1. Does Your Wedding Dress Have a Detailed Back or Neckline?

If you have a detailed back or neckline you want to get your hair away from your neck and shoulders with an updo to show off your fabulous dress!  If were set on having your hair down, consider doing a half-up half-down hairstyle as a compromise.

2. What Style Is Your Veil?

If your veil is very intricate, try going with a tidy chignon or bun so that your mane does not compete with your veil.  If your veil is simple (or a birdcage style), having your hair half-up half down or down will work beautifully. It is important to remember your hairstyle will impact where the veil is placed in your hair so it is important to communicate with your hairstylist.

3. Is the Theme of Your Wedding Formal or Casual?

If you are having a formal affair an updo is traditionally appropriate.  A half-up half down hairstyle or wearing your hair down are perfect options for a semi-formal or casual wedding. Think of your hair as an accessory.  It sets the tone for the style you are trying to create.

4. What Type of Weather Do You Anticipate?

If you are getting married in summer when it will be hot (or humid) or near the beach where it will be windy, consider an updo.  For a casual beach wedding, a loose updo is the perfect solution without sacrificing the “beachy” look.  Remember that curls are less likely to hold in humid weather so ensure that you are working with the natural texture of your hair.


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