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.


Hair and Makeup

While you may be on a budget, you can still look like you stepped out of a Hollywood magazine on your wedding day!
Even if you can’t do it yourself, your hair, makeup and nails can still be wedding-perfect!

diy wedding hairstyleHow many friends do you know that are hair stylists?
I’m sure you can name a few that went to school for it.
Ask her if she and another stylist friend wants to help out at the wedding.
I urge you to request more than one stylist as each member of the bridal party’s hair can take an hour or more.
If you have a larger bridal party, try to find three or four stylists who are willing to give up their Saturday morning.
Offer to pay a small amount per bridesmaid and you’ll be sure to get a couple who are interested.
They might want to do a trial run on your hair style and that’s a great idea.
Bring your veil and let them know how you want to wear it.
If you’re wearing a tiara, bring that, too.

Try to do the same for makeup.
If you don’t know anyone who’s ever worked a makeup counter, then there’s always the internet.
Tutorial videos are a great way to get the look you want at just the cost of the makeup.
Just, I beg you, practice a few times before the wedding day so you know what you’re doing.
Have your bridesmaids over for a makeover party and you can all practice the smoky eye together.
If you’re already a pro at contouring, then you’ll have no worries and can do your own makeup in no time.

Nails should be done the morning of your wedding, if time permits, or the day before.
Especially if you’re only getting a manicure and not having gel nails put on.
Manicures only look perfect for a day or two and that’s if you keep your hands spotless!
A trip to your local salon for a manicure, pedicure, or even to have your eyebrows done can cost a bit of money.
Of course, you can paint your nails yourself and that will save at least $50!
While you may already know how to wax your own eyebrows, I strongly urge that, if you don’t, now is not the time to try and learn.
Some things are worth paying for, like simple know-how.
You can’t undo a bad eyebrow job quick enough for your wedding.

diy wedding makeup

No matter how you want your hair, wedding makeup, and nails to look, remember that it saves a ton of money if you can do it or ask if a friend can do it for you.
If you must go to a salon to have it done, call around and ask what prices they have for bridal packages and what’s included.
They have a ton of experience that you may prefer, but it comes with a price tag attached to it.
We’ve all done our own hair and makeup in the past.
Most of us have painted our own nails, too.
Remember that you can learn how to have bridal-perfect makeup and nails without the salon prices.

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.