Christopher Hopkins


While the bride is the star of her wedding day, her mother and the groom's, also take center stage. From playing hostess to posing in formal pictures to taking part in the wedding ceremony and dancing the night away at the reception, the mother of the bride and groom also need to look their best on this important day. We asked makeover artist Christopher Hopkins for his expert advice on how the mother of the bride and groom can look their best on their child's wedding day. Here's what he had to say: —Anne Chertoff

There are so many "celebrity" hairstyles that are popular right now. How does a mother of the bride/groom decide what's appropriate for her?

Well, what is "appropriate" is what is flattering to her face shape, her hair type and her personal style. Those three elements should be taken into account first, then a nod toward a favored celebrity look can be balanced into the mix. I see way too many hair do's for the mother of the bride/groom which look foreign on them. It's better to just take what your every day hair up a notch than go all hog wild with an exotic up do.

What should a woman of a certain age consider when thinking of the kind of look she wants for her child's wedding?

She should first know her body type, then balance that with the line, texture, color, proportion and accent of the outfit. Her look should also express...

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