Planning a Las Vegas Wedding With A Budget

3 Things That Could Affect Your Wedding Budget

Your budget is one of the first things that you will sit down and discuss when planning your Las Vegas wedding. It can also cause the most stress during the planning process. 

Below are 3 things that could affect your wedding budget and add to your wedding planning stress.  

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Where you wed. Your wedding location will play a leading role in the creation of your budget. Venues that are situated in popular areas will generally charge more. Smaller venues or elopement packages can be achieved on a smaller budget. Venues also have different packages and policies that you’ll need to consider. For example, some venues might require you to use their vendors, some of which might not fit in with your budget. A lot of venues have minimum catering requirements that may go beyond your guest list. It’s important to look at average costs of areas and venues before you make a final decision.

Having a Las Vegas wedding can be super costly or super affordable. If you are looking for more affordable options, consider an elopement package.

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Time of the year. Wedding seasons make a big difference to costs. Planning to get married on a Saturday in the summer? Chances are you’re going to end up paying a lot more for your wedding. Look at your budget and how it fits in with the venue and location you have in mind and whether you can move your wedding to another season or day of the week to save on costs. Vendors might also be able to offer you discounts for off-peak days and seasons. 

The number of guests. This is one area that can very easily get out of control. Your guests are going to take up a large portion of your budget so it pays to be sensible about who you’re inviting. Most venues will charge you for everything from drinks and food to the chair your guest will be sitting on so think twice about inviting your aunt who you haven’t seen in 2 years. Agree on how many guests you want to invite and stick to it. 

If you want to stick to a wedding budget carefully plan your finances before you even begin planning your wedding. Working with a wedding planner can help you find better prices and keep you on track financially. 

In addition, when reaching out to vendors, some have weekday or group specials. Brianna Michelle Beauty offers group specials for parties of 6 or more. You can inquire here.

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Kathlyn and Jeremy

It was such an honor to be the Las Vegas wedding makeup artist for our stunning bride, Kathlyn!

Kathlyn and Jeremy make the most beautiful couple and their love for one another shines so bright. 

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She was sure to take Jeremy’s breath away with her crystal trimmed veil and lace, mermaid wedding gown.

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First, Kathlyn started off her wedding day with girl talk and sipping on pink champagne surrounded by her best friends.

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The Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Look

We gave the bride a classic updo with a bold pink lip to compliment her bridesmaid’s gorgeous dresses.

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This one of a kind wedding party wore pink chiffon and rose gold sequin dresses. Each bridesmaid also chose the hairstyle they felt most beautiful wearing!

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The maid of honor showed off her own unique, fully sequin dress with a thigh high slit.

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The Wedding Venue

The wedding planner, Emily Reno, did an especially phenomenal job planning a gorgeous wedding for Kathlyn and Jeremy.

Their wedding at the JW Marriott could not have been more perfect for these two!

We gave Kathlyn soft curls before pinning her hair up, because of this she was able to easily let down her hair for the party of a lifetime. As a result, this gave her an entirely new bridal look for the second half of the wedding.

Photographer: Moxie Studio

With flowers galore and a smoke machine during their first dance, Kathlyn and Jeremy’s reception was an unforgettable one. In fact, the floral arch alone was enough to make any wedding lover swoon!

We would be thrilled to be a part of your big day! We can’t wait to discuss your wedding plans with you so reach out to us through our contact page at any time!

Photographer: Moxie Studio

Wedding Planner: Emily Reno Events

Hair and Makeup: Brianna Michelle Beauty

Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Why You Should Book A Trial

I recommend all of my clients book a trial when hiring me as their Las Vegas wedding makeup artist.

You may be wondering why it is so necessary to do this.

A hair and makeup trial can take a lot of weight off of your shoulders and also help you make important decisions for your wedding.

Here are 3 reasons why you should book a hair and makeup trial before your big day!

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1. Meet Your Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

Chances are, you haven’t been able to meet your hair and makeup artist before now.

This will give you the chance to meet them and to also get several items checked off your wedding planning list.

You can sign your contracts, put down deposits, and discuss the details of your wedding during this time!

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2. You’ll See Yourself As A Bride For The First Time

You can try on your dress and jewelry after your trial to finally see the full look come together.

Most brides don’t know exactly what they’re going looking on their wedding day until their trial. You probably don’t know either unless you had false lashes and an updo when you bought your dress.

You will never regret taking the opportunity to see how everything will look together!

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3. It’s The Perfect Time To Take Your Bridals

You probably know by now that it’s smart to get as much checked off your wedding to do list as you can in one day.

Hair and makeup artist, as well as wedding photographers, are usually booked on the weekends. Weddings and other events take up a lot of their schedule.

