I am really happy with how my wedding look came together on the big day, but I was even more proud of how I managed to get my perfect look without breaking the bank.
Of all the things I spent money on for the wedding, my wedding ensemble ended up being the least of my expenses. Which I still think is crazy, but it also makes me realize how blessed I really am.
I also had the help of family & friends to make my wedding look as perfect and cost effective as can be. Their contributions were honestly priceless, and I truly appreciate them for everything they did to make my wedding the most special day of my life.
♥The Dress | David’s Bridal ($399)
♥The Veil | Do-It-Yourself Veil ($14.00)
♥The Shoes | Nordstrom’s Rack ($30)
♥Earrings | Nordstrom’s Rack ($10)
♥”My Something Blue” | A blue bracelet gifted to me by my Bridesman
♥”My Something borrowed” | Aunt Bobbie Jo’s Wedding Ring (not pictured)
♥My Wedding Headband | Chic Bridal Boutique ($30)
♥Hair & Make-up | My lovely bridesmaid Ashley (Priceless)
♥The Final Look: ($483)
I was a bundle of nerves here.
My whole wedding look came together more perfectly than I could have ever even imagined. Everything pictured above (dress, shoes, jewelry, hair, make-up, even alterations) came in under $500.00.
The Veil: You may remember a panicked post a few days before the wedding on how the veil I borrowed was actually white and not ivory? Well my mother’s friend happened to be sitting in our living room as I was freaking out and offered to make me one. Yup, just three days before the wedding she made me the perfect veil. And the supplies needed to pull it all together was roughly $14.00.
Hair & Make-up: My friend & bridesmaid Ashley has been my hairstylist since she was back in beauty school many years ago. So it was very special for me when she offered to style my hair and do my make-up on my wedding day.
The Dress: And the final touch was when I went to pick up my dress after the alterations had been done, and the woman who has been doing my alterations since I was in High school handed me my dress and wished me a happy wedding day. She gifted me the dress alterations.
These small acts did not go unnoticed, and in fact will always be remembered as beautiful and special gifts to me.
And though the money I spent on my wedding look seemed like a small amount, my gratitude to everyone who helped make our wedding perfect is immeasurable.
Happy Wedding Wednesday!!