(Closed) Hair up or down for your wedding??!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1391 posts
Bumble bee

Like you, I always wear my hair down. It’s not very long though. It’s too short to put it up, but when I pull my hair back to see how I’d look with a ponytail or half updo, I always feel like I look more dressed up. Which is normal and probably is the same for people who always wear their hair up.

I’m going to try to do a modified half updo for short hair. That way I still have the relaxed, comfortbale look of having my hair down, but with some sophistication/fanciness. 

Post # 3
1111 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I am the same i only really where my hair up like you said when i go to bed or home just chilling ot working out .. my hair is like your long ( almost to my butt when mostly straight ) thick and wavy (just blonde not brown) and my dress has a v back but ifi wear my hair down you wont even know and i love that part of my dress it is also cap sleeve slightly off shoulder so it will lose that effect aso with it down … but, i feel kind of naked with it up so I am going for a loose side braid with loose face framing curls and I am also planning on putting babys breath in it bc my mom also wore a braid with babays breath 

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Two of my best friends are wedding photographers. They always recommend up unless the bride insists. Down can be a nightmare picture wise and often looks messy after a day of running around/hugging/photos/unpredictable weather etc. Two of my friends had it down and they both have normally gorgeous hair but after it being worked over with hairspray and the stress of the wedding it did not translate to pictures, and they both have said they would do it up if they could go back.


Like you I thought for sure I still wanted down, but after my engagement photos I realized what a pain it was and honestly thought I only got a few pictures where it looked beautiful and a lot more where it looked flat. If you’re deciding try it both ways. Consider trying it down for engagement photos or just ask a friend to try taking some photos of you for an hour or so. Then after your trial if you do one for up, run some errands and see how you feel about that.

Post # 5
1546 posts
Bumble bee

Im the same. My hair is always down except for work where its all pulled back. I look awful with my hair back (says everybody except my MIL) to the point that people at work dont recognise me with my hair down. I will be wearing mine down! Id say go with how you are most comfortable- but if you are worried about showing the back of your dress there are plenty of hairstyles down to one side (curly to one side/ braided etc) that will still show your dress!

Post # 6
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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mrsreardon2bee:  My main regret is choice in hair stylist… I had a similar situation – always wear my hair down, rarely up, and I ended up with my hair all down. It felt more authentic to who I was and I knew I’d feel more like my best self if I went with what people are familiar with – and what I’m familiar with – in a more elegant way. I had my hair curled for the wedding and all down. You will look amazing no matter what! Maybe even a half up, half down hair style so it’s not all up but you could still see the dress?

Post # 7
758 posts
Busy bee

I ALWAYS wear it down, but had planned on wearing it up for the wedding, so did it up for the trial. After about 2 hours, I had the worst headache — the weight of my hair and all the bobypins were just killing me.

Based on that, I’m doing it half up half down, which has always been one of my favorite ways to wear my hair when I go out.

Post # 8
6393 posts
Bee Keeper

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mrsreardon2bee:  I wear my hear down in a side braid every day.  but for my wedding I wore it some up and some down to change it up.

Post # 11
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had a backless dress and wore my hair half down, in waves with a small fishtail braid. It was the most “me,” and my husband likes my hair down the best. I don’t think it took anything away from the dress and I kinda liked having that hair coverage.


Post # 13
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015


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mrsreardon2bee:  Could you wear it down for the ceremony and pictures, and then maybe up for the reception? With your hair down, alot of people will be hugging you and after awhile that could ruin the style of your hair. Just something to consider.

Post # 15
756 posts
Busy bee

For myself I think I’ll opt for middle ground! Half up half down. 

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