Wedding season is underway, but while we've got your outfit covered with our edits of ultra-cool wedding guest dresses and affordable high-street options, we have yet to venture into the world of beauty. With one wedding already under my belt for the year (and another two coming up in the next couple months), I've realised how easy it is to overlook the finishing touches of wedding-guest dressing when all our focus tends to be on that hunt for the perfect outfit.
My first wedding of the year involved me frantically trying to secure a pearl hair clip in the two spare minutes I had before it was absolutely essential that we left to get to the church on time. (Nobody wants to be the person who arrives after the bride—especially when you've only got a hair accessory to blame.) So to prevent you from reliving my own last-minute hair panic, I've rounded up a whole lot of wedding-guest hairstyle inspiration so that you can plan ahead.
To keep things super straightforward, I've identified a few simple styles that will take just minutes to do and work for all hair types (buns, twisted updos, ponytails, etc). Keep scrolling for 33 of the best (and easiest) wedding-guest hairstyles for a stress-free wedding season.
A simple low bun takes seconds to do, is perfect for keeping your hair off your face during a summer wedding and looks even more stylish when you leave a few strands loose around your face—see above. (A definite plus if you aren't the best at styling your own hair!)
Nnenna takes the low bun to the next level with her covetable hair clip stack. I love how she's teamed the eclectic accessories with a printed dress for a maximalist approach to wedding-guest dressing.
Even simpler than a bun is this two-minute twist demonstrated by Johanne. Simply pull your hair back like you're going to tie it into a ponytail, and then twist it upwards from the nape of your neck. Secure in place with a statement butterfly clip and you're good to go.
All of our fashion friends are wearing hair scarves right now, and when they look as elegant as Peony's, it's easy to see why. Tie one around a high bun and leave the ends loose for a romantic wedding-guest look.
A more modern take on Johanne's butterfly clip, Stephanie's dishevelled hair twist is all about the statement hair clips. Leave some hair loose around your face, and let the ends of your hair poke out for a boho vibe.
The half-up, half-down hairstyle takes approximately 30 seconds to do and genuinely looks great on everyone. It's a great option if, like me, you prefer wearing your hair down but want to try something a little different for a special occasion.