Whether you're a friend of the bride and groom or relative flying in for the wedding, you'll need a special hairstyle to mark the occasion. From easy updos to next-level ponytails, these looks are just the thing to rock at all the upcoming nuptials on your itinerary, no matter how casual or formal.
A well-tressed guest is one who looks like she can whip up a chic hairstyle with a few hair ties, pins, and accessories. Try your hand at a knotted updo. Pull out your curling wand and keep things classic with loose waves. A twisted ponytail is a perfect fit when the sun is shining during those outdoor summer ceremonies. Plus, some styles are so statement-making, you can skip the jewelry and let your 'do be the accessory that tops off your outfit.
Below, we've rounded up the best hairstyles for wedding guests with all hair types and lengths.
A Bevy of Braids
These fun braids are not only über cool but also incredibly pragmatic for a night of dancing and celebrating. Just be careful if you decide to whip that hair back and forth as these babies can do some damage.
A tousled half-up, half-down hairstyle gets a refreshing upgrade with the addition of an unexpected twist—literally. This bride and her maid of honor each twisted their front pieces backward before securing into place.
A Simple Knot
Loosely (but securely) gather your hair at the base of the neck and into a simple knot for this stunningly minimalistic style. You can even rock a statement earring for a mega-watt ensemble.
A Sweet-As-Can-Be Bow
Incorporate a ribboned bow into any hairstyle for an oh-so sweet touch. You can tie it around a half-up, half-down hairstyle or ponytail, loop it around a bun, or even weave it throughout a braid for an added dose of color.
Play with various textures to change up the feel of the bow and the resulting aesthetics. Tulle is ultra-bridal, of course; velvet adds softness; leather is edgy and masculine, and burlap can be very rustic.
A Loose Braid
This loose braid is set slightly askew, draping over one shoulder in a darling manner. Nestle in a few buds or pops of baby's breath for a refreshing touch.
Pin straight locks that look silky smooth and glossed out are the perfect match for slip dresses of the same texture. These ladies prove that simplicity sometimes really is all you need to make a statement.
A Statement Headpiece
Even the simplest and most perfectly undone of styles get a serious injection of elegance and glam from the addition of a gorgeous hair accessory.
A Cascading Braid
This is the plait of all our bohemian fantasies come to life. Draped twists, tiny floral hairpins nestled throughout, playfully curled ends—what more could we possibly ask for? Be still, our boho-loving hearts.
A High Ponytail
Don't completely discount a high ponytail as a wedding day look. The style can inject some youthfulness into any ensemble and still convey an air of elegance.
For an ultra-chic ponytail, take a strand of hair from the bottom and wrap it around the base covering the hair tie. Secure the twisted piece in place with a well-camouflaged bobby pin tucked underneath.
Embrace your natural hair texture for a larger-than-life 'do. Disclaimer: The bigger the hair, the funkier the dance moves!