Just how important is your hairstyle on your big day?
Getting married is one of the most exciting times in a bride’s life, and choosing a wedding hairstyle can be one of the most overwhelming decisions to make. During the wedding gown search, brides are able to try on sample after sample before saying yes to the dress. That’s what makes choosing a hairstyle difficult: It’s impossible to do a trial run of every style you’re interested in. To start off with, we recommend going online and creating a mood board. Once you’ve got a few ideas, print them out and take them to your hair dresser. Experiment. Nothing too drastic that you might regret, like having all your hair cut off or dramatically changing the color.
Give yourself plenty of time, book a consultation with your hair dresser well in advance (ideally six months), so you’re not making decisions in the last couple of weeks before your wedding day, which would only add to the stress factor. The time of year you’re getting married will also affect your hair – you might want to go for sun-kissed highlights if you’re having a summer wedding or opt for something darker that makes more of a statement if you’re marrying in winter.
Another option would be to rely 100% on your hairdresser. This is a great option, assuming, that you’ve been a long time client or the hair stylist is highly credible. Your hairdresser should take your hair texture, face shape and venue into consideration and choose the right hairstyle to compliment you and your dress. Your stylist can work with you to create your vision or completely surprise you with a look they think would best flatter you.
Here are six simple yet fun styles to help you choose a look that fits your personality, dress and wedding style.
Side braids ending in a horizontal elegant low bun. Add a headdress or other hair accessories for a simply stunning result.
If you have long hair, don’t forget to show it off! If you are looking for a modern and casual hairstyle we recommend this intricate braid.
If the veil is your go-to bridal accessory, this modern low updo is a great option. Once you start the celebration you can take off the veil and keep the floral crown, tiara or your choice of accessory.
If you’re looking for a more classic hairstyle? A low chignon can be the perfect choice. It can make for an elegant wedding hairstyle for any bride, no matter the type of hair! Moreover, it is very combinable with different accessories: tiaras, crowns, hats, flowers …
Complete your rustic wedding theme with a relaxed braid. You can accessorize your coiffure with flowers for a vintage and romantic touch. This easily transformative style can be adjusted to the side for post ceremonial pictures.
And finally, should you choose to wear a veil, make sure that your stylist works around that to avoid messy hair at the wedding. Veils that are set on the back of your head can be kept on throughout the wedding and an upo is great for this.
Have you chosen your hairstyle yet?
*Pictures: Style Me Pretty and Pinterest