Post # 1
I saw the post asking if you regret wearing your hair up. I guess I am asking the opposite question.
We are having a low budget wedding in NYC. Hair stylists are really expensive here. I was thinking of doing my own hair to save money. I can’t do my own updos. But I can blow dry my own hair and just wear it down. I also usually wear it down – it looks more like me. But I am scared that I will regret:
1. Having to worry about my hair the morning of my wedding. What if something goes wrong?
2. Having a down do that is not formal enough. My hair also doesn’t hold curls at all – so I would just blow it out straight.
3. Not sure how to attach the veil?
4. Having it get sweaty at the reception and dancing.
5. It’s an evening wedding – afraid it won’t last till midnight before getting wet and saggy.
Have you done it? What are your thoughts?
Post # 3
I read A LOT about wedding hair dos and they say you should wear your hair as you do most of the time because when you do something different that people arent use to seeing on you it could look odd in a way (I guess) as for me I usually wear my hair down so thats how im wearing it just a little more time into it because im having it done. If your budget conscious try craigslist I see people all the time that are make up/hair stylist advertising looking for people to work on or just post that you are looking for a hair stylist for a low cost for your wedding day if you really want an updo. : )
Post # 4
I’ve been thinking about the exact same thing, RedCactus!
My hair doesn’t hold curls well and likes to poof up over time or if it’s humid, but I don’t look good in an updo IMO. I’d feel more comfortable with it down. I’ve been looking at a lot of half up, half down type deals. Ultimately I don’t want to look too much like my day to day self so I’ve gathered some inspiration from Taylor Swift- I think I’m gonna go with loose curls with a side pony and a pretty headband. With a side ponytail, if the curls start to fall out I’m hoping it’ll look romantic and sweet rather than a hot mess.
Post # 5
Since the question is Did you/Would you…
Yes, I WOULD regret wearing my hair down. My hair can be a hot mess down and at least if it’s up then I don’t have to worry about it. Also, my wedding is in October so if it’s a windy day… that would be the end of my hair looking good down, not to mention it would be one tangled up mess. There’s so much less “fussing” to do with your hair up and I can’t imagine any other way for me!
Post # 6
If I could have my hair down and not look terribly glamorless, then I would. However, after perusing old school dance pics there is a trend of my hair looking fantastic when I had it up, and of looking like complete poo at the dance when I had it styled down. Up it is!
Post # 7
Yes, I would really regret wearing my hair down.
I really equate an updo with feeling fancy and beautiful. I consider my shoulders/collarbone one of my very few good features (haha) and definitely don’t want to cover them up on my wedding day!
Also, I really feel like the style of dresses like I like, which lean more towards trumpets and modified A-Lines, would look silly with hair down since they’re so formal.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t regret it at all.. I could never ever be convinced to wear my hair up on my wedding day. I just don’t think most girls look very attractive with their hair all pulled back, but that’s just me 🙂 Don’t forget that if you’re hiring a professional hairstylist, they have ways of making sure your hair stays looking great all day. A side ponytail or a half-up half-down do are great compromises, if you’re still unsure.
Post # 9
my weddings outdoors… so you never know the weather. my hair will be up so i don’t have to worry about it. if i was dancing (which i won’t be), i’d also want it up so i don’t have to worry about it. otherwise i think it would be nice to have it down.
Post # 10
This is a very interesting post, but certainly a good one. 🙂 This is actually something my mom and I, and then my Fiance and I ended up talking about the other day. I have always thought I would have an updo (I wear my hair in a pony tail or bun 99% of the time), but my Fiance wants me to wear it down (he loves long hair and this is one of the few times that I have ever grown it out). I only wear my hair down on ‘date night’ or for special occasions because I don’t know what else to do with it! I have the same issues with my hair being down on such a big day – I might get too warm (then what do I do?!), could end up with fly-aways, how to attach my veil, etc. I don’t know, it’s still up in the air right now but I suppose I have a little bit of time to decide. At least I know I’m not the only one dealing with this issue! 🙂
Post # 11
I don’t regret it at ALL. I wore my hair down for my wedding and it held up really well. I felt gorgeous and glamorous and I used lots of good product not to have it frizz up (I highly recommend “Living Proof’s No Frizz” shampoo/conditioner and product, I bought it at Sephora)
Picture taken at about 3pm
Picture taken at about 10:30pm
Post # 12
Depends on products you use. You mention that you always wear your hair down, that doesn’t mean you can’t but I’d spruce things up a bit. So if you always wear it curly, go straight (and vice versa). I usually have my hair pulled back and on special occasions more often than not go up. Fiance loves it down and I’d like to wear it that way, so no regrets.
Post # 13
I made my decision on 2 data points alone–I decided to wear my hair up because of my much older sisters’ wedding hair. One wore her hair up and the other one wore her hair down. The hair down looks SO early 90s, and the one that wore her hair up has a classic look that you could’ve been taken in the 40s, 50s, etc. I don’t know that you can hide an 80s loo, LOL.
Anyway, that’s why I decided to go with hair up. Even if I think my current down hair style looks like it’ll be fabulous forever, I’m worried it will look very “otts” in 20 years.
Post # 14