While many brides choose to don romantic updos, classic low chignons, or boho-chic braided 'dos, we've seen a rise in popularity for wearing your hair down at the wedding.
Once you've selected your wedding dress and accessories, it's time to start thinking about how you'll wear your hair for the ceremony and reception. While many brides choose to don romantic updos, classic low chignons, or boho-chic braided 'dos, we've seen a rise in popularity for wearing your hair down at the wedding.
Choosing to don long locks for the celebration doesn't mean your look needs to be laid-back. Wearing your hair down can be perfect for a backyard garden soirée or even a formal city fête – it's all in the styling. Some brides decide to wear their tresses in loose waves, tight curls, or even mostly straight with a slight curl to add some visual interest. Looser curls can be fitting for a boho-chic celebration, while more structured curls are ideal for a formal event. If you're worried about your hair getting in your face throughout the night, pull a few strands back and secure with a sparkling headpiece or even a few hidden bobby pins. Some brides even have their hairstylist on call to transition their look from ceremony to reception! Whether you want to look reminiscent of Old Hollywood or stay true to a glam version of your everyday hairstyle, be sure to speak with your hairstylist during your trial to ensure you'll be thrilled with your look on the day of the nuptials – as well as the photos for years to come.
Take a look at 15 real brides who wore their hair down for wedding beauty inspiration, below! To see more from these gorgeous weddings, click each photo!
Photo by Adam Barnes; Bridal Salon: Carine’s Bridal Atelier
Photo by Chard Photo; Bridal Salon: The White Dress
Photo by Joe Buissink Photography; Floral Design by White Lilac Inc.
Photo by Brett Hickman Photographers; Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Photo by Studio This Is
Photo by Vue Photography
Photo by Erika Delgado Photography
Photo by Jordan Voth Photography; Floral Design by Jackson Durham Events
Photo by Peter Gubernat Photography; Bridal Salon: Dimitra’s Bridal Couture
Photo by Robert Evans for 5th Avenue Digital; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier
Photo by Studio This Is
Photo by Lin & Jirsa; Venue: Vibiana
For more ideas and advice, discover the secret to having long, healthy hair on your wedding day, view pretty wedding hairstyles for brides with long hair, and gather more hair and makeup advice here.