Post # 1
To all my fellow married bees out there: Do you think the prettiest you have ever looked was on your wedding day? Would you have changed anything about your appearance? I know we all imagine our bridal look long before the actual day — so, did your day-of look meet the expectations you had set for yourself?
I personally would have changed my hair – it didn’t turn out at all how I had hoped. It actually still makes me sad everytime I look at our wedding pictures.
Post # 3
same with me! i loved my makeup but was not too happy with my hair!
Post # 4
what didn’t you guys like about your hair?? curious!
Post # 5
@patchy: Well, I was supposed to wear my hair down and wavy, with a pretty flower in it. Unfortunately, however, my hair stylist left the waver on my hair for too long and my hair basically looked like we had used a crimper on it. I’m not sure if you know what crimped hair looks like, but it’s definitely something that was popular in middle school — not for your wedding day!! I was so upset. It was miserable.
Actually, to make it even worse, my little cousin had her hair crimped for our wedding day (she’s 6) and everyone kept saying, “Aww you and your little cousins hair look the exact same!”
Post # 6
I haven’t gotten my pro pics back but I think I should’ve let my original make up person do my make up. She ended up having to do everyone’s hair so my friend that works at MAC came to the hotel and did everyone’s make up. My bridal shower was the day before and my original make up girl did it and everyone commented on how they loved it. No one said anything about my make up at the wedding.
Post # 7
what didn’t you guys like about your hair?
Post # 8
I am really happy with how I looked on my wedding day but disappointed with how I looked at our at home reception. I took advantage of having 2 wedding dates and went for 2 different wedding looks. Hair up on the wedding day, hair down at the reception. My hair is thin and it dropped within minutes of leaving the salon on the day of our reception. Many of our guests had way better hairstyles than me. It was disappointing but some of the photos still look nice
Post # 9
@ForeverBlessed: My hair trial and actual wedding hair were different.
I was going more for an all down look with just up slightly on the side with the comb. On the wedding day in St Thomas is was quite windy which wasn’t something I took into consideration when I had my hair trial at home…..so had to go with a different look to keep the hair back out of my face a bit. Also a different stylist there did my hair. My hair dresser where I live did trial and I took lots of pics thinking I could re-create it there…..NOT!!! So on the wedding day it was more half up look…….New stylist equals different look.
Overall I felt beautiful but after looking at the hair trial pics for months and then on the wedding day looking different than expected it was a shock. But to answer your question, I think I did look more beautiful that day than I have before! Overall even thou it wasn’t what I expected I liked it…..sometimes thou I do see other brides and I get a twinge or regret bc I think I wish I wouldn’t seen that dress, veil, jewelry, hair style, etc before my wedding.
I did splurge on airbrush makeup which stayed put wonderfully. However, my lipstick didn’t stay on well and constantly had to re-apply it!
Post # 10
I didn’t feel the prettiest ever and I don’t think I looked the prettiest ever on my wedding day (although my husband says I was). This may sound weird but I don’t think I have the kind of face/bone structure that really benefits from makeup. I have a very round face that can never look dramatically beautifully; the best I can achieve is sort of naturally cute. And I have nice skin that looks good without makeup. I’ve only seen guest photos so far, but I honestly think there are plenty of pictures of me on normal days with no or very little makeup, my regular straight hair and jeans or other casual clothing, where I look better than how I look in the pictures I’ve seen from my wedding. But it’s okay. I’m not really upset about it. I knew that my face wasn’t going to dramatically transform into a different type of face on my wedding day, you know? It just looks like me with more makeup and fancier hair! I don’t really think there’s anything different I could have done to look “better.”
Post # 11
I’m not sure that I would say “prettiest ever” because my wedding day look was different than my normal look. I don’t think I can compare the two, necessarily! Does that make sense? I have long hair that I normally wear down, and I took advantage of my wedding day to do an elaborate updo. It looked great, but I look at my pics and see me with short hair, and so it’s different than most shots of me. (Similarly, my boudoir shots are without glasses — v. different than my self-concept.)
BUT. In both sets of pics, I think I look like a very pretty version of myself, and everything was executed just as I expected. I think my favorite compliment of the day was when my (excited, but not super involved with the decor-planning) mom got to the ceremony venue and saw the flowers + decor + bridesmaids + me all dolled up. She just looked at me with this huge grin and said, “Oh village_skeptic, you had a vision, and you were right. Everything is so beautiful, especially you.”
Post # 12
I haven’t gotten pro pics back yet, but probably would’ve changed my make-up. Or at least in some of my guests’ photos I feel like I’m either cross-eyed looking or have a lazy eye (although sweet husband disagrees). We’ll see!
Also, I’m one of those gals who wishes she could’ve had 2 wedding dresses! I LOVED my dress, but some angles it’s a little overbearing (in my opinion) and it’s very different. But, for $400 it was completely worth it and I’m happy! I would’ve gone with a traditional lace dress for another one. 🙂
Post # 13
I loved my makeup and really felt beautiful and elegant in it, which are not words I’d normally use to describe myself! I wish I could look like that every day!
I also loved my hair and am really happy with how my body looks in the photos — I spent the year before the wedding on Weight Watchers and lost almost 50 pounds, so I am really proud of myself for that.
I was never crazy in love with my dress, but bought it because it was timeless and a great deal. I had a lot of fit issues with it. It was too big after I lost all that weight, and the tailor did his best but never got it super snug (it was strapless). At the reception, it got loose and kept sliding down and showing my bra in the back. I was too happy to care that day, but now I cringe seeing those pictures.
Post # 14
I definitely didn’t feel my prettiest. We changed our wedding date and my trusted makeup artist was out of town, so I opted to do my own. Meh. I had a friend do my eye liner and she was genius, but overall I looked like I would if I was going on a date. My hair completely fell and I wished I’d just worn it down. I looked like myself, but I did have a twinge of wishing I looked my best.
Post # 15
I liked how I looked overall, although I will nitpick a bit and say my hair (updo) looked better at my trial, which was slightly disappointing. I am happy with my look at the ceremony, just disappointed how I looked after I changed my headpiece. I wore a jeweled headband for the ceremony and most of the formal pictures, but the plan was to take it out and wear a fascinator for the reception. My wedding planner did the swap while I was eating my dinner, and there was no mirror so I couldn’t see how it looked. I was not happy with where she placed my fascinator, which I really didn’t find out until after the wedding. It makes me irritated with some of my pictures, and I don’t understand why my mom or bridesmaids wouldn’t have fixed it. But I am much happier with the original headpiece and have pictures I love with that in.
I think I could have asked my MUA to dial up the volume a bit on my eye makeup, it seemed a bit more natural than my trial was, but it photographed well so that doesn’t bug me as much.
Post # 16
@patchy: @dbhtl: I had to find a new hairdresser about 2 weeks before the wedding due to my original one raising her prices and some other drama. I was so stressed out to find someone knew and went with the first person I had a trial with (I didn’t want to keep paying for trials, and I’m not THAT picky of a person). I liked how she did my hair at the trial, but when it came to the big day, I didn’t like how my curls turned out. I wanted loose curls and these were more tight and un-uniform. There was also a longer piece of hair that wasn’t clipped back (i did half back) around my bangs, so it looks odd in many pictures from that side.