Notes From the Bride: Was I Crazy to Cut My Hair 8 Months Before Our Wedding?

I've had long hair almost all my life other than when I was, well, a newborn, and for a few months when I was 18 and cut it short before starting photography school. I love my long hair; it's almost always super healthy, is a lovely color that lightens in the summer and darkens in the winter and it's pretty easy to style (Although, it's one defect is that it doesn't hold curls well.)

((Fav hair products for my now short hair: To hold curls, to protect from hair dryer heat, to style in a hurry, to give my new short hair more volume ))

Whatever. I'm already lucky to have easy hair! 

 My hair BEFORE the cut! So long!!

My hair BEFORE the cut! So long!!

I know that for our wedding I want long hair.. but for ages now, I've been sitting on the idea of cutting my hair short. Not a pixie cut or anything but a little shorter than shoulder length. 

I figured the person who's advice I really needed was my wedding hair stylist so I messaged her. Kendra was like, listen Katie, if you want to do it, go for it. We are going to make your hair beautiful at any length. 

Now that's a good stylist (and enabler haha).

My hair grows pretty quickly so by the time of the wedding I'm pretty sure it's going to be back to mid-length. If I reeeealy want longer hair we can always add in clip in extensions. (Even if Kendra doesn't recommend them. She can make anything look beautiful.. I don't doubt her magical stylist powers!) 

 My hair during our wedding. IT DIDN’T GROW!!! Photo by  Bubblerock     P.S. Thank you to our incredible vendors, all photos are from our actual wedding   Photographers:  Bubblerock   Hair and makeup:  Kendra Hittinger   My dress:  Rue de Seine  from  Lovely Bride   His custom suit:  Samson Bordeaux   Caterers:  Deval    Venue:  Chateau Isabeau de Naujan

My hair during our wedding. IT DIDN’T GROW!!! Photo by Bubblerock 

P.S. Thank you to our incredible vendors, all photos are from our actual wedding

Photographers: Bubblerock

Hair and makeup: Kendra Hittinger

My dress: Rue de Seine from Lovely Bride

His custom suit: Samson Bordeaux

Caterers: Deval

Venue: Chateau Isabeau de Naujan

I may be only 8 months from my wedding but I have zero regrets on my new hair. It's such a nice change and honestly is sooooo easy to style! Also, i feel like I have so much MORE hair now that the length isn't weighing it down! 

Tell me what you think! Am I crazy to change my look less than a year from my wedding? 

UPDATE:

Funny thing about planning a wedding is that it's stressful.

Funny thing about stress? It does weird stuff to your body.

Like not let your hair grow.

I swear since our wedding I've grown a wig of hair but between that haircut 8 months before the wedding to that wedding day, maybe it grew an inch. Yah. An inch. SO, if your body reacts to stress like mine and you want long hair for your wedding. Either don't cut your hair or plan on some extensions. (I actually had some for my wedding day but didn't use them, I got them from Barefoot Blonde Hair and use them occasionally to add some oomph to my braids or length to my 'do)

Did you do any major style change in the year before your wedding? I'd love to hear your thoughts!!