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Monday, March 7, 2022

5 Bridal Suite Essentials

Words by Kate Darnell


On wedding day, the bridal suite serves as a sanctuary for a bride and her bridesmaids not only to get ready but to enjoy the last moments before "I do." To ensure your getting-ready environment has all the bridal crew might need to feel their best on such a special day, we're sharing five elements we believe belong in every bridal suite!

The “Clink” Drink

Kick off the getting-ready party with a “clink” of a yummy drink! You may be familiar with the name Vera Wang for her famous bridal couture, but that’s not the only part of the wedding industry Wang has stylized. Vera Wang PARTY is a new premium Italian prosecco that is best enjoyed when served chilled in personalized champagne flutes, especially on your wedding day! 
If cocktails are more your speed, try this delicious recipe:

Honeymoon Phase

      2 oz. Vera Wang PARTY prosecco
●      1 oz. bourbon

●      Honey (infuse with cinnamon and ginger)
●      Cinnamon stick (for garnish)
Method: Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add infused honey and bourbon. Shake until cold (about 20 seconds). Strain the drink into a cocktail glass and top with chilled Vera Wang PARTY prosecco. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

In Case of Emergency

We’ve all been there, fashion faux pas are no fun when you’re trying to feel your absolute best. To avoid any last-minute runs to the store on the big day, we recommend delegating one bridesmaid to purchase or curate an “Oh shit!” Kit. (Pin our formula for the perfect kit below.)



The Comfiest Shapewear

Obviously, shapewear isn’t a necessary element, but if it makes you feel good about yourself, especially for your wedding day or your loved one’s special day, then we say go for it! Ruby Ribbon’s shapewear styles support and empower women, offering everything from camis, shorts, briefs and bodysuits without compromising comfort. Key features include anti-chafing, bum sculpting, wicking fabric to keep cool and dry, compression panels for smoothing, and the staying power from the patented invisible gripping edge.

Calming Techniques

Hey– it’s an incredibly significant day in your life, so nerves are normal and to be expected! We suggest setting the mood in the bridal suite by introducing some relaxing meditation or yoga. A great platform for this kind of thing is Inner Dimension TV because that’s exactly what they specialize in! Founded by a husband-and-wife duo and world-renowned yoga instructors, Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom, all of their classes and programs are built and designed to exercise and strengthen your six human dimensions: body, energy, mind, heart, awareness and soul.

Matching Pajamas

Okay, okay we know it’s cliche, but come on! You've got to have a fun look for you and your crew during getting ready pictures. The options really run the gamut, but some of the sites we like are the WeddingWire Shop, Etsy and Birdy Grey



Images courtesy of (in order appearance): Canva (1, 3, 5, 6); Vera Wang PARTY (2); Ruby Ribbon (4)

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