Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Mother Of The Bride
Have you already been the mother to a bride or is your daughter engaged about to get married either this year or next? Marisota have a short survey on their facebook page which gives you the opportunity of winning £100 in their prize draw and lets face it, at this time of huge expense, it would prove to be a welcome cash injection for just a few minutes of your time. The idea behind the survey is to give Marisota an insight into the problems any mother of the bride may face, from finding the perfect dress to the stresses and strains such a huge event can put on you and your daughters relationship.
You can find the survey here and I have to admit it made for interesting reading. As I answered the questions, I wondered just how much other mothers are involved in the wedding planning, was it more or less than it is for me? I heard an awful story from a client of mine who is due to be a bridesmaid for her future sister in law later this year, where the brides mother put her foot down over the colour chosen for the bridesmaid dresses! I can't imagine stomping my feet and having a paddy over anything my daughter chose for her special day, I have always tried to remember that it is "her" day, not mine, and to go with the flow over what ever she wants.
The question about my outfit reminded me of the nightmare I have had for the last nine months and I think my advice to other mothers of either bride or groom would be to stay true to your style and go with your heart if you find something you love. You won't know for sure till you try it on and that is where online retailers come into their own, you can order a few outfits/dresses and compare at your leisure. Marisota's designated Mother Of The Bride Boutique is bound to fill you with inspiration with a range of gorgeous outfits to suit all shapes and sizes and the good news is all clothes come in sizes 12 to 32!
I'd love to hear about your experiences either past or present and if you have any friends or family who have children about to get married please put them in touch as there are lots of exciting things coming up on the agenda!