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Farnsworth
« on: March 29, 2009 03:36:40 PM »

Well my wedding is in a little over three months and I only just started trying out different hair styles. School has kept me a bit busy, one could say.
Anyways, normally I have straight hair but I want to curl it and put it up for the wedding. I don't plan on wearing a veil for a couple practical reasons, but I would like to have flowers in my hair.

I tried putting it up:

front!


back. (If I did go with this style, I would probably have someone else pinning my hair, thus it wouldn't look so messy)


Side view, making strange faces at the lamp.

My mom suggested that I try my hair half-down, so I did.


I don't have a front picture of this.

I liked the look, but my concern would be that this is an outdoor wedding in July, and I would be worried that maybe loose hair would lose its curl and perhaps get sweaty. Also it seems like flowers would be more difficult to pin in hair that is half down.
I will doubtlessly try more styles, but does anyone have opinions on the up verses half-down? I know I don't want all of my hair to be loose because that will be really warm and might look a bit odd.
Thanks for your opinions Smiley

Edit: tried a couple more, with fake flowers!


back of hair


side view. I will not be wearing my glasses, hopefully the optometrist will have received my contacts in 3 months!


updo version of the same thing. Wouldn't be a hard switch to do this one for the reception.

I am not normally a redhead by the way. The lighting in my bathroom is not the best.
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009 04:03:36 PM »

A few thoughts for you:

I wore my hair half down for my wedding and it worked really well but I got married in May, which is much cooler in most places. We curled my whole head and pinned the curls on the sides up. I wore a veil but you could also pin in flowers where the side curls are pinned. The flowers, especially if they are larger, heavier flowers, will just need someplace to anchor that isn't straight hair, unless they were held in with really strong clips (stronger than bobby pins).

I really love the front though and hope you keep that the same!

Basically, if you are going to be uncomfortable with hot hair on your neck all day, then you should put it up. Both styles suit your face shape so you really can't go wrong!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009 04:18:55 PM »

I love the look of the half-down, but I agree that you need to be comfortable.  Also; let's face it, you want to wear it that day for your man.  You never have to do that again, but that day, you want him to think you look perfect according to his definition of perfect (just my opinion).
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009 06:00:53 PM »

I love the look of the half-down, but I agree that you need to be comfortable.  Also; let's face it, you want to wear it that day for your man.  You never have to do that again, but that day, you want him to think you look perfect according to his definition of perfect (just my opinion).

Hmm, that is a good way to think about the hair conundrum. My man likes long hair a lot, so I think he'd probably like the half-down look. And I don't think it will get too hot if it is only half of my hair.
Thanks for the opinion Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2009 06:29:17 PM »

I really love the front though and hope you keep that the same!

Basically, if you are going to be uncomfortable with hot hair on your neck all day, then you should put it up. Both styles suit your face shape so you really can't go wrong!

Well, that gives me a lot of things to experiment with, so thanks for your input Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009 10:01:48 PM »

I agree with the PP that you have a face shape that would be suited to a variety of styles.

In general, I think hair up looks more festive, although I think half up, half down has a lovely flowing look that suits many women.

Do you have a photo of your dress?  Is your wedding casual, semi-formal, formal?  What is your venue?

Regarding heat and your comfort, yes, weather is a factor.  But remember that even many lighter, casual wedding dresses are heavier and longer than street clothes, you'll be dancing, and probably stressed.  Take that into account.

Check out tutorials on YouTube for different hairstyles.

Also, if you're going to be pinning your hair up, use one of these as a base.  Use bobby pins to secure the donut to your head.  Pin curls to the donut, covering it completely.  Hair donuts are used pretty frequently to add volume.

GL!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009 07:52:04 AM »

Congrats on your wedding!  I'm getting married in July also but I have the opposite problem with a hair style.  My hair is short and straight.  I've been growing out all the layers for several months now but I have no idea what to do with it past tucking it behind my ears and maybe adding some fancy clips or a flower. 

For a summer wedding I like your hair up.  You would be much cooler and it looks really pretty that way especially adding in flowers.  My daughter has hair like yours and it's natuarlly curly.  She is going to go to her hairstylist to get hers done because I have no clue how to put her hair up past a ponytail.  She is going to be my maid of honor.

Good luck with your sytle.  It will be beautiful any way you do it.

Because I like to share below is a picture of my daughter and I in our dresses.  Minus all the finishing touches like shoes, jewelry, make up etc.  Please excuse the dark picture.

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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009 05:33:30 PM »

Do you have a photo of your dress?  Is your wedding casual, semi-formal, formal?  What is your venue?

Check out tutorials on YouTube for different hairstyles.

Also, if you're going to be pinning your hair up, use one of these as a base.  Use bobby pins to secure the donut to your head.  Pin curls to the donut, covering it completely.  Hair donuts are used pretty frequently to add volume.

GL!

I always wondered how people with shorter hair than me managed to have voluminous updos and mine usually aren't. lol, there's a lot about doing hair I don't know, I admit.
I will also have to check out some youtube tutorials.

This is my dress...

I no longer have the orange in my hair alas, but you get the idea.


We'll be changing into these Moroccan clothes for the reception, which is going to definitely be warm, but fun. My fiance lived in Morocco for several years, and my soon-to-be in-laws still live there, so I thought it would be a fun way to incorporate something that is important to him into our wedding.
This fact may mean two different hair styles, now that I am thinking about it. :/



and we're getting married on his grandparents' farm, because you can't argue with free Smiley

Congrats on your wedding!  I'm getting married in July also but I have the opposite problem with a hair style.  My hair is short and straight.  I've been growing out all the layers for several months now but I have no idea what to do with it past tucking it behind my ears and maybe adding some fancy clips or a flower. 

