5 Things Brides Forget to do with their Hair before their Wedding

Every bride wants a perfect wedding and to be honest, it takes a lot of time and energy to make that happen. Food, photography, seating arrangement, dresses, makeup, shoes, decorations, are just a few of the things a bride has to keep her mind on. The moments leading up to the big day can be so demanding, some brides forget the essentials, like getting their hair set for instance.

There’s nothing worse than a bad hair day on your wedding day.

Everything needs to be perfect on your big day, after all, it’s not every day you get married. The truth is, it doesn’t even have to be hard.

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From forgetting to choose the stylist that knows what to do with the right pair of hairdressing scissors to forgetting to wear the right accessories for the hair trial, here a few things brides forget to do for the perfect big day.

  1. Forgetting to Wash your Hair before the Wedding

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You would think this is impossible until it happens to you. Some brides become too engaged in the wedding preparation, they forget to wash their hair.

Hairstylists find this scenario irksome because they are driven to do a last-minute wash and blow-drying, all of which adds more work into their appointment.

A bride doesn’t necessarily need to have every clean hair but an overly dirty one is limp and time-consuming to fix.

You should avoid this situation by:

  • Washing your hair the night before the wedding. You can create a to-do list the day before the wedding. Prioritize your hair washing as the last thing to do before going to bed. Proudly check it off the list once it’s done.
  • Or better still, wash your hair on the day of the wedding. Set an alarm to wake early and list your hair washing as the first thing on your to-do list.
  • Use products recommended by your stylist.


  1. Forgetting to get a Haircut

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Some brides intentionally skip haircuts to allow their hair to grow out before their wedding day. On the other hand, skipping regular haircuts can result in split ends and limp hair that doesn’t style well or hold properly. All these can be frustrating for both you and your hairstylist.

To avoid this scenario, do these:

  • Maintain bi-monthly trims to get rid of dead ends and split ends.
  • Long hair is ideally trimmed every eight to 12 weeks. If there is more breakage or split ends, your cut could be as frequent as every six to eight weeks.
  • Short hair is trimmed every four to eight weeks to keep your ends looking good.


  1. Forgetting your Accessories for the Hair Trial

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Some brides have confessed to not bringing their hair accessories for the hair trial. This slip up prevented them from getting an idea of how they would look on the wedding day and making changes.

To avoid this;

  • Bring all your chosen accessories to your hair trial: veil, necklace, earrings, hair brooch and other hair accessories.
  • You can pack all your accessories in a special bag to be sure you have everything when you need them.


  1. Forgetting how the Weather will Affect your Hair

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Brides may be in control over most things for their wedding day, but the weather isn’t one of them. This makes it important to pick a hairstyle that not only complements your face and dress but will last all day.

Some tips to note include:

  • Wear your hair up if your hair is prone to frizz and your wedding is outdoors on a humid day.
  • Other hairstyles for humid weather include; the side braids and ponytails.
  • Be liberal with hairpins for frizzy hair in humid weather.


  1. Forgetting to Keep it Simple.

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Less is more. But how many brides remember this? Lots of brides wish to revamp their hair for their big day, they sometimes go overboard when choosing a hairstyle. They may end up stressing themselves, and even their hairstylists, particularly when the hair doesn’t turn out as they expected.

You can avoid this situation by choosing simple bridal hairstyles that complement your face and of course the weather!

Some of these hairstyles include:

  • Floral low updo
  • Tousled low updo
  • Low chignon
  • Ponytails
  • Bobs
  • Braids
  • Bangs
  • Pixie cut

The list is endless.

A few tips to save you the stress of choosing a complicated hairstyle that doesn’t work out:

  • Pick a hairstyle that suits your face. You can do this by choosing your favourite hairstyle or discussing with your stylist.
  • Work with your stylist. A new stylist is not familiar with your peculiarities and choosing to work with a new one isn’t the best option, unless your usual stylist isn’t available.
  • Choose from popular wedding styles. It never hurts to follow the crowd in this case. You can tailor it to your personality later on.
  • If you choose a complicated hairstyle, we advise you try it a month before the wedding to see if it can be pulled off and if it suits you.

There you have it, five things brides forget to do with their hair for their big day. Keep these five tips in mind and you are one step closer to having a perfect wedding.