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Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to Have a “Good Hair Day” at Your Wedding!

Filed under: Hair Style,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Think and plan ahead.

Haven’t picked a hairstyle?

Red hair and hairdresser toolsTo ensure that your big day goes according to your plans consider scheduling a “hair trial rehearsal” with your wedding hair stylist! Your wedding day is the single most memorable day of your life. A practice appointment prior to your wedding is highly recommended to ensure your big day runs smoothly and stress free.

Some brides schedule their trial run for the day of their bridal shower. This time allows for your hair stylist to explore your hair and accessory needs and is an opportunity to chat with your stylist and decide if you will need to make any changes to your current hairstyle, such as length, condition or color.

When discussing up-dos with your hair stylist, keep in mind that your profile will be facing your guests throughout most of the ceremony, as you face your fiancé. If you have medium-length to long hair, pulling it back or up on the top of your head (at least the front sections) will let your guests be able to see your beautiful and happy face, and not just a head full of hair. Most stylists recommend that you don’t wear your hair in a way that is totally different from your usual style.

BridalHairstyleSift through magazines for styles that catch your eye, and start a collection of clippings that you can bring in to your stylist for a rehearsal of your favorite hairstyle. When you have some styling ideas in mind, it’s a good idea to schedule a hair rehearsal no later than about a month or more before the wedding. That will give you some built-in time to make changes to the final style if necessary.

Most importantly, be sure to bring your veil, headpiece, and anything else that you’ll be wearing on the day of the wedding to your hair trial appointment. Some veils will lend well to hair being down and some to hair being up. Having a friend there with you to take a few pictures or ask your stylist to take photographs of your hair in each style from all perspectives. This will enable you to keep a record of the different looks. It is wise to consider the hair style before buying the veil.

If you are having a “destination” wedding, when searching for a stylist, shop around, look at portfolios of work, and ask for recommendations. Get referrals from friends in your wedding city or from the wedding coordinator at your wedding venue. The bottom line for a destination wedding is to keep your hairstyle uncomplicated. From a simple up-do to loose, casual and sexy, you can find a style that won’t require a lot of effort on a day when you have plenty of other details to think about.

bridehairstylesRemember to consider the season and climate. In the Greater Phoenix area, there is very low humidity and it’s hotter than most other places. Also, if you’re getting married at 5:30 p.m. don’t get your hair done at 9:00 a.m. Closer to the wedding start time is better. This will help keep your wedding hair style looking fresh and flawless as you walk down the aisle.

The perfect wedding hairstyle is ultimately the one that YOU love – whether it’s simple or elaborate – and one that will feel comfortable and natural on the big day. Planning ahead with a Hair rehearsal at your stylist’s shop will transform your “good hair day” into a “sensational hair day!”

If possible have your makeup artist and hairstylist come to you on the day of the wedding. Remind them to please “be on time” in case you run into a snag. Nobody wants a last minute hair disaster or style flop on their wedding day. Then sit back, relax, knowing you will look and feel your best and steal the show.

NOTE: A special “thank you” to Little Wedding Guide for their contribution to this article. Subscribe to their free eWedding tips at:

Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Ceremony. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 460 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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