Your daughter is getting married and there is, naturally, a wide plethora of things you will be tasked with, both in terms of helping the planning stages and maybe even financial contributions.
So, to help you collect your thoughts and be able to complete each task systemically and to the best of your ability, are the five top tips and hints for the mother of the bride.
Treat Yourself To Professional Hair & Make-Up
It is your daughter’s big day, and you are going to be part of many a photograph, both candid and professional too, and if you are ever going to treat yourself to a mini makeover, then today is the day.
Ask around friends and family members for recommendations as to local hairdressers and make-up artists who specialise in wedding days and book a test run to experiment with hairstyles and different make-up styles.
Choose Your Outfit Ahead Of Time
The second most valuable tip for any mother of the bride is that you should never, under any circumstances, wait and leave the choosing and purchasing of your mother of the bride outfit to the last minute.
Instead, as soon as you know you will be the second most important woman in the room that day, you should start browsing online for mother of the bride outfits plus size uk.
Be As Patient As Possible
Even if you consider yourself someone with a never-ending stream of patience, on the wedding day itself, you may well still find you get swept up with the stresses and drama of getting ready in the morning, especially if your daughter is feeling emotional.
Try to be as calm and patient as possible and be as positive and encouraging as you can, not just in times of stress but throughout the day. Once your daughter and her new husband or wife have set off on their honeymoon, you can relax and spend a day or two recuperating from the events.
Anticipate Any Potential Issues On The Day
Finally, when it comes to the schedule of the day, one of your roles, as well as looking fabulous as the mother of the bride, of course, is to check that everything is running smoothly.
Make sure that you leave enough time for yourself to be ready in the morning to handle any last-minute forgotten belongings or a mislaid tie and make sure that all the bridesmaids have painted their nails the night before to avoid any mishaps.
When it comes to wedding flowers, if you have decided to invest in some real bouquets from a local florist, rather than faux ones, make it your job to walk into the ceremony room itself and remove all flowers from the water and blot the stems. This way, you will avoid nasty blotches on the dresses of the bride and her bridesmaid and damp patches on the buttonholes of the men. It’s all about planning.