Your wedding day is one of the few days in your life that you get to have your hair done like a Hollywood A-Lister and go straight to an event. In fact, it’s fair to say that your wedding hairstyle is as important a part of the show as you and your dress! You want to get it right and that’s why it’s important to look at wedding hairstyles to ensure you get the perfect one.

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What you should remember when you start looking at wedding hairstyles is that everyone is different. What suits others may not be the right fit for you. You already know what you’re comfortable in and what looks good, you’re going to have to trust your own judgment.

How To Choose The Right Wedding Hairstyle:

There are several things to consider before choosing the wedding style of your dreams:

1. Trends

The first thing you need to do is consider the most recent hairstyles and decide whether any of them will suit you on your wedding day. Take a look at the latest trends in magazines and check out the list below. It could be that easy to find your perfect wedding hairstyle.

2. The Venue

Of course, you should also consider the venue for your wedding. Your hairstyle needs to be elegant enough to complement a formal venue. If your wedding venue is less formal then you’ll find you have a much wider choice of styles to choose from. That could actually make it harder to find the right one.  

3. Trust Your Stylist

You should know your own hair and what looks good on you, so should your hair stylist. Providing they’ve done your hair at least 3 times your stylist should have a good idea of which styles work for you. Trust them, you won’t be disappointed.

4. Test It

To make sure your chosen wedding style really is as good as you want, it’s a good idea to have a trial run or two. This will allow you to verify the look and potentially even pair it with a dress fitting. You need it to be just right on your wedding day!

5. Consider Your Face

A long face with long hair will make your face look longer. If you have a long face stick to putting your hair up.

Likewise, a round face is usually better suited to an updo, you’ll need to keep the hair off your face.  Equally, heart-shaped faces need to create fullness behind the ears.

6. The Whole Day

Finally, don’t forget that the wedding day is usually split into two parts, the actual wedding ceremony, and the evening wedding party. It’s not uncommon for brides to change their hairstyle between the two parts of the day.

However, if you’re considering this option you need to ensure that your chosen wedding ceremony hairstyle will easily convert to the evening style.

Top Tip: The test run will show you how long it takes to get your wedding hair ready, ensuring you have enough time on your wedding day.

Here are some hairstyles you may want to try:


The great thing about the chignon is that it will work with almost any style of wedding. Whether you want a formal do, or to say your wedding vows on the beach, this hairstyle will ensure you look stunning.

The good news about the chignon is that it should work with all types of hair and hair lengths. In fact, the word chignon is actually taken from the French phrase “chignon du cou”, which literally means “nape of neck”.

The basic style involves pinning your hair into a knot at the base, (nape), of your neck. It’s common to use accessories to secure the knot.

What is impressive is the ability to arrange the knot in a way that suits you, it can be low, high, twisted, or virtually anywhere that appeals to you. That’s why it has become a wedding classic.  


Your wedding day is technically one of the most romantic days of your life, it seems logical to choose a romantic wedding hairstyle.

The principle when creating a romantic hairstyle is generally to include soft curls. You don’t want the formal look although this style can work at a formal wedding.

It is possible to mix the romantic with your chignon by accessorizing with flowers but you’ll need to ensure the finished article is not too polished.

Romantic wedding hairstyles are a great option if you’ve chosen an alternative style venue, such as the beach or a park.


The updo is an incredibly popular option in 2019 for special events and weddings. It can be used on any length of hair, allowing you to perfect this wedding style even if you have little notice!

In effect, you’re trying to get your hair high on the back of your head. However, this leaves plenty of options open for you. 

You can opt for a simple bow and allow your long hair to flow down your back, or create a French braid sock bun, or even a simpler messy bun.

This is one wedding style you’ll need to speak to your stylist about to ensure you get the right look. But, it can be easy to adjust from wedding day to evening ceremony.

Go Short

If you’ve ever considered getting short hair or already have it then you’ll be pleased to know there are still plenty of hairstyles that can work for your wedding day.

Go with your hair’s natural preference when choosing between straight or waves. A simply parting off center will help you to create the perfect wedding look.   

This is actually a great style if your wedding dress has an intricate back, the short hairstyle will highlight just how pretty you and your dress are. But, skip the long wedding veil, it won’t sit well with your short hair.


One of the most important aspects of any wedding style is not to force it. Of course, you want to look your very best on your special day, but, you also want to look like the woman that your groom fell in love with.

A great wedding style is simply to go with your natural look. Your hairdresser will ensure it looks just right and the focus is where it should be; on you.


Braided hair will bring the hair away from your face. As with any of these wedding styles, there are a variety of options open to you. Braiding your hair will allow you to create a cascade of hair down your back, perfect for the beach wedding.

But, you can also braid around a loose bun, ensuring you look fantastic for your classic church wedding. If you have a sweetheart neckline this is one style you should really consider.

Classic Ponytail

You can’t actually go wrong with a classic, such as the ponytail. This simple wedding style is comfortable, easy to create and works well with a long veil. Pair it with a V-backed wedding dress and you’ll be accentuating in all the right places.

If you’re feeling brave add in a wave or even curls to your ponytail, you’ll be surprised at how much difference it makes to your wedding look.

Gatsby Glamour

Gatsby glamour is extremely popular at the moment. Try the finger wave or pompadours and add as many accessories as you want. This vintage hairstyle is perfect with long or short hair and can help you to steal the show on your wedding day.

Of course, these pairs exceptionally well with a vintage wedding gown. But, it can work with virtually any wedding style.

Keep It Long

If you have long hair or have always fancied trying it then your wedding may be the perfect opportunity. Hair extensions are easy to add just for your special day.

Long hair should cascade down your back, potentially with a gentle wave or curl. This is one of the simplest wedding styles and yet also incredibly versatile.

Alongside your hair falling across your back, you’ll need to decide whether to pull it back from your ears or allow it to create soft curls around your face. This will frame your face on your wedding day.

Mix It Up

If you’re still undecided on which wedding hairstyle is best for you then consider mixing up the different styles listed above. It’s your wedding day, you can choose or create any hairstyle you want.

Final Thoughts

When choosing your wedding hairstyle, don’t forget that your wedding is your special day and that your partner loves you just the way you are.

The hairstyle you choose for your wedding day should reflect your personality, the style of your wedding, and your personality. But, don’t forget that the style you choose needs to hold for the duration of your wedding day while allowing you to enjoy your special day. You don’t want to miss out on half of your own wedding because you’re busy sorting out your hair.

Also, read these wedding hairstyles trends for 2019.

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