Post # 1
At first I thought I wanted an updo for my wedding. I thought it looked more bridal and c’mon- how often do I get to have my hair done up like that lol. I usually wear my hair down and curled with a curling wand, and it was styled like that when I tried on my gown with my veil and I think it looked awesome! But I’m getting married the beginning of September in Ohio, which means the weather could either be a pleasant 72 or a humid 90. I have long thin hair that holds a curl pretty well- until I get hot then it just goes limp. If I wear my hair down I will most definitely be getting extensions to help with the fullness.
So my question is did you regret wearing your hair down? Did it make you hot? How did your curls stay all night? Thanks for any input! I’ve attached some inspiration pics so you can see what I’m working with.
Post # 3
I don’t have any suggestions since I haven’t gotten married yet, but I just wanted to say your dress is absolutely stunning! I like the way your hair looks down, but maybe you could find a back up up-do that you equally love just in case the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Post # 5
I can definitely relate. I’m getting married the same day as you but in Pennsylvania (so similar weather). All of the hair pics that I’ve been saving have either been fancy updos like the oneyou posted or hair down with soft curls.
Ultimately, as much as I love the look of the hair being down – between getting married outside and all of the dancing I plan on doing….I refuse to deal with a sweaty neckso my hair will be up! LOL
Post # 7
I wore my hair down for my wedding. I got married in June in RI, but we had an unexpectedly humid and hot day…it was like 85 degrees and stupid humid. My hair looked great for the ceremony but it DID go limp over the course of the day…it was windy too outside and that didn’t help matters much. A really good hairstylist should be able to conteract this with specialy hair sprays and such…my hair person was less than stellar (we had other problems with her) so I put my hair going limp and loosing the curls entirely on her shoulders.
In the end though I am SO GLAD I wore my hair down. It was so much more ME and I felt and looked beautiful. It was a bit hot by the end of the night, but whatever, I was married, dancing and drinking champagne so I didn’t care!
Post # 8
My dear bestie had totally flat hair by the reception and at that point there was nothing to be done! I loveeee the up do you posted. Personally I think hair down is just too informal for a bride but it is very flattering- until it goes flat!
Post # 9
Mine was down and curled and I got married on a hot humid day in Colorado (it even sprinkled right after my outdoor ceremony!) I don’t regret it though, since I always like my hair down better and thanks to a lot of hairspray and strategic bobby pins, it’s stayed through dancing all night long.
Post # 10
Thanks for the help ladies!
Post # 11
I wore my hair half-up half-down, and I LOVED it. My curls stayed great because my hairdresser curled them extra tight in the morning. They looked a little weird at first, but since I was wearing my catherdral length veil for the first few hours, you couldn’t really tell (and you can’t tell in the pics), and by the reception they were loose and gorgeous. I got a little hot dancing, but honestly, I didn’t care at that point, I was just having so much fun. And then afterward when I went to take my hair down before I went to hang out with guests at the hotel, it took me a LOT less time than if I’d had an updo.
That said, if your hair’s naturally straight and you’re looking to do curls for the wedding, that might not be the wisest move no matter how tight you have them curled at first. If your hair’s naturally curly, though, the texture should hold all day if your hairdresser does it right. Just ask for someone who has experience doing long curly bridal styles.
Post # 12
I wore it down. I regret it 100%. It fell, it went frizzy and generally looked sloppy and too casual.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Curls will stay despite humid weather if you used velcro rollers after you wash your hair. You’d have to sleep in it overnight though — so, it might not be comfortable if it’s not something you do often.
Post # 14
I wore mine half down and it fell flat very quickly because it was super windy. I would recommend an updo if the weather is questionable, lol.
Post # 15
Here is a photo from my hair trial. I plan on wearing my hair down. 🙂
Post # 16
I have a short bob and plan on wearing it down I’ve tried styling it as an updo but it did not work at all. One of the main reasons I have shorter hair is because of the ease and why would I change that?