Photography by John Sanders – www.johnsandersweddings.com
Choosing your wedding hairstyle can be a pretty difficult decision to make when planning all the details of your wedding day, especially when you’ve got so much else on your mind!
The chances are that you’ve been searching for inspiration and ‘pinning’ dreamy wedding hairstyle looks that you love since day one, but how do you even begin to find the one that’s right for you?
When I first speak to a bride-to-be, it’s not at all uncommon for her to be unclear about the look that she wants. There might be a few different and quite contrasting styles that she has found herself drawn to, and when that’s the case it’s time to start looking at how to select the best wedding hairstyle for you based on the logistics as well as your love for the style.
Here are 5 things to consider to help you figure out the wedding hairstyle that is going to be absolutely perfect for your big day:
One of the main factors when deciding upon your wedding hairstyle is your dress. By the time you’re coming to me for your trial run (around 6 months before your wedding) you should hopefully have your dress ordered, which can be very helpful when figuring out which wedding hairstyle will work beautifully.
It’s not a bad idea to bring along a photo of your dress, if you have one. If you don’t, not to worry, we can just discuss the key points together.
A great wedding hairstyle will really complete your look and so the reason we need to take into account your dress is so that everything is beautifully balanced and all the detail you want to show off is visible. Perhaps you’ve got a glamorous, low back which you want to be the main focus point, so an up-do is definitely required. Maybe your dress is one shouldered or a-symmetrical, in which case we’ll want to balance out the look with a wedding hairstyle that is perhaps more on the opposite side. These are all things to think about.
Another important thing to consider which is often overlooked is the height of your hubby! Most brides don’t want to be towering over their spouse as they say their ‘I dos’, so if there isn’t that much difference in height between you ordinarily, you’re planning on wearing heels and you’ve been considering a tall style, like a ballerina bun or something even more elaborate, it might be time to reconsider.
Wedding Theme & Venue
Your wedding hairstyle should also compliment your wedding theme, if you’re having one, or at the very least your wedding venue. A beach wedding or a rustic barn leaves options quite open but brides will often lean towards a more relaxed or Boho style that matches their surroundings as they walk down the aisle. Equally so, brides who are getting hitched in a very classical setting, like a cathedral or castle, may want something a little more structured and traditional.
If you’ve chosen a wedding theme, it can be really fun to work with this too. A vintage inspired look works really well if you’re including a lot of retro décor, or perhaps you’re having a woodland wedding and want to look a bit ‘nymph’ like! This is where things really get creative.
There are no hard and fast rules here, but you will probably feel more comfortable on the day if your whole look fits in with your other wedding choices.
wedding hairstyle – Lucy J Toms Wedding Photography
Your Hair Type
Considering your hair type when searching for styles is very important. Just as when you’re choosing a new hair cut you should look for photos of models that have similar hair and face shape to you to give you a realistic idea of how it might look, the same applies for your wedding hairstyle.
When looking at images of styles you love, try to go for looks that are made using hair that is a similar structure to yours. If there is something you really love about a style that is very different to yours, don’t despair, we can always talk it over and see what we can come up with.
Your Everyday Style
It’s so important to feel comfortable on your wedding day as there’s already so many stress factors to keep at bay. When you’re choosing your wedding hairstyle, try to draw from fashion that you enjoy wearing on a daily basis rather than going for something that perhaps isn’t so ‘you’.