Now that you’ve found your dress and your wedding is just around the corner, it is time to decide how you want your hair done for the big day. There are plenty of things to keep in mind: if you have a headpiece, bring it along to your hair consultation so they can try it in to make sure it will work, if your wedding is outside you may want to avoid leaving your hair down in case there is wind, choose something that fits your personality, ask your hair stylist what styles work best for your hair length, face shape, and hair color, consider the style of your dress and what kind of jewelry you will be wearing, and finally, choose something that will last the day with your hair type/texture.
Before your hair consultation, browse online and through magazines to pick out some ideas you like to bring with you to your appointment so that your stylist can get a few options of what you might want for your big day. Below are a few suggestions:
There are many styles of veils to choose from:
Blusher veil: a single layer worn over the face during the procession.
Flyaway veil: a wispy, multilayered veil that sweeps the shoulders.
Elbow veil: an A-line veil ending anywhere from the elbows to the fingertips.
Fingertip veil: most versatile, this style is usually multilayered and touches the end of your fingertips.
Sweep veil: a veil that brushes the ground, extending 8-12 inches beyond the gown.
Chapel veil: a veil that extends to the floor, falling seven feet from the headpiece; may have multiple layers or a blusher veil.
Cathedral veil: regal veiling that trails one to three yards behind the dress.
Thinking about the planning of my sisters wedding, I found a lot of ideas for beautiful hairstyles. She loves braids and has the perfect hair for that, long, curly and thick. As soon as she comes to visit me I will try out all of these braid hairdos on her.
To start with, an easy(looking:) french side braid. You begin on one side and work all the way to the other side, fixing the hair in a loose bunch. A big flower can make a nice finish.
This one would be a perfect hairdo for a hippie-style wedding. All you need is two braids, twist them around the head and fix it with small hair clips.
This is a loose, though beautiful braid. You need much smaller strands of hair. A good precondition is hair with same length. A flower makes the hairstyle really precious as well.
This one I absolutely love! But I would leave it to a professional:)
And here are a few more extraordinary, really nice braids.
Want Bella's look for your big day? Here's how........
Make Up- Bella has a very natural look with smokey eyes. For foundation use a light mineral powder. Use a natural tone for blush. Lips are kept light. Use a dark eyeliner on the top lid only. Next, use a smoky chestnut shade of eye shadow. Lastly, apply mascara.
Hair- Her hair is in a loose bun with soft wisps of hair curled slightly at the front. She has two braids that wrap around her head, secured at the back into the bun.
Veil- Bella is wearing a diamond hair piece with some blue stone flowers and her white veil attached to it.
Dress- We will have to wait until Friday to see what the dress looks like. But from the pic below you can see it has a fitted bodice and has long sleeves.
Tiaras are not just for princesses. It's your day, you can whatever you want! Tiaras can be all you need to make you look glamorous. You can wear them with or without a veil. It is a good idea to do a trial run for your hair to make sure it looks good with your tiara.
Untamed Petals on Etsy
I am loving headbands right now. There are so many looks right now, any type of bride can find a headband to go with her dress.
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I absolutely love birdcage veils. I like the retro/vintage look and like that they are small and nothing is dragging behind you. I especially love colored birdcage veils! You can have one in any color you want- red, yellow, maybe something blue would definitely make a statement! You don’t have go as bold, you could choose a softer hue. You can find a ton of them on Etsy. The sky is the limit if you like it, go for it. After all it’s your wedding day and you can do WHATEVER you want!
Why limit the birdcage veil to the bride? How about the bridesmaids? You could wear a white, full birdcage veil and have the bridesmaids wear smaller veils that match the color of their dress. Or you could all wear them out on your bachelorette party. You can even make them yourself, they are easy and inexpensive.
Photo JadeRose Design on Etsy
I absolutely LOVE feathers! Any kind of feathers, I love them. I had feathers in my hair piece for my own wedding (although I wish I would’ve gone much larger) and in my boquet. I teased my then fiance that my dress was made of all feathers…. And I think he might have believed me!
When I saw someone wearing feather extensions for the first time I went gaga over them. I called my cousin in law whom is a stylist and asked if she knew about them. She was going to learn about them that weekend and she came home with a few in her hair. I am so jealous! They come in all different colors and can last 2 weeks and up depending on how you have them put in. You can wash and style your hair with them. These are great for something funky for your wedding day (could be your something blue) or to wear any time to jazz up your hair. I can’t wait to get mine.
Danielle Kogut and her new feather extensions :)