So you and your fiance are planning your dream destination wedding in the most perfect place on earth. You know you’ll need to hire an officiant, a photographer and videographer, someone to make the invitations, the flowers and of course your wedding dress. You’ve hired a dedicated Destination Wedding Planner to help you navigate the details for you and your guest’s travel needs, from the flights and resort to the ceremony and reception and everything in between. Now it’s time to think about YOU. That is, you are going to be photographed approximately 8 million times before, during and after your wedding and it’s important to make sure that each photo looks perfect! I know you have found or will find the perfect wedding dress, but what are you going to be wearing both before and after? What are you going to be wearing in all those pics? Is everything coordinated? How does it look in relation to what your fiance is wearing? If you, like most brides having a destination wedding, you could very likely be at the resort for several days, at least. There’s rehearsal dinners, cocktail receptions, brunches, dinners, it’s *a lot* of outfits to think of! Or maybe you’re planning your honeymoon, where the opportunities for Instagram worthy shots are endless. This is where a personal stylist could be a lifesaver. A personal stylist can advise you on the latest fashion trends and clothing styles. She helps individuals and couples on what will make you look your best, both inside and out.
When you have something as important as your wedding or honeymoon, knowing what you want to wear before you go is just smart planning
I spoke with Lucy Bedewi a personal stylist and owner of Wanderlust Wardrobe to find out more about what she does and how she might be able to help that stressed out bride, wanting to look her best but could use guidance through the process:
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Lucy explained to me that she got into the business through retail initially, but went her own way after seeing how retailers focus on buying and not actually helping people find clothing that they truly love. She’s been a stylist for 3 years and her favorite part of the job is seeing women get dressed with ease and become the most confident versions of themselves. What’s a personal stylist’s biggest challenge? The fashion industry’s inconsistent sizing! Thankfully many websites offer free returns so you can try things out and return what doesn’t work.
So many Instagrammable opportunities, so little time
So how would Lucy help a destination bride find that perfect style? Lucy conducts an hour long consultation where she dives deep into what her clients want to look like as well as present themselves. Typically, Lucy searches commercial brands, but she’s definitely willing to go thrifting or into luxury lines if that is what the client prefers. She truly prides herself on doing whatever it takes to help a bride find that perfect piece.
I asked Lucy, what’s a current trend that she would encourage? She said right now, it’s a sweetheart neckline. It’s universally flattering and can be paired with lace, tank top straps or an illusion neckline to fit the bride’s unique preferences. Now I feel like I need to go online and start shopping! Finally, I asked Lucy, what are her three top reasons for a bride to hire a personal stylist to help her with her destination wedding and honeymoon wardrobe? Lucy’s top three were:
1) There are A LOT of outfits changes –and a personal stylist is someone to help you navigate them seamlessly. A lot of brides today are professionals, they are working full time and have a lot on their plate. Having one less thing to think about running up to the big day can be a huge relief!
2) It can help you pack intelligently and still look amazing! It’s not just about packing everything and the kitchen sink and hope you have what need – pack smart and you can have every outfit put together before you get to your destination, and know that each outfit is put together, designed with YOU in mind so you don’t have to think about what to wear and that’s one more thing you can cross off your list.
3) It makes getting dressed easy so you can focus on your spouse and guests. I remember my own wedding and I can just remember that I wanted to treasure and cherish every moment. I knew this moment was fleeting and I wanted to remember it forever. Having a personal stylist will make it so much easier to know what to wear and when, and you can just focus on your spouse, your guests and yourself!
We hired a personal stylist and couldn’t be happier!!
I’m SO excited to announce that Lucy is offering my readers an amazing FREE 20 minute mini-session!! How cool is that? Simply click HERE to sign up for your session, remember to add TRAVELFORALWAYS in the subject box so you can get your mini consult – did I mention for free??
I would love to hear from you! What would you use a personal stylist for? Be sure to tell me in the comments below!