10 Things Every Bride Should Have According To BCBG’s Lubov Azria

I got the chance to sit down with BCBGMAXAZRIA’s leading lady Lubov Azria to chat about weddings and fashion (what a treat!). Check out what she shared as her must-have wedding ingredients and don’t forget to add them to your list.

1. The right white dress 

wedding dresses // BCBGMAXAZRIA

“When it comes to dress shopping have more than one wedding dress fitting because you want to make sure you’re comfortable all day long.  I also love the idea of wearing a little white dress for all of your wedding festivities (think: a white mini for your bachelorette party and a lace shift for your bridal shower).”


2. A fabulous photographer

Lindsay Madden Photography

Photo: Lindsay Madden Photography

“Choosing a photographer is an important decision in the wedding planning process. Look for someone who understands your style and really knows what you want.”

> Read up on how to find a great wedding photographer  

3. Comfortable shoes


“While I’m all for a chic pair of flats or wedges, if you want to wear heels, I cannot stress enough that they have to be comfy. I love a pair of platform pumps–the platform will will give you height without hurting your feet.”

> Shoes by BCBG

4. Your favorite playlists

Tod France Photography

Photo: Tod France Photography

“Music inspires my designs (my latest resort collection was inspired by Coachella). I recommend having two playlists for your wedding reception: One that’s cool and mellow and another that is edgy and fun for dancing.”

> Check out these 48 hot wedding songs

5. A sensational smile

Jen Fariello Photography

Photo: Jen Fariello Photography

“There’s no way you can’t have one of these when you’re surrounded with the ones you love.”

> Find out how to whiten your smile

6. “Something Old”

Kristen Weaver Photography

Photo: Kristen Weaver Photography

“Carrying an heirloom that is close to your heart is a beautiful reminder of where you came from and it’s also good luck.”

> Make a special “something old” vintage bouquet 

7. A signature scent

BCBG // Bon Chic fragrance

“The fragrance you wear for your wedding will be an extraordinary reminder of that day.”

> Fragrance by BCBG Bon Chic Fragrance

8.  The ultimate wingman

The Nichols

Photo: The Nichols

“Whether it’s a bridesmaid or other family member, have a point person for the day of the wedding. Designate your go-to people and know who you can count on.”

> Read up on how to be the best bridesmaid 

9. Gorgeous thank you notes

Ceci New York stationary

“Don’t forget to write your thank you notes as soon as possible after the wedding to show your appreciation.”

 > Invites by CeciNewYork

10. Lingerie

Elizabeth Messina

Photo: Elizabeth Messina

“It’s important to wear lingerie, even for a spilt second to make yourself feel sexy.”

> Get inspired with boudoir photography 

What other things should a bride have? Tweet me @heatherhallm your must-have bridal accessories! 

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