Getting Married? Treat Yourself To Hair Extensions For Weddings

Written by: Nancy Pinder



Time to read 9 min

Weddings are a time to celebrate love and commitment. But they can also be a lot of work.

If you're starting to feel the stress of wedding planning, take a step back and treat yourself to something special - get hair extensions for your wedding day! 

Hair extensions can help you achieve the look you've always dreamed of for your big day. They can add length, volume, or both - giving you the chance to experiment with different styles until you find the perfect one.  

And best of all, they'll help you look and feel your best on your wedding day. 

If you're considering hair extensions for your wedding day, here are a few things to remember before the big day arrives!

5 Popular Wedding Hairstyles Using RiRi Extensions

Here at RiRi Hair Extensions, we’re dedicated to helping everyone achieve their hair goals – that includes wedding hair! We have a stunning range of extensions in tons of styles, lengths and colours that can make your wedding day glam a whole lot easier.

We’ve rounded up our top 5 clip-in hair extensions for wedding hair to help you narrow down the choices!

Now that you have a bit more knowledge about hair extensions let's take a look at some of the gorgeous styles you could achieve using them! 

Mermaid Waves

Long, luscious mermaid waves can be the perfect wedding hairstyle. This option can be best for those with thin hair to create a natural, chic look with your extensions.

Our Summer Teale Beach Waves 3-Piece Extensions are the perfect clip-ins for mermaid waves. They’re styled in loose, crimped waves that are 22” long—ideal for a beachy wedding look!

Wedding Curls

Plaiting your extensions into your natural hair can be a great way to give yourself a natural, tousled curly look on your wedding day.

When you undo the braid, your hair will give you the perfect natural curls. Make sure to add setting spray before undoing the plait so that the curls hold.  

We have lots of beautiful curly clip-in hair extensions, but our Deluxe 20” Curly Extensions are a fab choice for a bride-to-be. The big bouncy curls add the ideal amount of volume for a luxe wedding look.

Messy Bun Wedding Hair

A messy bun for a wedding? Yes – trust us! You can find the right balance between messy and neat to make this hairstyle work for your wedding.

Our Messy Bun Scrunchie is the perfect hair piece for your messy bun wedding hair. Simply tie your hair into a high bun and pop this scrunchie over the top – then you’re done!


If you’re planning an extravagant, OTT wedding, of course you want your hair to match the vibes. Hollywood waves are an ideal hairstyle to make a statement, and you can easily achieve them with the help of our 24” Synthetic Hollywood Wave Clip-ins.

This gorgeous set of clip-in extensions are pre-styled in a classic Hollywood wave style and are available in over 30 shades.


Not every wedding hairstyle has to be about the curls! 

Straight hair can look just as beautiful, and it’s great if you’re planning a for subtle and minimal wedding. 

Our Deluxe 24” Synthetic Flick Clip-ins give you lots of length and volume to add to your wedding glam.


There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting your bridal hair extensions.

Cost, quality, extension type and material should all play a part in your selection process.

Here we'll go through some of the most common and popular hair extension types to help you make the right choice.  

Flat Tip Hair Extensions

Flat tip extensions are attached to your hair using keratin or plastic to bond the extensions to your natural locks.

They are great, long-lasting options, giving you lush, voluminous hair for up to six months. They also blend well into your natural hair, making it less obvious that the extensions are there.  

Weft Hair Extensions

Weft hair extensions involve weaving a bundle of hair close to the root of your natural hair, over the whole or part of the head, to create a natural, voluminous hair look.

These can be particularly ideal for people with finer hair, as it allows you to completely recreate the style, length and volume for your wedding.  

Micro Ring Hair Extensions

Micro ring hair extensions work similarly to flat tip extensions, but with the added benefit that they can be refitted after the initial installation.

This can be an excellent option for anyone who wants to keep their extensions long after their wedding.  

Clip-in Hair Extensions

Clip in hair extensions are the most temporary options, and they shouldn't be worn too frequently or to sleep in. 

They can also be applied yourself, making them a great choice for anyone on a budget. 

Invisible Tape Hair Extensions

Tape hair extensions use tape to add hair to your natural locks. These are best used on hair that is finer and can create a beautiful, voluminous effect.

They usually last up to eight weeks, making them perfect for a wedding and honeymoon style. 

Human Hair Or Synthetic Hair Extensions For Wedding Hair

Human hair extensions are often the best choice as they provide the most natural look, but they’re much more pricey than synthetics. If you’ve got a little money spare to splash on your hair extensions, then go for it! But if not, synthetic extensions are just as good. 

Synthetic extensions are made from synthetic fibres that mimic the look and feel of real hair. They’re much cheaper than human hair extensions, so they’re a great option if your wedding budget is running tight.

You should consider your budget and planned wedding hairstyle before making a decision. Consulting your stylist or one of our experts here at RiRi can also help you make the right choice.  

