As wedding guests
, our pre-nuptial jitters are usually limited to our outfits, beauty looks, and picking out the perfect gift (although that's what registries are for). Depending on the type of wedding, we may spend hours planning and primping — it's not often that we get to dress up and have a pro photographer documenting all our fun. While this definitely involves stepping up our everyday ponytail, a distinct hairstyle — like a statement earring or an ugly-pretty shoe — can make or break a look pretty fast. Did we mention all the photos we're anticipating?
So, to help, we enlisted hairstylist Natasha Leibel
to create three cool, unexpected 'dos that are easy to DIY. Best of all, they're fancy enough for a wedding (or any occasion that calls for a party dress) but won't compete with the bride. Thanks to Leibel's easy-to-follow steps and budget-friendly styling picks from Walmart
(weddings are expensive after all), these looks will nip any leftover big-day jitters in the bud. Now all you need to do is send in that RSVP.
Photographed by Christine Hahn; Hair by Natasha Leibel; Makeup by Justine Goodman; Nails by Fleury Rose at Bryan Bantry Agency; Styled by Courtney Raniszewksi; Set Design by Chloe Daley