Expert advice about mother of the bride

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North West 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@yournorthwest.wedding

 

Mum’s the word

Mum’s the word

Q. My mum wants to wear a lace gown, but we're struggling to find a design that we both like. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Zaidha Roscoe says: Lace is a beautiful but tricky fabric to wear. The wrong type can be ageing, so it's important she opts for a soft version such as Chantilly. Alternatively, she could look for an embroidered lace, which offers a more modern edge. It's a great material for special occasions and offers coverage while still looking elegant.

Zaidha Roscoe
www.flamingo-fashion.co.uk

 

Winter chic

Winter chic

Q. We're having a winter wedding and would like our mums' outfits to reflect this. Do you have any ideas?

A. Zaidha Roscoe says: Before purchasing a dress, take the venue into consideration. If the ceremony and reception are taking place at different properties, then staying warm is a priority. There are lots of dress and jacket/coat combinations that would look fabulous.
The other main consideration is the theme of the wedding. Look for rich autumnal shades, delicate seasonal pastels, sparkling silvers, opulent golds and sumptuous winter creams in luxurious fabrics.
Ultimately, your mum needs to choose something that suits her colouring and figure and that she feels confident and comfortable in.

Zaidha Roscoe
www.flamingo-fashion.co.uk