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Wearing your hair down for your beach/outdoors ceremony? Advice & Tips Please :)

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#11 AndreaandAaron

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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

    Thanks everyone!  I still want to wear my hair down or half down, but I guess it'll have to be a 'game time' decision.  better start looking at updos just in case...

    #12 Branya2012

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      Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

      I second what AllieH said - I planned on wearing my hair half up/half down, and was even leaning more towards having it mostly down before the wedding, but when we got there and it was windy, I basically just let the hairdresser do what he wanted. He put it all up and I am SO glad that he did! It was so hot when dancing, I know that my hair would've bothered me, sticking to my neck and then I didn't have to worry about it blowing around at all.


      Definitely a good idea to have ideas of one up do and one other do, just in case!

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      #13 JayKay

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      Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

      I was married January 2012 in Jamaica and I wore my hair half up/half down.  I hate hate hate the way my hair looks all up and knew I wanted it down.  The compromise was half up/half down.  Yes, it was windy by the beach but I never felt like my hair was in my face and it was really secure and didn't move a bit.  I was worried about curls not holding well with the humidity but they had this amazing spray (they call it cement spray) which literally made my curls not move at all.  Also, if you are wearing your hair half up/half down, make sure you stand on the appropriate side during the ceremony so your hair will be blowing away from your face, rather then in it.

      #14 kmmathes

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        Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

        I guess it really comes down to the weather at your ceremony location...So having an open mind about either option would be the best approach. I know my fiance mentioned he would just love to see me with my hair as it normally looks - nothing too crazy or intricate - So it's nice to know there are not big expectations with how my hair should look. I can just go for whatever is most functional the week/day of!

        #15 natalieblev

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          Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:34 AM

          I am planning on wearing my hair all down for the ceremony, with a veil. I am getting married a little off the beach though, in the garden area and think the wind will be less troublesome there. I thought about sweeping it all to one side with a pretty clip on the other (kind of like the old hollywood curls), it could help keep the hair from blowing all crazy. And then before the reception starts I will have my hairdresser sister put my hair up in a less complicated, more natural way so I wont get too hot dancing. This is what i am HOPING for :) 

          Also on hairspray- Paul Mitchell has a "Finishing Spray" from the awapuhi line and it is amazing. For up or down it gives shine but has serious hold without build up or stiffness. If you are thinking of doing a more natural curl as well, they have this sea salt spray that goes on first when wet, then finish it with the hair spray and it gives pretty beach waves. 

          #16 MissyBee

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            Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

            I also heard good things about Enjoy Hair Spray and Elnett!

            #17 sarahandjake13

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              Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

              Everyone's advice is great!!!  I don't know how I missed the postings on this thread!  I've been so busy making decisions for the wedding over the past 2 months, that I haven't spent much time on here.  I'm not a big fan of my hair being up either, so I'm really thinking about doing half up and half down now with LOTS of hairspray!!  I'm also thinking about getting some clip-in extensions to give my hair more weight.  I'm going to start looking for some pictures to post on here :)

              #18 sarahandjake13

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                Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:26 PM


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                These are some pictures of hairstyles I really like!!

                #19 mrsnova

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                  Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:56 PM

                  I was feeling the same way before my wedding. I was just kinda leaving it up to the last minute to see how the weather was. I really wanted to wear my hair down or half up but was worried about the humidity (I have frizzy hair) and ind. But in the end I decided to go for it! I did my hair myself with the help of my BMs and used A LOT of Kenra hairspray and texture powder to hold it. I also pinned the curls right after I curled it to add some more hold.


                  My advice is curl it A LOT tighter than you want it, lots of hairspray (bring extra with you), and consider pinning some of it back so it doesn't blow in your face in case of wind.  Here are some pics:


                  What it looked like after I took the pins out and before I pinned it back (the curls dropped a little not long after going out side).




                  And this was the finished product:)





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                  #20 KWandCM

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                    Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

                    mrsnova, your hair (and wedding) looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures.


                    I'm definitely going to keep my eye on this thread. I much prefer my hair down! 

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