Top 5 Tips to Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Top 5 Tips to Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Whether you’re having 12 girls in your bridal party or just your maid of honor, shopping for bridesmaid dresses can be stressful! With so many options from color to fabric to silhouettes, the task can seem overwhelming. But fear not, brides! We’ve collected our best tips for bridesmaid dress shopping so you can avoid the stress and enjoy some girl time! Color – So, first things first, pick a color palette! Whether you are leaning toward a dusty lavender vintage mood or a blush pink and navy traditional style, remember that your bridesmaid dresses should be in the same color tones as the rest of your wedding theme. Silhouettes – Is every girl wearing the same dress, or are you letting them pick their own dress in your chosen color(s)? If you are opting for the maids to pick out their own dresses, we strongly encourage you pick out the fabric and color(s) you want them to choose from or a specific designer for more consistency. Remember, no two bodies will look the same in one dress, so be sensitive to your friends insecurities and figures. Money– Be up front about the budget. Don’t be afraid to have an honest conversation with your ladies about what they can afford. You know from experience that weddings can get expensive very quickly, so understanding what your friends are comfortable paying will ease everyone’s stress levels. Sizing– Get professionally measured. Each designer uses a unique size chart, which vary from everyday clothing. In addition, different styles fit the body differently, so we stress the importance of having a professional measure your bridesmaids for a near perfect fit. Keep in...
Real MaeMe Wedding || Dominique + Ryan (New Orleans)

Real MaeMe Wedding || Dominique + Ryan (New Orleans)

Happy Friday, friends! We just love sharing real LOVE stories with you guys, and what better way to do that than to feature a real #maemegirl wedding?! We are super excited to share memories from our precious bride, Dominique’s wedding day. Her journey as a MaeMe bride began with a VIB private appointment with her family and friends! She said YES to her dream dress, and her wedding planning was underway! Every detail fell into place, and the two were married in June. We are just thrilled for these two, and wish them a lifetime of love and laughter! Enjoy her gorgeous photos by Brenda + Tim Sison. (More New Orleans vendor love below!) .    .    . Dominique + Ryan | New Orleans 6.23.17 _________________ ____________________________ New Orleans Vendor Love: Hotel: The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans Church: St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, New Orleans Reception: The Balcony, Metairie Wedding Dress: The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, Metairie Bridal Party Dresses: The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe, Metairie Tuxedos: John’s Tuxedo, Metairie Hair & Makeup: Beauty Marks MUA | Flawless Bride , on location Cake: Royal Cakery , New Orleans Photography: Brenda + Tim Sison, on location _____________________________________________ Dominique, thank you SO much for allowing us to celebrate you and share your wedding day with the rest of our MaeMe family! Cheers Mrs. Olivier!!! Xoxo, The MaeMe Girls Interested in having your wedding day featured? If so, please send us an email...
WE’RE HIRING  |  BRIDAL STYLIST

WE’RE HIRING | BRIDAL STYLIST

  Yesssss, It’s true! We’re HIRING! The MaeMe Girls are looking to add another lovely lady to our team, and we can’t wait to meet her! We are seeking someone with an absolute love for people and who is willing to serve others with side of southern hospitality! An eye for fashion and previous retail experience is a plus. It is a true honor to style a bride for her wedding day, and we consider it a great joy to celebrate each and every bride that walks through our door! Details about the position of  BRIDAL STYLIST & who might be the best fit: – Full-time and Part-time positions available  (FT: 5 days/week, including Saturdays & PT: 3 days a week, including Saturdays) –Full-time benefits include: Health care coverage, 80 hours PTO annually, and Paid holidays! WHOA!  – Saturdays are mandatory!  – Prior retail experience is preferred. – Fashionable, polished style. – Detail oriented/highly organized. – Self-starter, motivated, and confident. – Kind, friendly, and hospitable. If you think you’d be a perfect fit for our team please email us with your resume + cover letter to maemebridal@gmail.com. We cannot wait to hear from y’all! XoXo...
Chantel and Jacob: The Wedding

