Post # 1
i want to wear my hair up for my ceremony, as it will be under a veil and I’d like for the guests to see the back of my dress. I’d also like it down and a little more relaxed looking for the reception, since I have long hair and I also like how it looks with my dress. Has anyone has success with this or ideas about how to accomplish it?
i definitely don’t want to do a half up/half down thing.
Post # 3
@callarox: I had planned to do the opposite and wear it half up for the ceremony and all up for the reception, but by the time the day came, I was so stressed and already sweating, so we just threw it all up.
I think it can work you’re way, too, as long as it is pinned well with not much hair spray, otherwise it’ll crease and look funky once let down. Something else to consider, if you sweat at all or get hot, you may decide just to leave it up to be more comfortable.
Post # 4
@callarox: My photographer actually suggested this to me the other day…I hadn’t really considered it. I had mentioned the idea to my FI and he LOVED the idea. I really have my heart set on an updo…love the elegance and how it looks with my dress and veil. I toyed with the half up/half down idea, but it’ll be late June, and I’ll be hot and my long hair will be sticking to my shoulders and back…gross!
I think for me it would be more difficult as well, because I have curly hair….so it doesn’t take well to style changes and tends to frizz out (which I hate). BUT – depending on your hair type, this might work really well for you! My photog recommended getting one of my BM’s to help me right when we arrive at the ceremony for a 10 minute hair change – maybe one of your BM’s is good with hair and can assist you with your plan?
Post # 5
I did this! Posting so I can follow and remember to post pics tomorrow.
Post # 6
I know this thread is a little old, but I thought some other bees might benefit from my experience. I wore my hair up for first look, formal photos and ceremony and then half-up/half-down for reception and informal photos. I asked my stylist to do a convertible style where the bottom portion just had pins that needed to be pulled out to release the curls, and she did a GREAT job. I loved it!
First look, formal photos, ceremony look:
Reception and informal photos look:
Post # 7
@OldMrsMcDonald: Wow, you look beautiful!! Your hair looks amazing. I never thought about asking my hairstylist if she could do something like this (duh). Now I’m reconsidering….
Post # 8
Thanks for the tips everyone! I’ve had a couple gown fittings and have been surprised at how warm my dress is–I’m usually always cold. I pretty much decided that I would just go with an updo to avoid overheating. Its a June wedding in San Diego, full Catholic mass in the oldest mission in the state (read: no AC). But now that I’ve seen these pics, I’m rethinking things!
@OldMrsMcDonald–I love how your hair came out! I’m going to have to show this to my stylist too!!
Post # 9
oooh I tried to do this and my updo was specifically pinned so I could take all the curls down and they would be in a side pony of soft waves but by the time the ceremony was over I was too hot and too excited to want to mess with it all.
Also we were married aboard a yacht that was sailing a harbor so the humidity of the air would have really done a FRIZZY number on my curls anyway so I left it up and didn’t regret it one bit because I would have been DRENCHED in sweat on the dance floor and I’m sure it would have looked a mess if I had taken it down lol