Nigel Rayment offers his Top Tips for the Mother’s of the Bride and Groom
Keep an open mind:
The most important tip I can give to you. Come to the boutique armed with ideas and styles you have seen, feel free to even print outfits from our website to bring with you as it gives us an idea of your style, but do not discount any dresses out! Remember 9 out of 10 ladies leave with something they would never have thought they wanted. Try, try, try!
Day to Night:
When choosing your outfit, look for that dress that can see you through the day and night. Many dresses transform into a different dress once the jacket is taken off.
Buy the correct size:
Why put yourself under extra pressure? If you want to lose weight, buy the dress that fits perfect at that time. They can always be altered closer to the wedding for that perfect fit even if it is a little roomy!
Choose the right style:
Ruching, pleats and layered fabric are great for hiding those imperfections. Dress to your shape and these styles will give you the figure every woman wants.
Comfort vs. Style:
Who says that there has to be a battle between comfort and style? We all have different pros and cons when wearing clothes, what’s great for someone else may not be great for you. Don’t get downhearted. All dresses have both! It’s a matter of finding the dress that does both for you.
Don’t be shy! Any requirements? Tell us:
Don’t be afraid to say what you would like! In fact we love it! It means that we can find the perfect dress for you quicker! Many ladies want to still feel comfortable when they take the jacket off; sleeves are perfect for this, then you can dance until the sun comes up!
I can imagine many ladies reading this thinking…’Oh I don’t suit hats’… This is not true! Why hit the high street for a specialist item, it is not an everyday purchase, come to a specialist boutique for advice. There is a hat or headpiece that will suit. It’s just finding the right one. Here at Nigel Rayment Boutique we are milliners by trade, so we know what will finish your look. From a big red hat to a hatinator aka ‘the kissing hat’ perfect for keeping it off of your face as it gives all the guests the ease of that celebratory kiss without knocking the hat off. Have a browse on our site and look at the many styles available
P.S We don’t try to hide the band! Embrace it, if you really don’t feel comfortable with it, just see you hairdresser who will be able to do a style that will cover the band.
Nigel Rayment will be exhibiting this year at The National Wedding Show!
20th-21st Feb – Manchester Central, stand D53
26th-28th Feb – London Olympia, stand A169
4th-6th March – Birmingham NEC