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Wedding bells are ringing! But if your 2022 calendar looks anything like Amazon Style Host Katie Sands', you might find yourself frantically trying to figure out how to shop for multiple wedding guest dresses without breaking your bank account. Luckily, OK! is talking with the fashion expert to get her best tips and tricks for celebrating love without it becoming a financial burden.
The bride-to-be will be attending 22 weddings in 2022 — including her own! So the style queen knows firsthand how stressful it can be. "Budgeting is the hardest part when it comes to being a wedding guest, and it can be hard to keep track of expenses," the 29-year-old social media influencer exclusively tells OK!.
To save in style, the blonde beauty suggests thrifting dresses, turning your friends' closets into shopping boutiques and doing your own hair and makeup. Small changes like these can help you stay on budget while celebrating special memories with loved ones.
The lifestyle blogger emphasizes that it is time to let go of the made-up guilt attached to rewearing an outfit more than once. Wedding season includes rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, bridal showers and more, so freeing yourself of the shame of an outfit repeat is a necessity to survive the overload of events you may be attending.
"It’s not environmentally friendly or financially responsible to be buying new outfits for each event you plan to attend. So, let’s make 2022 a year of creativity when it comes to getting dressed up!" exclaims the Amazon Style Host.
Buying one slip dress you adore that you feel your most confident self in is a great place to start for wedding guest budgeting. This will be the must-have center piece of your outfit and it can be dressed up or down with different shawls, accessories and shoes to make it look like an entirely new 'fit every time it's worn.
Overall, it's most important to not lose focus of what the wedding is all about — the beautiful couple's special celebration of love. No one will remember if you wore a dress twice, or what the price tag attached to your outfit said. As long as you feel comfortable and confident, that is all that matters!
Need some wedding guest outfit inspiration? Keep scrolling to shop Katie Sands and OK!'s desirable dress suggestions directly through our site below!
Miss Selfridge's Chiffon Ruffle Yoke Smock Dress is on sale retailing for $38.40 (regularly $48).
Petal & Pup's Cyprus Dress retails for $69.95 — or use code OK20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase.
H&M's Ruffle-Detail Dress is on sale retailing for $15.99 (regularly $19.99).
Lioness' Walk The Line Maxi Dress retails for $55.
Lulus' Lost in Paradise Slate Blue Maxi Dress retails for $59.