You’ve chosen the dress, the colour scheme, the venue and the food but there is still the conundrum of what to do with your hair. Flicking through hairstyle magazines or having a look online is a good place to start if you have no idea what kind of ‘do’ you’d like.
The style you choose will depend on a number of factors, such as; the style of dress, your hair type, your budget or ability to do the style yourself on the day. Another thing to consider is the weather. The weather? Yes, the weather! Every woman knows that a touch of damp in the air can cause luscious curly locks to turn into a frizzy mess in a matter of minutes, and no one wants to smell like a can of hairspray on a blisteringly hot day.
So choose your style wisely. There are a plethora of hairdressers offering wedding hair consultations, so if you have decided to hire a professional, book an appointment well in advance and go along to discuss your requirements. If your wedding gown has been lovingly embroidered or has a sexy low back, then show it off with a glorious up-do. Use your hair as part of the overall outfit and make the most of every detail.
Hair ‘up-do’ for troublesome locks
For those looking for something to withstand even the heaviest gale, a tight bun or plait is always a good idea. If the weather or your hair is likely to be unpredictable then choosing to tie your hair back tightly can save a lot of worry and time fixing things on the day.
Tussled tresses at al fresco weddings
Keeping subtle curls or poker straight long hair loose and gathered around the shoulders can look beautiful at any wedding, but is particularly well suited for outside ceremonies in warmer climates. Add flowers or accessories to accentuate the femininity.
Keep it short. Keep it simple
Having short hair on your wedding day doesn’t have to be boring. Think 1920s flapper chic with adorable finger waves or a classic bob dressed with pearls for a sophisticated style with impact.
Uncomplicated doesn’t mean uninteresting
Sometimes the most effortless things can be the best, and keeping hair tied back in an attractive low ponytail with loosely curled ends can be truly elegant.
The bride is by far the most important woman to grace the day, however spare a thought for the bridesmaids, maid of honour and even mother of the bride. While every effort is made to ensure you’re looking picture perfect, time will need to be spent finding the right hairstyles for others in the wedding party.
As when choosing their outfits, it is best to consult with your bridesmaids on what styles best suit their hair types and if they have a preference. Although in the end the decision is yours, it is worth getting right; as having a hair disaster standing alongside you at the alter isn’t anyone’s idea of fun!