Wedding Planning 101: Fashion

Attention all you brides and grooms to-be! As seasoned planners, we understand how important it is to look your absolute best on your special day while keeping the look cohesive with you overall wedding vision. To do so, many of our couples are looking to incorporate innovative and fun fashion throughout their big day. Luckily, Style-Architects is unique in that you not only have access to our wedding planners but also to our team of expert wardrobe stylists! Today, we called upon one of our stylists, Emily, to share some exclusive wedding fashion tips and trends! Enjoy! Let’s start with the brides, shall we? {after all, ladies are always first!} Your gown should fit cohesively with the overall style of your wedding. Of course, I assume that are you already working with our wedding planners to achieve that wedding design of your dreams, so think about your venue and your vision for tablescape, cake, and all other décor elements. Are you planning a vintage-inspired wedding? Then I recommend going with an all-lace gown to fit with the “theme.” What about a contemporary, swanky night-club feel? Then why not play around with a fun and structural geometric gown that shows off those curves?  Of course, we always recommend selecting a gown that best fits your body type. A gown is like a great pair of jeans- you may have to try on a bunch before finding the “it” pair!

What about those finishing touches that complete your overall ensemble? Have no fear, we are here to help advise you on the proper amount of jewelry to wear, how to accent your gown with a sash or belt, and whether you should select {or intentionally pass on} the various forms of headpieces.  We always emphasize the rule “less is more” when it comes to jewelry. One great accessory is all you need.

Now on to the gents…It’s your big day, too, and you deserve to look dapper and properly suited {pun intended} for this occasion! Forget ill-fitted rental tuxes and think sleek, tailored, Don Draper suits. {Like what you see?}  Although buying your own suit may stress you {and your wallet} out, it’s well worth it! Investing in a properly tailored fit ensures that you have a go-to piece for any formal event! Accessories aren’t just for women, either. I suggest playing around with fun pocket squares, colored ties, or cuff links- all which can be uniquely branded and personalized!

Our planners are noticing that many brides and grooms want that “mixed and mismatched” look for their bridesmaids and groomsmen, but don’t let those words fool you! This look may appear “unintentional” but there is much thought and stylization that goes into achieving this look. To begin, choose a color palette or silhouette that creates consistency throughout. This doesn’t mean choose ONE color. I often recommend a wide range of neutrals such as creams, blushes, and pewters, or olives, browns and tans. You can even play around with different textures, cuts and necklines.

There you have it soon-to-be married couples- our favorite wedding fashion tips and trends! Feel like this is all a bit too much? Our wedding and styling teams have you covered in your hour {or year} of need!