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Flower hairstyles for brides are growing in popularity. Wearing flowers in your hair is a beautiful custom that many brides participate in on their wedding day. But with so many hairstyles and floral combinations, choosing how to do your hair may be a bit overwhelming.
There are flower crowns and single buds, up-dos and braids, and flowers of every color and size for every season. Read this guide to put together the perfect flower hairstyle for a bride.
Flower Hairstyles for Brides
Before you start thinking about flowers, you need to decide how you’ll wear your hair. The style you choose will become the foundation for any floral magic you want to build into your wedding day. Popular bridal hairstyles include:
- Hair down – this look can vary, depending on length and styling.
- Hair up – this hairstyle includes many different types of twists, buns, and braids.
- Half-up-half-down – this style will frame your face while still allowing length for styling.
- Braid – braided hair can either be left down or pinned up.
Brides often choose their hairstyles to reflect their personality, dictate how they want to feel, or achieve a specific look in photos.
For instance, if you want a more romantic look, you might choose to wear roses pinned into a curled half-up-half-down. A flower crown can add whimsy to a short haircut, and an updo with flowers can be elegant or ethereal.
Another thing to consider is how your hair will look with your dress. For example, you may want to wear your hair up if your dress has detail on the back. When you are putting together your bridal ensemble, consider what you want the focal point to be. Is it the dress’s illusion neckline? The 64 buttons down the back?
Finally, think about how you want to feel on your wedding day. For instance, you may dislike wearing your hair down, so an up-do sounds best to you. Maybe you’re getting married in the winter, and wearing your hair down would make you feel warmer.
There are many beautiful hairstyles to choose from, and this decision won’t make or break your wedding day. Choose what appeals to you and makes you feel like the most comfortable, confident version of yourself.
Bridal Flower Hairstyles
Now that you’ve chosen your hairstyle, it’s time to think about the flowers.
Here are the most popular ways that brides incorporate flowers into their wedding hairstyles:
- Single bud – usually, this is a large flower added to the side of an up-do or pinned behind your ear.
- Spray of flowers – a spray is a mini arrangement you can place on the side or back of your head. Flower sprays work well with up-dos and half-up-half-down hairstyles.
- Strand of flowers – flower strands are shaped like a vine and often woven in or around braids.
- Half-crown – a combination of a spray and a strand, the half-crown is usually worn at the back or front of the head and only circles around partway. It looks gorgeous with most hairstyles.
- Full crown – the full flower crown works best when hair is left down, either in a braid or curled.
Which of these floral hairstyles appeals to you most? Write down three reasons why. Listing your reasons may open up a whole new world of possibilities!
Types of Flowers
The final step to finding your perfect hairstyle is to consider the specific blooms you’ll use. Flowers vary by size, color, texture, and season – all things you’ll need to consider when crafting your bridal hairstyle.
Before you look at all the possibilities, it can be helpful to start with three questions:
- What is my favorite flower, and why?
- What is the color palette for the wedding?
Your answers to these questions can help you narrow down the possibilities so that finding the perfect posy pairing is simple and stress-free.
Start by considering when your wedding will be. You can get most flowers both in and out of season, but they’re a lot more expensive that way. The options available to you by season vary widely in fragrance and color. However, because of their popularity, roses are usually available year-round.
If you’re getting married in the spring, the flowers in your hair could include daffodils, hyacinths, lilies of the valley, tulips, and ranunculus, among others. Some popular summer flowers are gardenias, orchids, dahlias, carnations, Queen Anne’s lace, and sunflowers.
Fall wedding flowers include late blooming sunflowers, chrysanthemums, gladioli, zinnias, freesias, anemones, clematis, and dried flowers. In winter, you could consider incorporating berries and greenery into sprays of amaryllis, anemones, narcissus, poinsettias, star of Bethlehem, and dried flowers.
Of course, the flowers that are in season for your wedding will also depend on where you live. Sometimes the flowers you want may still be growing in a nearby hardiness zone even if they have already bloomed where you live.
Start with season and color, and then consider how best to combine different hues to get the arrangement that suits you. You can create your own floral hair arrangement or speak with a florist to get additional help with planning and executing your dream wedding hairstyle.
Which Flowers Will Walk You Down the Aisle?
Flower hairstyles for brides can add an extra layer of beauty and celebration to your wedding day. Experiment with different hairstyles and flower combinations before the wedding to see what you like best.
Because there are so many beautiful ways to fix your hair with flowers, there is no one perfect wedding hairstyle. Choose the flowers and hairstyle that make you feel the most beautiful and confident.
Remember, sometimes less is more – your hairstyle should complement you, not steal the show!
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