Bride with perfect hair on beach in Cancun

Beach Wedding Hair: Don’t forget to consider this.

While photographing we weddings here in the Cancun and the Riviera Maya is nearly every evening a beautiful breeze comes off the ocean. This breeze is a godsend as it cools down the air and allows you and your guests to enjoy your wedding ceremony. However, if you wear your hair down, it will also blow your hair into your face and make it difficult to enjoy the ceremony. This is why I suggest you have your hair pinned up and/or under control.

This is especially important when you consider where you will stand during the wedding ceremony. Nearly all wedding ceremonies have the guests facing you with the sea as the background and the wind comes from the sea and onto land. As a result, you will be standing with your back or side to the wind in the perfect position for the wind to blow your hair into your face.

If you do not like wearing her hair up because you find your face looks thinner when your hair is down, not all is lost. There are a lot of styles you can choose where the hair is back or comes down one side that will still give you the volume you need to obtain that same look. All it means is you have to be creative in choosing a style. And you might want to do a test with a Stylist back home before coming down, just to make sure you are going to be happy on your wedding day.

Portrait of bride on bench in Tulum

If you are looking for inspiration, here is a link to a Pinterest Board of images I have curated that I think are great for beach weddings here in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Also, you might want to check out a few of my favourite styles in our portfolio section.

And what about a veil? I love veils and how they flow in the wind, but please know that it will blow in the wind and might be challenging to deal with during the ceremony. And it is important that you pin your veil into your hair as I have seen a veil fly out of a bride’s hair and land 15-20 feet up in a tree while walking down the aisle with her father. It was funny, but not what she had intended.

I hope you have found this post helpful and you are more prepared for your wedding. And please, remember to talk to your bridesmaids and you mother about this as well because it’s equally challenging to have their hair blowing in the wind during the photo session.

Dean Sanderson
Cancun Wedding Photographer

Bride and groom on beach at wedding in Tulum