Once you select your bridal gown, venue, and wedding date, you'll likely start planning how your hair will look during the ceremony. Many brides who want long hair on the day of their wedding start planning early – taking steps to ensure their locks are healthy and ready to be styled just in time for their walk down the aisle. While there are a number of hairstyles that work well with each face shape as well as 'dos that complement certain veils, it's entirely up to personal preference when deciding how you want to wear your hair on your wedding day.
Like a makeup trial, we recommend having a hair trial with your hairstylist to ensure you will absolutely love every part of your look as you walk down the aisle. A professional hairstylist can also recommend what styles will complement your gown, venue, and wedding date. For example, if you're planning on wearing a low-back gown while exchanging vows in a tropical location with 90% humidity, you may want to pull your locks into an updo or a side braid so your hair doesn't stick to your skin. For an outdoor winter wedding in the snow, you'll likely want your hair worn down instead of in a raised coiffure – leading you to be chilly during the vows.
For brides with longer hair, there are a number of beautiful 'dos that will accentuate your lovely locks. Take a look at the photos of real brides below to gain inspiration for your wedding hair. To see more from these real weddings, click on each photo!
When marrying LA Dodgers player Kiké Hernandez, actress Mariana Paola Vicente wore her hair in bouncy curls with a floral headpiece to complement the gorgeous embellishments of her bridal gown. Photo by Branco Prata
Evoke vintage-inspired glamour with long, loose curls and a side part. Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography; Planning & Design by Geller Events
Consider styling your hair to match your venue. This bride wore her long locks in glamorous, Old Hollywood-style curls since the venue was home to events attended by Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino, among others. Photo by Rene Zadori Photography; Floral Design by Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design
A classic wedding calls for a classic hairstyle featuring tight curls pulled to the side to show off the gown. Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Bridal Salon: The White Dress; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events
A crown of greenery and fresh flowers can add a verdant touch to any boho ensemble. Photo by Michael Svoboda Photography; Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections
Keep it classic with long, loose curls and a middle part for a city celebration in any season. Photo by Roey Yohai Studios; Bridal Salon: Mark Ingram Atelier