Post # 1
I hate to sound so vain for feeling this way but I hated my wedding hair. For my trial my makeup was very bad but my hair was great. Wedding day and makeup was perfect but my hair was a debacle. I wanted curls. That’s it. I originally wanted pin curls but I had a bad feeling she didn’t leave them in long enough. Sure enough she started re-curling my hair and have me weird banana type curls. I was mortified and tried really hard to work with her on fixing it. She became very overwhelmed and left the hotel room to call for help and cried. I felt so bad she was struggling so I agreed to compromise with her if she could at least not give me a banana curl. We were also being slightly rushed because at this point we were running out of time and needed to head to my ceremony. Despite my efforts, I ended up with a slight wave on one side with some strange banana type curls on the other. It was a very humid day which didn’t help. As soon as I stepped outside it started to fall apart. I remember asking my bridesmaids if I still had some sort of curl for the ceremony on the way there. I thought if I could just make it there then I’ll be fine. Sure enough by the beginning of my reception I had nothing and it didn’t even fall straight, it was all snarly and messy. I tried to stay positive and not focus on my hair the whole time and I did end up having a great time at my wedding. Now that I have pictures I look back and literally get anxiety over how terrible I looked. I wanted to feel beautiful and I didn’t. I guess we all have this image of how we want to look on our big day and I was extremely disappointed because it wasn’t achieved. I hope one day I will just get over it but until then I shall vent in hopes to feel a little bit better…
Post # 2
I’m sorry that your hair wasn’t perfect. Every woman deserves to feel flawless on her wedding day. FWIW, to me it just looks like your hair is just left completely regular / not done up special. So, not exactly gorgeous and special, but certainly not ugly. Just…. normal.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2017 - Combermere Abbey
I’m so sorry this happened! Like the above poster said every girl deserved to feel exceptionally beautiful on her wedding day. I can see what you mean with the hair but it certainly is not ugly or limp it just lackled more oomph and bounce. In the grand scheme of things you got to marry your best friend!
Post # 4
There’s nothing to gain from focusing on this.
It doesn’t matter if your hair was ugly or insanely beautiful, the day is over, focus on your marriage and move on.
Post # 5
I’m sympathetic, OP, but this is how most brides who wear their hair down look by the end of the night! At least your hair is beautiful, great color, and no noticeable frizz. It may not have been special but you looked like yourself at your wedding – I bet your husband thought you looked pdefect! Don’t dwell on this. You can plan for special hair for another occasion – a friend’s wedding, family photo shoot etc.
Post # 6
I disagree with the PP in that I’m a little appalled at the unprofessionalism of the hairdresser and I think you have every right to be upset. If anyone should have cried from the stress it should have been the bride – to make you have to calm her down and compromise with her? You look lovely regardless but I will say that your hair could have been done better by far, not at you, but at your hairdresser.
Post # 8
weddingventing : spontoise : peoniesbaby : 12_Elle :
I do appreciate the feedback! I really wanted to vent to an unbiased group (not my family or friends) about my experience. I also appreciate the kind words, it doesn’t make me feel as bad but I’m obviously still disappointed that the look I wanted wasn’t achieved. Despite this hair debacle, I did have a great day and literally everything else about my wedding was the way I imagined it. It was the happiest day of my life thus far. I did add some nicer pictures, of course during dancing at the reception it got much much worse but that’s to be expected so I didn’t include any of those photos. I guess after all is said and done, it sucks I paid good money for nothing. I have been in contact with the company since and they said my hairstylist is a top stylist! I couldn’t believe it when I heard that! After some back and forth I just asked for some accountability but unfortunately I didn’t get any. Thanks to those who have commented and had some positive feedback, I appreciate it.
Post # 9
Bianca Rodrigues :
Girl, your hair looked fine. Most importantly, you look happy.
I hated my hair during my wedding too. Curls fell apart and my hair was frizzy and awful for pictures. Luckily my bridesmaids flew into action (I had no idea my hair looked so bad) and curled it a bit for the ceremony. But it was just terrible for pictures.
Here’s the thing – there’s bound to be something you hated about your wedding, unfortunately. I had a blast, regardless of the awful hair. I’m assuming you did too. Find a few pictures you do like, and stick with those! To be very honest though, I think your hair looks great. It’s shiny and wavy, and looks really thick. It helps show off your dress, and you and your husband! I hope you’re able to move past this and really enjoy being a newlywed! 🙂
Post # 10
Sorry you are upset, it is disappointing when things like that happens.
HOWEVER – and I am not trying to feel you feel better by saying this – I think your hair looked beautiful in the photos. It’s so long and thick and pretty.
Post # 11
I can totally relate! There was a hurricane on my wedding day. Sideways rain, wind, 100% humidity and curls do not mix. My makeup was a mess too. I even tried going from salon to venue in a showercap to protect the style! I looked crazy.
Post # 12
Thank you! Yes, although I was so upset with my hair, I did enjoy my day as well. It was easily the best day of my life, and I do feel grateful to have been married to the love of my life, in our favorite place (Key West)! I’m so sorry you also had a similar experience with your hair! I appreciate you sharing your experience with me.
Thank you for your kind words!
I’m sorry to hear that you had a similar experience! I can only imagine what it must have been like to fight through the day in the middle of a hurricane. I hope you were still able to enjoy your wedding! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
Post # 13
You’re lucky enough to have gorgeous natural hair. It looks healthy and beautiful. Don’t stress about it 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
My curls when I had just finished getting ready:
My curls later that afternoon after being outside taking photos in the breeze and it was slightly damp so my hair started to frizz and the curls were dropping out:
All I could notice when I first saw that photo was the giant mane of frizz around my head, but now its one of my favourite photos because the over all lok of everything is perfect and in reality no one else notices the frizz.
I don’t think any one else will notice that your curls didnt last, you still looked fabulous! The fact you have lovely glossy dark long hair makes you look so glamourous!
Post # 15
I kind of know how you feel. My husband and I just eloped at a courthouse, and while I felt beautiful in my dress I hated my hair. I’mnot good at curling it and my sister was suppose to curl it but ended up not doing it because she didn’t feel comfortable supporting our wedding.
But your hair looked good! I do admit it’s missing the Bridal wow factor, but it’s not ugly! Congrats on marrying your best friend <3