The struggle is real.
I’m engaged, and among all the wedding stress, there’s one thing in particular that’s worrying me.
Not the dress.
Not the venue.
Not the vows, guest list or bonbonniere.
Oh no – it’s far more important than those things. I’m talking about wedding day hair.
You see, I’ve always been cursed with tricky, frizz-prone hair (thanks, mum) which means my head resembles a Pomeranian at the merest hint of humidity.
Oh, and I’m planning to get married in tropical, humid Fiji. Go figure.
So yes, I’m more than a little worried.
To get some perspective, I recently asked a bunch of women if they had any wedding day hair regrets… and their advice is pretty invaluable.
1. I had a hair trial, but then my hairdresser said I should get an extension piece put in to have more hair at the bottom – I wanted my hair over my shoulders and she was worried what it would look like from the back. Thankfully, she got the exact same colour as my hair and it all worked out perfectly. HOWEVER… my hair regret would be the unsexiness of not only spending 15 minutes pulling bobby pins out of my hair, but also pulling a large chunk of fake hair out (or getting my new husband to do it) at the end of the night. – Avi
2. I didn’t want anything fancy, just classic, loose waves. But for some reason, the hairdresser just couldn’t pull it off. In the end she gave me a head full of those tight, ringlet, porcelain-doll style curls. I hated it. I cried. And I just didn’t look like me at all, because the style was so extreme. – Anna
3. I was a bridesmaid at my good friend’s wedding, and I hated my hair. I always wear my hair out, but she made us wear our hair in tight up-dos, which didn’t suit my face at all. I didn’t speak up and just went along with it, but I wish I’d gently asked if I could have my hair differently. – Sally