When I announced my engagement, several people told me there are two things ‘every’ bride does: grow her hair long and go on a diet. Me? I did neither. I admit part of the reason I didn’t grow my hair out was…well…it was already as long as it goes, which is about hip length. That seemed like plenty of hair for my purposes, anyway.
Still, in reaction to comments like that, a tiny piece of me wanted to go out and get a buzz cut.
I didn’t, though I’ve had one before and rocked it pretty well, actually. But that gives you an idea of just how much it annoyed me to be informed that only long-haired women were welcome at the altar.
The attitude seems to carry on to this day, too. In a google image search for ‘short-haired bride’ I found three measly pages of images. In one for ‘short hair’ + ‘bride’ I got a lot more pages…and at least 90% of them were of long-haired brides. One image presented for my consideration was of Nicole Kidman’s wedding to Keith Urban, where his hair wasn’t exactly short, either. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got nothing against long hair on a man. In fact, Mr. Twistie’s hair has been considerably longer than mine numerous times. It’s just that wasn’t what I was looking for.
What I was looking for was images of brides rocking the short locks and looking fabulous – particularly if they did so while not adding hairpieces or making faux long styles. Well, I found a few. These I pass on as inspiration to brides who wear their hair short and don’t want to grow it out for the wedding.
First off, what could be prettier or more feminine than a sassy birdcage veil and a smile as wide as all outdoors? She’s striking in the best possible way. Simple, sleek hair doesn’t need to change. Just add an accessory that shows it off to its best advantage.
Short hair doesn’t mean you won’t look like a bride. It just means that you’ll look like a bride with short hair. Take good care of it in the weeks before your wedding, make sure you get a really good cut, and accessorize in a way that makes you happy. Then smile and have a wonderful wedding!