27 Wedding Hairstyles That Work Well With Veils

Combine the classic look of a veil with a hairstyle that stuns

Bride in Jumpsuit

Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

A veil serves as the classic finishing touch to your bridal hairstyle, second to putting on your gorgeous gown. But, one important question comes into play before you walk down the aisle: What the heck am I going to do with my hair? Brides need not worry, as nearly every wedding hairstyle can be worn with a veil, but placement is key. If you're rocking a low bun for the big day, secure your veil underneath the updo for a more unexpected take. Or, if you want your waves flowing in the wind, a cathedral-length veil placed over the head can be very romantic (also very traditional). Simply put, there are no rules!

Whether you're contemplating an updo with your veil, or looking to show off your long tresses, we have all the inspiration you need. Continue scrolling for styles that will make you swoon.

This bride let her romantic curls take center stage by cinching her veil a few inches below her crown.

We can't decide what we love more: this bride's trendy blunt cut or her sweeping veil.

You can still rock a veil with a laid-back hairstyle. It's all about placement.

Add a bit of flair to your beach waves by parting hair in the middle, and creating two fun twists at the sides.

A high bun and dramatic veil are a match made in heaven.

A slick high bun is both totally chic and modern.

This bride accented her veil and beautifully tousled waves with pale pink roses.

Liven up your updo by adding twists (like this stunning bride) or braids at the sides.

Fashion designer Carly Cushnie added a veil to the back of her head, allowing her curls to take focus.

If you're looking to achieve a half-up, half-down style, add two or three short strands of hair to frame the face.

Voluminous waves and a veil cinched at the back of the head are perfect for minimal brides.

Kristen Kilpatrick Photography

Actress Carlson Young rocked a soft fishtail braid underneath her veil.

Short hair, don't care. A veil can still be worn perfectly with pixi cuts.

Although this bride is rocking a modern bob, the veil is traditionally placed at the top of her head.

For bohemian brides, a relaxed updo with loose strands can still work perfectly well with a veil.

A wavy bob and sweeping veil prove to be a stylish combination.

Photo by Jamie English

Don't be afraid to pump up the volume. As opposed to a slick back ponytail, opt for loose, romantic strands.

Two hair accessories are better than one. In addition to her veil, this bride enhanced her updo with a jeweled headpiece.

A simple updo is instantly brought to life with a french braid from the nape of the neck towards the crown.

Michelle Pullman

Sleek and simple, a low bun can get you from ceremony to reception without fail.

Beach waves are a classic. It's no wonder we love them so much.


Undoubtedly romantic, this bride added a gorgeous flower crown to accentuate her dutch braid.

Bride in Elan Wedding Dress
Photo by Tec Petaja

A glossy low bun is stunningly sophisticated, and the love the pop of gold detail along this bride's veil is a great touch.

Honey & Silk's Stephanie Liu opted for a veil underneath her loose bun. Ringlets around the face add definition to the updo.

Christa Donald

This bride added a bit of flair to her traditional high bun by cinching a rose just below the updo.

Hannah Bronfman and Brendan Fallis First Kiss
Photo by Aria Isadora & Zach Hilty for BFA Weddings

For her wedding, Hannah Bronfman rocked a sleek bun with a vintage birdcage veil.

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