Make a Statement Before, During, & After!

 The day you walk down the aisle is the pinnacle of the wedding process, but why not also make a statement with your outfits before, during, and even after on that amazing honeymoon with your new honey!  This is where Laura Walters, the owner of Style Riot, comes into play ( literally with shopping and clothes).

Laura specializes in creating unique wardrobe collections for each of her clients. From doing closet assessments, personal shopping, personal styling, and making sure her clients know their outfits are meant to compliment their bodies and personalities. Ultimately, her services are aimed at maintaining confidence during day to day activities. Laura knows that wedding planning can be stressful, and it requires a lot of focus from the guest list, to the venue, to the vendors, to the invitations, to the decor, to honeymoon plans, to the wedding party, to the dress, and any extra details that combine the big day all together. Laura  noticed that something was always getting pushed to the last minute or added to the bottom of that 'TO DO' list. 

 Esther Boston Photography

Esther Boston Photography

THE OUTFITS, OF COURSE! NO ONE EVER forgets about wedding dress shopping even though it is sometimes hard to pick out that perfect dress. . .the one that really looks like you, flaunts what your mama gave you, and makes THAT statement you want for YOUR day. But, it doesn't stop there! You still have all the pre-celebration parties to attend that will need gorgeous outfits: from the engagement party, to the engagement photo sessions, that many guests will see, like showers and bachelor / bachelorette parties. 

As a result of this observation, Laura recently embarked on a new branch of her business . . . expanding her styling talent to assist brides in finding those key outfits! 

She has several package options. Her packages start with the 'Engagement Photos;' this package consists of styling, personal shopping, day-of assistance during your photos, and dry cleaning/returning clothing. Laura's  'Wedding Gown' package includes trend research, appointment coordination, dress shopping, accessories consultation, tailoring, and wedding day styling. Or, if you are completely lost in where to even start with an outfit, you can do the ' Wedding Events Package' that includes styling for four (4) of these six (6) events: engagement photos, engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon packing/shopping. If you aren't seeing the package that fits you, then no worries! Laura can customize a package to fit your needs and wants! 

 "Laura was such a big help with our engagement photos! She really understood how to create outfits that complimented each other and made our vision become a reality. Her spunk & fun personality made us so comfortable and willing to get out of our comfort zone!" Dina  Engagement Photo styling client

"Laura was such a big help with our engagement photos! She really understood how to create outfits that complimented each other and made our vision become a reality. Her spunk & fun personality made us so comfortable and willing to get out of our comfort zone!" Dina Engagement Photo styling client


So what are you waiting for contact Laura today for wardrobe assistance!


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Make a little $$, spend a little $ 

Weddings can become expensive quickly, so making extra money and cutting spending become the number one mission.

The Toggery resale shop is your place to make a few extra $$! Tuesday- Friday from 10am- 6pm you can bring in your items that just are not doing you justice anymore and are never leaving your closet. Don't just stop at the clothing clean out either, because they also accept gently used shoes, jewerly, and small household items. Once you consign your items, your items are priced on your account, and when they sell, the money stays in your account until you come to pick up a check or use a credit. 

Not only can you consign your items at The Toggery, but you can do some shopping, of course! The Toggery carries designer labels, trendy apparel, and unique finds that you  can pull together that result in a stunning outfit for the parties (bachelorette, showers, and rehearsal dinner) at reasonable costs that won't break the bank and still let you keep saving for the wedding.  


Putting together an outfit can be hard work, and sometimes we just don't have an eye for it, even if the pieces are in front of us. But, if you come in on Mondays or book an appointment with Style Riot's Laura, she will help you put that bold, eye-catching, never-to-be forgotten outfit together! Not only does  Laura have options for revamping your closet or personalized styling, but she now has bridal styling options as well. She can help you find your perfect engagement outfit, consult on the wedding dress, assist with bridesmaids' dresses and mother of the bride dresses, and many more options to make sure you look GLAMOURS and totally pulled together before and on your big day! 

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So, what are you waiting for? Clean out that closet and take those gently used items to The Toggery and make ya some $$! Or, simply go revamp your closet with brand name pieces for half the price! 




What To Get Your Guests For Favors?

When it comes to your guests, you have to decide whether or not you are going to give them a little gift as a favor/thank you for coming to your special day. Don't get me wrong. If little gifts aren't your thing, then no worries, as there is no written rule that says you have to get favors for your wedding guests. But, if you ARE wanting to give a little something, here are a few ideas to help you brainstorm. 


1. A Candle: You can't go wrong with getting a good smelling candle that is personalized with the date and name on them. Everyone loves candles, except for those suffering from Pyropeobia (someone scared of fire), but overall, most guests would appreciate a nice candle they can use. 


2. Bottle Opener:  It should not be just your regular bottle opener, but you can find some that are unique and stylish, like this one you can get from! Not only does it look like an awesome vintage key, but it also works as a bottle opener. You can also take it one step further and make it tie in with your love of something along the lines of, ' Key to my heart and the key to my beer'. You can just have a a lot of fun with this one and open a beer at the same time!

3. Dessert Container: Some people may be so full from your delicious meal that they may not be ready for dessert. A take home container allows your guests to be able to take a sweet treat home with them for a later time. 






4. A Glass: Instead of a guest trying to figure out which glass is theirs they will always know by his or her personal glass. This also saves money and the environment by not having to use a million plastic cups throughout the night. 

 Cupcake Containers at Zyntango Farm

Cupcake Containers at Zyntango Farm


5. Wine Stopper: Who wouldn't want to take home a fun wine stopper to use when they are celebrating, or just having a good old Wine Wednesday?


These are just a few ideas, and keep in mind, favors are not mandatory!