Photo by Wedding Photographer Blane Marable

Deciding what hair and makeup style to go for on your wedding day is a big deal. As a bride, you will spend countless hours thinking of the perfect look that will make you feel like a million bucks. When putting your perfect look together, always think about what style fits your wedding. Every bride wants to look extra glam on her wedding day, but most importantly, still feel like herself. There’s such a variety of wedding looks out there that it can be difficult to narrow it down to what you want. I’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you decide on your wedding look and two different hairstyles and makeup looks that are timeless, classic, and effortlessly beautiful! 

Here are the most important things to consider when deciding on hair and makeup… 

Dress Style & Neckline

You want your hair to flow with the dress. Some hairstyles look better with certain dresses depending on the neckline, straps, and design. Perhaps consider wearing your hair up in a ball gown or to show off the elaborate detailing on your dress. With a simple dress, you may want to leave some of your hair down because it won’t take away from any aspect of your dress. A braid can be added to most any hairstyle, but look exceptionally well with a boho style dress. 

Hair Type with Face Type

Just like you know your fiance, get to know your hair and your face! If your hair doesn’t hold curl well, maybe opt for a hairstyle that doesn’t require big, voluminous curls. If you know you sweat makeup off easily, maybe go for a lighter makeup look and some setting spray. Always do a trial run for your hair and makeup so you’re stylist will know exactly what to expect on the big  day! 

Indoor vs Outdoor Venue

Maybe you don’t know whether you’ll be inside or outside yet for the ceremony or reception, but always check the weather around the month of your wedding. If you know you’ll be inside, don’t be afraid of some heavier makeup and leaving your hair down. However, being outside might be tricky and may require some extra hairspray and setting spray depending on the weather!


Classic Updo

If you feel most beautiful with all of your hair up then this is the look for you! An updo is a versatile hairstyle that looks great on all hair types. Whether your hair is long, short, curly, or straight, an updo works for everyone! If your wedding is outside and the weather looks like it might be extremely hot, humid, or rainy this hairstyle is ideal because you won’t have to be too worried about it throughout the wedding. If you’re wanting to add something a little extra, you can always add a braid or hairpiece. In terms of necklines, this hairstyle goes well with a halter top, high neck, one shoulder, and backless dresses. Another great thing is that it’s easy to insert a veil into this hairstyle and looks effortlessly stunning every time!

Photo from Be Light Photography 

Half-Up, Half-Down 

If you’re going for a hairstyle that shows off your gorgeous locks, but want it out of your face, then this is the way to go! The half-up, half-down style is easy, and so beautiful. This hairstyle works well for inside weddings and when the weather is dry and cool. That way you won’t be worried about your hair getting frizzy or your curls falling out. This style looks amazing with dress necklines that are straight, sweetheart, v-neck, or any neckline with straps. This hairstyle is one of the most popular for brides, because it is so practical and gives the bride the feeling of her hair being all down, but offers a secure place for the veil. 

Photo from Be Light Photography 

Makeup Looks 

Pretty in Pink  

A Pretty in Pink look is ideal for a bride who looks great in cool makeup tones and strives for that pop of color without overdoing it. A Pretty in Pink look might include pink/magenta shimmery eyeshadow and shades of pink blush. Any shade of pink lipstick looks exceptionally well on a bride who feels pink is her color. It’s a trendy, yet classy way that’ll surely turn heads when you walk down the aisle!

Photo by makeup artist Bailey Martin  

Golden Girl  

Who doesn’t love a classic bronzed beauty? A Golden Girl look is stunning on brides who look great in warm makeup tones. This look consists of golden/brown shimmery eyeshadow, bronzer, warm blush, and pairs great with a nude lipstick. This makeup look works so well for those southern brides who might want a sun kissed look when walking down the aisle! 

Photo by wedding photographer Lyndsey Cunningham 

Hopefully this gives you some insight and ideas on what type of makeup look and hairstyle you want for your big day. You can’t go wrong with any of these, and I’m sure whichever look you choose you will have you looking absolutely incredible on your special day! 

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