So now that I have purchased my wedding dress, I have been starting to think about the other elements of my bridal look: makeup, jewelry, bouquet, the works. Each of these can (and probably will) be dealt with in their own posts, but for now I want to talk about one particular aspect that both excites and scares me: hair.
Like most brides, how I’m going to wear my hair on my wedding day is a very important decision. Since getting engaged, I have refused to cut my hair. Even though I prefer it shorter (about shoulder length), I’m afraid a cut will limit my options for my wedding-day hairstyle. I’m now at the point where I need to go in for a little trim, but I’m still a bit terrified they’ll take too much off.
Right now, I’m still undecided about what exactly I’m going for. I know it will be something curly or at least wavy because my hair is naturally pretty curly and holds curls really well.
Exhibit A, with my namesake / Personal photo
I’m pretty sure I want some sort of loose, curly updo. I do love a lot of the down wavy hairstyles I’ve seen, but I feel like wearing my hair down may be a little bit too casual for me. Though this style is almost enough to change my mind:
I love her soft curls and the braids. Her hair looks so romantic, and if she had a few small flowers sprinkled in her hair, her look may have been perfect for me.
Aside from all the glamour, this look is pretty close to what I’ve been imagining:
Image via The Charity Wedding
Again, I love that her curls look so soft and loose. I don’t like tight updos that are too polished, and I think that the “messiness” of this one is so pretty. And I love how it cascades down her neck and that the curls so beautifully frame her face.
As far as what I want the back to look like, I’m envisioning something along the lines of these two hairstyles:
Soft, wavy, a little disordered, and very feminine and romantic. Neither of these seems overwhelming, and I love the little decorative touches with the pins and the flower. They also look like they’d be very comfortable hairstyles and, as a woman, this is a very important piece of criteria. There’s nothing like wearing a painful hairstyle that causes headaches for hours on end.
Although I’m still undecided on exactly what I want, I’m excited to explore all of my bridal-hairstyle options and (eventually) have my hair trial. I’ve never had a professional hairstyle done, and I imagine that will be quite the treat in and of itself. I’m mainly just excited about finding the perfect look that makes me feel romantic, beautiful, and like myself on our special day.
What type of wedding hairstyles inspire you? Do you know how you’ll be wearing your hair on your wedding day?