This is the next part in a 20-day long series. If you’ve missed any of it, you can find all of the tips in the category: Do it Yourself Wedding Plans.
These are all of the steps you need to schedule your time and budget for when you’re planning a DIY Wedding. The who’s, what’s, where’s as well as the when’s and how’s.
If you can get this far without going over budget, I’m certainly not going to let you do it now!
The DIY bride picks her accessories!
Once you have found the gown that you love and feel the most beautiful in, try on a few veils while you’re still in your wedding gown.
Do you want a long veil, short veil, or a tiara?
Where do you want it clipped, high on the crown of your head or lower, near the nape of your neck?
There are so many options, you can easily choose an inexpensive veil or tiara that looks good with your dress.
If you want a little more bling, you can always add it yourself!
Dying your veil can be super easy, too!
If you want to go one step further, buy a large hair comb, some clear plastic mini hair bands, and a few yards of tulle to make your own veil in less than an hour!
Use a hot glue gun to secure it all and add some beads, flowers, or other decorations to the comb and you have a perfectly unique veil that will cost less than half the price of buying one from even a bridal resale shop!
Shoes are another thing to try on while you’re wearing your gown.
Do you want to be in heels or flats?
Do you want peeptoe shoes that show off your pedicure?
How strappy do you want them?
Picking a pair of shoes is difficult on the best of days, this won’t be any better.
Just make sure you bring them to your gown fittings so the tailor knows how long to keep your skirt.
I still wouldn’t put a ton of thought into it.
Depending on your wedding gown, most people won’t even see your shoes and, if you’re anything like me, you’ll be barefoot before the night is over!
Jewelry can be easy, depending on your neckline.
Some high necklines or halter necklines don’t require a necklace.
Otherwise, buying an inexpensive jewelry set at the mall can be far more reasonable than at the bridal shop.
You would be surprised by what you find there.
Choosing the style of necklace, bracelet, and earrings are completely up to you, but one thing to consider is the old tradition of ‘something borrowed’ or ‘something old’.
Ask a friend or relative if they have either for you to use at your wedding.
You can also add other accessories that you can DIY on a budget.
Buy some white plastic ‘pearl’ bracelets on elastic bands and weave them through a comb for your hair.
Buy a few fake flowers from the thrift shop and add some rhinestones to put on your dress or in your hair.
Can you find a long, white scarf that you can use as a shawl?
The options can be as endless as your imagination!
No matter how you shop or make your own wedding accessories, try to keep in mind the usefulness of the items.
Can you use it again or is it a one-use purchase.
That line of thinking can go a long way on your investment decisions.
And with so many things to purchase for your DIY wedding, keeping an eye on your budget is a mandated necessity.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next step of many that you’ll need to attend to for planning your Do it Yourself Wedding.