Ah... your big day is coming up! Congratulations! Chances are, you’ve got all your Pinterest boards set up with wedding hair, dresses, flowers, and decor inspiration. How exciting! Now it’s time to actually bring your perfect wedding vision to life.
Saying ‘yes’ to the dress can definitely be hard… but sometimes, deciding on a hairstyle can often be even harder. Let’s face it, your wedding day is NOT the day you want to have a bad hair day!
In this post, we will share our favorite tips and tricks to ensure a stress-free, great hair day at your wedding. If you’re a bridesmaid, a wedding guest, or mother of the bride and groom - keep reading!
1. Picking the right hairstyle
Do you want to have your hair up in an updo? Wear it down in soft waves? Maybe a half-up braided hairstyle? Wedding hair options are endless! Before you decide, let’s take a deep breath and consider a few key factors first:
What’s your dress like?
Your hair shouldn’t be competing with your dress. It should complement it. If your dress is simple, it’s safe to go with a more dramatic hairstyle. If your dress is an extravagant ball gown full of sparkly details, maybe consider doing a more subtle yet elegant updo. If your dress has a gorgeous open back design, then a side pony or braid would be ideal.
What’s the weather like?
If the wedding takes place inside or during cooler climates, it’s safe to go for those gorgeous cascading curls or any other hairstyle of your choice. But if you’re getting married in a hot, humid climate? Definitely go for a more put-together hairstyle like an updo, where you won’t need to worry about the frizz and the hair sticking to your back. You will thank yourself on your wedding day!
What’s your hair length and volume?
It’s easy to fall in love with a Pinterest hairstyle, only to find out that your hair isn’t nearly long or thick enough to pull it off. In this case, consider only looking for hairstyles that can be done on shorter hair. Otherwise, thankfully, you can wear hair extensions to achieve that perfect hairstyle of your dreams.
2. Do a trial run ahead of time