THE PERKS OF HIRING A BRIDAL STYLIST FOR YOUR WEDDING

FEATURING JOHN DOLIO STUDIO

If you're like me, you believe that fashion alone can make or break the vibe of your photo session, and it’s one of the best ways to create elevated imagery. Hiring a bridal stylist will ensure your wedding fashion choices bring your aesthetic and personality to life on your special day (or weekend).


Luxury Bridal and Personal Stylist John Dolio shared with me his process, 3 wedding tips, and why hiring a bridal stylist is one the best choices you’ll make before you say ‘I do.’ Continue on to read some FAQs to understand the unparalleled value of this wedding vendor.


JOHN DOLIO STUDIO Photographed by ZINA DICHOSO

A fashion stylist will take all the design elements of your wedding and use the fashion to complement and elevate your overall wedding vision. They just know how to pair the boldest statement piece with the most delicate and intricate details.


Introduction and background:

John Dolio Studio came to be when I realized there was a need to have a more personal experience while I was the bridal specialist at Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera. My clients were needing my advice and services outside the confines of those walls.

DRESS by BARBARA TFANK, STYLED by JOHN DOLIO STUDIO, PHOTO by ZINA DICHOSO

What is the benefit of working with a Bridal Stylist?

There is a lot of anxiety in preparation for a wedding. With anxiety comes indecision. My services help ease this portion of the process with a strong and focused point of view. This is the benefit and luxury of working with a bridal stylist.

What does a Bridal Stylist do?

As a bridal stylist, I create a visual narrative with the bride for her wedding day and the festivities that come along the way. Then there is the shopping and appointment process.
The fittings that follow are my favorite part – working with the bride and tailor – as I can be exacting in every aspect of the look. This can be intense but not so much as the red carpet fittings I have done in the past.

DRESS by BARBARA TFANK, STYLED by JOHN DOLIO STUDIO, PHOTO by ZINA DICHOSO

Your family and friends may be interested in a few wedding day tasks, by hiring a bridal stylist, you allow them to enjoy the day fully without sweating the small stuff, like fussing with any zippers or buttons.


Whether you're doing an engagement session, rehearsal dinner, or the wedding day itself, your bridal stylists will not only source one-of-a-kind outfits catered to you and your needs, but they make themselves accessible during those important moments.


Advice on the styling process and wedding tips:

Aside from the appointments, selections, and fittings…the looks that I create with the bride not only reflect the wedding theme but also their personality. The days and events that lead up to a wedding can be a blur but I like to remind my brides how magical it can be.

DRESS by HAPPY ISLES SALON, STYLED by JOHN DOLIO STUDIO, PHOTO by ZINA DICHOSO

Now that you know the true value of hiring a bridal stylist, check out my post on Instagram where John shares 3 wedding tips, here. If you'd like to get connected to John: www.johndolio.com @johndoliostudio #johndoliobride.


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