34 Wedding-Worthy Ponytails to Complete Your Bridal Beauty Look
Go anywhere and you're bound to see ponytails. They're found bouncing around grocery stores, at chic restaurants, walking down the street, and in gym classes. Most girls have the pull-back-and-tie motion ingrained in their muscle memory—there's a reason why hair elastics are basically must-haves, after all. Women love the style so much they've dreamt up dozens of different renditions to wear for every event—looks perfect for work, first dates, and even formal parties! But what about for weddings? Is this more casual take on an updo appropriate? C'mon, say it with us: Why not?
The following stylish brides from real weddings all put the pony to good use, meaning you'll be in good company if you choose this simple, pretty hairstyle for this incredibly special day. Of course, the wedding ponytail isn't entirely like your tie-it-up-and-go rendition. You can choose from sleek, shiny styles (the result of an exceptional pre-wedding blow out) or ones that are full, curly, and exceptionally voluminous. Feeling something a little more bohemian? Braided and knotted iterations are always in style, as are the clean, classic options that commonly feature a wrapped piece of hair where the elastic would be.
Like any other bridal hairstyle, the ponytail is a perfect starting point for accessories. Whether you choose to glam up your look with a hair clip, crystal headband, a bunch of blooms, or pretty ribbon, there's a way to work those must-have accents into this hairstyle. These ponytails are so gorgeous that you'll never second guess the power of this look again. Ahead, a series of elevated and refined styles that are more than appropriate for your wedding day.
Textured waves brought dimension to this bride's ponytail. The updo also kept her strands up and out of the way, showing off her gown's beaded lace straps.
A fun play on the half-up, half-down style, this half-bun, half-ponytail creation was as modern as it was structural.
A low pontytail full of body and volume is a beautiful option for any bride.
After creating the loose, wavy ponytail on her own, this bride pinned in an assortment of blooms by The Wild Bunch Flowers as an accent.
Loose and Low
VickyC5used accessories—including a gold ribbon, crystal wire headband, and reverse necklace—to give shape to this flowing, romantic look.
A low ponytail with soft, flowing waves is both ethereal and beautiful.
A sparkly, netted headpiece paired perfectly with a bride's high, curly pony.
Everything about this low-pony felt ethereal—especially the loose strands that acted as a face frame. Subtle volume at the crown and crystal hair clips brought a little glam to the look.
Sophie, the bride, opted for a low side ponytail full of curls for her wedding day style.
Pearls, crystals, and bling add a celestial feel to this ponytail.
A center part brought a sleek touch to this bride's long low ponytail, which was styled by Krystel Jack of UK Hair Guru.
A cross between an updo and a ponytail, this curly ponytail flowed out of a braided bun, which was created by Sam Hipoli.
Speaking of glam, an elegant bouffant (literally) elevated a wrapped ponytail.
A high ponytail with loose, long curls is an effortless-yet-stylish option.
This bridal ponytail was all about contrast. A sleek, pulled-back crown perfectly juxtaposed the lower half of the voluminous, textured style.
To the Side
This low, wavy pony looked great paired with earrings. The casual-cool style by Lucas Shaffer was just loose enough.
On her wedding day, this bride had a hard time choosing a favorite accessory—her pearlescent headband (which dressed up her curly pony!) or her beloved pup.
A ponytail with an invisible holder, crowning volume, and soft curls is an elegant, elevated choice.
This bride's look was the definition of classic bridal style, from her romantic curly ponytail and drop earrings, to her wedding dress' subtle scoop neck.
Full of volume, gentle waves, and curled wisps, this modern ponytail photographed beautifully from all angles—especially from the side.
This bride's high ponytail put the unique back of her dress on full display.
Plenty of Sparkle
Royal-worthy bling looks both effortless, with a soft side braided ponytail, and luxe with some sparkle.
We got major Blake Lively vibes from this bride's intricate ponytail, featuring plenty of twists and purposeful knots. The style was executed by Bespoke.
A sweet side part was the perfect addition to this simple, pretty pony by The Glamourist.
The bride took her tousled waves by Hannah Farmer Creative, and gathered them low and tucking a flower into the knot for extra glamour.
Wraparound hair was a genius way to give a ponytail a more natural, unique vibe. Calvyn Cass of Brush Salon made this style ultra-sleek.