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Weddings and Money
A Wedding is typically on of the biggest days of the year, perhaps even a
person's life. The anticipation and build up to wedding time can last for
months and even years. No event is as looked forward to and often a day
the wedding participants will remember for the rest of their lives. Clearly
then, it makes sense to prepare ahead of time so everything will go smoothly
and the participants will be as well dressed and groomed as possible. The
next sections of this article outline some techniques and items to check for
as you are preparing for this big day.
The first key to obtaining a great look for that big day is plan ahead - the
more time you have the better. A couple of months out, site down and prepare
a list of things to do - the less you leave to chance, the more likely you
will get the look you want. Check the items off of your list as you
accomplish them. In terms of the overall look, you will also want to start
with the dress first. The type of dress you choose serves to set boundaries
or parameters around the hairstyles that would match your look. Many people
have gotten in trouble selecting a hair style first, and then try to pick
out a dress. Select jewelry that goes with the dress. Try to select the
dress early as it can affect you hair style choices.
Next, you will want to select a wedding hair style that matches the type of
hair that you have and goes with the overall look that you are trying to
create. For example, if you have a short haircut, you will probably not be
able to go with a long curly look. Moreover, even if you think that you can
make a drastic change (like going from curly to straight or adding
extension), you will want to have carefully and realistically thought about
the potential results. One way to avoid catastrophe is to do a dry run
several weeks (or months) before. You cannot regrow hair after it is cut.
Another way to avoid problems is to involve a hair care professional early
on in the process. You may want to stop by several months out to obtain an
initial consultation. Be sure to mention to your stylist that you want to
consult about potential hair styles - otherwise the stylist may book you in
a standard slot. Also, be prepared when you go in so that you will know what
to talk about. It is good to have several potential hair styles in mind to
that the session will be productive. You might even want to bring photos. Be
careful in trying out a new stylist! If the stylist isn't familiar with you
hair, you could be headed for trouble. It is helpful to have some prior
experience (or at least recommendations) with the stylist before going in
for your wedding hairstyle.
During the trial appointment with the hair stylist, a couple of things will
be helpful. First, it always helps to have as much of the outfit that you
are planning to wear - often this means dress, jewelry, and even shoes. This
accessories can be very important in communicating to the hairstylist what
you are trying to accomplish with your overall presentation. Second, do not
constrain the stylist. Stylists have often done hundreds or even thousands
of prom styles. A stylist can be your best help and best source of
information. Third, a trusted friend can be helpful during the appointment
to provide recommendations and unbiased feedback.
Also about 6 months out, try to get your hair trimmed about once a month.
This will make your hair better looking and will help avoid split ends and
other things that can develop between haircuts. Also you will want to begin
a deep conditioning regimen (perhaps once a week or more) at about this
time to give your hair the ability to become more healthy and bright over
the treatment period. Plan to get your last trim at least two weeks before
the wedding as hair can take up to a week to fully recover from one of these
trims. Also experiment with shampoos, gels, and mousse ahead of time so you
are familiar with how they work.
A couple of months before, you will want to book your wedding day appointment
with your hair stylist. If you are in a city or town that has only a few
hairstylists or if you stylist is in high demand, the earlier you book the
appointment the better. Often, there can be several couples in an area that
have a wedding on the same day. This can put extreme demand on hairstylists.
Always get a written confirmation the appointment date and time. Be sure to
make the appointment early enough in the day so that you will not be late on
the day of the wedding. This means determining the amount of time that it
will take to do the hair styling and then to get ready after the appointment.
Finally, a couple of weeks before the appointment, confirm your appointment
to make sure you haven't been cancelled.
Another important part of successful wedding preparation is to have a backup
hairstyle. This is a hairstyle that you can fall back on just in case
something goes badly wrong. Even though you may not need the backup, it never
hurts to have one. The backup hairstyle should be something that you can put
together pretty quickly, but still looks elegant and presentable. You will
also want to make sure that your blow-dryer, gel, and other hair equipment
is ready so that you will not run out.
On the day of the wedding, you will want to take a shower before hitting the
salon. This ensures that your hair will not be influenced by humidity or
moisture from the shower. Moreover, when you go to visit your hair stylist,
you will want to wear something that unbuttons so that you do not have to
remove a shirt by pulling over your new hairstyle. Finally, check to make
sure that you hair stylist is running on schedule.
With these precautions in place, you will be less anxious and better able to
enjoy the wedding and the days leading up to it.