I have been receiving a crazy amount of new enquiries over the last couple of weeks. I don’t know whether it’s the fact that the weather is warming up and people are starting to think weddings, or whether people are realising we are in the later part of 2014 and it’s going to be 2015 soon, but they have been flooding in! Unfortunately I’ve had to turn lots of people away – for some reason there are always two or three dates every season that everyone seems to want!
You can book a wedding stylist at any stage in your planning of course, and many don’t realise they need one until closer to the wedding date. However, if you have any inkling at all that you might want to hire a stylist I would urge you to start looking into it as soon as possible, even if your wedding is not for another year. Even if you just get in touch with them and have a chat about what they can do for you.
Many of us work on our own so we do book up quite quickly. Also, it’s much easier for us to get involved as early as possible so we can help you get all the big ticket items locked away and then leave some of the smaller details until a bit closer to the date.
Remember that hiring a stylist a few months before your wedding when you haven’t booked in your main vendors will definitely relieve some of the pressure, but it won’t change the fact that many of your preferred suppliers will be unavailable. Also, although we obviously prioritise your wedding the closer it gets you do need to keep in mind that we do have other clients and commitments and unfortunately can’t be working on your wedding 24/7 like you might be!
In short, the earlier you book us in the more time we’ll have to work with you to create the wedding you are dreaming of. So please, please, please, get in early – your stylist (and other vendors) will love you for it!
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