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Wedding Hair

The question was popped, the rings were bought, and you’ve gotten everyone else to worry about the details of the wedding – such as the catering, the flowers, the venue and the like. You’ve even completed the guest list, finalized your wedding party, and picked out the dresses. But what about your wedding hair?

All you have to worry about now is your bridal hair do – and don’t even think for one second that wedding hair is any less important than all of the other details that you have to focus on your wedding day.

Wedding hair, whether you realize it or not, could make or break your experience of the event: remember, this is YOUR day as the bride, and it is of utmost importance that even your hair – and the hair of your bridesmaids – is as carefully planned as the reception.

So, what do you need to know about your wedding hair?

Your Wedding Hair Do is Ultimately YOUR Choice

First things first, what you have to know is that it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Your wedding hair only needs to have a base and style that you are content with.

What this means is that you stick with what you personally want for yourself, what you feel most comfortable with, what styles you think make you look attractive.

Whether you want to wear your hair up, down, or a compromise between those two very basic styles, the most important thing is that you are happy with the basic style and work your way from there.

Remember: you can and should listen to the advice of professional stylists (especially when they give you practical advice on how to work with your face shape and hair type), and to a lesser degree, friends and family, but the final decisions with regards to your own wedding hair will be yours.

It can be as elegant and as quirky as you like, but be sure that it is in keeping with the overall theme of the wedding. Accessories or no accessories, as long as you feel like a queen or a princess with the wedding hair style you have chosen, you will be just fine.

What About Your Bridesmaids Hairstyles?

Another thing that you may have to consider will be the style of wedding hair for your bridesmaids and bridal party.

You can choose to plan the wedding hair of the entire party (meaning your mother, the maid of honor and the brides), or you can plan out the wedding hair of just your mother and your maid of honor, on top of your own hair.

It’s up to you how far you want to push the boat out and how on-theme you want everyone to be, but I’d recommend planning everyone’s bridal hair if you can.

Not only will this be a good bonding experience, it will also ensure that there will be a common wedding hair theme between all of you.

Furthermore, this is a good means by which a bride and her party could arrange it so that the wedding hair of the bride would not be outdone by the hair of the rest of the party. This has been known to happen before – can you think of anything worse!?

Again, the bride should feel nothing less than beautiful on her wedding day, and seeing that one of the bridesmaids, or that her own maid of honor, has a hairstyle that garners more admiration than her own will make her glow less.

At the same time, it must be made sure that the wedding hair of the entire party will not be unflattering on them while keeping with the theme and while not outshining the bride’s wedding hair.

What you have to remember most of all when you are choosing your wedding hair is to have fun and be as comfortable as possible.

This is because when you are happy and comfortable, you are your most confident, and THAT is when you will look your best.

Our Top 10 Wedding Hair Styling Ideas

With that said, here are 10 of our favorite hair does for a bride and bridesmaids. Whether you’re thinking about getting a wedding updo, a side do, wearing your hair down or if you’re feeling indecisive and want to get a combination of all of them, we’ve got you covered with our picks below:


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About the Author Alesha Ware

Hey! I'm Alesha - just your average girl from Ohio who has had her fair share of bad hair days...and lived to tell the tale. I started this site to help women skip my mistakes and have a positive hair experience