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20 Wedding Ponytail Hairstyles for the Modern, Romantic, and Bohemian Bride

Updated on February 2, 2018
Here’s proof that the laid-back style is totally wedding-worthy.
Mike Colón; Courtesy of Muse by Berta

When it comes to your wedding day, it’s easy to overthink things. Sure, it’s one of the biggest days of your life (gulp), but that doesn’t mean you can’t take it easy on at least some of the details. When you already have enough to stress over, taking the less-is-more approach to your wedding-day hairstyle is the way to go. Enter: The ponytail wedding hairstyle.

Just hear us out. Ponytails get a bad rap for being basic, and while they may be our go-to on lazy days and trips to the gym, that doesn’t mean we can’t step up the style when the occasion calls. Trust us, it just requires a little strategy. And besides, when every detail of your day is planned to the tee, a laid-back pony is the perfect way to strike a balance. Think of it this way: You won’t have to wake up extra early in order to make it to the altar on time! (You’ll thank us when you don’t have to pack the concealer on those dark circles.) It’s time our beloved ponytail gets the credit it deserves.

If you’re thinking the sporty style isn’t wedding-day appropriate, think again, because we have the photos to prove it. Ahead, 20 ponytail updos for weddings, pretty enough for the big day and beyond.

See more: Our Favorite Natural Hairstyles From Real Weddings

###The Romantic Rendition Opt for a center part, a low ponytail, and lots of flyaways for a look romantic enough for Juliet.

Thomas Concordia

The Romantic Rendition

Opt for a center part, a low ponytail, and lots of flyaways for a look romantic enough for Juliet.

###The Fabulous Fishtail Hybrid A plush fishtail braid stops mid-way before loosening into a carefree pony.

Courtesy of Monika Ottehenning

The Fabulous Fishtail Hybrid

A plush fishtail braid stops mid-way before loosening into a carefree pony.

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Dan and Corina Lecca

An Ultra-Feminine Finish

All you need is a feminine ribbon to take this simple style up a notch. Make it even more eye-catching by choosing a satin in a statement shade.

###Loose Locks As opposed to a slicked-back style, opt for loose, romantic strands.

Photo by Jamie English

Loose Locks

As opposed to a slicked-back style, opt for loose, romantic strands.

###The Voluminous Pony The juxtaposition between the volume in your ponytail and shiny, slicked-back front is as playful as it is unexpected.

Greg Finck; Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

The Voluminous Pony

The juxtaposition between the volume in your ponytail and shiny, slicked-back front is as playful as it is unexpected.

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###Toss the Tie Don't want a hair tie to distract from your style? After securing your pony, pull a piece of hair from the bottom and wrap it around the tie. Then, fasten the strand with a pin beneath the elastic. So simple!

Courtesy of Sara Lobla

Toss the Tie

Don’t want a hair tie to distract from your style? After securing your pony, pull a piece of hair from the bottom and wrap it around the tie. Then, fasten the strand with a pin beneath the elastic. So simple!

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Dan and Corina Lecca

The Metallic Pick-Me-Up

Sometimes all it takes is a sparkly accessory to perfect a pony. A metallic wrap around the base of your ponytail is our favorite wedding-day hack for the modern bride.

###Wispy and Whimsical Give your bridal look a certain *je ne sais quoi* with this easy, breezy hairstyle. There’s nothing sexier than pairing a too-cool-to-care ponytail with [sheer details](https://www.brides.com/story/sexy-wedding-dress-photos)—especially for those laid-back [destination ceremonies](https://www.brides.com/story/must-know-advice-for-destination-wedding-planning).

Mike Colón; Courtesy of Muse by Berta

Wispy and Whimsical

Give your bridal look a certain je ne sais quoi with this easy, breezy hairstyle. There’s nothing sexier than pairing a too-cool-to-care ponytail with sheer details—especially for those laid-back destination ceremonies.

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Marijke Aerden; Courtesy of Viktor&Rolf Mariage

Go Shortie

A cropped cut doesn’t mean you can’t have a special, stunning style for your walk down the aisle. A minimalist ponytail held with an invisible elastic is fabulously fresh and modern.

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Courtesy of Almond Leaf Studios

Bump It Up

Bump up a simple ponytail by teasing strands at the crown of your head for some extra volume.

###The Polished Pony Don’t overload your guests with the visuals. Let your gown (and your pretty face) take center stage with this sleek side-part ponytail.

Courtesy of Romona Keveza

The Polished Pony

Don’t overload your guests with the visuals. Let your gown (and your pretty face) take center stage with this sleek side-part ponytail.

###Subtle Sparkle Give an unfussy side pony a dose of glam with a subtly [sparkly hairpiece](https://www.brides.com/gallery/wedding-hair-accessories).

Photo by Luke Walker of Clark Walker Studio

Subtle Sparkle

Give an unfussy side pony a dose of glam with a subtly sparkly hairpiece.

###The Preppy Pony Never underestimate the power of a clean, high ponytail. We can’t think of a better way to show off the details on the [back of your beautiful gown](https://www.brides.com/gallery/real-brides-backless-wedding-dresses).

Jana Williams

The Preppy Pony

Never underestimate the power of a clean, high ponytail. We can’t think of a better way to show off the details on the back of your beautiful gown.

###Tousled Tresses This tousled, braided ponytail by Lindsey Pengelly is a bohemian bride's dream, thanks to tons of volume and ultra-romantic plaits.

Danielle Rose Cook

Tousled Tresses

This tousled, braided ponytail by Lindsey Pengelly is a bohemian bride’s dream, thanks to tons of volume and ultra-romantic plaits.

###Tantalizing Textured Texturize your low, natural ponytail with your favorite, foolproof texturizing spray for a bohemian-goddess finish.