As a parent, watching your child tie the knot is a proud day.
And most mothers of daughters will admit to their little girl's wedding being a huge moment in their life as a parent.
But in between organising everything and everyone else, how does the mother of the bride ensure she too looks and feels the part?
We share some top tips for making sure your mother-of-the-bride is wedding-ready.
It's not unusual for those involved in a wedding to diet before the big day.
But even if there is no need to lose pounds and ounces, a well balanced diet and plenty of clear fluids will ensure a fit and healthy mum in advance of the big day.
There will be plenty of running about to do with wedding errands, but not only will regular and gentle exercise tone a body's muscles it is excellent for relaxation during stressful times.
After body health comes body beautiful.
A mother's complexion, hair style and nails will all be on the wish-list of beauty treatments any pampered parent will require in advance of the big day. Try not to be so focused on the appearance of the bride and bridesmaids in this department that mum gets overlooked here!
Off-the-peg or made-to-measure? Although another popular alternative emerging is the opportunity to hire an exclusive haut couture model - although this will leave little in the way of a keepsake if mum wishes to hold onto her wedding outfit and hat.
And the colour of any mother-of-the-bride outfit must be carefully thought out.
She won’t want to clash with the bridesmaids or the groom’s mother’s outfit so it can be a good idea to discuss this in advance so everyone knows where they are.
The bride's mother should have shoes that, whilst elegant, will be kind to her feet as she will be on them for a number of hours and a bag to carry all the usual things as well as some emergency supplies for herself and her daughter - such as tissues, wipes, plasters and even perhaps a needle and cotton.
A well organised, serene bride’s mother is almost the most important accessory any bride can wish for and it’s her happy duty to ensure she has one!