Post # 17
Do you already have a sizeable break scheduled between your ceremony and reception? If so, go for it! That’d be so cool! If not, I’d be cautious. I’d think you’d need to set aside at least an hour just for the haircut itself. Do you have enough time to get back to the suite, get out of your dress, get your hair cut and restyled, and get dressed again before heading on to the reception? Are you planning to do photos before the ceremony? What will your husband be doing during this time? Will your stylist be willing to stay behind and clean up so that you’re not coming back at the end of the night to a big pile of hair?
It’s an exciting idea, but could be difficult to actually pull off just because of the timeline for your day. But if time is no issue, do it!
Post # 18
Also, if you don’t have the time between, I’d consider just cutting it now! We all get these ideas of what brides “should” look like, but in the end, you’re going to want to look like you on your wedding day. I’d say it would be better to have the pixie cut for the whole day than to have this haircut that you don’t like! If you love it, why not just cut it now?
Post # 19
This!! The only thing a bride “should” look like on her wedding day is herself! No one needs to be a certain size, have a specific hair style or color, or have certain style to be bride. I understand the pressure, but you say that you hate the long hair. Don’t you want to get married looking like yourself? Cut it off!!
Post # 20
If you feel you don’t look like “you” without the pixie cut, I’m confused why you want photos of you with long hair just because that is what you think a bride should look like. Yes, you are a bride, but you are also yourself. Do you really want to look back at photos and feel like you didn’t look like yourself with long hair just so you could say you were “typical” bride?
Post # 21
@AndysCraftsNmore: If you can logistically pull that off, I think it sounds awesome!!
Post # 22
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
That is such a cool idea! Way more original than a reception dress! You’d miss cocktail hour, assuming you’re having one, but as long as you took pictures before or after anyway (depending on what haircut you’d want in the photos), I think it’d work. Love it!
Post # 24
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Why not just cut it now if you hate it? Google brides with pixie cuts – there are SO many great photos out there. When you look back at your pictures for decades in the future, will you see the real you?
But if you really want to do this, I think it’d be awesome. Can she do it quickly, though? Between taking photos with all the family and talking to a bazillion people, the cocktail hour / early reception flies by anyway. I would have hated to go sit by myself in a chair for 20 or 30 minutes to get my hair cut and miss that much of my own wedding, personally…
Post # 25
It sounds like a really fun idea in theory. But I’m afraid I agree with the pp who have said it’d be a logistical nightmare unless you plan to take at least 2 hours out between the ceremony and reception or you’ll end up with a rushed and unsuccessful haircut. You can’t just chop inches and inches off it without it being cut wet for starters.
I also think you should cut it now. Otherwise you are going to look back at your wedding eremony pictures and see someone who just isn’t you. There’s no law that says brides have to have long curled hair any more than they have to have an updo. I had neither and I look reassuringly like me in my wedding pictures!
Post # 26
That would actually be really awesome.
Post # 27
Well the WOW would be huge for sure.
However I imagine your guest looking back and thinking I’m glad we sat around after the ceremony and waited for her to get her hair done. Even if the break was already planned and not increase in time is needed, it will still come down to people thinking the break was for you to get a haircut and probably decide it’s rude/weird. People already complain when it is for pictures, which everyone knows are part of the day.
Post # 28
I think it would be fun to do if you are up for it.
Post # 29
Sorry, at first it seems like a good idea, but logistally its just not possible. I wouldn’t want to miss out on that much of my own wedding. Cut it before the wedding or after. Not during.
Post # 31
I think it’s a really neat idea. I have had short hair since I was in high school, after I had my hair cut into a pixii right before heading off to a dance because I didn’t want an up-do! It was a big surprise and really funny when people who I had just seen earlier at school didn’t recognize me.
However, I do advocate doing whatever you can to feel like “you” on the wedding day – seems silly to me to have long hair just for the ceremony if it doesn’t feel right! I am growing my hair post-wedding in order to donate it, but man does it feel weird.