Wedding season is upon us. And as most of us already know, it ain’t cheap. Whether you’re a guest, a bridesmaid or the couple of honor, you’re either gonna have to drop a serious chunk of change or get creative. We’re all for the latter option ;) One of the simplest ways to DIY a wedding is to become your own beauty pro, so browse these YouTube tutorials to find the perfect formal hairstyle. No one will guess you didn’t hire a stylist!

1. Glam Me Up Curls: Let’s start with the basics. These big, voluminous curls would make a Kardashian green with envy. (via Kayley Melissa)

2. Inside-Out French Fishtail Braid: If you’re rocking the pastel hair trend, show it off with this beautiful (and easy!) side braid. (via Lilith Moon)

3. Top Knot: Pick up a donut kit to instantly get all that thick hair off your neck. That way, you can dance all night long (sans sweaty locks). (via Michelle Phan)

4. Romantic Flower Half Updo: These dreamy hair rosettes are deceptively simple. Just braid, twirl and curl. (via Kayley Melissa)

5. Natural Hair Updo: Pin on some kinky twist hair extensions for a sky-high elegant updo that takes all of five minutes to style. (via My Natural Sistas)

6. Date Night Hair: This half-up style works just as well with your own long locks as it does with hair extensions. We think it would look killer with a wedding veil, so pin this to your bridal hair board STAT. (via Luxy Hair)

7. Fancy Ponytail: The major differences between a gym ponytail and a fancy ponytail? Strategic teasing and a hidden elastic. (via The Small Things Blog)

8. Fishtail Braided Updo: As long as you know how to do a French braid, a fishtail braid and a bun, you can recreate this sophisticated style. Finish it off with a sparkly clip and dazzle the crowd. (via Missy Sue)

9. Textured Elegant Formal Updo: Starting with a stretched style like a twist out or bantu knot out, tie your curls into loose knots and then tuck in the ends. That’s it! (via Naptural85)

10. Frozen-Inspired Updo: This braided/knotted updo was good enough for Elsa’s coronation, so it’s definitely good enough for your big day. No superpowers needed — just super long hair, so get some extensions in there if you need the boost. (via Fashion On My Own)

11. Messy Bun Without Bobby Pins: Ahh, next-day wedding hair… combing through teased tresses while pulling out pin after pin after pin. Or not! Try this smart messy bun which only requires a hair tie, and then accessorize with flowers or sparkly pins to make it formal. (via Bebexo)

12. Voluminous Ponytail Illusion: Two ponytails on top of each other will trick everyone into thinking your hair grew overnight. Just add a DIY hairband to glam it up. (via Naptural85)

13. No-Heat Spiral Bantu Knot Out: You can get big, voluminous corkscrew curls without any heat by using bantu knots on stretched hair. Keep separating those untwisted locks to get more and more body. (via Samirah Gilli)

14. Big, Curly Side Ponytail: Side ponytails are perfect for special occasions because they’re just a little bit different from your everyday look, photogenic from every angle and the right blend of cute and sultry. (via Foxy Locks)

15. French Braided Bun Updo: Show off your undercut AND your braiding skills with this reverse French braid topped with pre-plaited hair. (via TheChicNatural)

16. 10 Formal Looks for Bobbed Hair: Yes, you CAN style a bob, blunt bangs and all! Just watching this video is inspiring us to chop our hair off again. (via sunnie brook jones)

17. Braided Formal Updo: If your arms are getting tired just watching all these hair videos, remember that your bridesmaids are here to help. Enlist the help of your best friend to follow along with this tutorial. (via Kayley Melissa)

What big events do you have coming up this summer, and what hair ‘dos are you going to try? Tell us your favorites in the comments!