Colour Matching Your Wedding Hair Extensions

Colour matching your extensions can be tricky, and you need the closest match to ensure the hair looks natural on your big day. 

When possible, it can be beneficial to visit the extension store in person, but you can also find the right colour match online.  

RiRi’s Free Hair Extensions Colour Match Service

We offer an online service where you send us a photo of your hair, and we match you to the right shade in our catalogue, making the process simple and easy.

Take a photo of your own hair in natural light and send it to us on one of our social channels, asking us for a free colour match. One of our hair experts will be able to determine and recommend the best match for you.

Once you receive the colour match, you can go ahead and order your hair extensions for your wedding day. It’s as easy as that!

Length Vs Volume

The hairstyle you're hoping to achieve will largely dictate the hair extensions you select. The most common benefits of wedding hair extensions are the lengthening and volumising qualities.

Many hairdos will require a combination of lengthening and volumising to achieve, and many of the wedding styles you see on Pinterest will definitely feature extensions.  

It is best to talk to your stylist about the best extensions to get for your dream wedding hairstyle.

You should also give them a clear idea of the length and volume required and the extension brand you're using for the big day.  

The True Cost Of Clip-In Wedding Hair Extensions

The cost of clip-in wedding hair extensions can vary based on the style, length and volume required. 

A full head of hair can reach up to £200, with plenty of budget options available.

Type & Quality

The type of hair extensions used will determine the cost of your hair extensions. Remy human hair is typically more expensive than synthetic, giving it a more natural look.

Going for the cheapest clip in extensions is usually not worthwhile, as you pay for the quality you get.  

At Home Or In The Salon

Clip in extensions can be applied yourself or by a professional in the salon. If you have experience with clip in extensions, doing it yourself can be the most cost-effective option. Otherwise, it is best to let the professionals take care of the process.  

Ongoing Maintenance

The better you care for your clip in extensions, the longer they will last and the more cost-effective they will be. 

Find out more on the proper care for clip in extensions here.  

Diy Hair Extensions For Weddings? We Don't Recommend It!

Many people consider doing their own extensions to cut costs for the wedding. DIY extensions might be fine for a professional stylist, but if you don't have experience, it is always best to choose salon-worthy quality.  

Your special day should be stress-free, giving you time to enjoy the experience. Doing your own extensions can potentially cause significant stress, particularly if the process doesn't work out.  

The Benefits Of Hair Extensions For Weddings

Hair extensions allow you to try out a lot of different hairstyles for your wedding that may be impossible without extensions. Extensions can also let you have your dream 'do without having to wait for your hair to grow out.

Pros of Wedding Hair Extensions Cons of 
Wedding Hair Extensions
You don’t have to commit – many hair extensions are easily removable. Can be a little 
pricey – especially 
human hair extensions.
Get the look you want quicker. Semi-permanent hair extensions (tape-ins, sew-ins…) have a lengthy installation process.
Thicken or lengthen your hair instantly. May be uncomfortable if not installed properly.

Hair Extension Tips For The Big Day

Like your natural hair, your extensions need proper care and attention before the big day. Some important things to do on and before the day include: 

  • Shampoo, condition and thoroughly dry your extensions.  
  • For permanent or semi-permanent extensions, sleep in a silk or satin nightcap. 
  • Combe them gently on the day.  

If you're unsure of how to care for your extensions, consider getting advice from your salon or extension brand. It is best to try out extensions before the big day so that you know what to expect.  

Rounding Up: The Best Hair Extensions for Wedding Hair!

Hair extensions are a fantastic way to cut down on your wedding glam time and can take out a whole lot of stress. Take your pick from our most popular wedding hair extensions, or take a look at our full collection to see the rest of the stunning extensions on offer. 

Whatever you choose, we know you’ll look just as stunning on your wedding day as you’ve always dreamed of!


How Long Before The Wedding Should A Bride Get Extensions Fitted?

This depends on the type of extensions, but typically a week or two before the wedding if using permanent or semi-permanent extensions. Clip ins should usually be applied on the day.

How Do You Give Wedding Hair Volume?

In addition to extensions, you can use teasing, backcombing, and hair products to increase volume. Talk to your stylist about the best options.

Do Tape Extensions Damage My Hair?

If applied correctly by an experienced stylist and the extensions come from a reputable brand, there should be no damage to your hair from tape extensions.

How Can I Make My Wedding Curls Stay In All Day?

You should use plenty of setting spray on the day to keep your curls bouncy. They should also be cooled after the cold setting on your hair dryer after the curling process.

Is It Worth Getting Hair Extensions For My Wedding?

Only you can answer this question, but in our experience, people who have chosen hair extensions for their weddings feel much more satisfied and confident rocking the end result.

Nancy Pinder

Nancy is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. 

Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week!

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