Post-wedding CHOP!

I don’t know if I would call this a trend, but it seems like the second an engagement ring goes on a gal’s finger, they stop cutting their hair in an attempt to have long flowing locks for the wedding. I, too, was subject to growing out my hair for the wedding, and while I loved having long hair, it was time for a change.

Two days ago I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to call a random salon and book an appointment. Luckily, they had one available for the very next morning, which left me little time to back out of it.

I went to the salon with NO idea of what I wanted, except that I wanted it shorter. Here’s a classic “before” picture I snapped in my car before heading into the salon:

Notice how long my hair is – I couldn’t even get it all in the frame of the picture!


 …And here it is after the CHOP!

Sorry for the narcissism of posting pictures of myself, but I haven’t cut my hair in years. YEARS! I was worried about what Kenny would think. (Ha! Here I am, 26 years old, married, and still worried about what a boy would think about me!) But he LOVED it and actually said that I should go a little shorter next time. 

Did you do—or are you planning on doing—anything drastic after your wedding? 


  1. It looks GREAT!!! Short hair looks good on you!

    I wanted to chop off my hair after I got married, but everytime I cut my hair short I ALWAYS end up regretting it.

  2. I love the hair cut. I cut 13 inches off my hair last April and I regretted it. Now I am growing it out. I should have thought about my upcoming wedding before I cut it off, but I was just so focused on the change.

  3. I love it! You do look really great! I chopped mine right before his deployment (like 8 days) short- SHORT-… but did it for our local Relay For Life, and dontated it to wigs for kids. He did NOT love it at all… but that is the most drastic I've done. I'm STILL trying to grow it out, and it's almost back to the origional lenght! 🙂

  4. It's looks so cute!

    I am definitely cutting my hair off after the wedding. I have a pattern of growing out until it's long enough to donate, chop and donate, rinse lather repeat. But this time I skipped it for the wedding, and probably the week after the wedding it'll be gone. It's taking wayyy too long to blowdry anymore!

  5. It looks SO good! I just don't think I look cute with short hair, so I don't think I'll be chopping it off after the wedding. My hair is down to the middle of my back, though, so I'll definitely be getting it trimmed! Maybe I'll be 'crazy' and get some more layers! 🙂

  6. Yup. 1 week after getting back from our honeymoon I cut all my hair off, a little shorter than yours. My brother, who was 13 at the time, said, "Wow, you look like a wife now." :p I love your hair. It's super-cute!

  7. I did the same thing!! We just got married last weekend, and thankfully my hair was long enough for the up-do I wanted. But now I can't WAIT to get a chance to go to the salon to get it cut short! I like my hair best at just about your new haircut's length. It won't be long now and I'll have light, easy-to-care-for hair again too! yay!! 🙂

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