Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm
So my wedding is this Saturday 🙂 and I’m just starting to think about the morning and whether or not I want to work out.
In an ideal world, I would, but I worry about my hair. If it gets all sweaty, I will have to wash it, and then blow dry it (which I NEVER do). So my question to you ladies is:
1) Did you workout the morning of your wedding?
2) Did you wash your hair after the workout or just leave it a little sweaty?
3) If you did wash your hair (and blow dry), did your hair hold your style well all day?
I will not have time to let my hair naturally dry and I have better texture when it air dries, so that is another concern! Thanks!
Post # 2
Geez, you can skip a day of working out.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
If I did work out ( I didn’t) I would definitely have to wash and blow dry my hair afterward. I wouldn’t want to risk grease on my wedding day.
Post # 4
I definitely did not work out. I probably could have used some of the stress releif, but in reality there just wasn’t time. And it was my wedding day- I wanted to relax and get pampered!
Are you going to wear your hair up? If you are, it might be good to not wash your hair- just make sure it’s dry (not sweaty) and then use some dry shampoo. It will hold the style a lot better if it’s dirty! Gross maybe, but effective!
Post # 5
MissGatitas: I was not planning on working out the morning of my wedding, but I woke up really early and felt a bit hungover from the party the night before. Rather than sleeping longer, I decided to go for a couple mile jog. Not enough to really get hair sweaty, but enough that I needed to take a shower.
I LOVED my run that morning. It was the only time I had that day when I was truly alone and could concentrate on my feelings on getting married.
I did not wash my hair, since it had been prepped for my updo the day before and my sister-in-law/hairdresser would have killed me if I had washed it.
Post # 6
Getting a workout in was extremely far from my mind. I wouldn’t want to at all – it was a long day as it was, why do something that would stress my body more?
Post # 7
I did yoga with my girls the morning of. It was awesome and relaxing and put us all in a great headspace for the rest of the day. We all showered and washed our hair afterwards and our styles held up. But we all went low key waves and braids.. nothing too complicated.
Post # 8
My mom and Maid/Matron of Honor were HORRIFIED thatI was running the morning of the wedding. But we were in full blown half marathon training mode and I don’t think there is anything wrong with working out that morning. I wasn’t sleeping anyway!! My SIL and Mother-In-Law were running with me, and we met at 5:30 to run 8 miles. I was awake by 4:30 cause I was so excited about the day. So hey, might as well be doing something healthy!
That said, I washed my hair. I didn’t think much about it but in hindsight, I guess it was a bad idea? I had an updo and not a lot of loose pieces, so it held the entire night day just fine. I had it done by 10 am and I didn’t take it out until like 2 am and it was still going strong.
Post # 9
I would think it would depend on your hairstyle and how intensely you worked out. I’ve always heard that a little bit of oil helps with up-do’s…but if you are super sweaty I would think you would need to wash it.
Post # 10
My best friend went to bar method the morning of her wedding. I give her all the props in the world for it (also just for doing bar method, period). She said it was kind of embarassing because her instructor knows her and announced to the whole class, “Look at her! She’s here on her wedding day– so there’s no excuse to ever miss a class!!!”
I’m really going to try to workout on my wedding day. I always feel better and think I look better on days I work out. Plus I’m prone to panic attacks and use exercise to help keep them in check, so I want to make sure I’m not freaking out too much later in the day. I’ll just wash and blow dry my hair if needed.
Post # 11
blueabz: this will be me! I am also training for a half that will be 2 weeks after my wedding. That being said,I have a 10 mile run scheduled on my wedding day! I’m going to rearrange and run that the day before so I don’t have to worry about my hair.
MissGatitas: ^ Lol.
Post # 12
We had a “don’t crash the bride mountain bike ride” for our cyclist friends the morning of the wedding. My husband and I both were there along with about 20 of our friends and we rode for about an hour and a half. I took a 5 minute shower, blow dried my hair, and sat right down to get my hair done. I NEVER blow dry my hair. It held fine and it was an outdoor wedding in July. 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm
Thanks all for your replies, for the most part they were constructive 🙂 We’ll see how I’m feeling the day of, I won’t have a ton of time but like some of you said I just feel better if I work out. Plus, if I get a few arm workouts in I just feel more confident in my dress!
Aquaria: You’re right, I can skip a day of working out. But like I mentioned, I feel better on days that I do – it energizes me and it helps relieve anxiety that I can suffer at times. Thanks for the feedback, though…
Post # 14
MissGatitas: If you don’t work out, will you shower that day anyway? So why not…work out and then shower? I don’t see the difference…
Post # 15
MissGatitas: I ran outside, in DC heat and humidity (July wedding) and was a puddle of sweat when I got home. I showered, but did not wash my hair. It air dried and held all day.
My best friend got married 53 weeks later (same heat and humidity) and I ran then. I showered, did not wash my hair, and blew it dry. It stayed as well.
I would never be able to wash my hair and have it hold a style.