Have the Loveliest Entourage for Your Wedding: Choosing the Best Bridesmaids Hairstyles

As a bride, nothing beats the feeling of knowing that you paid close attention to every detail so that you will have the perfect wedding day. Once you have already decided on the dress and hairstyle that you are going to wear as the bride, next comes the hairstyle and dress of your bridesmaids. You want your entourage to look good, but not so good that they would overshadow your beauty as the bride. In this case, it’s perfectly fine to be quite selfish and want to look your best because you are, after all, the bride!

Fortunately for the modern bridesmaids, gone are the days when the wedding trend veered more towards making all members of the entourage wear the exact same bridesmaid’s dress and hairstyle. What if you don’t look so good in a strapless dress and an updo hairstyle? As long as you have a talk with the bride, you can have that coordinate bridal entourage look while still respecting your individual style as a woman.

Choose a Hairstyle Based on the Cut of the Dress

Let’s say that you are still in the process of deciding which bridesmaids hairstyles to go for. One of the main factors that you need to consider is the cut of the dress. Here are a few ideas on how you can match the two:
– If your bridesmaids are wearing strapless dresses, it is best to choose an elegant updo or a French twist hairstyle. This will highlight the cut of the dress and the delicateness of their shoulders.
– If the bridesmaid’s dresses have sleeves, you can go for a loose hairstyle with romantic curls. A sideswept hairstyle is another great option.
– If the bridesmaid’s dresses have a deep V neckline, it also pays to go with a loose hairstyle. Instead of ponytails, go for something a bit more elegant such as a curly hairstyle gathered to one side.

Opting for Weather-Friendly Bridesmaids Hairstyles

The time of the day, season of the year and the setting of the wedding reception are other important factors that you need to consider when choosing hairstyles for the bridesmaids. For beach weddings, for example, you’d want a hairstyle that would not look limp despite the heat of the sun. If you have a spring wedding and the reception is held outdoors, you wouldn’t want a hairstyle that will be easily ruined by the wind.

Weather-friendly bridesmaids’ hairstyles include elegant buns. For outdoor weddings, something that’s a bit loose but still contained – such as a half-updo, half loose hairstyle is more appropriate. If you are holding a formal dinner reception after the wedding, French twists or an elegant updo would look great for the bridesmaids.

Getting that Coordinated Look for Your Bridal Entourage

As mentioned earlier, there is no need for your bridesmaids to look like an army with all the same hairstyles and dresses. If they have varying hair lengths, for example, you can simply have them wear a hairstyle that’s suited for the length of hair that they have. But you can still achieve that coordinated look by having them wear the same hair accessories. It could be a pretty headband, jewel-encrusted hairclips, a tiara that’s a mini-version of your own as a bride, or a piece of fresh flower.

Author: Jacqueline Louise Gagnon