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10 Romantic Wedding Hairstyles For The Big Day

Updated on June 19, 2013

First of all, if you're a bride: congratulations! Your Big Day is coming so you must be really excited!

In this special day, nothing can fail and there's so much to do! Choose the dress, the location, the decorations, the bridesmaid dresses, and the list goes on and on.

But the most important person at a wedding, always has been and always will be the bride. She is the center of attention and therefore everything must be thought out in detail.

The hairstyle is a fundamental part (apart from the dress, of course) and it must not be chosen at random. Often, brides devote little time to choosing the hairstyle. It is, however, essential that the bride chooses the hairstyle that best suits her wedding look and her personality.

Tips For the Perfect Hair

First of all, and unless you're a hairdresser, you should visit a salon three months before the big day to find and choose the appropriate style for you and your hair type.

As you dedicate time choosing the dress of your dreams, you must also choose a hairstyle to go with it.

There will be other factors on choosing your hairstyle as the length of your hair and accessories. If your hair is long, you'll have more choices, but if it isn't, don't worry, there are amazing hairstyles for short hair and if you do not like any, why don't you think about hair extensions?

The accessories are a detail that can make all the difference. Accessories that reflect the details of the dress, like feathers, shells, etc.., All can be used to give a special interest to the hair.

You see, there is much we can do to make this day unique. Shall we begin?

Wedding Hairstyles For The Big Day

Let's check my top 10 wedding hairstyles for the perfect bride!

1. Braided Hair

Braids are trending, they look wonderful and there are several choices available. It's a different hairstyle for a wedding but it's truly romantic. Obviously, It fits long hair so much better but it can also be applied to short hair - imagination is all it takes.

Making a braid through the hair, creates a flashy look, pretty and super practical. When it comes to accessories you can use flowers, a ribbon, or a tiara and leave a few hair strands loose to get a soft and clumsy look. If you want, you can also create a tighter braid without loose strands for a casual and bohemian look.

There are many types of braids that you can choose from. There are 2 strand french braids, 4 strand braids, 5 strand braids, fish tail braids, reverse side braids, Criss-Cross braids, etc. It's up to you.

If you don't know how to make a fish tail braid, check this video that can help you.

2. Curly Half Up Half Down

Romantic curls are the perfect look for a wedding. It is an extremely classic and elegant look which will look very good on anyone.

Half up half down hairstyles combine the sexiness of loose hairstyles with the polished look of an up-do.

it can also be applied to short or long hair. Half up half down wedding hairstyles have a carefree look and it is easy to carry, which is good for the bride who has always something to worry about.

I love the criss-cross in this style. It makes the look totally different!

2. Waterfall Braid

This hairstyle is gorgeous and the best part is that is super easy, looks amazing and can be used on short or longer hair.

A simple cascade braid at the back can transform an ordinary hairstyle into an exotic hairdo.

I think this looks prettiest on wavy hair, so its an option to curl your hair before you do this hairstyle. Even though it can be used on any type of hair, from voluminous to straight or curly, etc. it looks amazing anyway.

Again, i will put here a video that explains how to do this hairstyle, so that you can understand perfectly.

Planning The Accessories

Choosing your hair accessories is very important and must be thought out carefully. You should choose accessories that mirror the details of your dress - like feathers, flowers, ribbons, etc.

On the side, if you have really short hair and wish lot change your look completely on your wedding day, you can also use hair extensions since they add volume and length.

Hair extensions are great for a last-longing look which will last throughout your honeymoon.

4. Curly Side Bun

Side buns are the same that a regular bone just on the side. It can be a tight bun or you can make a braid and create a side bun.

You also can decorate it with bands and pins. Bangs and curls are also employed on side buns for a better and brisk effect. A side bun is inimitable and looks elegant and cute at the same time.

It's a feminine and elegant look and regardless the way you use it, sleek and chic or with a relaxed, looser feel to it, you’re guaranteed to look good.

