More brides are choosing to incorporate multiple outfit changes during the wedding day, from ceremony to reception to dance party. For others, it's a whole week of celebrations to consider, from welcome dinners to rehearsals and more.
Anne Lee, the principal planner at Daughter of Design and founder of Plannie.com, told Brides Magazine that multiple bridal looks could help "bridge the overarching aesthetic of the events.” The decision comes with extra planning so keep reading for the first five steps to start planning out your outfits for the wedding day, week, or longer!
1. Figure Out Your Bridal Style
We love any excuse to get on Pinterest, and now is one of them. The same way you approached the design of your wedding week, you want to create a mood board to gather inspiration. Ask yourself, what kind of bride do you want to be? Whether bohemian like Kate Moss or luxe like Chrissy Teigen, this will give you an idea of the style you gravitate towards and determine the style you want to accomplish. Explore bridal mood boards, styling ideas, and dreamy inspiration on our Pinterest.
2. Ground the Bridal Looks with a Core Element
Even maximalists know that to look "together," there needs to be a common thread. While each event deserves to be treated as unique, planning out the element that ties your bridal looks together will be a godsend when combing through the photographs later. Similar to how you'd select a color palette or theme for your wedding — like barnyard chic or roaring 20s — you want to align with the wedding party.
3. Find Make-up and HairStyles to Elevate Your Looks
From natural to bold, make-up and hair are significant elements of your bridal looks. The best make-up artist won't let you leave their chair without passing you a lipstick or spray to reapply later. Even the most potent products wear off after a day of eating, drinking, and sweating on the dance floor. When prepping your outfit, the realities of having practical pockets are slim-to-none, so consider accessories that are both beautiful and functional to hold these excess items.
The Bella Rosa clutch is a way to carry the essentials without clashing with your perfectly curated appearance. Work directly with Creative Director Maria Caruso Martin to design and match a bespoke bag to your dress before it's sent to Italy to be hand-stitched by talented artisans.
4. Consider Hiring a Bridal Stylist
When hiring a bridal stylist, you want to ensure your style aligns with theirs, so don't be afraid to ask for examples of their work. Also, chemistry is everything with your bridal stylist because they're going to be the fashion-forward bestie that will tell you, "Absolutely not that dress" when needed. There's a level of comfort that will allow for collaboration so you can make your wedding dreams come true.
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5. Download the Bridal Look Planner
It's okay not to know everything right now. Planning a wedding takes a team, so planning multiple bridal looks can feel daunting. You're not just saying "Yes to the dress" but also yes to the rehearsal dinner jumpsuit and the cocktail dress for the bridal shower. The free Bridal Look Planner is filled with expert tips to help you plan your wedding event outfits, so you have one less headache to worry about with planning.