|Conrad and Emma Baker|
Apart from the dress, the most important thing is the bride's hair, her crowning glory. Here are some simple steps for brides to follow for their big day.
1 Try to use a hairdresser who knows you and your hair. Going to someone new can spell disaster.
2 If you really can't use your usual hairdresser, then have a few trial runs with the one you are going to see. This will cost you but it will be well worth it and will enable you to relax on the big day, knowing that you'll be happy with your look.
3 Less is more - the last thing you want in years to come is for your children to point at your wedding portraits and say "Who's that, Mum?" Avoid having something so elaborate that it overshadows your own personality. Hairpieces, jewels and backcombing up to the nines can result in a coiffed masterpiece - but is it really you?
The elegant Audrey Hepburn "up-do" is always a winner but more brides these days are choosing to wear their hair down. With the eyes of the world on her, Princess Kate went for flowing locks with the sides swept up on her big day. Emma Noble, who has beautiful hair, chose big waves set on carmen rollers that kept the shine to her thick blonde hair.
5 The night before your wedding make sure you sleep on a silk pillowslip - you'll wake up fresh-faced and feeling great, and there'll be no static in your hair.