Richmond Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Bella Bridesmaids
Meet Elizabeth, owner of Bella Bridesmaids here in Richmond!
Tell us a little about your company!
Bella Bridesmaids Richmond is an individually owned and operated boutique part of the Bella Bridesmaids franchise. We have over 30 designers for bridesmaids plus some flower girl and mother of the bride! We are here to help complete the bride’s vision for her and her bridal party to help make the process as easy as possible!
How did you get started in this business?
After becoming a bridesmaid in my friend’s weddings I noticed a lack of options out there for bridesmaids. In a bridal boutique a bride is often the center of attention (which she should be) and the bridesmaids are thought of after. I wanted to start a business, here in the Richmond, where the bride and their bridesmaids could have a more shared, individualized experience to pick out their dresses for the big day!
What’s your favorite wedding story?
Doing mainly bridesmaids gowns, our favorite appointments are ones with repeat customers! It is really awesome when we can see a group of friends support each other in all different roles and share in each others experience together. It makes appointments really awesome for us because we already know a little bit about some of the girls and their own personal styles!
Why do you like working with weddings?
Weddings are a special and intimate occasion and to be invited in that experience is an honor. I love to watch each bride’s personal vision come to life!
What is the most difficult situation you have faced with a bride and how did you resolve it?
When dressing a bridal party it can be hard for the bride to pick out a style that fits the comfort level and meets the personal style for all of the individual bridesmaids. As women, we are all built differently, and its best when we can all work together to ensure happiness for the whole bridal party!
From a vendor’s perspective, what is the one best piece of advice you can offer to engaged couples?
Instead of choosing things for your wedding because you feel like you need to or everyone else does, add moments to your wedding that are meaningful to you and bring you an extra bit of joy on the big day!
How far in advance should couples book your services?
We recommend starting the process at least 6 months before the wedding!
What inspires you the most / where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration from other weddings and even from art, decor, and fashion!
What do you like to do when you are away from work?
When I am away from work I like to hang out with my son and husband. We really enjoy trying out new restaurants in the Richmond area with our friends!
Thank you, Elizabeth, for chatting with us! If you’d like to learn more about Bella Bridesmaids, please visit www.bellabridesmaids.com!