If you can coordinate dates between these two vendors, it will work out perfectly for you to take your bridals during the week.

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Hair and Makeup: Brianna Michelle Beauty

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Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Planning A Stress-Free Destination Wedding

As a Las Vegas wedding makeup artist, I always meet brides who could use some help with wedding planning.

Wedding planning can be stressful when you have so many decisions to make and barely enough time. When it comes to a Las Vegas destination wedding, stress should be the last thing on your mind.

Fun, freedom, and love are the theme of our city. These are the feelings we want you to associate with your wedding day.

Here are some tips to keep your cool during the planning process. 

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1. Hire A Las Vegas Wedding Planner

Your wedding planner will help you during your engagement and on your wedding day more than anyone else.

Especially if you’re from out of town, choose to hire a Las Vegas destination wedding planner.

Local wedding planners know all of the best vendors and places to get married.

Your wedding planner can vouch for you at meetings and sign contracts if you aren’t able to make it. Plus, they will be able to run errands and zip up your dress if you choose to elope without any bridesmaids.

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2. Visit Your Venue

If you can, plan to tour your venue beforehand.

If you’re trying to pick between two venues, use this time to visit both locations and make a decision. The rest of your wedding planning revolves around your venue choice so this is important!

You can schedule any necessary appointments to meet with vendors and finalize details during this trip. You will feel a lot more relaxed knowing the big decisions are taken care of.

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3. Choose A 5 Star Las Vegas Hair And Makeup Artist

The way you look on your wedding day can affect the way you feel about yourself. The way you feel about yourself affects everything!

An experienced hair and makeup artist will have all of the skills to create your wedding day vision. Remember to always book a trial first, too!

When you choose an outstanding Las Vegas wedding makeup artist, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ll look exactly how you want to on your big day.

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Las Vegas Makeup Artist | Natalie and Vito

THIS BEAUTY!!! We are thrilled to be chosen as Las Vegas makeup artist and hairstylist to get this gorgeous girl dolled up! Natalie and Vito’s wedding was perfect at The Grove with their family and friends. Originally, from California, Natalie knew she wanted to be glammed up to the nines! As a result, we couldnt be more thrilled to create a custom makeup and hair look just for her.

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Natalie’s Custom Hair and Makeup Look

For Natalie’s trial, she was specific in wanting hair with volume! We worked on customizing a hairstyle just for her. We used about 8-10 clip in hair extensions to customize her beautiful hair look. As a result, her hair looked amazing!

If you are on the fence about getting hair extensions for your wedding day, don’t hesitate. Hair extensions make all the difference! As a result, you will look and feel just a little “Extra” and more glam. It’s a little extra touch that adds that special element to your look.

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Natalie’s Bride Tribe

When you are getting married, you have options for the bridesmaids hair and makeup looks. Some brides want their tribe in specific and certain looks. Others, want the bridesmaids to choose their own hair and makeup looks. Natalie opted to have them choose. As a result, all the bridesmaids got custom looks created just for them.

TIP: Make sure you finalize how many ladies will need hair extensions, or have super long or thick hair. Your artist can make sure to add additional timing on the timeline.

You can view some of our previous wedding inspiration looks over at our gallery here.

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Las Vegas Makeup Artist Success

We are so thrilled for Natalie and Vito. Moving from California to Las Vegas is a huge decision. We welcome them to the Las Vegas community where I know they will thrive and create a wonderful happy and healthy marriage.

Here is a testimonial of her experience with us from The Knot.

Brianna is such an amazing artist and gave me my wedding look exactly how I pictured it. Brianna took time during my trial to try things out so I would love the final look on my wedding day! She made me feel the most beautiful I have ever felt! Katie was amazing also to all of my bridesmaids and to my mother! They really helped my vision to come true! I can’t thank them enough for everything! Thank you guys for making me feel like the most beautiful person on my very special day!” Love, Natalie Bechai-Panarelli

Enjoy these amazing photos as we celebrate their love!!!

Creative Partners: Las Vegas Makeup Artist and Hairstylist: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Photography: M Place Pro, Venue: The Grove Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist | Marlyn and Paul

We were thrilled Marlyn chose us to be her Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair team. She has a HUGE party of 13 on February 2nd, at Green Valley Ranch. Marlyn was such a fun bride. We actually were apart of her sisters wedding in 2017, and as a result we knew this group well.

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Wedding Makeup and Hair Trial

When Marlyn reached out me, her concern was that she was not used to wearing any makeup. She wanted to feel like herself. Marlyn wanted to love the way she looked in her photos and as a result she had two trials. At her first makeup trial we did the look above. At the second makeup trial, she wanted to see the “light wedding makeup” look.

