Popular Wedding Day Hairstyles For The Bride To Be

If your special day is coming up you’ve probably got a head full of things that need to be done. Everything from catering and music to where the guests will be sitting is probably taking over during sleepless nights! Of course, the one person you should be focusing on the most is you (and you probably haven’t forgotten about the dress, your makeup or your hair!).

There are so many popular wedding hairstyles that it can be difficult to choose between them. From the traditional elegant look to a more natural and familiar style, it’s probably best to have a few ideas when you first start working with your stylist to prepare for the big day but this basic direction should be a lot of help.

For Long Hair

If you normally wear long hair or are growing it out for the big day, there are a few different styles you can choose from. Long hair proves quite versatile and you should be able to pull off almost any look in your dress – relaxed and natural is always popular but sometimes a few curls and waves can really draw attention to the smile on your face. The softer it looks and the more it seems to flow, the more elegant you will tend to look.

For Short Hair

Brides with short hair might want to take some time working with their stylist to come up with some ideas that they think suit them. Creating volume can be incredible looking – using hot rollers can give your hair more body and simple finger styling after can look natural and gorgeous. Backcombing your hair at the crown can add a bit of lift as well if volume is something you’re going for.

For Medium Hair

A good idea for brides with medium length hair is to style it around your dress. Leave it down for one that is strapless or wear it up to show of a halter neckline. You’re able to be incredibly versatile with medium length hair so try and style your hair to suit your face shape. Whether you want curls, volume or straight with a beautiful shine, it’s a good idea to work with your stylist to go through a few ideas before the day.

No matter the length, there are plenty of options when it comes to styling for the big day. Decide which direction you want to go in and work with a stylist to find something that suits you. If you’re looking at magazines and photos for ideas, make sure you take note of face shape and find a style that works for a woman whose face is a similar shape to your own.

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Wedding Wardrobe, Hairstyle, and Makeup

In wedding nuptials, the bride’s appearance is something noticeable all throughout different stages of the wedding itself. She gets a major percentage of the attention before the ceremony, while it is being held, and even after it is through at the reception. What she wears, her hairstyles, and makeup are subject to praise or scrutiny from guests, friends, and family.

Wardrobe, Hairstyle, and Makeup

Some wedding consultants or boutiques can provide all clothes and accessories. But most often, the wedding gown is ordered separately from couturiers. You can buy one straight from the display section of a wedding shop or order a personalised design custom fitted with the bride’s body measurements.

Hair and makeup is accomplished in salons or parlors. You can even hire a personal makeup artist who will be responsible for the bride’s overall look. There are even mobile makeup artists who are on the road and are ready to provide service on the spot. Aside from the bride, the makeup and hairstyle of the wedding entourage is often included when hiring a makeup and hair expert from salons.

Practical tips for makeup and hairstyle

On makeup, find what matches the person’s personality, skin tone, the shape of his or her face, dress color, the event’s theme, and of course for what occasion it is for. In this case, we are talking about weddings. You can choose among various options available. There had been numerous styles introduced during the past few years. It can be modern, classy, elegant, simple, and so much more.

On hair styling, the same rules as mentioned on makeup apply. The person’s hair texture and length should also be considered. There are numerous ways to manage curly or straight and long or short styles of hair. Hiring a professional hair stylist helps especially if you have no idea what hair style to choose. Salons even have a brochure of hairstyles you can choose from to make it easier.

Modern day wedding hairstyles which are often used include the bee hive, angels and curls up, natural curls pulled back, and an elegant looking style. For brides with lengthy hair, some styles which can be applied include locks, the Madonna, the popular bun, long flowing straight, and adding curls, twists, or waves. For those with shorter hair, a few styles often utilised include the Egyptian princess, an elegant wave, the simple past look, and curls made on top with wild and crazy designs.

All other participants of the wedding such as the groom, bride’s maids, groom’s men, sponsors, and even both parties’ parents do not receive the same attention as the bride does. Nonetheless, they can also benefit from well prepared wardrobes, hair styles, and makeup.

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Tips For Wedding Morning Hairstyling

If you plan to do your own hair know this: Your wedding morning is NOT, I repeat, is not like any other day! You will be stressed even if you don’t feel stressed. Stress for some makes them get quiet, for some emotional and for others kind of well, you know bridzilla. But a well planned thought out morning will make all the difference.

1. Practice, practice! Time your practice session and make a list of all of the tools and products you will need. If you are not going to be in your home, you will need to plan ahead of time and pack well.

2. If you are doing your hair at your home put everything in a basket and hide it away to bring out fresh and ready for your special day.

3. Schedule times for showers if the house is full of family and guests. (You matter most, allow yourself this indulgence.)

4. Make sure there is a mirror and a counter or table to work from. ( not a steamy slippery sink) Note: If there is a need for others to shower, set up a blow dry station outside of the bathroom so the time line stays on course.

5. Make sure there are proper outlets where ever it is you will be doing your own hair, if not bring a power bar and extension cord. Older inns and Bed & Breakfast’s may not have as many outlets or one near good lighting.

