Great Mother of the Bride or Groom Tips – Part Two

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We hope you found our Great Mother of the Bride or Groom Tips – Part One useful. We’ve got some more advice for you to bear in mind for your child’s wedding.

Set Your Own Time

Part of realistic planning is putting time aside for your own preparations. Whether it’s outfit shopping, makeup testing, dance practice or even writing a speech, setting time aside just for planning your own essentials for the day itself is as important as helping your child with the same process. More preparation means less stress, which is good for everyone.

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Great Mother of the Bride or Groom Tips – Part One

mother of the bride or groom tips

We have some great general mother of the bride or groom tips for you that will help you enjoy the ride with less of the pressure so you can enjoy the special role you have in your child’s wedding.

Being the mother of a child who is going to be married is an exciting time – and maybe even a little bit stressful! Every parent-child relationship is different, but these tips should help give you a general idea of how to start off and keep going on the right foot.


Set Your Role Early On

Once the marriage plans are in motion, talk to your child about what they may expect of you and what you can do to help them. Even if you (or your child) think certain parts of your involvement may be automatically obvious, it’s worth confirming expectations with each other to avoid confusion later on down the line. Which brings us to…

Be Realistic

Whether it’s the issue of money or volunteering duties, be open and honest about what you can and can’t provide. Traditionally, the bride’s parents paid for her wedding, but this is becoming less common as modern couples take a more bespoke attitude to all aspects of their wedding. Talking frankly about finances and other areas of support that you may provide will help your child solidify their plans for the celebrations, and remove a potential source of pressure by avoiding false expectations, over-promising, and under-delivering.

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Tips for Wedding Day Makeup and Skincare – Part Two

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Following on from our Tips for Wedding Day Makeup and Skincare – Part One, we have collected some more clever tips and great advice for glowing skin and hassle-free makeup for before and during your wedding day.

Have a Touch-Up Kit

Your makeup wears off during any regular day, and with all the hugging, kissing, drinking, eating, talking and (most likely) crying you’ll do on your wedding day, this is even more true. If you like to keep up appearances in the makeup department, then pack a small touch-up kit of your essentials to keep you going through the day.

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Top Wedding Trends for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we take a look at some classy, odd, interesting and inspiring wedding trends for 2016.

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Bold Colour Choices

From bright highlights, to subtle ombre arrangements and even metallics, expect to see striking use of colour in everything from table arrangements, seating decoration, bouquets, and even the bridal dress itself.

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Tips for Wedding Day Makeup and Skincare – Part One

wedding day makeup and skincare

Wedding day makeup and skincare is about more than just sticking to your regular routine. Good skincare is a great habit to get into, whether you wear makeup or not. You’ll find that your skin deserves as much care and attention as the rest of your wedding plans.

We’ve put together this guide of things to bear in mind when you’re considering your skin and makeup for your big day.

Don’t Risk Reactions

The last thing you want on your wedding day is an allergic reaction to a change of makeup, hair product, washing powder or diet. If you you do need or want to make a change to anything that could affect your skin, it’s recommended that you don’t do it three weeks before your wedding. Leaving a longer gap between trying new products and your wedding means your skin has more time to recover if you do have a reaction.

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