Chantel and Jacob: The Wedding

Chantel and Jacob tied the knot on November 4, 2016 at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma, LA. The couple then celebrated with family and friends at Cypress Columns, where acres of landscaped grounds and cypress trees made for a stunning backdrop to capture the love of these newlyweds. Chantel wore a fit and flare gown accented with an illusion  plunge neckline, venice lace sleeves, and a dainty chantilly lace bodice. A cathedral veil with a scalloped lace trim perfectly completed her bridal ensemble. A special thanks to Chantilly Wedding Photography for getting such lovely shots of our bride! We’re wishing Chantel and Jacob a lifetime of love and...
Karly and Robert: The Wedding

Karly and Robert: The Wedding

Karly and Robert were married on October 22, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral followed by a reception at The Loews Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Karly’s ensemble consisted of a vintage-inspired lace fit and flare gown. The stunning silhouette along with illusion fabric neckline and sleeves created a timeless and romantic bridal look. VCB Photography captured these gorgeous moments. Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Campo! We love the matching flower girl dress! One of our favorite shots is always the CAKE! “If I lived a million lives, I would’ve felt a million feelings and I still would’ve fallen a million times for you.” -Robert M....
Abigail and Zachary: The Wedding

Abigail and Zachary: The Wedding

Abigail and Zachary said “I Do” on April 6, 2016 at The Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park, New Orleans. Abigail looked stunning in an ethereal Stella York gown featuring a delicately beaded bodice and angelic tulle skirt over satin lining. Her heavenly look was complete with a beautiful pearl halo and tiered veil.  Dark Roux photography perfectly captured the everlasting love of this couple amongst lush botanical gardens! Congratulations to our #MaeMeGirl and best wishes to the happy couple! The finishing touches…. Kisses from the new Mr & Mrs! The picture perfect bride and groom! This shot PERFECTLY captures the detail of the gown and Zach’s hand placement is so...
Courtney and Tony: The Wedding

Courtney and Tony: The Wedding

Courtney and Tony tied the knot on September 24, 2016 at Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan, LA. Courtney wore a stunning Essense of Australia gown with a scalloped lace sweetheart neckline and hem which she accessorized with an embellished crystal sash. Her raw edge veil with lace completed her dress perfectly. Lauren Carroll Photography was present to capture their beautiful ceremony beneath a large oak tree draping in spanish moss. Congratulations to the happy couple!  Just GORGEOUS!...

Kristen and Adam: The Wedding

Kristen and Adam were married on September 10, 2016 at Our Lady of Holy Rosary followed by a reception at The Riverview Room at Jax Brewery in New Orleans, LA. Kristen wore a fitted Justin Alexander lace gown with an illusion neckline and back. The unique ivory lace print of the gown stood out beautifully against the alabaster colored lining. Welch Photography was present to capture these beautiful moments. Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs!  The beautiful bride! #Newlyweds What a good looking family! Ahh! What a dreamy...

Arianna and Clay: The Wedding

Arianna and Clay wed on October 8, 2016 at the Jaxson in the French Quarter. Arianna sported a beautiful simplistic yet modern Blush by Hayley Paige mermaid gown. She completed her ensemble with a detailed sash and birdcage veil. Thank you to 1216 Photography for snapping these wonderful pictures of our #MaeMeGirl! The lovely bride and groom! We can’t get enough of this classic New Orleans backdrop! Presenting the new MR & MRS! We LOVE this NOLA tradition! The perfect ending to your big...

Jessica and JP: The Wedding

Jessica and JP were married on May 21, 2016 at the Pensacola Yacht Club in Pensacola, Florida. Jessica’s Stella York gown featured a scalloped sweetheart neckline and waterfall beaded lace layered on soft, romantic tulle. Jordan Burch photography captured their first look amid a beautiful sunset, and we are so in love! Congratulations to the happy new couple on this new adventure!  Those last final touches before the ceremony! What a great looking wedding party! SO sweet! Is there anything better than walking into the sunset with your new...