6. Put all of your pretty under things on first and cover up with a button down shirt or robe. This way after hair and makeup are done, just slip into your gown!

Is a stylist traveling to you?

1. Give exact, adequate directions and phone numbers. Many times brides give the directions they follow and forget the stylist may be coming from the opposite side of the highway. Or make sure she has GPS.

2. Have a spot prepared and set up for the stylist to work. It can be a large bath room, a well lit dining room or kitchen. Put out hot pads or thick towels to protect surfaces from hot tools.

3. The stylist does not need a mirror to mimic her work environment but you will want one. But she does need good lighting.

4. Don’t assume the stylist can do extra people last minute. Make sure everyone who is having their hair done is mentioned ahead of time and arrives promptly. If and only if all of the assigned people are done then ask if some one can be added in.

5. Be ready yourself. The worse thing for me was when brides were not ready for me upon my arrival as some stylist may have another wedding planned after yours. In planning your morning allow extra time for interruptions. They will occur.

Are you going to a salon?

1. Schedule your wedding day hair appointment at least eight weeks ahead or as soon as your date is open in the computer system.

2. Have a trial run practice session at least a month ahead and bring a picture of your dress and your headpiece with you to the salon. Bring a trusted friend to take photos of your hair styles in stages and from all sides once completed. This is worth the added cost to your bottom line, trust me.

3. Record your travel time from the salon to where you are getting dressed. Consider the day of week and if church will be letting out or if a holiday parade will be in the way on your wedding.

4. Add on extra time for getting dressed and make-up if the salon is not applying it.

5. Ask for more than one stylist to help with the wedding party. Three stylists for a party of six is the best bet for staying on schedule.

6. Schedule all nail appointments for the day before, this also saves time.

7. Don’t expect to get your favorite stylist to do your wedding hair if you desire an intricate Up-do. This is a specialty service and best left for the salon’s up-do expert or team.

8. Don’t forget your veil. I can’t tell you how many brides have. Put it in the car the night before or on the door you will be leaving from. Have the stylist show someone from the wedding party how to remove it for later in the day.

However you choose to start your wedding morning, start it well rested, well planned and beautiful!

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Destination Wedding Guest Attire

Going to a destination wedding soon? Tropical weddings are very different than traditional ones at churches, hotels, or country clubs, and it is important to dress accordingly. Here is your guide to destination wedding guest attire.

First of all, a destination wedding demands an entirely different attitude than a more conventional one. The vibe is more relaxed, more festive, and just plain more fun! Your clothing should be the same. The black cocktail dress that has carried you through three weddings in New Jersey this season is all wrong for a wedding in Bermuda. Too serious, too somber, too dark. This is tip number one: choose something colorful to wear to a destination wedding. Think about how in tropical settings from Miami to the Caribbean, buildings are painted in cheerful pastel colors, and let that palette be your guide.

Next, think about style. Heavily embellished dresses will weigh you down at a beach wedding. Remember to choose fabrics which are comfortable in the sun. Linen and crisp cotton are ideal. You think that cotton cannot be dressy enough for a wedding guest? Imagine a classic seersucker shift dress or a flirty strapless dress in a pink cotton lace. With the right accessories, these styles would be both pretty enough for a tropical wedding and completely comfortable.

Linen is also a great choice, as long as you can stand the wrinkles. Choose a linen dress in a bright color like coral or a gorgeous cool aqua blue. For a dressier destination wedding, pair a linen shift dress with a matching fitted jacket to wear during the ceremony. You can even accessorize the linen suit with a fabulous hat. Be sure to have the hotel press your linen dress for you the day before the wedding; you don’t even want to think about what linen looks like when it comes out of a suitcase!

Every wedding outfit needs the right accessories to pull it all together. The beach is no place for diamonds, so leave your formal jewelry at home. Instead opt for relaxed beach theme jewelry, such as monogrammed shell necklaces or crystal starfish pendants. Another terrific look for a beach wedding is pearl jewelry which is handcrafted from keshi pearls or coin pearls. It is a great pearl look, but less formal than a traditional strand of pearls. Finish your look with dressy flat sandals, such as a metallic gold or silver strappy sandal. No anklets, please!

Hair plays a part in how your wedding attire looks. For a destination wedding, a simple hairstyle which can withstand the ocean breeze and humidity is best. You know your hair best: if it tends to get frizzy, pull it back to keep it under control. A chic knot at the nape of your neck is a good compromise between a hairstyle which is informal enough for the beach but pretty and polished enough for a wedding. Getting your hair braided into cornrows at the straw market the day before the wedding is never a good idea. This goes double if you are a male wedding guest (I only mention this because I have witnessed it firsthand and it was awful!).

With your pretty, breezy dress, beachy jewelry, and fabulous sandals packed, you will be all set to jet off to the destination wedding and have a fantastic time. Once you get into the island spirit, you may just find that a destination wedding is the most fun kind of all.

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