Post # 1
I have been growing my hair out like mad since we got engaged. I have been wavering on an updo vs. down, but my friends and family have unanimously said they love my hair down. I do think that loose curls would be gorgeous, but really, how long does that stay looking good? What if I dance and get sweaty and then my hair looks like shit? I left my hair down for prom forever ago and really hated how it came out, but my hair was a lot shorter then.
My dress has rosettes all over it, and I’m kind of going for a woodland fairy as far as I can go without actually putting on wings lol 🙂 I was thinking of a bunch of small clay flowers and a couple of tiny braids loosely pinned. But really, I want to know if wearing your hair down is worth it. Is it easier just to get an updo and never have to worry about it again? Or did you absolutely love your hair down and wouldn’t have done it any other way? I’m worried with a strapless dress that my shoulder should show more. Right now I’m planning on wearing simple earrings and necklace but I’m also tempted by a statement necklace. I have a hair trial in December when I go home and I need to figure this out now!!
Here’s my dress if it helps:
Post # 3
I wore my hair down, danced like a maniac for hours, and my hair still looked good at the end of the night. Alas, I have no pro pics back, but I managed to find one (not totally embarrassing) photobooth shot near the end of the night that sort of shows what it looked like. Because I love the people on Weddingbee, I’ve also included a super-flattering cake-eating shot from the beginning of the night, to show you how it started. The curls fell a little, but I think it held up really well.
Post # 4
I wore my hair down in curls and they stayed all night – I also look better with my hair down. I actually wished they would have fallen more! I had my hair curled early in the morning – between 8 and 9 am for my 5:30 pm wedding and then I had my hairdresser pin the curls. I took them out right before the ceremony and sprayed with hair spray…and they stayed all day and night and I got married in August – in Humid Atlanta!
Post # 5
I am planning on having a half updo half downdo for the ceremony/pictures and our first dance, after that I am having my hair stylist put my hair up for the rest of the night, I have always worn a pony tail I love long hair i just do not like my neck getting all sweaty so I plan on putting it up before I start doing a ton of dancing.
Post # 6
Don’t regret it at all. I used a special styling spray that kept my curls all night into the next day! I think I would have regretted putting it up. I heard a lot of that when I was doing hair trials from other people.
Post # 7
I wore mine down for our JOP wedding, lesson learned. Will not do that again. I will not even show you the pics, I hated how my hair looked that much.
Post # 8
I plan on wearing my hair similar to the styles below. It’s so pretty; I doubt I’ll regret it 🙂
Post # 9
Your hair was so pretty! What kind of special spray? I bought a non aerosol hairspray but it just seems sticky and makes my hair look dull. I don’t really use product though I’m usually a ponytail kinda girl.
did you not like having your hair down, or did you just hate the way it came out? I have yet to see a bride with their hair down that didn’t look stunning!
those are great inspiration! I am definitely leaning towards down at this point, now it’s like feather? flower? headband? there are way too many choices I want to do it all!
wow I hope my hair holds that long!
thats what I’m afraid of too, perhaps its possible to buy a clip to quickly put it up if you get hot, I bet it would be cute even if you did it yourself!
sorry for the giant reply post! thanks for your opinions ladies, I think I’m going to be undecided until the day before the wedding I just can’t make a decision!
Post # 10
We were outside and even the slightest breeze jacked it up, after several hours – ugh, just not good.
Post # 11
Ah yea I can see where that could go wrong, I’ll keep that in mind just in case it ends up a windy day!
Post # 12
If you are going to be near water also. My girlfriend got married near the river and her hair was so frizzy by the end of her ceremony. She should have told the hair dresser that and he would have put stuff in her hair to counter act it.
Post # 13
I’m going to wear my hair down and in a headband, but that’s because my hair is very long and curly. And it just looks the best when it’s down, not pulled back. It looks really romantic, unique, pretty…… I think I would regret wearing it UP
Post # 14
I wore my hair down. Here’s my hair at the beginning of the day (ceremony) and toward the end of the reception after HOURS of dancing. Yes it was sweaty and messy, the curls had come down some, but I don’t regret it one bit. It looked like my everyday self and I like that in the photos.
Post # 15
I LOVED your hair when you first posted your pics! I’m glad it still looked fabulous after all that dancing! I just hope I can grow it out long enough, my hair loses so much length when it’s curled, and its almost to my butt! I think I’m going to start prenatals to help it along 😀
yea I think I’m going to do the same, either headband or small flower pins holding little pieces back. I do think it looks so romantic and I know I look better with it down but I start to wonder if it’ll be a hassle along with lugging around my dress haha! I think I’m going to go for it though, long earrings and long hair looks so gorgeous
Post # 16
i would do half-up, half-down with that dress. use loreal elnett hairspray — it’s the best. if this is going to be a big source of stress on your wedding day, though, just put your hair up. it will still look great with the dress (and i would only wear a statement necklace with an updo, otherwise there’s just too much going on with your dress and hair).