Expert advice about mother of the bride

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent 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


Summer chic

Summer chic

Q. We have a gorgeous summer wedding planned, and my mum, bless her, is having a real dilemma about what she should wear. What's on-trend at the moment in terms of colour and style?

A. Alexandra Horne says: The trends we see when we're buying for the season ahead are neutral colours and pastels. Navy is still a very strong colour, as well as taupe. Dresses are in vogue, as well as jackets to wear with them.

Go to a specialist boutique with an open mind. Summer collections are now coming in, and your mum will have a wide choice so she can pick what's right for her. It's about the fit, as well as what's ontrend. Try on as many different styles and colours as possible, and the boutique owner will guide you with accessories. Style will win the day!

Alexandra Horne


Hats off!

Hats off!

Q. My mum has picked a gorgeous outfit to wear for my wedding, but we've looked everywhere and can't find a hat in the right colour. What can you suggest?

A. Sarah Parker says: Rather than trying to buy an off-the-peg hat, contact a local milliner, where you'll get a bespoke service and materials such as sinamay, silk and feathers can be dyed to match an outfit.

If there are certain elements or details in your in outfit you would like to carry through to your hat or headpiece, that can be done too.

As everything is tailor-made, you can guarantee that your hat will fit perfectly and no one else will turn up in the same…very important when you're the mother-of-the-bride or the mother-of-the-groom!

Sarah Parker

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