With Nick and Sam’s wedding in December suddenly looming nearer, I thought perhaps I ought to start looking for a suitably fetching and above all role-appropriate outfit: not too glamorous, not too expensive, and hopefully not likely to embarrass anyone (least of all the bridegroom).
Duly searching through Google for relevant sites I discovered there are many ‘mother of the bride’ and ‘mother of the bridegroom’ boutiques, all competing stridently for one’s business.
Each stresses the importance of standing out from all the guests in one of their ‘stunning’ outfits, obviously, plus hat, and shoes, and bag, and necklace and earrings from the same establishment…
I can more or less cope with the hype, alien as it sounds. However, each of these stunning outfits seems to be modelled by a trout-lipped hollow-cheeked teenager, about 6′ tall and no larger than a size 6, with legs like pipe cleaners and a very fully pronounced bosom.
Now legally any mother in this role should be at least 32, and many/most no doubt are rather much more, particularly if the son in question is the last of her children, born to someone already 32 at the time. In fact, Nick could be my grandson – that’s a thought.
Perhaps I should be looking up ‘Grandmother of the bridegroom’ sites instead.
Any recommendations, please?
Just to remind: I am not a teenager…