Depending on your hair length, there are about as many wedding hairstyles as there are gowns to choose from. And finding the perfect accessories is what completes your ensemble.
For your hair on your wedding day you have three choices.
Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Doing your own hair obviously saves money, and the time to get to the salon and you can do it when you are ready. However you may have limited hair styling skills, not have all the products on hand to make sure your hair stays exactly where you want it and you have to do it. Which means instead of being pampered and relaxed, you may be left frustrated and wondering what to do.
When you hire a stylist to come to your home, he or she will bring all the tools to create the look you want and you get to sit, relax and enjoy the experience. However you have to be ready and available when they arrive, you are depending on them being punctual as well and the cost may be prohibitive.
Going to the salon can be fun – especially if your entire bridal party goes. You have to take the time to get to the salon, in inclement weather your hair may be subject to unwanted moisture in the form of rain or snow and generally you have to walk through a mall or plaza or get to your destination.
Before any of this happens though, you have to decide which of the many wedding hairstyles you want. Whether you are visiting a stylist for the first time, or your regular stylist is doing your hair for your wedding day, many brides choose to have a consultation in advance. The purpose of this is to play with some hairstyles and accessories to determine what you like best. Working with your stylist in this way helps everyone be prepared, knowing in advance how much time the particular style you want will take to create. This can also help alleviate some stress on your wedding day when everyone knows what to expect.
Wedding accessories include everything from veils and tiaras to gloves and jewelry. Your local bridal salon will likely have a good selection but an even greater selection is available when you start shopping online. Order well in advance to be guaranteed arrival and be familiar with return policies in case what you ordered is not what you got or what you wanted.