30 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 'do 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 'dos (the result of a killer pre-wedding blow out!) or ones that are fully, 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 'do. These hairstyles are so gorgeous that you'll never second guess the power of a ponytail 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.
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.
This bridal ponytail was all about contrast. A sleek, pulled-back crown perfectly juxtaposed the lower half of the voluminous, textured style.
To show off this beauty's fiery red mane,
curled her strands, tucked them into a loose side-pony, and topped off the look with a crystal headpiece.
A center part brought a sleek touch to this bride's long low ponytail, which was styled by Krystel Jack of
A fun play on the half-up, half-down style, this half-bun, half-ponytail creation was as modern as it was structural.
Loose and Low
used accessories—including a gold ribbon, crystal wire headband, and reverse necklace—to give shape to this flowing, romantic look.
Everything about this hairstyle felt refined, from the polished bangs to the bouncy, blown-out ponytail.
After creating the loose, wavy ponytail on her own, this bride pinned in an assortment of blooms by
as an accent.
A cross between an updo and a ponytail, this curly ponytail flowed out of a braided bun, which was created by Sam Hipoli.
This unique half-up, half-down style by
was defined by the prettiest twists and tucks and tapered off into a loose ponytail at the bottom.
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.
Speaking of glam, an elegant bouffant (literally) elevated a wrapped ponytail.
This lady's look was the definition of classic bridal style, from her romantic curly ponytail and drop earrings, to her wedding dress' subtle scoop neck.
A sparkly, netted headpiece paired perfectly with a bride's high, curly pony.
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.
The volume on this bride's ponytail was incredible. FYI: The fuller the hair, the more event-ready it looks.
To the Side
This low, wavy pony looked great paired with earrings. The casual-cool style by Lucas Shaffer was just loose enough.
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.
Lawrence Hamilton styled this elegant look, adding in a single silver clip.
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.
Thick bangs and old-Hollywood waves brought vintage flair to this bride's Styles on B ponytail.
A simple, wavy side pony was glammed up just right with a gorgeous crown at this Cambodian-Chinese wedding. Lindsay Garger of Powder Inc. was responsible for the hair.
Lots of Curls
We're not surprised that this bride was caught smiling so big—her full, curly pony was absolutely stunning.
This bride enhanceed her ponytail with a beachy side braid.
"Every day I wear a ponytail and couldn't change a habit of a lifetime for a wedding," shared this bride. "Violetta at Michael Van Clarke gave me the best ponytail I've ever had and it didn't move all night!"