One of the biggest decisions you’ll make when it comes to your bridal look is your wedding hairstyle. Many brides opt for a classic updo (or even a messy bun if you’re Meghan Markle), but if you prefer to let your hair down in the most literal sense of the term, we’ve got some wedding hairstyle inspiration for you—straight from real brides.
Whether you embrace your hair’s natural texture, glam it up with curls, or top it off with a hair accessory, free-flowing strands are effortlessly romantic and can look gorgeous with or without a veil. Plus, you’ll definitely appreciate how fuss-free wearing your hair down can be—there’s no need to worry about a lopsided ‘do or losing bobby pins when you hit the dance floor. And if you think your hair is too short or too long to pull it off, think again, because countless brides nailed the look with bobs, lobs, and super-long locks.
Below, 30 ways to wear your hair down for your wedding, straight from the real brides who went for it. These ladies truly make a strong case for letting your hair down on the big day!
Sweep back the front of your hair to show off your cheekbones and smile, without giving in to an updo.
A simple three-strand braid is another easy way to pull hair away from your face while committing to wearing your hair down.
Make a visual impact with a gorgeous floral hair accessory to help show off your beautiful highlights.
Go for classic glamour with a center part and shoulder-sweeping curls.
A deep side part makes way for a statement barrette that perfectly matches your wedding gown.
A simple, timeless gown calls for a minimalist blowout with curled ends.
Beach wedding or not, tousled strands are the perfect base for a flower crown.
Long, cascading locks are a lovely complement to a strapless neckline.
Shiny, long waves add an undeniably romantic vibe.
You can never go wrong with classic curls and a side part.
For a boho bride, loose waves and a lush crown are the perfect hair pair.
Glam up a shorter ‘do with sophisticated curls and a deep side part.
Now, this is the ultimate bridal trifecta: Small blooms, soft curls, and a simple veil.
We envy the bride who wakes up with such a good hair day, she’s ready to walk down the aisle—gorgeous!
A delicate headband only heightens the beauty of long blond locks.
With hair this beautiful, it would be almost wrong to wear it up.
A high neckline and voluminous veil call for a simple style, like this sleek blowout.
There’s something so romantic and effortless about long curls and a simple gown.
Stay true to your personal style by maintaining your regular part and just adding a bit of texture to the length.
Who doesn’t love a bouncy wedding day blowout like this?
Dress up those gorgeous curls with a half-up style that incorporates your favorite tiny florals.
There’s nothing we love more than a chic, minimalist wedding dress and similarly effortless hair.
For a sophisticated style, look no further than classic movie star curls parted to the side.
A crisp, white gown looks even better with a simple, pinned-back hairstyle and face-framing tendrils.
Voluminous curls are the epitome of glamorous wedding day hair.
Who knew wind-swept waves and a simple bobby pin could make such a romantic style?
We love a wispy, laid-back blowout—especially when paired with a stunning column wedding gown.
Bouncy long hair and a dramatic veil make the ultimate power couple if you ask us.
You can never go wrong with tousled, beachy waves that bring out hair’s shine and lustrous colour.7
Now, go have your BEST wedding day!