Once you have picked out the stylist who will be doing your hair for your wedding day, you may have a lot of questions on your mind.

There is so much more to getting a bridal hairstyle than simply choosing what you want it to look like on the big day.

What can you do to make sure that your hair looks its best on your wedding day?

In this article, we have listed some do’s and don’t’s that’ll ensure you look your absolute best of your special day.

DO Ask Your Hairdresser For Advice!

During the build up to the wedding, your hairdresser may actually give you some do’s and don’t’s of their own. 

For example, they may advise that you don’t use hair straighteners a couple of weeks before your wedding.

Applying heat to your hair will cause damage, and even a tiny bit of damage may be enough to ruin your hair do on your wedding day.

If you have any questions about what you should or shouldn’t be doing to your hair during the build up to the wedding, don’t hesitate to ask them.

After all, they know best!

DON’T Try Out New Hairstyles Close To The Wedding!

By ‘new hairstyles’, we mean the obvious: no hair dye, no bleaching, and no DIY haircuts. 

If you want to dye your hair a different color for your wedding, and you know it’ll be a drastic change to your current style, be sure to do so months before the wedding day.

If you wait until the week before, and you realize that you don’t like this new style, it’ll likely be too late to change it.

Any bleaching should also be done long before the wedding day, as this can cause serious damage to your hair. By bleaching weeks, or months, before, your hair will have time to heal.

DO Look Up Inspiration For Your Ideal Hairdo!

This may seem like an obvious point to make, but you will want to be 100% certain of the hairstyle that you want for your wedding day.

This means that you will need to do some research.

We recommend using Pinterest to create some inspiration boards. You could even try scrapbooking!

Take a look through some wedding magazines, and cut out which styles you like the most. You can then show your ideas to your stylist.

By showing your stylist a bunch of ideas, they can then work out what they can do for your hair. After all, you don’t want to completely copy someone else’s idea.

DON’T Over-Accessorize!

DONT Over Accessorize

While researching inspiration for your wedding hair, you may notice that not a lot of brides use a lot of accessories.

Yes, of course, you may use some bobby pins, a veil, maybe even a tiara… but, well, you don’t want to overdo it.

We’re not telling you not to use any accessories at all, as some can certainly pull a hairdo together. However, using too many can be a distraction. 

You want your guests to notice what you look like: your face, your hair, your dress… not the hundreds and thousands of accessories in your hair.

This may be something that you’ll want to discuss with your stylist, especially if you have ideas about using lots of accessories.

Your stylist will be able to style your hair the way you want it, but in a way that you won’t regret later on when you view your wedding photographs.

DO Bring A Photograph Of Your Dress To Your Hair Trial!

Even though you will be having fittings and trials before the big day, the first time that you will be wearing your wedding dress and having your hair done together will be on your wedding day.

This means that, until that day, there aren’t many ways that you can be absolutely sure that your hair and dress go well together.

By taking a photograph of your dress with you to your hair trial, you can give the hairdresser an indication of what you will look like on the day.

Then, as they are going through different hairstyles with you, and working out what fits, they will have the dress in mind too.

DON’T Wear A Tight-Fitted Shirt On The Morning Of Your Wedding!

Trust us when we say that this is one of the most important things to remember on the morning of your wedding.

Picture this: your hair has been styled, and you’re about to put your dress on… but, your t-shirt is so tight around your neck that you can’t take it off without ruining your hair. 

We seriously recommend that you wear a top with a zip or buttons on the morning of your wedding. That way, you can easily slip out of it without damaging your hairstyle!

Final Thoughts

There are so many things you can do to ensure that your hair is in its best condition for your wedding, but there are some simple, helpful tips that’ll save you in the long run.

Be sure to go through each section carefully, and don’t forget to ask your stylist all the questions on your mind!

We hope you found this guide helpful.

Good luck!