There are plenty of creative ways to save money while planning your wedding. The best way to start is to figure out your budget, and make a list of what is most important for you on your big day. For instance, if you’ve always wanted to get married at a certain venue but the summer event costs are super pricey, consider having a winter wedding, since venues are generally more budget-friendly in the colder months (with the exception of December, when corporate holiday parties come into play).
Picking what to save and splurge on can help you stick to your budget. For example, if you’ve splurged on a beautiful dress, you can save by borrowing a statement necklace from a close friend and fulfill the old adage of having “something borrowed”. Most importantly, have fun while planning your big day: you’ll want to remember the details and decorations for years to come.
It’s likely you’re better at either doing your own hair or your own makeup: pick one to DIY, and hire a professional for the other. That way, you can still feel ultra pampered on your big day while staying within your budget.
If you decide on hiring a makeup artist, this simple braided updo is a lovely look that you can achieve with a few practice runs beforehand.