The simplicity of this style belies its impact! It's also very easy to achieve. To complete the look I think it look wonderful with a white flower that will create a more feminine look.

5. French Twist

The French Twist look is very elegant and its known for impart an amazing grace and sophisticated charm to women. It is considered by many women as super-convenient, dressy and formal, which looks amazing at any age.

This looks seems much harder to achieve than it actually is. It holds on for long in a perfect way and its very fresh for a wedding in the summer.

if you wear this look, there's no chance you will look bad. It's a classic! and don't forget to decorate it with flowers or any other accessory that matches your dress.

Test Run

Before your big day, it is important that you try the hairstyle out for a few hours, walk around with the hairstyle you plan to wear to determine its comfort level.

You must feel fine and mustn't hurt you. You have to feel comfortable.

6. Side Ponytail

This is another wedding hairstyle that will look great on medium / long hair.

Lately, the braids have been deciding on a wavy or braided side ponytail. The look brings more attention to the side and is very flattering with strapless wedding dresses.

One side of the head and neck is more exposed than the other which is perhaps unique, and helps your earrings and jewels to become more visible.

For more relaxed and natural look you can leave few strands loose to frame your face.

7. Braided UpDo

Up-dos are always a popular wedding day hairstyle - together with braids that are trending it creates an amazing look, especially for braid lovers. Join braids with a classic up-do and here it goes: a spectacular look!

In this case, the braids start right at the front on the bangs, uniting with the up-do on the back of the hair, creating a beautiful look. Braiding the bangs add a touch of edginess to a conventional style by bringing it to the next level. It's a romantic look and it looks really elaborated!

This option is well worth taking into account when you are trying to get an elegant yet highly practical hairstyle

Best Styling Results

Hydrating your hair with a mask or other treatments shouldn't be done a few days before e wedding. Thin and highly hydrated hair can't hold the hairstyles very well.

For best styling results, shampoo hair lightly the day before the wedding and, if possible, do not wash hair the day of the wedding.

8. Classic Chignon

I know that the word "Chignon" can be intimidating, but relax, its just a fancy french word for bun.

It's normally used at the nape of the neck, the hair is curled into a knot and pinned in place.

It can be used in several ways, a bit more carefree or more sleek, it's up to you.

It's an elegant look which suits all face shapes, so it’s the perfect choice for brides it’s really just a case of figuring how it suits you best.

9. Crisscrossing Bun

Not every bride is into the loose, romantic up-do with lots of curls. So if you are one of those brides and want to wear a bun, but a different bun, here's a good option.

This hairstyle looks more difficult that it really is. It is a bun, but not a simple bun that every bride has ever used. it's a super modern and beautiful.

Consider Your Hair from Several Angles

Take a few pictures on the experimental hair photoshoot in order to get an objective look; sometimes what you see in the mirror is not the same you see later on in pictures or film recordings.

This process is quite important because it will make you see what you really wish but perhaps most importantly what you don't wish.

10. Bun with a Statement Hair Acessorie

On your big day, your hairstyle is something that must stand out because it will highlight your entire look.

You can choose to wear a showy hair accessory that matches the whole look. You can wear an accessory of the color of your shoes and you can also put something of the same tone on your bouquet.

It will look gorgeous. On the picture, there's an example in which the bride wears a lovely bun with a gold ribbon headband with a vintage brooch.


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    • AngelaPereira profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      peachpurple, Berry0229 - Thank you so much for your sweet comments :)

    • peachpurple profile image


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for the hair style recommendations. I had the braided hair and the French Twist on my wedding photos. My hair was curly so straight hair style was out. With your photos and tips, i can ask my hair stylist to make this hair styles for me . Voted useful

    • idigwebsites profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      I want to try these hairstyles even if I'm not going to get married yet! Just wanting to be a bit of pixie self for a time. The tutorial is amazing. It seems easy to follow. Up and useful. Thanks! :)


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