With all eyes on you for your big day, it makes sense that you’d want to choose carefully when it comes to wedding hairstyles. The right choice needs to match you and your personality. It should pair perfectly with your wedding dress, and it needs to fit in seamlessly with the vibe you want to create for your day – be it relaxed, glamorous, sleek or super individual.
It can be a balancing act, especially when playing around with current trends. You want to capture a moment in time, but also create a look that’s ageless and will stand the test of time in photos for years to come. (Anyone who’s watched Four Weddings & A Funeral will know, crunchy curls and bouffant perms didn’t quite make it into the next decade.)
That’s why, choosing your perfect wedding hairstyle deserves a little planning, no matter whether you’re the bride or a guest.
Alongside picking an outfit (whether that’s your wedding dress, bridesmaid attire or wedding guest dress), we shouldn’t underestimate how important hair can be to help elevate everything and pull the look together.
So, where to begin when finding the perfect wedding hairstyle? Consider your personal taste and overall aesthetic for the day. The style you choose needs to represent you and the vibe of the wedding. Whether you’re after something more romantic, sophisticated, rock chick or beachy, this will play into choosing a hairstyle that’s right for you.
Unlike the more formal styles worn previously, weddings are becoming much more relaxed and personalised. You want to look your best, but who’s to say that a messy loose pony, or cool accessory-studded crop can’t do that?
Next, consider the shape and style of your dress. A showstopper back deserves to be seen, so an updo, or ponytail could work beautifully.