When finding the perfect venue to host your wedding, considering your venue’s bridal suite should be a significant factor. Your bridal suite is a space that allows you to have those special private moments behind the scenes with your bride tribe before you walk down the aisle. The anticipation and excitement that develop in that space add to the memories that you will ultimately cherish forever. Having a dedicated room for you and your bridal party helps make a wedding day so magical.
So now that we’ve broken down why having a bridal suite is so important, you’re probably asking what you should be looking for now?
Well, here are our Top 5 ‘Must-Haves’ for the ideal bridal suite.
One of the key ingredients for a beautiful portrait is good lighting. Natural lighting is so essential for your photographer so that they can capture those gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy getting-ready shots of you and your bridal crew. Wedding photographers are always on the hunt for the best light possible, and windows are key in these situations. Large windows that give off natural light are a bridal suite must. A suite full of windows will bring in lots of shining natural light to help show off all of your beautiful wedding day details.
Ensure that there is enough space for everyone that you plan to invite into your suite. A lot goes on inside the bridal suite as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Tons of photos get taken, hair and makeup are often getting done or touched up, and everyone’s getting dressed. So there must be enough room for all those things to take place; otherwise, you might start to feel crowded and overwhelmed. The last thing you want is for your wedding party & hired wedding pros to be on top of each other or you. The more space you have to get ready, the better!
You’ll want to make sure there are lots of mirrors in your bridal suite! A room full of mirrors is a must to see all your best angles, especially once you’re in your gorgeous bridal gown. You’ll want to take a peek at yourself from head to toe and make sure that you look perfect before leaving your suite to take photos. While having mirrors to prepare is excellent, nothing beats a dedicated area for makeup. Make sure your bridal suite has places for hot tools, makeup palettes, and access to power.
Your wedding day is all about you and your love, but your bridal gown deserves its moment in the spotlight as well. Having a place to display your wedding dress is not always thought about, but it is essential. There should be at least one designated space in your bridal suite that your photographer can hang your dress and capture it in all its beauty. Oh, and don’t forget to de-clutter your space as much as possible. Your dress should not compete for the limelight. It needs a space all its own. For our tips on how to make your dress shopping experience stress-free, click here.
You and your bridal party are going to be on your feet a lot the day of the wedding. So it’s a good idea to make sure your suite has enough extra seating and comfy lounge sofas around the room so everyone can comfortably relax when they need to. There is a lot of walking, standing, and dancing built into weddings for both you and your bridal party. Not to mention you might want to take a break from all the action, so having a comfy & private place to rest will make a huge difference throughout your wedding day.
Preparing for the most important day of your life relies on many small details coming together and working out flawlessly. Choosing the perfect bridal suite is just another tiny but essential element to think about because it’s the space where your photographer will capture your beautiful pre-ceremony moments. Remember, your bridal suite is also about having fun and enjoying the time before your ceremony, laughing and celebrating with your bride tribe. You are about to have the most exciting day of your life, so pop the champagne, get comfortable, and enjoy every moment leading up to “I do!”
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