What do wedding planners, photographers and stylists have in common? They all want to create beautiful flat lays and style wedding details to perfection. However, without the proper tools, it’s a struggle.
As un-sexy as it might be, here is the “tool” installation of my must haves in a styling kit. Add these to your cart and they will ease worries on set or at a wedding.
- Acrylic Blocks – Whether propping paper goods or just providing height and dimension to a photo, these clear gems are a winner. I recommend having at least 5 sizes, one small enough for a postage stamp and one on the thicker side.
- Instant Tacky– A little goes a long way. Hold down stubborn envelope flaps, ribbon and just about anything to get the perfect shot!
- Electric Candle Lighter – Matches run out and are easily lost. This re-chargeable gas-less lighter is a must have at events. The flexible neck that reaches any wick is amazing!
- Shout Wipes – Clean dress= happy bride. Great for those grass stains during outdoor photos. The ‘to go’ packets are the best!
- Spray Bottle – There isn’t always an outlet or steamer at arm’s reach. On those occasions, an old fashioned spray bottle will get a stubborn wrinkle out of a dress or even table linen. Thank me later when you’re at Central Park doing a styled shoot.
- Fashion Tape – When fabric just won’t lay correctly or a dress is a tad revealing; fashion tape is the answer. A double sided tape that is skin and fabric safe, yes please! I love the dot version as well.
- Mini Lint Roller- A small lint roller can clean up a styling mat, ring box and even bit of flowers/leaves that fall from a bouquet. It’s also amazing to have since most wedding professionals I know wear black to events!
- Glass Wipes – Get streaks and dirt off mirrors, windows, styling trays and even wipe down a diamond ring when you’re in a pinch.
- Pins – This set of white and black safety pins will help keep droopy boutonnieres in place for photos. Be sure to have a set of white tip straight pins as well!
- Practice – This ‘tool’ isn’t tangible, but it will make the biggest difference. Practice with your tools before the big day and consider investing in a one-one-one curated photo shoot or joining me at a styled shoot for photographers.