If your backcombing at the crown to backcomb and remember to learn a section of the hair free so you can pin the back combed hair and smooth the front over to give it a better finish.
And with the curls it differs on the outcome you are trying to achieve , if you use straighteners and use both hands and almost with two fingers roll up the section of hair so it creates a smooth curl and pin it. And smooth with hairspray..
I always plan my bridal hair in my head first so I know bits I'm not going to use or bits I need to add in (extensions).
And you will with experience pick the best style to suit there face shape and compliment them!