“Bridal hair” is its own thing. It’s romantic hair, which is funny because there is essentially nothing romantic about hair. I’ve always felt like my hair has two speeds – down “and kind of sexy”, or up “and kind of chic and sporty”. (Also up “because it’s dry shampoo day”. Usually the latter.)
When I first started looking at hairstyles for our big day, everything I could find (especially anything with a veil) was an up-do. Even the “down” versions were more of a “side swept ponytail” kind of vibe. I couldn’t find any bride wearing a veil who kept her hair down in loose, flowing waves. Because that was what I wanted – loose, flowing waves. I wanted my hair to be sexy. (But, like, in a classic, romantic sort of way.)
Wherever you are in the process – whether you’re determined to wear your hair in a sleek bun, or debating on whether or not it’s “okay” to wear your hair down and straight, remember that this is ultimately your day. Wear your hair however you feel prettiest – because the only way to do it wrong is if you end up hating how your hair looks on your wedding day.