How Will You Wear Your Hair?


This is your fairy tale and you want everything to be perfect.  You've chosen a menu fit for royalty and a dress that would make anyone feel like a princess, but what in the world are you going to do with your hair?

There are no rules or traditions that say a bride's hair should look a certain way on her wedding day - this decision is completely up to you, and there are hundreds of options you can consider.  The most important thing to remember is to not lose yourself in your hairdo.  When you look back at your wedding pictures 5 years from now, you shouldn't wonder who that girl is next to your husband.  Choose a hairstyle that suits your personality and avoid drastic changes right before the wedding. 

Determining Factors

If you've made a hair appointment, ask your stylist for suggestions that would work well for you and your wedding.  Remember to consider the shape of your face, the neckline of your dress, and the style of veil you'll be wearing.  Of course, the current length and style of your hair will be the most important factor. 

  • Ideas for short hair. Short hairstyles are perfect for adornments. Accent your hair with flowers that match your bouquet or wear an heirloom comb or barrette that enhances your dress.

  • Medium dos. Shoulder length hair has a ton of possibilities. Soft, loose curls can give a romantic look if you want to wear your hair down while curls swept into a bun can create an elegant up-do.

  • Hairstyles for long hair. Half up, half down hairstyles are popular among brides with long hair. Consider an elegant upsweep with romantic tresses covering your neck or clasp it into a low ponytail with a sparkling hairpiece.

Browse the internet and bridal magazines to gather ideas of the hairstyles that will work best for your big day.  If you have your heart set on an up-do but have short hair, you'll need to start early to get the length you need before the wedding date.  Shorter styles go over best when you schedule the cut a few months before the event too.

However you decide to wear your hair, it's a good idea to try out the style before the actual wedding.  You want a do that not only looks great, but also makes you feel your best. 




Last Updated: August 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm
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