Children's wedding hairstyles

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Children's wedding hairstyles
Try new hairstyles out before the wedding, just in case they don't end up working. (Maria Teijeiro/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

For many children, a wedding is the first formal event they attend, so it's not unusual for kids to get excited about dressing up and being part of the wedding. A special hairstyle lets children fully indulge in the fun of a formal affair. Whatever hairstyle you choose, ensure it is something your child feels comfortable in. Otherwise, there's a good chance she'll take out half her hair pins before she has her picture taken.

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Girls' Hairstyles

For older children, a wedding is an opportunity to let them try out a grown-up full-length dress and updo. This is particularly appropriate during an evening wedding, which is more formal. A high bun or french twist are two easy and appropriate updos. You can make the hair more by elaborate by interweaving tendrils or small flowers such as baby's breath. Because children can have sensitive scalps, don't pin the hair too tightly.

Children's wedding hairstyles
If your child likes a more artsy look, try a tall updo with the bun directly on top of her head. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

Loose Curls and Flower Garland

For an spring or outdoor wedding, a flower garland placed atop loose curls creates a charming, natural look. To procure a garland, speak to the wedding florist beforehand about constructing a special piece. Otherwise, you can make a garland yourself out of fake flowers and wire, which you can buy your local craft store. Attach the garland with pins. You can also add colourful ribbons to the end of the garland.

Children's wedding hairstyles
Choose small flowers that won't overpower a small child. (Maria Teijeiro/Lifesize/Getty Images)

Side Buns

For little girls too small for updos or children with shorter hair, two side buns create a fun, age-appropriate style. Side buns, also called double buns or ox horns, are relatively easy to create with elastic bans and holding product. Once the buns are in place, you can tie ribbons around them that match the wedding colours.

Children's wedding hairstyles
Side buns work well for very small children. (Digital Vision./Photodisc/Getty Images)

Boys' Hairstyles

Boys don't have as many style options as girls, but that doesn't mean they can't try a new look for the wedding. Have one of the men in your son's life help him experiment with hair gel, mouse and other fun, messy products. Your son will get to have fun trying out new hairstyles and enjoy some male bonding time. Younger boys may especially have fun spiking their hair with a stronghold gel.

Children's wedding hairstyles
Send your son to a barber for a grown-up treat. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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