Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Opinions Needed: Bridesmaid Hair & Make Up


So I'm standing in my best friend Alison's wedding this weekend! I am SO excited! I have had the wedding jitters all week, as if it was my own wedding! I am just that happy for Alison and Justin. It's insane. Plus who doesn't love an awesome wedding?!? And I can assure this will definitely be one for the record books!! Wedding festivities start tomorrow night and I just can't wait!! I'm also taking off work Friday for a bridesmaid beauty day.... So even though today is Wedding Wednesday, technically it's like my Thursday. Which makes me just that much more ancy!!

So for today's Wedding Wednesday, instead of me sharing ideas, I need advice from you! I like to be very prepared going into Wedding Weekend and I am far from that! I finally found a cute dress and jewelry to wear for the rehearsal so we can scratch that off my list. But I still need to decide how to wear my hair and how to do my make up! I've tried "winging" it in the past but I've learned the hard way it's always better to go in with a plan. 

So let's start with what I will be wearing....
Don't you love it?!? All bridesmaids are wearing same color dress & fabric but different styles. And throw in the pearls and black pumps, it's going to be gorgeous!

Question #1: My Hair

I've decided I definitely want my hair up. I had it half up / half down in the last two wedding I stood in so I'm ready for a change. Any my hair is too thin / doesn't corporate to wear it down. So these are some pictures of what I am thinking... Please let me know what you like best or if you have any other suggestions! I need your help!! Also, please keep in mind that my hair is very thin and about 2 inches past my shoulders. 
What I like about these:
1. The twist/braid element.
2. A mixture of messy but put together. 
3. How it sits on the side.
4. How a lot of the hair is pulled from underneath.

Question #2: My Eyes

Keep in mind that this is a night wedding. And I have green eyes, kind of on the smaller side. 
The main question is if I want it light or dark? Go with neutrals or play off of the purple from the dress?

I would love any input you have about all my ideas above! And if you think of something that you like better for me than please send it my way!! THANK YOUUUUU!!

Remember, next week is another Wedding Wednesday link up party so get your posts ready!!

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32 comments:

Jennifer said...

OK here are my opinions. I love the dress and look for the wedding by the way! Very cute.

I like option 2 for the hair best I think. It's very put together but the bun is different than ones I've seen.

For the makeup, I think I like option 1 best since it sort of incorporates the color of the dress. Is someone doing your makeup? If so, you can show them the ideas and tell them what you really like about them all, I am sure they can give you input based on your skin and eyes and hairdo.

Mrs. H said...

I like hairstyle number three with eye number one. I think they balance eachother out really well and are the perfect mix of fun & formal! Have a great weekend!

Elise said...

I like hairstyle 2 or 4 with makeup choice 1. I always like my hair a little more put together when I have dramatic eye makeup, and having hair that's a little messy will mean it will likely be a lot messy by the end of the night!

Table4One said...

I love hair #3 and makeup #4! Out of all seven (yes seven) weddings I have been in, when I wore my hair to the side it is my favorite in pictures! I feel like the eyes look so big in #4!!

Holly said...

#4 on the hair & #3 on the eyes - but really - anything would be beautiful on you :)

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

I love the outfit! As for the hair I say the 1st or 2nd choice! And they eyes I would go with the 2nd one! No matter what you do I know you will be gorgeous! Have fun!

Nikki said...

I like hair #3 and eyes #2 the best. I wore my hair in a side bun in a wedding I was recently in and loved it.

Elle Noel said...

I'm voting for both number 2 although hair number 4 is calling to me too. No matter what I know you'll look gorgeous! Can't wait to hear about the wedding!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

I love number 2 for the hair & number 4 for the eyes :)

Shannon said...

I like #2 for hair and #4 for the eyes but you can't wrong with any of them.

Jeannette H said...

Dark eye make up can really make light eyes POP!Especially in the fall months - just make sure to use a little bronzer so your face isn't washed out if you go for a darker eye.
Also - I love hair styles 1 and 4. I think 2 and 3 look too every day they just look a little more polished and 1 and 4 can make your hair look a little thicker.
Just my thoughts.
I'm sure you'll look lovely - hope to see pics!

Sarah said...

I like hair style #2 and I wouldn't go with purple eye shadow, too matchy matchy. Especially if the other girls aren't doing purple eye shadow.
I think any of the others would look great though.

Mommy Mandy said...

I like #2 for hair and make-up! Can't wait to see what you choose!

Shannon Vaughn said...

I really love hair options 2 and 4 and makeup options 2 and 3. I think a combination of any of these will make for a really classic look. I would be happy for my bridesmaids to chose any of these!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

I say Hair #3 and Eyes #2!! I love a side bun and think it looks totally classic and I love a neutral for the eyes so that hair and dress pop more

Rachel said...

I love hairstyle #2 the best! As far as makeup--my taste is to err on the side of natural--but go with what you like best!

Michelle said...

Very cute! I love hair 1 and eyes 2!

Neely said...

1 for hair 2 for makeup :)

Myers Family said...

I like #2 for the hair but I also really like #3 the side bun.
I have very thick and long hair and I cant wear mine up because within an hour its falling out :(
Love idea #1 for your eyes love the purple to match the dress.
Have fun in the wedding!

Nicole said...

#3, #2 LOVE them!

Eliza said...

Oh yay, I'll be wearing that same dress to my brothers wedding in May. Well mine is the one with the higher neckline and I love it.

Angela said...

Pretty dress! I really like hair #2 and makeup #4! :)

gina defraia said...

New follower!!! From Follow me Maybe. Weddings are so fun! love the outfit! I say hair #3 and eye #2. Very pretty! look fwd to seeing what you choose and how it all fits together!
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Cotton said...

New follower!!

I say for hair, go with #2 and makeup, go with #4!

tmack said...

Hey Mary.. I'm over from the Follow Me Maybe Link up! Ha ha .. I can't stop singing that song in my head!

I was just in a wedding last weekend. I agree MUST go in with a plan!

I love the side hair style... its elegant, different, and stand alone!

I also think play off of the purples in the dress for the eyes.

BUT make sure you see what the bride is doing and make sure you aren't over doing your make up based on hers and that your hair is different!
Have so much fun this weekend!

Katie said...

I love one for hair and four for make up!! :)

My Thrifty Chic said...

My vote is #3 and #2 :)

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Heather said...

I have to say I like hairstyle #1. The wispy-ness is so romantic. I think it would go great with the drama of eye makeup style #3. It's dramatic but still soft. PS: Too much silver won't do well in photos as it tends to reflect. : )

Amy Charming said...

Purple is my favorite color and I love me some pearls. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!

Amy Charming said...

I like number 3 for the hair. I can't decide for eyes... but I'm leaning towards one or two.

Emily said...

Beautiful! I love it! Great blog btw :)

Brittany Belling said...

For the hair I like number 1, it's elegant, but playful at the same time. I like eyes number 4 the best.

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