Post # 1
I have naturally curly hair that I usually wear down. But after many hours of wind and movement, especially if I’m sweating, the curls tend to become limp and uneven, and my hair becomes a bit of a frizzy mess. For this reason, I figured I’d go with a loose low updo, hairspray the crap out of it, and not have to worry.
But I look most like myself with my hair at least partially down. And I’m getting married in a garden, so I love the idea of curls cascading down.
My question is this: would it be completely crazy to style my hair half-back for the first look and ceremony, and then pin it up for the reception? My sister is helping me with my hair, so all the manpower would be there. And obviously we’d practice first to make sure it was a smooth transition. But would that just be way more trouble than it’s worth?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I always wanted to do this – but didn’t know if me touching it would mess it up. If you’ve got the manpower, I would say go for it!
Post # 4
@Miss OBG:Not crazy at all! My future SIL did the same thing. She had it down with cascading curls for the ceremony and pictures, then pulled it back into a low, loose bun, and stuck a pretty flower in it for the reception. Perfectly acceptable 🙂
Post # 5
@PollyPlanner: Oh wow, a firsthand account! I’ve never heard of anyone doing this before, so I didn’t know if it was totally out in left field. I guess I know what I want to plan for our next hair trial! Neither of us are professionals at all, but hopefully if we practice we can get it right.
Post # 6
I plan to do this. I have really curly hair and wear it down most days. For the wedding I plan to wear loose curls down with veil for the ceremony and have it put into a bun with some hair accessory (flower, pin) for the reception.
I want to dance at my reception and whenever I go out dancing my hair ends up in a ponytail as I get hot very easily so this is the solution I came up with it. I think it will be fine as long as the pinned up style is not overly complicated.
Post # 7
I had two different hair styles!
Down with a headband and veil for the ceremony:
Side pony for the reception:
My hair stylist just did a quick switchup in the church basement after the ceremony. Only took a few minutes. 🙂
Post # 8
@Miss OBG: Go for it !!! I plan on doing the same, but a updo with a hump and hair hanging in the back and sides for the ceremony and then letting it hang/drop and recurling the whole thing for the reception. I will probably have someone sneak out the ceremony and have everything waiting so it shouldnt take too long and to h reception i go : )
Post # 9
Nope. Not crazy. My daughter did it too. After the rain and humidity made the curls falls, it was pinned up.
Post # 10
as long as your going from half down to an updo, it won’t be a problem. i think it’s a great idea!
Post # 11
@ItWasntMe: Your hair looked gorgeous! That’s exactly what I want to do (mine’s not as long as yours), and you’ve given me confidence!
Post # 12
Not weird at all! For a wedding we went to last March the bride started with her hair half up half down then switched to a low side pony with a headband….