Everyone You Need To Tell When You Change Your Name

  • 24 March 2017 2017-03-24T16:42:07+0
Everyone You Need To Tell When You Change Your Name

You're becoming a Mrs! Naturally, you're going to want to tell everyone about your new name but aside from friends and family and changing your name on social media there are some official people who need to know, too. Read more »

The Best High Street Shops For Your Mum

The Best High Street Shops For Your Mum
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Looking for a mother-of-the-bride dresses or outfit? There are so many boxes it's got to tick. The perfect mother-of-the-bride dress needs to be smart (yet not too office-like), glamorous (yet not too young), and beautifully flattering (without out-shining the bride, of course). It's a tall order, but it's one that so many high street shops have got covered. Fashion-forward while still remaining classically stylish, these are the stores we'd hot-foot it too. Click through the gallery, and discover our favourite high street mother-of-the-bride dresses below.

Coast

Coast is our go-to for standout wedding guest dresses, but the high street store is right at the top of our list for incredible mother-of-the-bride pieces, too. Alongside their great (and well-priced) dresses, don't forget to check out their range of coats, too. We're big fans of the Mirren coat, £159, for spring/summer 2017. Keep your eyes peeled for their collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society this summer, too!

WHERE TO LOOK FOR BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES ON THE HIGH STREET

Phase Eight

Having recently launched a full-scale bridal collection with a range of wedding dresses, it seems only right that Phase Eight have a killer mother-of-the-bride line too. Finding dresses with sleeves can sometimes be a little trickier than you'd imagine, but Phase Eight are the crowned Queens of flattering upper-arm coverage. This Belita dress, £250, is just the ticket.

Whistles

We don't know about you, but we're obsessed with the new-season offering from Whistles. This British designer has a bit of a trend-led reputation, but trust us: it's for all the right reasons. We've got our eyes on their Amanda lace dress, £219 - it's perfect for a spring-time countryside do.

Hobbs 

Workwear stalwart Hobbs is a secret weapon when it comes to mother-of-the-bride dressing. If you're attending a wedding in 2017, there's a seriously high chance she will be wearing Hobbs.  We love their flattering floral-print shifts, like this Natasha dress, £149. 

THE BEST HIGH STREET WEDDING DRESSES

Ted Baker

Known for graphic floral prints and pretty details, Ted Baker's skater-cut dresses make them one of our first ports of call for all things wedding. In fact, the brand have recently branched out into full-blown bridal with their new 'Tie The Knot' collection of wedding dresses, bridesmaids frocks and accessories. For spring/summer 2017, our eyes are firmly fixed on their Calliie cropped scalloped edged jacket, £275.

Monsoon

Colourful, inspired by forgein climes and oh-so-slightly boho, if your're mum to a bride getting married abroad, off to Monsoon you must go. This beautiful tomato red Arista maxi dress, £109, would come into its own on a balmy Mediterranean beach. 

Marks & Spencer

Ah, good old M&S - the home of meal deal lunches, percy pigs and... absolutely fantastic mother-of-the-bride dresses. Make a beeline straight for their Limited Collection range: it's a fashion editor's best-kept secret. The rich forest green hue of their Per Una floral lace bodycon dress, £65, makes it look three times its price.

Jacques Vert

Mother-of-the-bride specialists Jacques Vert have seriously upped their dress-based game this season. This printed drape cape dress, £169, is stylish and different enough without running the risk of being something that will date. 

LK Bennett

Famous for dresses that look five times their price tag (and give Victoria Beckham a run for her money) LK Bennett is the stylish mother-of-the-bride's label of choice. We're more than just a little bit in love with their Darcie blue silk dress, £295, for a late-summer countryside do. Pair with tan or nude accessories to keep the vibrant print alive. 

 

 

How To Be The Perfect Wedding Guest

How To Be The Perfect Wedding Guest

When you're a guest at a wedding, of course, you are there to celebrate with the newlyweds and have fun - but there is some unwritten guest-iquette you need to know. Here's how to be the very best wedding guest… Read more »

How to Choose The Perfect Wedding Rings To Match Your Engagement Ring

  • 10 March 2017 2017-03-10T13:26:28+0
How to Choose The Perfect Wedding Rings To Match Your Engagement Ring
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Brides and Tiffany & Co. present the ultimate guide to choosing your wedding ring. Lots of lovely, shiny, pretty jewellery to choose from? Oh, if you insist… 

You've been staring at the sparkling engagement ring on your finger for months (and probably dreaming about it for years!) but it's time to think about a companion for your twinkly friend. Don't fall into the trap of leaving choosing your wedding rings to the last minute, your wedding band will stick around long after your dress has been relegated to the back of the wardrobe! It's time to get serious about one serious piece of jewellery.

The big question is which way to go when it comes to choosing your wedding ring? Do you follow a trend or go timeless? Pile on the diamonds or keep it clean and simple? Match your fiancé or stick to your own style?

The most important thing to consider is if you want your wedding band to snugly fit your engagement ring or sit happily underneath it with a small gap between the two. Both are totally acceptable, it's all down to personal preference.

If your ring is a solitaire, or single stone, there are some fantastic options of contoured and tapered rings made to fit around the diamond. The Tiffany Harmony bands are perfectly shaped to accommodate your solitaire, no matter the cut of the stone. Plus, they actually look great on their own, so no need to worry if you don't want to keep wearing your engagement ring every single day!

If your engagement ring is a cluster, trilogy or a more unusual style then a straight wedding band is the way to go. Rather than paralleling the design of the engagement ring, the straight band will act as more of a silent partner. Not taking the limelight from the main event but complimenting it beautifully and letting it shine. 

That's not to say a wedding band can't be the ring that steals the show. A wedding ring full or half set with diamonds is a gorgeous touch and often a great way to make your ring that little bit more special than his (but sssh, we won't tell). If his heart's set on a classic platinum band, why not go for the same design? Just add a few carats for good measure!

When it comes to choosing the metal, most brides will opt to match their engagement ring, but that's by no means necessary. Mixed metals are becoming more and more popular, so there's no need to stick. A rose gold wedding band with a platinum engagement ring is a combination we love!

Whatever you go for, make sure it's going to stand the test of time, after all diamonds are forever. 

Take a look, we bet you'll find another perfect partner at Tiffany & Co.