The Wedding Hairstylist Worth Your Rainy Day Fund

As tempting as it can be, you can’t splurge on everything for your wedding day, so it’s imperative to prioritize. We think this luxe pick is a wise investment for a day you’ll look back on for the rest of your life. White Rose Collective is an agency owned by former runway hair stylist Teddi Cranford, who’s done hair for shows including Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino, as well as trained under the legendary Guido Palau. Teddi provides hair and makeup services for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and the ceremony itself, and brides can book her and the White Rose stylists, as long as you’re willing to fly them out to your wedding. It’s probably not surprising to learn that rates start at a minimum of $1,350 for a bride and two others for a local (to them) New York wedding. In fact, White Rose’s most expensive wedding cost $15,000, involving hair and makeup for 14 people. Compare that to the average cost of a wedding, which was $32,641 last year. While it’s not exactly budget-friendly, clients like Glossier founder Emily Weiss swear by the service, so if you’ve got a few thousand bucks to spare, we consider directing that deposit here.