Making even the most minute of decisions for your wedding can seem like the dilemma of the century. (Or so we hear.) Therefore, our team here at Byrdie would like to make your life as painless as possible, presenting you with some of the best inspiration looks we've ever laid eyes on. From makeup artist–approved foundations to the sparkling wedding hair accessories straight from our daydreams, we've tried to cover almost every base. However, hair can be a tough one. And simply making the preliminary decision of whether you want to wear it down, up, or somewhere in the middle can be mildly frustrating.
However, once you make that decision, we'd like to lend a helping hand. For instance, if you've officially decided you'd like to wear your hair down as you walk down the aisle, exchange your vows, dance, drink champagne, eat cake, and what have you, we 100% have you covered. Since we're not the ones who are planning a wedding, we have more time on our hands to scour the internet and hundreds (yes, hundreds) of red carpet photos to find you the ultimate hairstyle inspiration for your big day. (Plus, it's part of our job description.) Today's agenda: finding the inspiring hairstyles (worn down) to make even your grandest hair dreams come true. After all, it's your wedding, right? Keep reading for 14 stunning wedding day hairstyles if you've been dreaming of letting your hair down.
If you're torn between an up or down hairstyle on your wedding day, fret no further. Instead, do like model Chanel Iman and opt for an elegant half ponytail that still allows you some length but keeps flyaways at bay and the focus on your smile and wedding makeup.
Cue the romance: It's not just Gigi Hadid's white dress that feels bridal in nature, as it's also her large barreled curls and brushed-back volume. (For statement-making strands on the big day, you can't miss with T3's Whirl Quartet $310)
Voluminous cascading curls and a straightforward part à la actress Shay Mitchell don't miss a beat when it comes to one of the ultimate ways to wear your hair down for your wedding.
To get model Jourdan Dunn's undulating twists and waves, all you'll need to do is curl, twist, pin, and spray. For all day (and night) hold, we're fans of R+Co's Outerspace Flexible Hairspray ($30)
If you're looking for a flowing low-maintenance hairstyle but crave something with a little more interest than basic curls, a strategic bobby pin like model Elsa Hosk's can do wonders on your special day.
We'd honestly wear every single one of Zendaya's red carpet hairstyles come the day we say our vows. However, this voluminous style worn down with expanded curls is on another level entirely. (It might even steal the spotlight from the rest of your wedding day look.)
Polished in the front and bit more party-friendly in the back, this one-part mermaid, one-part braided down 'do is perfect for anyone who's feeling indecisive when it comes to their wedding hairstyle.
Be still our heart, actress Zoë Kravitz has done it again. (Arresting us with her siren-like beauty, that is.) And where head-turning wedding hairstyles are concerned, we're not sure if her platinum blonde, half-shaved, half-micro-braided down hairstyle can be surpassed.
For those who love the idea of a vintage-inspired wedding hairstyle, Kendall Jenner's Old Hollywood–esque look boasts serious potential. For shine like Jenner's, we've become monogamous to Oribe's Supershine Moisturizing Cream ($20)
The first thing we did upon seeing Jessica Biel's epically gorgeous Golden Globes hairstyle? Take a screenshot and save it to our wedding hair board, of course.
If you're looking for a way to wear your hair down that's both natural and not too precious, model Joan Smalls epitomizes the ultimate inspiration: sultry coils and lots (and lots) of volume. (Plus, a slightly off-center part like Smalls's will add an even heftier dose of drama.)
Even if you lack naturally bold texture, you can still make a statement as you walk down the aisle. We love the way Gal Gadot's sleekly brushed-back style keeps her facial features front and center.
In addition to her romantic curls and brushed back crimson mane, we also think actress Madeline Brewer's pearl-studded strands deserve a standing ovation. And while she debuted this particular look at this year's SAG Awards, it could double as a head-turning wedding hairstyle.
Actress Yara Shahidi never ceases to wow us with her onslaught of covetable hairstyles, and this mega-watt afro is no exception. To keep strands off your face without sacrificing must-have volume, try a headband like Shahidi's.