted: 18 May 2022
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
One of my favourite elements of modern occasion wear is the choice available in both styles and colours. Dresses and jackets remain a popular look and come in a whole host of beautiful fabrics with exquisite detailing. For summer weddings, lots of mums opt for a stand-alone dress which can be equally glamourous. Variety is key, from chic shift shapes to full-skirted styles and everything in between. It's always a good idea to try on a mixture of fabrics and colours to get a feel for what suits.
Posted: 24 February 2021
Generally, we tend to find that what makes the mother-of-the-bride or groom stand out isn't necessarily the colour she wears, but the style and formality of the outfit. Her dress is special and should make your mum look and feel fabulous on your big day. We have some incredibly beautiful options available in fabrics and a whole host of show-stopping styles, from standalone dresses to chic two-piece dress and jackets which will make your mum stand out.
Posted: 9 December 2020