So this is question I feel is something a lot of couples think when they start the searching through the minefield that is wedding planning. Now for most all this in new to them and can seem daunting and a little overwhelming. All these new terms to learn and figure out, traditions your being told you must follow, the must have new items and the wedding colour choice everyone seems to ask you about. So let's break it down and explain exactly what a wedding stylist is and why they can be a crucial part to your wedding.
A stylist firstly is not to be confused as a venue dresser, a venue dresser has a selection of stock you pick from and they set up and take away and you pay per item hired. As a stylist they are there to help design your wedding, working with you to help bring your vision to life. So like me some stylists do have a collection of stock items their clients can pick from, mine are included in my package price, but their fee also includes the sourcing or making of extra items you require to make sure our vision comes to life. This means you are not limited to their stock meaning the styling possibilities are endless.
Stylist are usually the go to person for all creative suppliers for your day, taking away all the stress from you on the run up to the wedding. It also means that you know that every little detail is going to coordinate and be styled to perfection, your stationery, cake, florals and any extra finishing touches. For me a supply my couples with a look book which is passed on to all suppliers to make sure your vision is understood by all. I am there from the night before or first thing in the morning through to when your guests sit for your wedding breakfast, then of course there to supervise the clear down the next day. I usually say think of a stylist as a design-led wedding planner you have booked for a partial plan, as they are there to help you make all the important decisions running up to the day and there to deal with any issues that may arise the morning off.
For me a wedding is about celebrating your love story with family and friends. So, styling is about getting to know you as a couple and bringing your personality out in fun quirky ways. I have my set items to make the process as easy as possible, as we all know how stressful and time-consuming planning a wedding cane be, but I love to design, source or make personalised items for my clients. This can be anything from a themed table plan to show stopping ceremony backdrop.
So I hear you, this is all amazing but weddings are expensive and I can just do all this myself can I not? Yes of course and know one is stopping you!
Sourcing all your co-ordinating trusted suppliers and design, making all your items should not be taken lightly. It is a fun process, especially for the creative, but it is time consuming and at times stressful. I love what I do and I know I am very fortunate but even I wouldn’t want to spend my wedding morning rushing around setting up all the items, why would you when you could sat around relaxing and being pampered ready to marry the love of your life.
Also stylist have great connections in the wedding industry and can usually source you the best quality items at the cheapest price. Once you add up all those items you have bought, and now stuck with, the material cost for all the items you’ve made have you really saved money not booking that stylist?
Next week we'll be releasing the go to checklist for all the things you need to consider for your wedding styling. We will break down each area so you can be rest assured you will not miss any those important little details.
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