Your wedding hair is important to your overall bridal look. To find the right polished look for your wedding hair, first decide which is more important to you – your hairstyle, headpiece or hair accessories. Once you figure out which asset you'd like to highlight, you must ensure the other pieces of your ensemble match and compliment your overall look. If you are featuring your hair, then your accessories should be toned-down. If you would like to feature your hair accessories and veil, then downplay your hairstyle.

After you decide on your overall wedding hair look, decide if you want to wear a veil and what type of veil you would like to wear. There are some very formal looks such as a cathedral or chapel length veils, and more modern retro looks such as the birdcage pouf. Remember, your veil should compliment your style and formality of the wedding. Many wedding hair accessories allow for an attachable veil. If you purchase a hair accessory and a veil, check that they fit together. Alternatively, you could wear the veil for the ceremony and a flashy hair accessory for the reception.

When considering your wedding hair look, also think about the type of jewelry you would like to wear. You do not want to go overboard with accessories. If you are wearing an elaborate hair piece, select simple jewelry such as diamond stud earrings and a three stone necklace. If your wedding hair is simple, you may want to select bolder pieces.

Finally, once you have all the details worked out, schedule a test run with your stylist. Bring all your accessories with you including the veil, hair accessories, and your jewelry. Make sure the style you selected fits together. Your hairstylist at this point can experiment with your hair to make it work in several ways. If you are planning on switching things between the ceremony and reception, do a walk through with your stylist so you will know how-to change your hair without having a hair emergency on your wedding day.

Source by Erica Tevis