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Mother of the bride? Make sure your smile looks as good as your outfit

If your son or daughter is tying the knot next summer, now is the perfect time to start thinking about whether or not your smile could benefit from some attention before the big day.

With all eyes on the bridal party, being a mother of the bride or groom is an exciting and busy time as Illume’s Non-Clinical Director, Alison Rumney, knows only too well!

Alison and Tim’s son Tom is marrying fiancé Sophie next summer, so wedding preparations are a frequent source of conversation in the Rumney household. Alison says, “The wedding industry has changed enormously since our marriage 28 years ago and even the most organised people can be surprised at the long ‘to do’ list and the need to start preparations early.

“Whilst finding the perfect outfit is a high priority on every woman’s list, making sure their smile is looking great isn’t always something they think about until it’s too late.”

Dental bridges, crowns, veneers, implants and tooth whitening can all play an important role in helping to maintain a great looking smile. Planning potential improvements now will mean you’ll be proud of your beaming smile whenever you look at the wedding photos in years to come.

“Weddings are great fun, but for people who may be a bit camera shy they can also be a source of concern,” continues Alison. “Being confident that your smile looks good can be just as important as finding the ideal outfit. I have an advantage here - being married to a dentist means my teeth are the one thing I won’t be worrying about when it comes to Tom and Sophie’s big day next year!” 

According to, the most popular month for weddings in the UK is August – 15% of all 2013 weddings took place during this month, with dates in July and September being the next most popular.

Cheltenham offers a huge variety of stunning wedding venues including The Greenway Hotel and Spa, Manor by the Lake, Priors Tithe Barn and Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Visit for more ideas of the perfect place to get married in Cheltenham, or visit the Cheltenham Bride and Groom Show taking place on 6th September 2015 at Cheltenham Town Hall for more inspiration

Contact Illume now if you’d like to discuss how our professional dental team can make sure your son or daughter is not the only thing you’ll be proud of when it comes to their wedding day! And of course other members of the bridal party may well wish to improve their smiles too.

Call 01242 522230 to speak to one of our friendly dentists, or pop in to our Queen’s Road practice for a chat – we’d love to hear about your plans.