This is my first post on TK (but i've been lurking for a while now).
A bit of background:
I'm a bridesmaid in the wedding of a very close friend of mine.
We're young, so it's the first real involvement in a wedding for pretty much all of us (the bride and bridesmaids included) and so far the planning has been interesting.
She has 6 total bridesmaids, and one junior bridesmaid. So there's 8 of us total. Fortunately, there haven't been any big fights or drama between us.
My question is this:
(first, i'm well aware this is extremely early to be planning wedding hair/make-up, as her wedding isn't until May 2011. however, this is what she's interested in and wants to plan so thats what the bride has been asking for the bridesmaids' input on right now. i do agree, that it is too early however. and things will change. that's my disclaimer.)
Q: how do you feel about all of the bridesmaids having the same hairstyle?
I personally find it a bit strange that a bride would require that all bridesmaids have their professionally styled in the same style. But perhaps that is simply because I'm inexperienced in this area.
my friend (the bride) would like us to all wear our hair in an updo (bun or side ponytail) and have it curled with little braids pulling it back. she doesn't want us to wear our hair down because her hair will be half-up and thinks that will be too similar to hers.
but here's the problem: i have long hair (well past my shoulders, part way down my back) but i have LOTS of short layers. and bangs. so i'm not sure about that style on me. two of the other bridesmaids have shoulder length hair with layers. and then a 4th bridesmaid has a bob. cut to her chin. that won't work in anyway at all.
but my friend (again, the bride) has said that she thinks a good hairstylist can make a style stay put i.e. a good hair stylist could make my very layered hair stay in braids and the side ponytail for the day.
what do you guys think?
also... another quick Q:
there's a bridal package at my salon priced at $125 per person for: updo, makeup, and brunch in their bridal suite. worth it or not?