For a summer wedding I like your hair up.  You would be much cooler and it looks really pretty that way especially adding in flowers. 

Your hair looks really cute with the style of dress you've chosen though Smiley I think small flowers might look really nice in your hair.

I think what will help me make a more final decision would be if I actually try both hairstyles with the flwoers and with the actual dress.

Thanks for the advice!
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2009 08:30:07 PM »

I got married in August and I had hair half up. I loved it and dont remember being that hot. Biggest thing is know your hair if you loose curl easily then wear it up. You could also wear it half up for the ceramony and then pin the bottom up for the reception. A slightly diff look for the party. And I would have someone else pin the curls they can see things you cant. I had a friend do my hair and I had to wash it twice to get out the hairspray and curls but totally worth it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009 10:06:24 PM »

for me, I would wear my hair up. However, sounds like your FH likes your long hair and I think maybe half up would be a good compromise. as for the flowers thing, I like it..here's what i found:
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2009 06:45:23 PM »

for me, I would wear my hair up. However, sounds like your FH likes your long hair and I think maybe half up would be a good compromise. as for the flowers thing, I like it..here's what i found:

that photo is fantastic! Not sure that's quite the look I am going for, but it gives me ideas, which are nice to have Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2009 06:48:59 PM »

I got married in August and I had hair half up. I loved it and dont remember being that hot. Biggest thing is know your hair if you loose curl easily then wear it up. You could also wear it half up for the ceramony and then pin the bottom up for the reception. A slightly diff look for the party. And I would have someone else pin the curls they can see things you cant. I had a friend do my hair and I had to wash it twice to get out the hairspray and curls but totally worth it.

Now the real question will be if I can find a friend who is any good at pinning hair Tongue this may well mean asking my mom to do my hair. Luckily she's a pretty good sport.
If I did indeed do two different hair styles then I could have the best of both worlds Cheesy I'll have to try some hair out over the long weekend, I think.
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2009 01:27:03 AM »

I added more pics!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2009 04:33:40 PM »

I love it with the flowers. I really like the idea of having half down for the wedding and all up for the receptions. Especially if that is how you are doing it with the last pics.
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2009 07:34:48 PM »

I love it with the flowers. I really like the idea of having half down for the wedding and all up for the receptions. Especially if that is how you are doing it with the last pics.

I'm glad others approve, I think I may be doing more or less what you see with the last couple pictures. Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2009 03:58:14 PM »

I think that last photo is gorgeous! Smiley You and I have similar face/neck structures, so please don't think I'm creepy when I say the elegant updo calls attention to your lovely long neck. But the half-down is very nice as well. Smiley I don't think you can go wrong, you've got such pretty hair!
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2009 07:03:29 PM »

I'm gonna agree with the others on this one..I think half down for the ceremony and then put it all up for the reception. I LOVE the last pic...also I'll second Calliel and say that it does really call attention to your neck and its a beautiful one lol


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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2009 10:56:22 PM »

I think that last photo is gorgeous! Smiley You and I have similar face/neck structures, so please don't think I'm creepy when I say the elegant updo calls attention to your lovely long neck. But the half-down is very nice as well. Smiley I don't think you can go wrong, you've got such pretty hair!

Thanks Cheesy No creepiness taken from that statement Tongue I'm thinking I'm just going to see if it will work to do both, as I like the way both look.

I'm gonna agree with the others on this one..I think half down for the ceremony and then put it all up for the reception. I LOVE the last pic...also I'll second Calliel and say that it does really call attention to your neck and its a beautiful one lol

aww, that's very kind ^^ and I think I might as well do both hair styles, so it's nice hearing more confirmation of that Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2009 06:02:38 PM »

The flowers look great, and I like the one in the last photo the best--so much so that I'm going to have to ask you how you did that and try it at home Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2009 10:17:43 PM »

The flowers look great, and I like the one in the last photo the best--so much so that I'm going to have to ask you how you did that and try it at home Smiley

I didn't do anything too fancy, just curled it and twisted the sides back to get the hair out of my face, then ticked and pinned the curls into the twisted-back hair. Sorry if my wording doesn't make sense, but I am not sure how else to say it.
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2009 05:38:13 PM »

Farnsworth, I think I understand what you're saying Smiley Thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2009 06:46:58 AM »

i think it looks good being down for the wedding and maybe up for the reception?
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« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2009 09:19:52 AM »

You said no veil, yet isn't hair a type of veil. Having it half down during the wedding would be like wearing a veil. At reception pinning it up would be like taking the veil off. You will have the best of both worlds.

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« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2009 09:28:16 AM »

Congrats on your wedding!  I'm getting married in July also but I have the opposite problem with a hair style.  My hair is short and straight.  I've been growing out all the layers for several months now but I have no idea what to do with it past tucking it behind my ears and maybe adding some fancy clips or a flower.  

For a summer wedding I like your hair up.  You would be much cooler and it looks really pretty that way especially adding in flowers.  My daughter has hair like yours and it's natuarlly curly.  She is going to go to her hairstylist to get hers done because I have no clue how to put her hair up past a ponytail.  She is going to be my maid of honor.

Good luck with your sytle.  It will be beautiful any way you do it.

Because I like to share below is a picture of my daughter and I in our dresses.  Minus all the finishing touches like shoes, jewelry, make up etc.  Please excuse the dark picture.
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Think about using a very small tight curlers in it. Finger brush or pic out the curls a little bit to make numerous curls then pin it up from the sides and back. The curls sit directly on top, sort of a I Love Lucy hairstyle. The curl will loosen with time, so the next day you can brush it down and have curls all around at the bottom.  
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