Every woman wants her bridal look to be special, from her dress to her bouquet to her veil-laden hairstyle. But for brides with long locks, wedding hair can be equally as tricky as swoon-worthy. (Have you ever tried to keep thick, long hair in an updo?) Luckily, there are so many options beyond the basic bun that’ll let your long strands really shine on your wedding day. Pick between romantic braided styles, glamorous curls, easy half-up looks, and everything in-between. This year, fun accessories like pearl pins, dainty tiaras, and vintage combs are trending like nobody’s business, and they happen to be a wedding-worthy finishing touch to any long-haired ‘do. So to our brides with the Rapunzel strands, there’s no need to go running to the salon, begging for a pre-wedding chop. Check out these 25 gorgeous wedding hairstyles for long hair instead.
This look screams “beachy glam.” The loose waves are very on-trend, while a tiara will never go out of style.
Girly and fun, this ponytail is made up of miniature ponytails that have been turned inside-out. (That’s how you get the topsy-turvy look.) This style is made for the boho bride.
Side-Swept Down Style
Dress up curled locks by pulling them all to one side and accessorizing with a statement pin or comb. Hint: Pick a vintage accessory to cover your “something old.”
Braided Half-Up Style
This braid captures that “perfectly imperfect” bridal look, and a few sprigs of baby’s breath really brings the style home.
Accessorize the smoothest of brushed-out curls with a modern tiara or cool barrette. This simple look lets your wedding dress and veil do the talking.
This hairstyle is perfect for brides whose style goes more feminine and soft. Dotted with fresh mini roses, this braid halo makes a pretty sight when walking down the aisle.
A braid crown is a modern-day wedding staple. For an outdoor wedding, get that fairytale feel by weaving greenery sprigs into the braid.
The teasing comb is this ponytail’s best friend. To make it even more flattering, leave out a few pieces to frame the face.
This updo can handle the thickest and longest of locks, which is not an easy feat. The look goes totally bridal: romantic, soft, and statement-making.
Grecian Goddess Braid
This braid is made for an outdoor wedding. Weave your long strands into this Grecian-style braid, and it’ll tie together your wedding day look.
Side Fishtail Braid
This side braid is perfect for the sassy bride who wants to showcase her personality and style, from head to toe, on her wedding day.
Oh, the drama. Feel like you’ve arrived at your wedding day fresh off the red carpet when picking this volume-packed pony. It’ll look unique amongst the many low updos.
For the most laidback of brides, this easy braid is DIY-able and packed with charm. It’ll perfectly match the vibe of a backyard or beach wedding.
Voluminous Low Updo
This amount of volume might challenge gravity, but we don’t mind. This bridal hair is the dreamiest thing we’ve seen all year.
Simple Low Bun
Sometimes going back to the basics feels just as fresh. This low bun will hold up all night long, from ceremony to reception.
Romantic Side Braid
Nothing strikes a romantic note like a breezy side braid. Seal the hairstyle with some greenery or fresh blooms, and you’re set with the perfect wedding look.
Twisted Half-Up Style
This half-up hairstyle strikes the perfect balance. You can pull your hair out of your face, while still letting your long locks hang free. Tip: Pick a style that’ll keep you from having to swat away stray strands during your vows!
This oh-so soft rendition of the side bun will make every guest (and the groom!) swoon. Personally, we’re picturing this look at a sunset beach wedding, but that’s just us.
Long hair will only give a classic chignon even more room to run. It’ll look thick, full, and totally wedding-ready.
Floral Side Braid
Perfect for a spring or summer wedding, this bridal look is breezy and bright. Always go for the bright pop of color. Find the tutorial here.
Soft French Twist
Sweep those strands up and off the neck with this elegant take on a French twist. It’ll let you show off your dress on the Big Day.
Vintage Hair Vine
If your wedding style goes vintage, this bridal hair will up the ante. A dainty hair vine adds the perfect amount of sparkle to Old Hollywood-esque waves.
Braided Low Ponytail
This ponytail is pretty as a picture—but still simple enough for the fuss-free bride. Keep it low at the nape of the neck, the braid will really stand out.
The low, messy bun is a wedding day classic, and you can make it even more bridal by accessorizing with greenery or fresh blooms from your bouquet.
If you’re a ponytail enthusiast, why stray on your wedding day? Dress it up with a simple French braid or Dutch braid, and it’s no longer your basic look.