Wedding Hairstyles Ideas by Venue

Posted by Sarah T. on Mar 27, 2015

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Figuring out your wedding hairstyle can certainly be a tricky task! There are countless options and too many celebrities with fabulous hair that you want to mimic. Narrowing down the right look takes time and multiple trial runs with your hairstylist. Here at WeddingWire we know it’s easy to be overwhelmed by inspiration, so we’ve narrowed it down for you based on your wedding venue. Getting married outside? Flip through our countryside or waterfront ‘dos. Have a look at our most recent SpringBook for dozens of ways to style your mane!

Spring Hairstyles We Love

Posted by Alexandra on Apr 16, 2013

Clockwise from top left: Daniel and Steph Photography and Film, Paige + Blake Green, Liga Photography, Hair by Angalina, Christina Watkins Photography

Celebrate the breezy, revitalizing nature of the season with a fresh, fuss-free hairstyle. Here are our favorite picks for brides (and bridesmaids!) heading down the aisle this spring.

Braided Chignon – This style strikes a lovely balance of polished and playful as thick strands weave their way into strategically disheveled side knot. Stunning!

Fishtail Braid – This trend is perfect for spring brides with long locks. A refreshing take on the standard braid, the highly textured two-strand plait has a vivacious, carefree appeal.

Side Pony –  Sweep hair into a low, wavy ponytail to keep it in place without sacrificing movement. Playful and oh so romantic!

Loose Curls – Soft, tumbling swirls are gorgeous for spring. Keep hair from falling in your face by twisting the front strands back behind one ear and securing them with pretty spring blooms.

Low Twisted Bun – A snugly wrapped side bun is the perfect way to give structure to unruly tresses while maintaining that soft, effortless effect.

How are you wearing your hair on your wedding day? Let us know in the comments!

Wedding Hair Inspiration from the Oscars

Posted by Kim on Mar 01, 2013

Left to right: Gown by Reflections by Jordan; gown by Justin Alexander

Timeless tresses ruled the red carpet on Sunday with Hollywood’s elite rocking elegant updos and soft waves for the Academy Awards. Many of the stars’ hairstyles would translate beautifully from red carpet to aisle. We’ve rounded up bridal look-alikes of our favorite hairstyles for your hair inspiration. Click here for our Top 10, and tell us how you’re planning on wearing your hair in the comments.

What to Wear in Your Hair

Posted by Kim on Aug 06, 2012

After you’ve selected your dress, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to wear your hair  – and what, if any, accessories you’ll use to complete the look. With so many choices it’s hard to decide which hair accessory will look best with your gown – and wedding style. It’s important to try on any hair accessories with your gown before purchasing and to bring your hair accessory to your hair trial appointment  so your stylist will be able to plan accordingly. And if you can’t decide between two hair accessories? Why not wear one for the ceremony and switch into the other for the reception! Here are some ideas for wedding hair accessories and when they look best:

A Traditional Long Veil: Veils come in many lengths including shoulder, sweep, chapel, and cathedral, and either with or without a blusher, which covers the face. Veils typically look best in traditional settings like houses of worship or ballrooms, but be careful of a long veil at an outdoor wedding – if it’s windy, the veil might become unwieldy.

Flower: Fresh or fabric flowers can look great whether your hair is up, down, or half-up. They look particularly appropriate at outdoor, garden or beach weddings.

Tiara or Jeweled Headband: Best for traditional settings like houses of worship or ballrooms. But beware: If your gown is already super-bejeweled, skip the tiara – you don’t want to go too overboard with the sparkle.

Crystal Comb or Pin: If you’re looking for just a hint of sparkle, try a comb or hairpin. Depending on the size of the piece, these work well in most wedding settings.

Birdcage Veil: A short net veil that covers the face provides a vintage-inspired look. These veils often look best with simpler, less adorned gowns.

Nothing at All: You don’t have to wear anything in your hair! A gorgeous hairstyle can look beautiful unadorned for a clean, modern look.

Now tell us:

What are you wearing in your hair?

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Top row (from left to right): Photo by Heidi Huber Photography; Photo by Daniel & Steph Photography and Film; Photo courtesy of Make-Up by Alina G Karaman
Bottom row (from left to right): Photo by Tara Lynn Sen Photography; Photo by 39 East Photography; Photo by Luminaire Foto

“I Do” Hair ‘Do

Posted by pear on Jun 26, 2012

I have recently been contemplating my wedding hair. When do you cut it? When you do you dye and highlight it? When, when, when?

I am a little worried about my wedding hair-do, since my hair stylists change quite frequently. I tend to bounce around from stylist to stylist, which is a big no-no. It is important to have a consistent stylist who knows your hair and knows how to do it well. I have curly hair, so I end up with a stylist who thinks they know how to cut and style curly hair yet end up hacking my fro into sad chunks. My most recent hair stylist does pretty well and her price is unbeatable, so I’ve been content enough to stay with her.

The thing about me… I always dread having my hair done. I always assume the cut will get messed up and the color will somehow turn orange. Sometimes, these things totally happen. I am cursed with unforgiving hair.

So how long before your wedding should you get it colored and trimmed up if you have wonderful, straight, dark blonde, forgiving hair (aka everything that is the opposite of my ‘do)?

1. Six months before the wedding (if possible), have a major consultation with your stylist of choice. Bring along the headpiece and the picture of the dress if possible. The more the stylist knows about the mood of the wedding, the better he or she can create the perfect hairstyle.

2. Do not use the portrait session as the “dress rehearsal”. There should actually be a “test run” for the portrait.