How To Get Through Wedding Season Without Draining Your Bank Account

Wedding season is in full swing, and it won’t come to an end until mid-October. That means many of you have a whole bunch of weddings lined up to attend for quite a few months. Now here’s the thing with weddings; they’re extremely joyous and wonderful, but also extremely expensive.

If you have more than one to attend this year, you’re most likely going to rub elbows with similar people, so you can’t wear the same thing twice. And then there’s blowouts…

If wedding season is stressing you out, instead of sending out a “sorry, but I must decline” invite back to your bff from college, consider these tips below:

1. Don’t over spend on your dresses

Sure, going to a fast-fashion store might be the most cost effective, but a $30 dress might not fly if black tie attire is required.

Instead, rely on a service like Rent the Runway for those extravagant weddings you’re going to. You could also borrow from a friend!

2. Do your own hair

In order to ace a beyond fab blowout in the middle of July, you’re going to need some heavy-duty product to keep the frizz at bay. Our Mane Tamer Leave In Cream is the perfect first step. With keravis protein and argan oil, this powerful hair cream will tame and moisturize frizz prone hair without weighing it down. Take that humidity!

After heat styling, you’re going to need an ultra powerful hairspray. Our Hold Me Tight Hairspray will do the trick! The humidity resistant formula smooths frizz and fly-aways and keeps hair in place no matter the weather. 

3. Turn to Pinterest

Ah, the power of social media. This platform is filled with hair tutorials and ideas that will keep you inspired all summer long. Follow us for your daily dose of hair inspo:

4. Don't go shoe crazy

Don’t over spend when it comes to the shoes, either. Nude and black pumps work with everything. 

5. Don’t feel obligated

If anyone knows how expensive weddings are (to both throw and attend), it’s the bride and groom. They’ll be sad, but they’ll understand. Only go to the necessary weddings: close friends, family members, and co-workers. Going to the wedding of your college roommate's cousin is definitely not a must. And don’t feel guilty about not attending a destination wedding.

6. Don’t go overboard on wedding gifts

If the wedding registry of the bride and groom doesn't fit your budget, don’t fret. Gift them something meaningful, and they’ll definitely love it. Need some ideas?

- Consider gifting them a magazine subscription (decor, food and travel are your best bet).

- Offer to dog watch or house sit if you live close by.

- Make them something with your amazing DIY skills.

- Purchase a bottle of wine from a local winery.

As you can see, the secret to surviving wedding season in one piece is to shop less, and DIY more. What are your wedding season must-haves? Let us know in the comments below!

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