Karen Belz
Updated September 13, 2016 5:21 am

Have you ever planned a wedding before? It’s crazy hectic. All of a sudden, you find yourself having weird opinions on linen colors and napkin folds, both which seem so important all of a sudden. The last thing you should worry about is whether or not your hair will stay pretty when the reception and the after-party ends.

Fall wedding are the absolute best, since you typically don’t have to deal with a ton of humidity. While this is a good excuse to let your long locks down, it’s still totally cool to sport an updo on the big day. Really, you can’t go wrong with whatever you decide to do. The most important thing is to have fun with it, and experiment with ways that make you feel stunning.

Here are a few great examples of wedding hair that will totally outshine the competition at a wedding — whether you’re a bride, a bridesmaid, or just an enthusiastic wedding guest.


Monika’s Boutique Salon refers to this look as a “bridesmaid updo,” but it’s adorable for brides and guests as well. The braid will make you feel like you’re totally channeling your inner Daenerys Targaryan.


Speaking of braids, let’s talk about this incredible half up/half down style that includes a double braid side. This is a good choice if you’ll be at a wedding in a chillier part of the world, since it’ll give your neck a little warmth while continuing to look classy.


Here’s another totally gorgeous half-updo. Can our hair just magically look like this every day?


This one truly should be captioned as “I didn’t even know hair could do this.” While it totally gives neck protection for the colder months ahead, it also gives off such an elegant vibe.


This style? Incredibly gorgeous. Plus, a bride can find plenty of ways to set the veil with a look like this. By piling on top, you’ll have incredible control of the style throughout the night.


Pretty headpieces always help to ensure that things stay in place, especially during particularly windy days. Flower crowns can accentuate both the dress, and the hair. (Note: You’ll probably only want to adopt this style if you are, in fact, the bride. It might be weird if you’re not.)


Of course, your headpiece doesn’t need to be the star of the show. With a style like this, the clip just enhances the pile of curls.


Are you a simple bride? Then this carefree style will be a perfect choice. It’s stunning, yet it still has the “I naturally look this great with just five minutes of time!” look to it. Wedding guests, this would be an ideal choice for you as well!


Check out this incredible braid! This style looks both put-together and playful. Let’s be honest here — braids are pretty much perfect for any season.


And, uh… speaking of incredible braids…


Incredible cosmetologist Nigel C. Mask takes credit for this look, which will make you both look and feel like an all-star.


And, this is what you get when you combine braids, curls, flowers, and the desire to keep your neck covered — a masterpiece.