Bridal Club Magazine
Bridal Hair-Style & Accessory Tips
Remember, the style you love, may not suit your face
shape. So be realistic about choosing the style and ultimately, a
good hairdresser will know the right shape and colour to make the
most of your unique beauty. We provide some information on choosing
a medium-length hairstyle for your wedding, plus the right veil
length to suit the occasion for any
Wear it up or down?
- Round face shapes can be slimmed by hair worn elegantly
up while a longer face simply shines when
given width at the ears.
- Think about whether you are used to wearing your hair up and if
you will feel too exposed if you have been used to hiding behind
falling hair. If your dress is low-cut or off the shoulder, a high
hair-do will leave plenty of exposed flesh in public - great if you
are not the shy-type! This has been known to make brides with great
posture, stoop a little to compensate.
- Hair pulled straight back from the face can be quite harsh,
even to the most delicate bone structure. Wispy bits framing your
face will soften this. Go for some hair up - some hair down.
- Make sure you practise before the day, to find out what you can
tolerate yourself in while still remaining comfortable.
- Keep in mind the tips from last month - proportion, balance and
- Try and reflect your personality in your hairdo. Above
all, don't be a fashion victim - you may regret it with that
wedding photo hanging in your wall in ten, twenty, thirty plus
years to come.
Tiaras and headpieces
These should enhance your hairstyle and not over power it. They
should generally be in proportion to your dress and similar
- Simple floral wreaths - these can open up your face and are
suitable for semi-formal dress.
- Wreaths with pearls and flowers - with a pouf on the back of
your head are the perfect
compliment to a formal dress.
- Tiaras are always elegant. The jewellery and colour of your
gown need to be considered with your choice of tiara. Remember to
keep your warm and cool tones consistent. Jewellery settings
generally come in four colours, shiny and antique gold, also shiny
and antique (rhodium) Silver.
- Headbands - these are very effective for short/high hairstyles,
made in the same lace, pearls or sequins as the dress.
- Floral Clusters - use these on combs or barrettes. These are
stunning for pulling hair off your face, especially for long or
The Right Veil Length for the Occasion
The veil length was traditionally chosen by the formality of your
wedding and the decoration on the back of your gown. Veils can be
made detachable, worn long for the formality of the wedding
ceremony and shorter or none at all for the fun of the reception.
Your bridal veil should celebrate your individuality, and make you
look and feel beautiful. These guidelines may help you, but
remember, this is your wedding and you should have the veil of your
- Blusher/Shoulder Length is usually combined with
other lengths and
is used for both formal and semi-formal weddings.
- Elbow Length is used for short (no train) gowns, and shows off
any detailing at the waist of the gown.
- Fingertip Length is used for formal and semi-formal
- Chapel Length falls to the floor and is usually combined with
other shorter layers.
- Cathedral Length is used for formal weddings when the
gown has a cathedral length train, the veil will extend one foot or
more onto the floor.
Thankyou to Naisey from the NZ Wedding Planner Discussion
Forum. Her request for more hair-tips for mid-length hair inspired
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