(Closed) Side swept bangs before wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wouldn’t try a new style so close to the wedding unless you’ve already had it in the past that way once and are just going back to it. That way you would already know if it suited you or not.  If you’ve never had bangs then I would not even consider it.  Plus, if you want an updo, shorter pieces will be problematic.  However if you’re wearing your hair down then it might be ok… I guess it all just depends.  Are you getting your wedding hair done professionally and have you had a trial yet?  I would ask that person’s advice.

I know how frustrating it can be to have to wait until after the wedding to have a haircut.  I usually have a chin length bob, but I’ve been growing it out since last August.  It’s so annoying!  I’ve already told my Fiance that I’m getting it chopped off before we leave for our honeymoon!

Post # 4
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would try some “clip-in” bangs. You can find them online, or talk to your hair dresser about doing some faux bangs before you make a serious decision. I cut my hair with bangs and it took months for me to grow them out and I hated them after about two weeks. Seriously consider this before you cut.

I love the look of side-swept bangs and after my wedding I fully intend to re-cut my bangs. I desperately wanted them out of my face for the wedding in July! Way too hot to have sweaty bangs sticking to your face!

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011


But it is your hair and your wedding, so only you can make that decision. I also have layered almost waist length hair and as tempting as it is to change the style, I am not going to do it. The most I will be doing is a trim.

Post # 6
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You said your hair is long…to your waist…and you want to do a mid level side sweep.  I would suggest, if you are really really wanting to do this, to first talk with your stylist, and second go with a length that keeps the shortest part of the side sweep long enough to tuck behind your ear. If you’re doing an updo, the bangs can be swept back and won’t make an difference.

Post # 8
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What if you tried some layers in the front (kind of from your chin to your shoulder).  See how you like that first.

Post # 10
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I could not have lived without my side swept bangs so I say go for it, just make sure you have the right stylist that can do that.  I’ve had some think they know how to cut bangs and they just do not know how….here are some pics of my hair at the wedding and I’m so glad I had bangs! 



Post # 11
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My stylist for the wedding actually suggested (and cut) me side swept bangs at my trial a couple of days ago.  I have tried for years to grow out my hair and this year I’m actually going to do it.  The side swept bangs add back in the style elements that I liked of my short hair. 

Post # 12
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Doesn’t sound like too drastic a change. It might be a way to soften your look and show a little less forehead without making a major change. If you do the clip-in bangs others suggested, post a pic.

Post # 14
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Hey, don’t worry about it!  I have side swept bangs (and I’m also getting a haircut tomorrow–2 months before my wedding) and you’ll be fine!  Your stylist can pin them back if you don’t want them for the wedding, or they can be styled for your wedding ‘do.  But if you cut too much, you’ll probably have to do another hair trial if you haven’t already.

Post # 16
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Anchors has a good point – especially if you wear glasses, make sure your bangs are long enough to tuck behind your ear (once someone cut mine too short and they would stick out when they dried because my glasses made them flip up and out like 70s hair). 

Other than that, I say go for it! I’m a big fan of drastic hair changes before important events (cutting 8″ or more in length or dying my hair a totally different color). A big style change always gives me confidence – Plus if you have 2 months between the haircut and the wedding, that gives you time to figure out how you like it styled and itll grow out a little in that time so that it doesnt look like a fresh haircut (some haircuts just seem to improve after a week or two).

I’d be more afraid of clip in bangs…whether they look natural enough…whether they’ll stay attached…whether they will style as easily as your own hair…so if you go with fake bangs, I would try them out and wear them pretty regularly before the wedding & take some pictures in them, so that you dont get your wedding pictures back and hate how they look.

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