First off, I've got some great news...are you ready?
I found the dress! Yes ma'ams and sirs, it has been found and purchased. And get this, it just came in on Monday. They said it might take 3-4 months but they had one somewhere?? IDK...I just know that it's HERE and it will be in my possession very soon. So exciting and a HUGE relief that it's done.
Only, I'm not going to show y'all my dress here on the blog. M reads my blog and he wants to be surprised. Eh, who am I kidding? I want to surprise him too.
So, pictures of the dress I will not show, sadly.
However, I can talk about another of the most important parts of a bride's ensemble...THE HAIR!
I'll be wearing a headpiece/comb thing (not like it sounds, y'all) with a detachable veil for the reception so I've got to have some killer hair. Below are some pins of wedding hair that I like and in true Southern fashion...most of them are big hair and a few of them are the beloved Carrie's hairstyles. What can I say? Girl's got a great head of hair!
So, we're going to have to take into account a few things:
1) The good Lord did not bless me with luxuriously thick hair so I'll need some artificial hair help on the big day. It's a good thing my sister is not only a hairdresser, but has first-hand experience with human hair extensions. Dang...did I just call her out? Sorry, sister. This will probably end up being either some clip in extensions or some of the bead extensions the sister uses. They won't damage my hair but will give it a little extra thickness and length on the big day.
2) I like hair to be soft and a little messy, but not unkempt. I don't want to look back at photos and wonder why no one told me to run a brush through my hair. It needs to look intentionally messy instead of accidentally messy. Does that even make sense?
3) With that, I don't love severe, complex or very elaborate hairstyles. Beautiful on many people but just not me. I also am not really a huge fan of pin curls. Again, just not for me...
4) I'm leaning towards a side bun/side pony/side updo (obviously) for a number of reasons. The main one being that I look like a boy when my hair is completely up and I don't want to wear it down because I'll have to mess with it. A messy side pony or bun is a nice compromise, in my opinion.
What are you thoughts on wedding hair? Do you think people (cough...me...cough) care way too much about it or is a legitimate item of concern and contemplation for a bride?