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If there's one thing people ask me over and over, it's how can they save more money for their weddings. While BSB isn't technically a personal finance blog, I love sharing tips on how to be better at managing your money. Whether you're planning a wedding or just trying to stick to a monthly budget, there are many ways to save more money. I've shared before about ways you can earn more money to pay for your wedding, as well as side-hustles to make extra cash. I've also talked about ways to cut back on your personal spending, and today I want to share even more ideas for cutting costs.
Especially as a woman, there are tons of things that we spend money on that we could easily do ourselves with the right tools and supplies. So I thought I'd share some tips for things you can do yourself in order to save more money to put towards the big day. Check out these resources for DIY beauty services / tools so you can treat yo'self at home, without the hefty price tag of salon services. I hope these ideas inspire you to take your beauty into your own hands!
Cut Back On Spending So You Can Save More Money for Your Wedding
Try these At-Home Beauty Treatments
Color Your Own Hair
One big expense that many ladies are saddled with is the cost of coloring their hair. If you're the type of gal who loves to keep her tresses looking fresh, you know the pricey pain of the hair colorist. Thankfully, you can achieve salon-quality results at home with Madison Reed Hair Color. I've been using these products for the past several years and I am always thrilled with how my hair turns out. Each fall I go a shade or two darker, and I achieve my autumn hair upgrade with the Madison Reed Color Kit. Best of all, they also have great products to keep your color looking vibrant between colorings. Whether it's using their Color Reviving Gloss or their amazing Root Touch Up product to keep the grays at bay, Madison Reed will keep your hair looking fab without the hefty price tag.
PS – You can see my full personal review of the Madison Reed Hair Color Kit at the link below:
Skip The Wax
This one might seem a little scary at first, but it's a game-changer! You might be sick of paying an arm and a leg every time you have to visit the salon to get a wax. Whether you're removing hair from your underarms, legs, or even your bikini area, you can easily do it at home with the help of one handy device. The Silk'n Flash&Go will pay for itself in a matter of months when compared with the rates you'll pay to get waxed on the regular.
Cancel Your Facial Appointments
There are plenty of spa-worthy facial treatments you can give yourself at home. I personally love doing sheet masks and they have varieties for every skin need. From anti-aging to ultra-moisturizing, you can find a sheet mask to get your skin into tip-top shape. Proper exfoliation is key, too. If you are just looking for daily cleansing, try a Clairisonic or a FOREO LUNA mini. Looking for an alternative to Microdermabrasion? You could try the PMD to get similar results at home. There are SO many things you can do for your skin at home if your budget is tight, or if you'd rather put those funds toward your big day!
Break Up with Your Manicurist
Every once in a while, you might like to treat yourself to a salon mani-pedi. While I totally understand the desire for indulgence, you'll save a ton of cash if you cut this expense out of your life. We are all completely capable of doing our own nails, and how great is it to hone the skill by practicing at home? Plus, you can get the gel quality and durability at home thanks to a few special products if you're looking for polish that lasts. There are even a few products that you can get at your local drugstore, like the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel that is said to last up to 14 days!
Avoid the Tanning Salon
Lying in a tanning bed can damage your skin and cause you to prematurely age, so I'd recommend avoiding tanning salons in general. But if you're one of those gals who loves to have a sun-kissed glow, there are options to help you achieve this look for less. From drugstore spray-on brands to investing in your own at-home airbrush tanning device, you can save bundles by doing this beauty treatment at home.
Skip the Professional Whitening Treatments
I've said it over and over, you don't need to pay professional prices for professional Teeth Whitening results. You can achieve the look of a radiant smile for less with products you can buy at your local drugstore. Consider products like Crest Whitestrips or the Dazzling White pen to enhance those pearly whites. You can achieve a much whiter and brighter smile for a fraction of the cost of visiting your dentist for professional treatments.
I hope these products inspire you to take your beauty routine into your own hands. It just might save you some money! Think of all the extra funds you'll have to put towards your wedding day if you do these things yourself! Happy planning!