Post # 1
I want my hair up for ceremony, probably with a cathedral veil somehow, then I want to have it down for reception. I’ve got curly hair & I’d like it to be curly, or a bit wild, or biggish (think pam grier) – I tend not to like it straight or straightened & then curled (fiance of course likes it straight, but he doesn’t care how I do it for the big day).
There’s just so little online showing examples of brides who made this transition (I posted some pics below just so other bees can find this info a bit easier when they’re looking).
Does anybody have pics from doing this? Would I definitely need the hairstylist to stay to help make the transition? (I’d probably change it during cocktail hour after we’d gotten half of our pics w/my hair up)
It’s hard b/c I wear my hair both ways regularly so I don’t feel like I can choose only one or the other for the big day. & I think I’d be sad if our pics only had one or the other.
I guess the down style of #2 or #4 is maybe the closest to what I’d like of these pics, but still not fully what I’d want.
I like wilder/fuller/curlier than this look & not having any pinned up still:
This bride did the reverse of what I want (she went from down at ceremony, to up for reception):
Post # 3
Ooh ooh, me me! I did hair up for first look, formal photos and ceremony, then half up/down for reception and informal shots. My stylist did a great job! Here’s so pictures.
Post # 4
@OldMrsMcDonald: thanks, looks great. In first shots, I couldn’t tell at all that you had so much hair. did your stylist help you change it or did you change it yourself? do you remember about how long it took to change it?
Post # 5
I asked the exact same question when I was getting married. I never really go an answer.
What I did was put my hair in a loose low bun and just took it down for the reception. My wedding was on a beach so I got “beachy waves” look after with a laid back frizz which I didn’t mind.
Post # 6
I think going from up to down is hard to pull off. I am doing down for the ceremony then up for the reception (when I change into my reception dress)
Post # 7
@Shkragoldfish: My Maid/Matron of Honor changed it for me. I asked the stylist to make it as easy as possible to change, so she anchored it in the middle anddid a sidesweep of curls in the updo. She showed my Maid/Matron of Honor how to take out the veil and which pins to remove (there were about 10, I think) to let the bottom half fall down. It was really easy and I loved having two different looks!
Here’s some better (non professional) closeups of the updo. Awkward faces in some, lol.
Post # 8
@mrsbruff2b: Yeah, I saw your post just recently before I decided to start a new thread. Hopefully, maybe we can get enough going to help not just me, but other bees & future brides too.