An experienced wedding stylist ensures that the vision you have for your dream wedding is brought to life in a way you may never have thought possible.
We’ve all envisioned our dream wedding before. Whether it’s traditional and romantic or modern and mischievous, there are so many options when it comes to wedding themes and styling that just knowing where to start can be completely overwhelming!
That’s why hiring a wedding stylist, who’s meticulous eye for detail, deep industry connections and ability to transform any space into a visual feast, will help bring your vision to life and still give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy your special day.
What does a wedding stylist do?
A professional wedding stylist is someone who works with a couple to build a theme for their wedding and then style the ceremony and reception spaces. A wedding stylist generally works with their clients from the beginning, unravelling their vision before masterfully bringing it to life through design, decor and decorations. They are multi-functional and can help pick your venue or work with a prearranged event space. Wedding stylists also coordinate the lighting, colour scheme, invitations, floor plans, furniture and floral arrangements.
What are the benefits of hiring a wedding stylist?
There are many benefits to hiring a wedding stylist that go beyond just having a talent for creating beautiful spaces!
Choosing a theme
One of the first challenges of planning a wedding is deciding upon a theme. If you’re newly engaged, you’re bound to have lots of ideas but from a design perspective, if you try and throw too many elements together without a core idea, your overall aesthetic is going to be a big old mess. A wedding stylist will help you narrow down your ideas and provide guidance on the different options they believe will truly bring out your unique personality as a couple.
An eye for style
Once a theme is decided upon, a wedding stylist will start moodboarding and designing styling ideas to suit both the venue and the couple. Even if you already have a good idea of how you want your wedding to look, a wedding stylist will act as a guiding hand to help bring it all together with a sense of cohesion. As professional stylists, they have their finger on the pulse of the latest design trends and will come up with all sorts of creative ideas you may not think of. They also know exactly what design elements photograph well, so that your photographer can truly capture all the beauty and magic of your big day! With a wedding stylist, every little styling detail will be thought of.
The amount of time that goes into organising a wedding is astonishing! From the initial planning stages, right through to packing down the last decoration in your reception space, the time that goes into designing and styling a wedding can equate to a full time job and is totally unrealistic for a working couple to take on by themselves. By hiring a wedding stylist, not only can you relax knowing you’re in the hands of a professional, but you’ll also know you’re saving yourself countless hours of valuable time.
They’re highly organised so you don’t have to be
Wedding stylists are almost always perfectionists and will be across every little detail with meticulous attention. They love nothing more than a checklist and leave nothing up to chance. This isn’t just important in the planning stages of your wedding, but also on the big day itself, when little things can easily go wrong. A good wedding stylist always has back up plans in mind and knows exactly what to do in case of unforeseen circumstances.
They have access to the best vendors and prices
Wedding stylists have incredible connections throughout the industry and access to discounts and special deals that most couples wouldn’t be able to secure by themselves. From venues, to decorations to suppliers and caterers, you’ll be amazed at just how many people your wedding stylist knows and the amazing negotiating skills that they’ll bring to the table on your behalf!
They provide on-the-day support
Most wedding stylists will organise all the set up and pack down of your venue so that you don’t have to do anything except get ready and head to the venue for one of the best days of your life!
When’s the best time to hire a wedding stylist?
Although it’s recommended to start working with your wedding stylist as early in the planning process as possible, that doesn’t mean you can’t hire one later down the track to help get the finishing touches of your wedding sorted. Just keep in mind that stylists can book out many months in advance, so if you want to secure your preferred professional, it’s definitely recommended to lock someone in as soon as possible.
Is it expensive to hire a wedding stylist?
In the past, hiring a wedding stylist was seen as a luxury that many couples couldn’t afford on top of their existing wedding expenses. Today this perception has changed and there are many reasonably priced stylists out there suited to a range of budgets, making it very common for modern couples to engage their services!
While it may seem like another expense to begin with, remember that because of their industry connections, wedding stylists can secure you excellent deals with suppliers, venues, caterers and florists, so the cost of using their services are sometimes balanced out by the savings you make through their perks!
If you’re on a really tight budget, it could be helpful to speak to a wedding stylist about helping you design and organise some DIY features that you can create yourself. Many stylists offer complimentary consultations, so reach out and see what they can do for you and your budget!
Can I style my wedding myself?
While some couples choose to style their own wedding, it’s hard to beat the stunning results you’ll achieve from working with a professional! An experienced wedding stylist ensures that the vision you have for your dream wedding is brought to life in a way you may never have thought possible.
Evviva Events are highly experienced at styling breathtaking weddings in and around Melbourne, with stunning results that speak for themselves. Get in touch with us for a free consultation so that we can start working with you to design and decorate the wedding of your dreams.