As a bride, there is nothing like the feeling that you have paid close attention to every detail so that you have the perfect wedding day. Once you’ve already decided on the dress and hairstyle that you want to wear as the bride, the hairstyle and dress of your bridesmaids will follow. You want your entourage to look good, but not so good that it overshadows your beauty as a bride. In that case, it’s perfectly okay to be pretty selfish and want to look your best because, after all, you are the bride!
Fortunately for the modern day bridesmaids, the days are over when the wedding trend more resulted in all members of the entourage wearing the exact same bridesmaid dress and hairstyle. What if you don’t look so good in a strapless dress and updo? As long as you are talking to the bride, you can have that coordinated bridal entourage look while respecting your individual style as a woman.
Choose a hairstyle based on the cut of the dress
Let’s say you’re still in the process of deciding which bridesmaid hairstyles to go for. One of the main factors to consider is the cut of the dress. Here are some ideas on how to bring the two together:
– If your bridesmaids are wearing strapless dresses, your best bet is to go for an elegant updo or a French hairstyle. This will highlight the cut of the dress and the delicacy of her shoulders.
– If the bridesmaid’s dresses have sleeves, you can opt for a loose hairstyle with romantic curls. A side swept hairstyle is another great option.
– If the bridesmaid’s dresses have a deep V-neckline, it is also worth wearing a loose hairstyle. Instead of ponytails, use something more elegant like a curly hairstyle that is gathered on one side.
Go for weather-friendly bridesmaid hairstyles
The time of day, time of year, and the setting of the wedding reception are other important factors to consider when choosing hairstyles for the bridesmaids. For example, for beach weddings, you want a hairstyle that doesn’t look limp despite the heat of the sun. If you have a spring wedding and the reception is outdoors, you don’t want a hairstyle that is easily ruined by the wind.
The hairstyles of the weather-friendly bridesmaids include elegant buns. For outdoor weddings, something that is a little loose but still included – like a half updo, half loose hairstyle, is better suited. If you’re hosting a formal dinner reception after the wedding, French twists or an elegant updo for the bridesmaids are great choices.
Get the coordinated look for your newlyweds
As mentioned earlier, your bridesmaids don’t have to look like an army with the same hairstyles and dresses. For example, if they have different lengths of hair, you can simply have them wear a hairstyle that is appropriate for the length of their hair. But you can still achieve this coordinated look by having them wear the same hair accessories. It could be a pretty headband, jeweled hair clips, a tiara that is a mini version of your own bride, or a piece of fresh flower.