September 11, 2020

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Styling Kit Essentials

Today, I’m sharing with you one of my most requested topics on IG – what the heck do I bring in my styling kit.  I’m not going to share it all with you, because I’ve got something REALLY exciting to share with you soon that’s going to address ALLLLLLL your questions on this topic. But I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of what’s to come by sharing my MOST important essentials with you! 

Acrylic Styling Blocks are artfully displayed on a slightly antiqued silver platter and topped with a muted pink ribbon.

Acrylic Styling Blocks

I love these because you can use them to create shadows and lifts in your flat lays.  They also work as a stand alone piece, as an example, for rings! The clear base makes sure you don’t see them behind your paper products or whatever you’re lifting. And if you use them as an actual stand alone piece, they aren’t very distracting to your overall image. 

Stunning art-deco style rings are perched atop a muted pink velvet block. This block is displayed on top of pieces of the wedding invitation suite, including a brightly colored envelope liner.

Dental Wax/ Poster Tacky

This is a MUST have in the kit.  If you’ve done even a little bit of styling on a wedding day, you know that the envelopes can be pesky.  Gone are the days of having to place an object on top of the envelope to hold it down. You can now simply take a piece of wax or tacky and place it behind your envelope, and press it down! Problem solved! And you can create a clean flat lay image.  What’s an even better use? You can also use the putty/wax for styling rings to get those dreamy, almost floating ring images! 

Ring boxes are displayed on a pink ombre background.

Ring Boxes

This one is not necessarily a must-have. Oftentimes, your client will have their own ring boxes – however, sometimes they might forget to bring a ring box at all.  When you’re prepared, you don’t have to worry about this issue. And no, you don’t have to bring a million ring boxes with you to a wedding.  The best thing you can do is plan ahead. Find out their wedding colors, the design vibe, collaborate with the planner and see their event mood board.  From there, you can make sure you have a box with you on-hand that will fit perfectly with their details.  Not only for ring photos – did you also know that you can use the tops of the boxes to lift paper goods products? Yes, just like the acrylic risers! You’ve got to love a double duty product! 

My favorites? The Mrs. Box of course! SO many amazing colors and customizations available so that you can make sure you curate the colors that fit your clients!

These are my three favorite essentials that I bring every single wedding, no matter what.  I cannot wait to share my entire kit with you, but there’s one particular tool I’ve really learned and leaned into this last year.  Less is more. You do not have to have a kit filled with every ribbon, tray, and trinket in the world.  Every wedding does not call for that.  My styling kit is confined to one small velvet bag now because I plan ahead and I know exactly what each wedding day will need and what would be considered clutter.  

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