Post # 1
This Saturday a childhood friend of mine is getting married. I am also getting married in October. Yeah us! I am not in the bridal party and am just a regular guest (albeit an excited one).
I scheduled my hair and makeup trial for this Saturday morning figuring that it could serve double duty. My hairstylist and I were going to start with a half up hairstyle but then also see how it looks completely up. As far as makeup, I am a minimalist, so I don’t expect to be leaving the salon looking “overly done”.
I definately do not want to compete with the bride or bridal party for that matter by showing up with my hair all done and fancy. I am going to attempt to attach a picture of the style I was going to ask the stylist to try.
Is it okay to get double duty out of your hair/makeup trial at someone else’s wedding?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Is the wedding very informal? That’s the only thing that would cause concern for me. But if it’s a semiformal or formal affair, as long as you’re not wearing white 🙂 I don’t think you have much to worry about!
Post # 4
I don’t think it’s a big deal at all. It’s not like you’re trying to get it done with the bridal party or anything like that.
Plus, what a great way to figure out if the style lasts the whole night, how the make-up does, etc. I think it’s a great idea.
Post # 5
i think it’s a great idea, assuming your weddings are the same formality or hers is not less formal than yours. depending on what you wear, you can tone things down if you’re worried about overshadowing the bride.
Post # 6
Sure. I agree with everyone else about keeping certain things in mind, but I can’t see why not. One little thing…. if it were me, I probably wouldn’t mention it to the other guests (not that there’s anything wrong, but you know how some people love to make drama). I would just leave them thinking I look fabulous of my own accord. 😀 Good luck!
Post # 7
I think it’s great. Get the biggest bang for your buck! Or bangs (hairdo) if you got em!!! lol!
Post # 8
I don’t think you’d be offending anyone, you’d just have a great do.
Post # 9
I did this in May. I think it is really nice to look well-polished for a friend’s wedding and this will be appreciated not looked down upon.
Post # 10
No shame in looking fabulous at someone else’s gig.
Post # 11
I don’t see any problem there, get (more) goregous and have fun at your friend’s wedding!
Post # 12
I had those exact same photos as my inspiration pics!!! the same ones!!!! YES! Here’s what I ended up with and you can find more in my recaps.
I was picture a big, curly updo and at that I would say no. But, this is a relatively classy hairstyle and I think it would look wonderful with a cocktail dress. Sans tiara, perhaps . As long as you don’t show up super formal and it’s really casual, and even then, it’s simply an "out of place" thing…i wouldn’t wear a gown to a casual wedding.
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Post # 13
I had the exact same pics too, and here’s how mine ended up. We decided to play on my own curls, so it’s a little curlier than the pics, but the idea is the same.
Anyway, go for it! Hair trials are expensive, why not put it to good use!
Post # 14
Thanks ladies. And ejs4y8 and Mrs. Lerman your hair styles are gorgeous. I am stealing your pictures for my inspiration folder.
Post # 15
I love getting dolled up for weddings. I don’t think it should be a problem. Post a picture for us once you get it done so we can see how it went.
Post # 16
If you are sure you would have time, then go for it. The style you chose doesn’t compete with the bride or her attendants.