About to say I do? You’re going to need a serious style guru to guide you through the wedding planning process. Enter Abby Larson, editor and founder of StyleMePretty.com and StyleMePrettyLiving.com—two of the web’s most beautifully curated sites offering real-life inspiration for your big day and beyond. We’ve enlisted her to share her top selects for dresses, decor, and more in The Wedding Event on Gilt, and to dish on what makes for a picture-perfect day. Read the Q+A, then shop her picks!
StyleFile: Planning a wedding can become a full-time job–whats your advice for brides to help make it an easier experience?
Abby Larson: Hire a wedding planner! Although to those on a strict budget this may seem like a splurge, a good wedding planner can not only make the experience so much more manageable (allowing you to actually have fun with it) but they can save you money in the costly mistakes that brides often make when planning. Other than that, make sure to build in moments of fun throughout the whole process – make a day out of dress shopping with your mom and your besties, have your maids over for some wine and crafting, turn cake testing into a full on date night. Dote on the journey just as you would the day itself!