Love Notes

The Styled Bride specializes in working with engaged couples to explore and find their aesthetic for their wedding while collaborating with an expert to make sure all of the moving parts are taken care of. Let’s face it… planning a wedding is time-consuming and can be stressful. We believe having someone help you isn’t a luxury, it just makes sense.  We are your biggest advocate in creating a wedding that represents you as a couple and helps you enjoy the process along the way.

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Photo: Pat Furey

“My husband and I got married at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center in Philadelphia. Susan Norcross was so incredibly helpful throughout our wedding process! We worked together the last couple of months leading up to the big day and not only is she incredibly organized, she is an expert in all things wedding. Nothing fell through the cracks and the day-of was SEAMLESS!

Our families were able to truly be guests at our wedding and to us that was extremely important. My advice would be to book her way in advance. She’s in high demand and a pleasure to work with!! “

Hanna

“Susan from the Styled Bride was absolutely perfect! She was so supportive, she thought outside the box (for a very untraditional wedding) she was always on top of everything and never dropped the ball no matter how small the detail was she was on top of it! Weeks before my wedding people would say to me “OH MY GOD HOW ARE YOU SO CALM?!” and my answer would be “Susan Norcross is the reason I am so calm” Susan made me feel like she had everything under control and always was available to answer my questions and come up with solutions to problems. Our wedding was in my parents backyard so Susan was in charge of getting all of the vendors, negotiating every contract, setting up meetings with everyone (being very flexible with time) managing the budget and everything in between. My favorite part about working with Susan was how creative and innovative she is. She came up with some really unique ideas for the wedding; ones that you would never be able to find on Pinterest. Every single vendor she recommended was amazing!!! Down to the invitations. By the end of the day both my dad and I agreed that Susan was one of the best investments we have ever made, she made our dream wedding come to life!”

Caroline

Photo: Paper Antler
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Photo: Colleen Stepanian

“Wedding Myth (1) The bride is always right.

False. Sometimes the bride has “ideas” and the amazing wedding planner skillfully navigates the bride away from bedlam.

Wedding Myth (2) An amazing wedding planner is worth their weight in gold.

False. Have you met Susan? She’s petite, feisty, and worth at least three times her weight in gold. Maybe platinum. Whatever’s more expensive

Susan is a powerhouse, and the reason my wedding was a beautiful, chaotic mess that was steered into an unforgettable best weekend of my life. She has style, tact, class, and is a type A lady after my own heart. My bridesmaids were begging Susan to love them back. I cannot recommend the Styled Bride more highly enough for anyone getting married.

Susan, do you do wedding vow renewals? Asking for a friend.”

Radha

“From my first phone call with Susan, I knew that I wanted her as our wedding planner! She is extremely knowledgeable of every and anything wedding! Susan recommended the best vendors- stationary, band, florist, lighting, the list goes on! She was present at every meeting and was able to guided us through it all! Each month she would provide a detailed budget sheet and working timeline of things needed to be done! Through the whole planning process Susan was there step by step, offering suggestions and great ideas to make our wedding truly personalized. Any time someone asked if we were working with a planner, and I said Susan, each person would respond ” She is the best!” And she truly was! My wedding day was absolutely amazing, Susan and her team made sure every last detail was taken care of, allowing us to be stress-freee and enjoy each minute! Thank you Susan and her team at The Styled Bride!!”

Alaina

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Photo: Sarah Di Cicco
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Photo: Erica Camille

“Hiring the Styled Bride was one of the best decisions we made regarding our entire wedding. It was well worth the money, and more. We chose to do the “month of” service,” meaning that we picked our venue and coordinated all of the vendors, and then Susan took over in the weeks leading up to our wedding. Susan is incredibly meticulous, thoughtful, patient, knowledgeable and experienced. She saved us so much time and energy by being able (and willing!) to answer any and all questions–big and small! thoughtful and asinine. Always without judgement. Instead, she was incredibly responsive, thoughtful and kind. She served as an intermediary between us and a seemingly ever-growing number of other people who had to be kept informed about the event, and the schedule of events. I  would have had no idea how to organize the day of the wedding, and would have been so stressed out without Susan being there, and taking over. She created an incredibly detailed and actionable timeline, and shared it with all of our outside vendors. She also spent approximately 15 hours with us the day of the wedding, and was consistently cheerful and helpful, despite having to handle many events over the course of a very long day. In addition to being meticulous about planning in advance, Susan was able to roll with the punches, and be decisive on the fly. For example, our ceremony ran much longer than we anticipated, and she was in the background, reorganizing the schedule with the band and the venue. She also comes with the most well-stocked bag of helpful items, and is happy to put them to use. I could not recommend working with the Styled Bride more highly. If you hire them, you will not regret it.”

Lauren

“Susan from the Styled Bride was absolutely perfect! She was so supportive, she thought outside the box (for a very untraditional wedding) she was always on top of everything and never dropped the ball no matter how small the detail was she was on top of it! Weeks before my wedding people would say to me “OH MY GOD HOW ARE YOU SO CALM?!” and my answer would be “Susan Norcross is the reason I am so calm” Susan made me feel like she had everything under control and always was available to answer my questions and come up with solutions to problems. Our wedding was in my parents backyard so Susan was in charge of getting all of the vendors, negotiating every contract, setting up meetings with everyone (being very flexible with time) managing the budget and everything in between. My favorite part about working with Susan was how creative and innovative she is. She came up with some really unique ideas for the wedding; ones that you would never be able to find on Pinterest. Every single vendor she recommended was amazing!!! Down to the invitations. By the end of the day both my dad and I agreed that Susan was one of the best investments we have ever made, she made our dream wedding come to life!”

Caroline

Photo: Paper Antler