Post # 1
im thinking of doing this but unsure ! We’re having a small wedding with only our immediate family going and it is a huge hassel to stop at a salon so I think it would save money and time. Anyone done this? Regrets?
Post # 2
I didnt do my own hair, but I did do my own makeup. If you’re confident in your hair styling skills, I say why not. I would do several test runs of whatever style you’re considering. Its nice to sit back and relax and not have to worry about styling your own hair, but if you like what you do to your own hair on a regular basis, I say go for it.
Post # 3
I did! I have thick, straight hair that I’ve styled for many other formal events so I’m familiar with what works. I washed it the night before, wore it up in a loose bun for the morning-of, then I blow-dried it with a round brush about 90 minutes before the ceremony. No regrets! It saved me a 3 hour trip to the salon for the same blow-out I was able to do in 30 minutes. Good luck!
Post # 4
I did. Well my mom did it and my makeup. My hair was fairly short at the time a little below my chin. Thick and slighty wavey, it was humid that day so more wavey then not. A huge save of money and time in my opinion.
Post # 5
Not married yet, but I plan to do it myself or have one of my sisters do it. I’m having a small destination wedding and wouldn’t know where to get my hair done there. I think it will be just as well to save the time and money, especially because I am just planning on doing it curly and half up, which will be pretty simple.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2014 - Presque Isle
I did my own hair and makeup as well. I loved how it turned out. I usually do my own hair and makeup, so I felt very confident doing it for our wedding.
Post # 7
I did my own hair and makeup and loved it! I practiced my hair about 5x before the big day. I kept cutting a little more off each time so the style itself changed. I put it in curlers the night before and slept on them. My hair was just above my shoulder at that point. I did a side part in the front, used a straightener and Bobby pins to get it to stay. I twisted peices up in the back until it was all up and again Bobby pinned where I needed to. I also pinned some curls in place. I wore my veil at the bottom, under the curls at the back of my head.
I also started wearing make up daily to work to practice eyeliner and eyeshadow combos to get more comfortable for the big day.
I was very glad I saved the money and really felt like I looked like me on my big day! Go for it!
Post # 8
I’m two left hands when it comes to hair but I did my own and have no regrets. Check out the small things blog. She breaks down updos so anyone can do them. Just make sure you practice.
Post # 9
smartydoes: No, but then I didn’t want to look as though I’d been dragged through a hedge backwards! I envy you lovely ladies and your grooming skills. Be sure to test it out and go about a day to be sure it holds.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
I plan to do my own hair and makeup. I’m just going to wear it curled and pinned on one side, very simple but I’ll add some kind of fancy hair accessory and veil.
Post # 11
yogahhh: you did an amazing job!
Post # 12
Yes I did my own hair and makeup. No regrets, but all I really did was curl my hair with a curling iron 😛 (I wore my shoulder-length hair down with a birdcage veil).
Post # 13
I did my own hair and makeup. I did a curly bun with a braid on the side. I practiced the style maybe 3 times before the wedding, but practiced the braid by itself many more times just to make sure I could do that quickly and have it look nice. Check out this lady for some really beautiful styles! http://www.freckled-fox.com/p/hair-beauty_4.html I made my bun like her “high curly bun”, and copying the styles gave me good practice.
On the day of, I budgeted lots of time for my hair, but for some reason my braid was just NOT working. I had to do it maybe 4 times before it looked right. So if you’re still thinking of doing your own hair, make sure you put aside plenty of time to practice, and time yourself. When you’re planning your wedding day timeline, double (or triple!) that amount of time so you don’t worry about being rushed. If you have a bridesmaid or sister reasonably okay at hair, have them practice on you as well so you have someone who would be able to help if you’re having too much trouble on the day-of.
Oh and hairspray hairspray hairspray! And bobby pins! You should be picking those bad boys out of your hair the whole honeymoon. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 14
I did. I just rolled the ends the night before and did a partial pin up on one side, and added some hair accessories. Simple, and I didn’t regret doing my own hair!
Post # 15
smartydoes: Though I rarely wear makeup and I wear a bun every day, I decided to do my own hair and makeup. Just do a couple of trial runs to get it right. I used Youtube for ideas and styling Instructions.
(Sorry for the fuzzy pic. It’s a picture of a picture)