Wedding Planning

Multiple Bridal Wedding Looks: What Should I Wear?

September 15, 2022

At Updos For I Dos, we understand that a bride's wedding day is a momentous occasion, filled with cherished memories and dreams come true. We take immense pride in being a part of this journey, helping brides look and feel their best on their special day. Lately, we've noticed a delightful trend - the rise of multiple bridal looks, where brides switch up their outfits throughout their wedding day. Here, we'll explore the art of creating multiple bridal looks and how you can coordinate your hair and makeup to match each dress change!

Anna + Mateo Photography

The Rise of Multiple Bridal Looks

In recent times, the concept of multiple bridal looks has gained immense popularity. It typically involves donning a formal ceremony dress for the "I do's," followed by a fun and more comfortable outfit for the reception, and sometimes, a shorter and vibrant dress for late-night celebrations! It's all about being able to move, dance, and express your unique style while maintaining the traditional grace of the ceremony!

Dress Budget Considerations

Of course, one of the most crucial factors when considering multiple bridal looks is your budget. It is so important that you plan your bridal looks in a way that aligns with your financial comfort zone! And if this trend aligns with your vision and financial plan, then go for it girl! 

A Wedding Day with Multiple Dresses

Your personal style and comfort are paramount! These multiple bridal looks should be a reflection of you. It's important to feel like yourself, even as you embrace different aspects of your style throughout your wedding day. The day usually begins with a getting ready outfit, followed by your elegant ceremony dress. Afterward, there's the option to switch to a more relaxed dress for the reception, and even a final shorter dress for the late-night festivities!

Meticulous Wedding Planning

Planning is key on wedding days. Sit down, think about your wedding timeline, and consult with your wedding planner, bridesmaids, and family members for their opinions and insights when it comes to switching up your bridal look throughout your wedding day! If you are planning outfit changes, it's absolutely essential to inform your wedding planner. Changes usually happen right before your grand entrance into the reception and possibly halfway through the festivities or at the end of the night for a grand exit. It is crucial that your wedding planner is in the loop so she can account for the time needed to get you changed and also account for possible hair and makeup switches as well! 

The Trend of the "Party" Wedding Dress

The trend of ending the night with a shorter, more relaxed "party" dress is something we've observed recently, and have absolutely loved! It's an excellent choice for brides that select a heavier or more layered dress for their ceremony! By changing into a lighter more moveable dress, you allow yourself to dance the night away and not be bogged down by your heavy wedding dress! 

Switching Up Your Wedding Hairstyle and Makeup

Now, let's talk about how your hairstyle and makeup can align with your dress changes. Switching up your look to match each outfit is a fantastic way to accentuate your transformation throughout the day. Here are some ideas:

Hair Up for Elegance

Start the day with an elegant updo for the formal ceremony dress. This classic style compliments the grace of this precious moment!

Hair Down for Fun

Transition to a flowing, down hairstyle for the reception dress. Loose curls or waves can add a touch of playfulness to your look!

Hair Change for the "Party" Dress

For the shorter "party" dress, consider an updo that's slightly more relaxed and fun. Add some braids, twists, or accessories for a unique twist! An even more exciting, and some may say daring idea, we’ve noticed a trend of brides actually chopping off their long locks mid-wedding reception! We see a lot of brides grow their hair out for their wedding days and then cut it off days after their wedding has concluded. So, why not mix it up and go for the big chop mid-wedding day?! 

Makeup Magic 

Adjust your makeup to match each dress. Subtle and natural for the ceremony, a bit more drama for the reception, and playful and vibrant for the late-night celebrations!

Kim Branagan Photography

Styling and Accessorizing

When it comes to accessorizing and styling, remember to consider your wedding's theme, decor, bridesmaids' attire, and the overall vibe of the event. Your hair and makeup should harmonize with your entire aesthetic!

What Should I Wear on My Wedding Day?

In the end, your wedding day is a canvas for you to express yourself! Embrace the trend of multiple bridal looks, and don't forget to trust the experts at Updos For I Dos to create the perfect hair and makeup transformations that'll make you feel stunning at every moment! Your wedding day is your day to shine, and we're here to make it happen. If you haven’t yet secured your wedding date with our expert team of hair and makeup artists, click the link here! We can’t wait for your beautiful day.