Why I Should Hire a Bridal Stylist

A bridal stylist may be the perfect solution for you when selecting the perfect wedding look 

Your wedding planner helps you choose professionals for every other aspect of the wedding – such as your photographer, caterer, florists, and all the other important details to ensure your big day will be a memorable experience – but many times the assistance of a professional stylist is overlooked or presented as not needed. The style of the bride and wedding party sets the tone of the entire wedding, and choosing the perfect gown is one of the most important parts of the wedding planning process!

Many brides feel that shopping for the dress and the bridal party attire is the most difficult and sometimes stressful part of planning a wedding. Making sure you feel and look your best, managing the expectations of family and friends and navigating through an endless amount of options can be overwhelming. A bridal stylist can act as your fashion advocate and assist with every aspect, from shopping for the gown to being by your side on the big day.

Shopping for the Dress
With the overwhelming influence of social media, brides-to-be have more choices than ever before; they are constantly inundated with inspiration from the latest styles and trends. You have your brides-to-be that are more fashion-conscious and look forward to exploring every single ensemble option, while others prefer more of a quick, streamlined shopping experience. However, most women fall somewhere in between, but every bride-to-be can benefit from the help of an expert.

You might think to yourself, “Well what’s the difference between the bridal consultant at the boutique?” – He/She is an experienced professional who will help to find you a gown within the confines of their boutique/store – a bridal stylist will help you create the best bridal look for YOU. They have access to a wide variety of designers and boutiques and will not only ensure you are receiving a great experience, but will help you define the ultimate wedding style you’re looking for and assist in making your vision a reality.

Your personal bridal stylist may have relationships with designers who will offer a wider range of dress styles than a local boutique may carry in stock. Additionally, they can help with special requests such as extra fabric, custom measurements, rush orders, and other insider favors. The stylist may have access to designers that are otherwise unavailable in your area, which will save you a costly and time-consuming trip to explore ideas.

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Choosing Bridal Accessories
Do you want a glamorous, photo-worthy shoe for the wedding, but need a second sensible pair for dancing? Most bridal boutiques do not carry a full range of shoes, so your stylist can collect various styles of shoes to try with the gown. They can also bring in accessories from a variety of boutiques or designers, so all elements can be visualized while wearing your dress – sometimes it’s very difficult to find the right options without seeing yourself in the full bridal look.

Styling the Pre/Post-Wedding Events
Will you change into a second dress for the reception, or even a third dress for the after-party? What about that special outfit for the engagement shoot, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or morning-after brunch?

Your bridal stylist can help you decide where to splurge and where to save – they will provide you with an array of options that will ensure your radiant confidence throughout the event.

Coordinating the Bridal Party
Your bridal stylist can design the look of the entire bridal party – from establishing the same level of formality with both the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom to acting as your advocate and counselor during any potentially stressful conversations with your groom.

They can find reasonable cost options for the bridesmaid and groomsmen, as well as help with the styling and alterations logistics – especially if you have friends and family that are spread out in different cities.

This professional can take on tasks such as reworking a family heirloom for your use on the wedding day, finding the perfect gift for the bridesmaids, assisting in the design of a custom embroidered gift for your closest family members, and hunting down the perfect accessory for the flower girl or ring bearer on the wedding day.

Remember, this is just an option for some. Happy Planning….-xoxo