Insider Secrets About What to Expect at a Bridal Trunk Show

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You will find a wedding planning experience like no other in bridal trunk shows.

A Maria Elena Headpieces bridal trunk shows guarantees you have access to the most exclusive name in the bridal accessories industry while prepping for the big day. Because you deserve the best on your wedding day.

As an engaged bride, you have access to endless bridal trunk shows. Trunk shows are weekend long events where bridal stores feature a select designer. During the trunk show weekend, attending brides have access to the designer’s newest collection, receive endless perks, and have the opportunity to be styled by the designer or the designer’s lead stylist.

Traditionally, bridal trunk shows work like regular bridal consultations: you try on your wedding headpiece, try to picture what it’ll look like with your dress, commit, and hope you imagined correctly… Scary, isn’t it? Thankfully, you’re in luck. Unlike other trunk shows, Maria Elena Headpieces trunk shows focus on going beyond traditional appointments. They create an exclusive experience for brides with the designer’s most prominent styling expert. After a Maria Elena Headpieces styling session, a bride walks away confident that she has found her dream bridal headpiece; ready to stun her wedding guests.

Expectations vs. Reality

Here’s what to expect as an attending bride at Maria Elena Headpieces bridal trunk show:

1. Access to the brand’s complete current collection and a selection of its most iconic wedding headpieces

Maria Elena Headpieces debuts two collections per year at New York Bridal Fashion Week. After NYBFW, the pieces are immediately ready for trunk shows. This means that brides have access to the collection as soon as it is completed. When a bridal store is not hosting a trunk show, they have a curated selection from each of their featured designers. However, during a trunk show, brides should expect to see the entire current collection as well as select timeless bridal headpieces. If you are a bride and have a special request for an accessory that you’ve seen on the Maria Elena Headpieces website or Instagram, be sure to let your bridal boutique know. During trunk shows, boutiques are able to make special requests for specialty items.

2. Receive exclusive bridal accessory styling by Maria Elena Headpieces very own Fashion Director, Gisele Del Busto

As a bride attending a Maria Elena Headpieces trunk show, you will have a one hour accessory styling appointment with Fashion Director, Gisele. Gisele has styled brides for over 10 years and has experience with designing custom pieces for leading designers like Berta and Lazaro. With such a vast  experience, she knows what jewelry pieces, metals, and Swarovski crystals pair best with each designer’s style and aesthetic. Gisele always recommends you bring your wedding gown with you to try it on with your piece or, at the very least, to bring a picture. Once you are wearing your wedding gown or she has seen your dress, she will ask you a few questions to gain a better understanding of your personal style, how you will be wearing your hair on your wedding day, and what accessories you wear on a daily basis. Then the real fun begins. Gisele will pin your hair in a style that closely resembles hairstyle you want on your wedding day and suggest the bridal headpieces that most beautifully pair with your gown and personal style. Under Gisele’s watchful, refined, and expert eye, you will find the wedding accessories you never knew you needed.

Expert tip

Maria Elena Headpieces is known for making custom change options to create unique, heirloom quality headpieces and accessories that match a bride’s vision, story, and style. During your styling appointment, Gisele may make a custom change recommendation that you have not thought so be sure to be yourself and she’ll think of it for you!

A Maria Elena Headpieces trunk show may be coming to a city near you! Visit our trunk show schedule to find out.

Contributing author:
Jamie O’Neill, Fashion Director, The Bridal Finery

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We know this is a difficult time for businesses, couples, and individuals alike. At Maria Elena, we are committed to helping our local, National, and International customers in the best way we can during this uncertain time. Over the last few days, we’ve thought long and hard about how to best give back and provide our customers peace of mind, happiness, and hope—as has always been our priority throughout the past 25 years.


In the hopes of providing care and comfort after disasters such as this pandemic, Maria Elena Headpieces is supporting COVID-19 relief efforts through the American Red Cross. We are donating 5% of all purchases made through our online shop from April 1st - June 30th to help the Red Cross deliver relief and hope.


Our main concern is the health and safety of our employees. For that reason, and in following the safety guidelines imposed by our local and federal government, we have shifted to a work from home policy. This is limiting our hours and flexibility, but we’re still producing and shipping pieces out in the hopes that our accessories will give our customers a glimmer of hope and happiness during these trying times.

EXISTING ORDERS (Placed as of March 30th):

If you placed an order through one of our retailers: For specific questions, please contact your store directly so they can further assist. We have already produced and shipped out all orders that our stores requested.

If you placed an order through our online shop: Don’t fret; it was already produced and shipped out to you. If for any reason, you have not received it, please email orders@mariaelenaheadpieces.com so we can see what’s up!


If you wish to place an order, you can certainly do so without hesitation. Look for the Maria Elena retailer that is closest to you (click the link in bio for a list of our retailers) and call or, better yet, DM them. Many stores are still taking Maria Elena Bridal orders via phone! Yay!

If there isn't a retailer in your area, feel free to visit our online shop or email orders@mariaelenaheadpieces.com or DM us through our Instagram page (@mariaelenaheadpieces) for assistance.⁣


It saddens us to postpone our Kinsley James Bridal Couture trunk show in April until a date that will be announced in the future.

Nonetheless, at the present time, all May trunk shows remain as scheduled. Should this change, we will announce it through our Instagram page. In the meantime, we encourage you keep your appointments, as you can score amazing deals when purchasing your headpiece and accessories during a trunk show event.⁣

If you have any other questions, feel free to DM us or email us directly (email in bio). Please stay safe among your family and closest loved ones. Remember to practice safe social distancing and that we’re just an email or DM away if you needs us!



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