I have so many fabulous memories of our wedding. It was a gorgeous August day, my mother choked up when she saw me in my wedding dress, my sister cried almost as hard as I did while I said my wedding vows, my dad told me I was the most beautiful bride in the entire world, and when I looked deep into my husband’s eyes as I said, ‘I do’, I knew that marrying him was the best decision I would ever make in my entire life.
I couldn’t have asked for a more picture-perfect day, and while a few things went wrong leading up to the big event (the chef from the venue quit, my face broke out worse than a 13-year-old girl’s, and our cake decorator completely dropped the ball on the fabulous creation he promised us), absolutely NONE of it matter the day of. I was so full of excitement that the people I loved most were there to witness the most important day of my life that NOTHING could bring me down.
Okay, you caught me.
I did have one Bridezilla moment.
And it was 100% my fault.
All of my married friends warned me that I should put together a collection of at least 3 wedding hairstyles I liked, and book at least one trial run with my hairdresser, but since we were getting married out of town and I wanted a simple French twist, I really didn’t see the point.
But then my wedding day rolled around, and despite all of the instructions I gave to my hairdresser, she just couldn’t seem to understand what a French twist was (?!?!?!), and after 3 failed attempts at doing something ‘simple and elegant’, I came THIS CLOSE to hyperventilating into a paper bag.
Thankfully, my mother waltzed in at that exact moment, took one look at the monstrosity that was my hair, said something in a low voice, and within 20 minutes my hair looked EXACTLY how I had envisioned it would.
So if I can give any advice to all of the brides, maid of honors, and bridesmaids out there as we move into wedding season, it’s this: make sure you do your research and have a collection of wedding hairstyles at the ready, and never underestimate how important the mother of the bride is on the big day.
From a Classic Bridal and a Soft Curled Updo to an elegant Half-Up Half-Down and Vanessa Hudgens Glam-Inspired look, these simple and elegant wedding hairstyles are just what you need to look (and feel!) your best.
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