How To Copy Sofia Richie's Glamorous Wedding Look On A Budget

In the popular imagination, celebrity weddings are the epitome of extravagance. The festivities! The excitement about the ring! If it's not something that oozes eye-blinding Hollywood glamor, it must be something close to a royal wedding — with trumpet blares and a televised audience. Actually, who grew up not wanting to tie the knot in a glamorous fashion? But with the economic downturn and inflation getting in the way, many of us have to opt for a more low-key, budget-friendly wedding.

While that's true, there's an aspect of a celebrity wedding that we can all afford to copy: the bridal look. Luckily for all of us, there are makeup, hair, and fashion dupes at any and all price points, meaning that everyday people can achieve the glamour of their dreams. And none other than Sofia Richie is in the spotlight this time for a most glamorous event.

If you've been following Richie's wedding on Instagram and TikTok, you'd probably agree that Richie's wedding was a fairytale brought to life. Every detail was worthy of rave, from her Chanel custom set to her intergenerational, star-studded guest list. But the most hyped part of it all was the bride's effortless and stunning French girl beauty. And thanks to social media, the secret to Richie's makeup look is out there and perfectly copyable. On her TikTok, Pati Dubroff, Sofia Richie's makeup artist, shared detailed steps of her process of creating Richie's understated bridal look at her rehearsal dinner, and we've found dupes for all of your budget-friendly wedding needs.

How to achieve Sofia Richie's minimalist bridal makeup look

In order to give Sofia Richie a bronzy flush on her cheeks, Pati Dubroff swiped a creamy Nudestix matte bronzer over the model's cheeks and layered it with a coat of Nudies Blush Tick. For an extra burst of radiance, Dubroff used a multi-use glow stick by Chanel's Baume Essentiel, and for the warm glow, she used a fan brush to apply Makeup by Mario SoftSculpt Transforming Skin Enhancer. 

If you'd like to achieve a similarly easy, breezy, and natural bridal base without spending the $30 to $50 per product that went into Richie's look, we've got you covered. For a matte bronzer cheek base, try NYX Professional Matte bronzer, which is just $8.50. Add a layer of natural flush by building on that base with Wet 'n Wild Color Icon Blush, which lands at $3.29, and then nail that youthful, luminous glow by borrowing Dubroff's fan brush trick to dust on a coating of e.l.f. Baked Highlighter, which costs $10. These three items together cost less than some of Dubroff's single products. 

For Richie's eye look, Dubroff stuck to subtle shadow sticks, using the Chanel Stylo Ombre et Contour eyeshadow and Nudestix Magnetic Matte Eye Color. You can get the look by combining two natural shades of Sephora Colorful Waterproof Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Multi-Stick, which cost $14 each, that flatter your skin tone. Finish the look with the black mascara of your choice and a vibrant, glossy liquid lipstick in nude, pink, or peach. Your guests will never know that you didn't break the bank on your face!

Sofia Richie's classic bridal bun

On the big day, Sofia Richie's hairstylist, Kathleen Riley, created a classic, bridal bun with a neat, center-parted knot. To tame flyaways and hold the bun in place, she used Got2b glued gel, UNITE oil, and a blond Shae Hair clip-in.

In her TikTok video, Riley explained the process of adding the oil and gel to Richie's hair, pulling out some pieces on the top to give it extra texture, and then wrapping the bun section by section. "Then, I did a rope braid and just twisted it up into the bun and pinned it," she elaborated. A few pieces were left out over her ears, which added a nice touch of whimsy.

You can recreate this simple bun on your own on any budget. For all-day hold and ultimate frizz taming, try Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel, which comes to just $4.73, and GK Hair Global Keratin 100% Organic Argan Oil Anti-Frizz Serum, which lands at $8.99. To add a bit of extra fullness, length, and volume, you can turn to a Sofeiayan Clip-in Ponytail Extension, which puts you out just $15.99, that matches your natural hair color. Don't be afraid to ask a friend for help, and definitely do a practice bun run.

Dress vibe: classic halter cut

When it came to Sofia Richie's dress, the star said yes to a gorgeous classic white custom Chanel gown with a scalloped halter style top and a long, dramatic train. While the cost of the gown hasn't been disclosed to the public, you can be certain it topped the tens of thousands of dollars threshold, at least. There's no reason to be sad or disappointed, however, if you don't have that kind of cash laying around for your own wedding dress. 

The features of Richie's dress that stand out most are its lacy, halter-cut top and high neckline. You can find similar styles for much more achievable prices. David's Bridal offers a High Neck Illusion Lace and Chiffon option for $449.95, and Hebeos offers a Sheath/Column Stretch Rouged Halter Sleeveless Sweep/Brush Train dress for just $139. Where there's a will, there's a way, and these dresses prove that a budget for the big day is more than doable. Just remember that you're taking inspiration from Richie's wedding look, not replicating it detail-for-detail. Don't forget to infuse your wedding with some of your own personality. After all, it's your wedding!