H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 2

wedding day hairstyle - you-nique reflectionsUp or down? That’s the big question when it comes to your wedding day hairstyle. Here are tips #4 – 7 to help you determine the best ‘do for your day.

4. What does your gown look like? Your Wedding day hairstyle should accent and complement your gown. A gown that is more formal and structured calls for a hair style that is very different than one that is plainer and more casual. Is your gown more romantic or classic? Modern or traditional? Take cues from your gown.

5. Potential hair dilemmas? Do you have short hair, or hair that is hard to manage? Don’t worry. A good hair stylist can help you discover a beautiful look that will work with what you have.

H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 1

6. Practice, practice, practice. Regardless of how you think you want to wear your hair on your wedding day, always schedule a trial run with your hair stylist. Hair styles react differently on different heads and with different types of hair – so don’t take a chance. Make sure the way you envision your hair is really the way it will actually be.

H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 3

7. What to bring to the trial appointment? Your veil and a photo of your gown. This will help your stylist to create a look that will truly complement your wedding attire. Also, bring your camera. When you find the right wedding hair look, take pictures – from the front, back and sides. That way you (and your stylist) will remember exactly what was done.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 3

wedding day hairstyle - you-nique reflectionsUp or down? That’s the big question when it comes to your wedding day hairstyle. Here are tips #8 – 10 to help you determine the best ‘do for your day.

8. What to wear on your wedding day? No matter how hard we try, there’s no easy way to take off a pull-over shirt without messing up our hair. So make sure you wear a button-down shirt to your hair appointment.

H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 1

9. Squeaky clean? Not necessary. Hair holds a style better when it isn’t just freshly washed or conditioned. You’ll get the best results if you wash your hair the day before your wedding.

H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 3

10. And, a big hair style DON’T – A little hair experimentation is ok, but be subtle. Do not try a radical new look for your wedding day – such as a new cut, perm, and/or hair coloring. Now is not the time for major changes to your look. You want to look like yourself, but only better and more polished, on your wedding day. You definitely don’t want your guests (or your groom) looking at you and thinking, “Who is that?” or “What was she thinking?”

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H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 1

wedding day hairstyle - you-nique reflectionsUp or down? That’s the big question when it comes to your wedding day hairstyle. This week I’ll share my Top 10 Tips to help you determine the best ‘do for your day. Today we start with #1 – 3.

1. Formal or casual? – Your wedding day style. The style of your wedding can help indicate how you should wear your hair. Structured, up-do’s are usually more appropriate for formal affairs, while for informal/casual events hair can be worn looser, or completely down.

H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 2

2. Formal or casual? – Your ceremony setting. A formal up-do will look out of place at a beach-front ceremony, while a style that is left loose and flowing isn’t right for a ceremony that will take place in a church or cathedral.

H is for (Your Wedding Day) Hairstyle – Part 3

3. What type of veil will you be wearing? Is it long (Chapel or Cathedral length) or short (Blusher or Fingertip length)? Is it designed to be worn high on the crown of your head, or low? Does it attach to your hair with a comb, or is it part of a tiara or wreath? Your hair style and veil should accent each other, and the way your veil is held in place greatly depends on your hairstyle. Also, if you’re planning on removing your veil during your reception, you’ll want to make sure this can be easily done without messing up your wedding day hairstyle.

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Jean

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G is for Garter Toss

wedding garter Wedding Garters/Garter Toss

Few things are sillier, yet fun, than a groom removing a bit of lacy fabric from his new wife’s leg, then tossing it to the single men at their reception. Although not as common these days, the garter toss is still a popular wedding tradition.

This simple ritual has lost its popularity through the years, and many couples choose to omit this tradition as they feel it is distasteful and vulgar.

However, compared to its origins, having your groom dive under your gown to retrieve a garter is quite civilized.

Be glad that you weren’t a bride prior to the 14th century. It was no mere “slip the garter off her leg and then toss” back then.

It was of believed that everything the bride wore or touched was good luck. So wedding guests, wanting to get a piece of good luck for themselves, would try to remove the garter from her leg themselves, and even ripped off bits of her gown. Yes, they accosted and assaulted the bride!

Who would have thought that this simple, fun ritual has its origins in something more aggressive and violent?

Eventually, brides grew tired of fighting off people trying to tear at their clothing, began tossing items to the guests, which evolved into the garter toss that we see today.

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Jean

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