A Bride’s Guide to Choosing A Hairstyle for Her Wedding Day!


From flowers to decor, wedding planning can be simplified into a simple checklist. However, unless you are fluent in the language of hair, choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day can be confusing, especially when presented with so many options. So, how do you narrow your options and find the right style for you?gger

In this guide, I will give you the top tips when choosing your hairstyle for your wedding day!

Compliment Your Wedding Style

A wedding style is determined by the overall vision of your wedding. Ask yourself, “What is the vibe that I’m going for?” Knowing this will give you a better image of what your style is.

If you are going for a romantic style- a candlelight dinner ambiance- consider having your hair swept to one side with open, voluminous curls or an elegant loosely pulled back bun with a few light pieces to frame your face.

If you are going for a bohemian style- a free-spirited atmosphere with lots of floral and greenery details- Add braids into your look. Whether its a loosely pulled together fishtail braid or a half up half down with soft, accented braids; this beautiful style is casual yet, will highlight the eccentric parts of you.

If you are going for a modern style- a geometric and minimal design- try a classic or more traditional chignon. This classic, chic look will still have you admiring it for years to come.

If you are going for a vintage style- a weathered and antique accented impression- an inspired Old Hollywood look with defined curls and added volume, this glamorous look goes great with any length and is a classic worth considering.

Factor in Your Hair Texture and Length

An ultimate determining factor in choosing your hairstyle will be your hair texture and length.

When it comes to texture, determine whether your hair can hold a curl. If so, will it be able to hold up to the end of your reception? What if you have naturally curly hair and wish to maintain your natural texture? Try looking for hairstyles that compliment your natural texture. For length, consider whether your inspirational hairstyle will require longer and/or fuller hair. If so, take thought of investing in hair extensions for the day of. Most importantly, choose a style that will be easy for you to manage and work well with your hair type.

Accentuate Your Dress and Hair Accessories

As part of your overall wedding vision, your hair should complement your dress and accentuate your hair accessories. Does your dress have a high neck or beautiful embellishments? You may want to show off these beautiful details! A soft chignon or a side-swept hairstyle, maybe a preferred look for you. When it comes to hair accessories, choose a hairstyle that will balance out and pair well with your hairstyle. For example, if you would like to incorporate a hair vine in your hairstyle, a braid or a half up half down may bring more attention to the textured details in your hair. Always make sure that your hairstyle, dress, and hair accessories are in agreement with your overall style.

Highlight Your Best Features

No matter what the style, choose a look that you feel most comfortable and beautiful in. Your hairstyle should highlight your best features and play down your less favorable ones. Face shapes can play a bigger role in this. For instance, for someone who loves their heart-shaped jawline, but prefers not to emphasize their forehead, pulling your hair from a side part will show off your stunning sharp face shape without emphasizing your forehead.

Consider the Climate

Lastly, depending on the destination of your wedding, the weather may be a determining factor when choosing a hairstyle. If you are planning an outdoor wedding in an area that may have humid and hotter temperatures, toss around the idea of choosing an updo that will stay in place all day. This look will require less maintenance throughout the day. An all down or half up half down style is perfect for an indoor, climate-controlled or cooler, non-windy climate.

With all things considered, don’t be afraid to try different styles. When speaking to your wedding hairstylist, discuss these factors and ask for their opinion. As a professional, they will be able to guide you towards the right path when choosing the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day. So, open your Pinterest, lookup wedding hairstyles and pin away!

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