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Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist Results

At the end of the day, our bride chose the first makeup look which was a winner. She looked absolutely stunning! We used our special airbrush 16 hour wear formula and as a result it stayed put. Even with the rain, her wedding makeup and hair were perfect! This just goes to show how important trials can be. It is not unusual for a bride to have several trials since it is such an important day.

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I think this was one of my favorite bridal party looks! Most all the bridesmaids chose half up and half down styles with braid! Everyone was looking happy and beautiful.

You could really tell Marlyn and Paul were head over heels in love with each other. It just always makes it so enjoyable to be apart of a amazing couples wedding day.

We had an amazing team of creative partners. Venue: Green Valley Ranch Planning and Coordination: Angelica Rose Events, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Photography: Two Twenty Photos

To book your wedding with us head over to our las vegas wedding makeup artist services page here and see what we have to offer!

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Tia and Haden | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

We loved being apart of this boho style wedding! As Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair professionals, we are thrilled for Tia and Haden! Set in a beautiful romantic backdrop of Legends Ranch, this couple went for a boho inspired wedding look.

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HAIR AND MAKEUP LOOK

It was really important to Tia that she have the right wedding hair and makeup look for the setting. For the makeup, we went with a soft natural look, and as a result, it brought out a lot of the golden and peach tones of her skin. For the hair look, she did a trial session. We were able to experiment with several styles for her.

For Tia’s hair, she was torn with a few different looks. She was wanting it up and also possibly wanting it down, and as a result, we did something in the middle. We were able to pull once side back and incorporate a braid to give it a more boho style, upscale feel.

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THE WEDDING PARTY

The beautiful bride surprised all her wedding party with getting their hair professionally done. Tia chose boho style wedding hair looks for her bridesmaids that all complimented them very well. The ladies with the more shorter hairstyle, we were still able to incorporate a braid. As a result of everyone having a braid, the bridesmaids looked uniform and together.

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I am a huge fan of boho style wedding hair and makeup inspiration, so I love being apart of this special day for Tia and Haden. They had an incredible creative partner team! As a result, everyone came together to create such a magical and dreamy experience for the two of them.

We wish Tia and Haden a lifetime of happiness and love! Scroll down for more wedding inspiration photos!

Looking to create a custom wedding hair and makeup look for you? Fill out the contact form and schedule a consultation here.

XOXO, Brianna Michelle

Creative Partners: Venue: Legends Ranch, Planner: Modern Vintage Rentals, Photographer: Sunnie Heers Photography, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty, Floral: Lorea Blooms, Video: Sarah Quinn, Cake: The Cupcakery in Summerlin.

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Shelley and Bo | Las Vegas Wedding Makeup Artist

This gorgeous couple, was perfection!!!! Shelley and Bo chose us as their Las Vegas wedding makeup artist and hair team and we were thrilled to be apart of their day! REAL weddings always get me super excited and as a result McKenzie Stewart Photography couldnt have shot a more beautiful wedding at the Wynn Las Vegas and we had a slew of amazing creative partners!

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

One of the things I love most about my clients is that they request all different hair and makeup looks! We are able to customize each and every look tailored to each and every brides specific needs. As a result, they not only get a beautiful look, but they get a look that feels like them. They get a look that represents their personality and that is important feeling on your wedding day.

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Trial Session

Trials are important and most of our clients do request a trial session so they can play around with a few different looks. At the time of her trial, Shelley requested a smokey eye look and we played around with a few different lipstick shades to go along with the loo and dramatic eye feel until she was comfortable with the chose light, tulip pink lip color.

Most brides will utilize their trial session as both the trial and their engagement shoot! It allows us as artists to get to know the bride and her personal style before wedding day!

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Photography by McKenzie Stewart

Wedding Day

On the day of, we tweaked a few more things and Katie executed a gorgeous half up and half down hairstyle that was just stunning! All the bridesmaids and the bride looked gorgeous. We consult with the bride on wether she wants her bridesmaids all in the same look or if she wants to allow them to choose their own makeup look for the big day.

We wish Shelley and Bo Li a wonderful healthy, and life long marriage of love and many memories and laughter together!!!!

Additional amazing creative partners: Photography: McKenzie Stewart, Floral: Everbloom Flowers and Events, Film and Video: Analog Cabin Wedding Film, Ceremony: Wynn Las Vegas, Reception: Maggianos Little Italy, Dress: Stella York, Officient: Reverend Richard Walter, Beauty: Brianna Michelle Beauty.

Check out their adorable engagement session video by McKenzie Stewart Photography.

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