Meet Olivia, Bridal Consultant with Caryn’s Bridals, Formals, & Tuxedos! When it comes to your big day, you want to look absolutely perfect and Olivia is here to help! Get to know her today!

What makes you or your business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
Caryn’s Bridals, Formals, and Tuxedos is central Virginia’s premier bridal and formal wear salon. When you shop at Caryn’s, you’ll get a level of friendly, personal service that you just won’t find at the big-box stores. All customers are assigned a personal consultant to help them select the perfect dress or tuxedo for their wedding or formal occasion. With on-site alterations, fitting your dress is a breeze.

Bridal shop with dress options on a hanger behind
Fran Willis Photography

What’s a weird/unusual tip you tell your couples?
This isn’t a unusual tip, but I always tell my brides to be open-minded when trying on gowns for the first time. You never know what you might fall in love with so don’t be afraid to try on something totally different!

bride stands with red flowers in open field
Jacqueline Waters Photography

What’s your favorite thing about what you do?
My absolute favorite thing when I’m working with a bride is the look on her face when she knows a dress is “the one!” I love building friendships with my brides and we stay in touch even after the wedding day.

How did you get to where you are now?
One of my hobbies that really got me started in this industry was pageants. I was Miss Virginia United States in 2017 and many of my pageant gowns from years before came from Caryn’s!

bride stands with multicolored flowers against greenery background
The Gernands Photography

What’s something every couple should know before getting married?
It is very important to be aware of the timeline for special orders. We recommend this because there is so much planning that goes into a wedding and we don’t want our brides to worry about their attire/alterations last minute.

What did you want to be when you were little?
I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I used to ask for cash registers as gifts and would make my siblings may “store” with me when we were kids. I love making people feel special and beautiful, so my job is the perfect place to do both!

What was your first job?
I always wanted to work here when I was younger; this was my first job and I’m still in love!

What do you like to do when you’re away from work?
When I am away from work, I love going on random adventures with my friends and family. It doesn’t matter where we go, we always have a blast together.

Newlyweds stand in open field with sunset and mountains behind
Lindsey Hinkley Photo

What are you currently binging on TV?
I have a few! The Bachelor/Bachelorette, Family Feud, American Idol/The Voice, and pretty much anything on HGTV!

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?
Caryn (The owner of Caryn’s Bridals, Formals, & Tuxedos) recently renovated a wedding venue called Salem Chapel and Event Venue. It is the perfect location for weddings, birthday parties, and baby/bridal showers

Learn more about how Caryn’s Bridals, Formals, & Tuexdos can help you look picture perfect on your big day on their website!