New York-based bridal stylist Jacqueline Weppner has one goal: to make her clients appear as if they've walked out of a magazine.
In 2009, Weppner started Merci New York (mercinewyork.com), a fashion- and event-styling service that advises brides on attire, reception design, and everything in between. Crib her tried-and-true tips for an aisle debut that's downright amazing.
"Many brides are slipping on a minidress for the party -- so fun and festive! If you go that route, change your hair and jewelry, too. Wear a veil for the ceremony, for example, and then put on a fascinator or fabric flower for the reception, or swap heirloom jewelry for something trendier. The subtle twists will help complete the transformation. As for the style of your second dress, try lace. It's bridal and feminine." Consider this Marchesa dress, chicparisienbridal.com.
"Your shoes should look and feel great. You can dance all night in these glamorous Aruna Seth 'Liana' flats. If you prefer something higher, look for a platform or a stacked heel, either of which provides more support than a stiletto." Available at gabriellanewyork.com.