Fun fact: Maren Morris is auctioning off her Dolce & Gabbana dress with all proceeds benefiting the Black Women's Health Imperative

By Kaitlyn Frey
Updated November 12, 2020 11:40 AM
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Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
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Getting ready for the CMA Awards with Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd is nothing but fun.

"Everyone is always laughing and keeping the vibe high. There's always so much excitement to look forward to!" says Morris' stylist Dani Michelle.

The couple, who got married in March 2018, like to make sure their red carpet looks complement one another — but ultimately, Morris leads the way when it comes to dressing.

"Maren’s stylist and I usually discuss our plan before prepping to get the vibe each of us is thinking. Typically, I play off of Maren's vibe, but still stay true to Ryan and his personal style as well," Hurd's stylist Krista Roser tells PEOPLE.

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For the CMA Awards, Michelle says Morris fell in love with a boudoir-like Dolce & Gabbana set with a dramatic floor-length lace kimono "about three months ago." When she put it on, they knew it was perfect for a glamorous "end of the year" fashion moment at the CMAs.

As for her performance ensemble, Morris only had to try on one dress — an embellished Peter Dundas design that her stylist has "been in love with for years."

Maren Morris performing at the CMAs in a platinum-embellished Peter Dundas dress
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"I love that Maren knows what she likes, and commits," Michelle says. "She doesn't need to try on a million things to know what she likes. She knows who she is, and when it's right!"

Once Morris chose her look, her husband selected a "formal, modern" Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo. "Having both in the same designer helps keep their look cohesive and flow together," Roser says.

Ryan Hurd's accessories options
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Ryan Hurd's Bruno Magli boots
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Credit: Courtesy of Krista Roser

Check out PEOPLE's full CMA Awards coverage to get the latest news on country music's biggest night.

Pulling together red carpet looks in the age of coronavirus has its challenges, but thanks to lots of FaceTime sessions, Michelle says they were able to make it happen without a hitch.

"The biggest change for us is the digital aspect. I used to fly to Nashville or Maren [would come] to L.A. for fittings in between shows and appearances," Michelle says. "Now we work with mood boards, shipping and FaceTime fittings. But with a great team and lots of communication, it's been a breeze."

During her acceptance speech for female vocalist of the year, Morris celebrated Black female artists emerging in Nashville. And she's continuing to use her platform to support Black women by teaming with Chic-Relief.com to auction off her Dolce & Gabbana red carpet look on eBay with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Black Women's Health Imperative.