I am a simple girl. I want to be comfortable, I want my hair out of my face, and yet I like the versatility of long hair. Here in California, we have almost all warm weather. My ponytail is my go-to hairstyle even for formal events.
But a ponytail... on your wedding? Really?
I can hear your skepticism. It is your wedding day... is a ponytail really appropriate?
While it is especially important to be comfortable on your wedding day, it is equally important to be fashionable. But I am not talking about just ANY ponytail. This isn't the ponytail you quickly do when you are running to the gym. These days I have seen glamorous and elaborate ponytails. I have seen:
- braided ponytails
- low ponytails with defined waves
- intentionally messy ponytails
- high ponytails with face-framing side bangs
This is just the start. Read on to find out 6 reasons that you should celebrate the bridal ponytail and consider it for your wedding, your bridal shower, or your engagement photo shoot.
Reasons that Modern Brides Love the Classic Ponytail
Comfort is Everything on your Wedding Day
On your wedding day, you will be running around quite a bit as you quickly transition from hair and make-up, sneak in those photos, have your ceremony, and dash to the reception. No one has time to be fiddling with hair.
If you're like me, that annoying "hair in face" syndrome can get frustrating. The ponytail keeps you free to focus on what really matters - the love of your life, your guests, and having fun!
Stay Cool Even for Summer Weddings
Depending on the time of year that you get married, you may want to consider ways to stay cool so that your make-up doesn't sweat off. This is especially important for Fall and Summer brides. If your ceremony is outside, it is crucial to consider ways to stay cool. A chic ponytail is the solution.
2 Looks in 1: Change it up from Ceremony to Reception
The ponytail is a really easy (and fast) way to change up your look for the reception. Let your hairstyle be a part of the transformation. Sparkle and shine in a sweet ponytail for your ceremony, and then take it out for the reception to dance the night away in a fabulous downdo. This is especially easy to do if you chose a ponytail with a touch of curl because it has shape and movement when you "unleash it".
You paid a lot for your dress. Show it off!
The ponytail is a popular favorite because it allows you to show off the neckline and back detail of your gown beautifully. Don't cover up what you paid for!
Twisting and twirling around a loose ponytail braid in the most naturally stunning way, a beaded crystal hair vine enticingly adds that pop of sparkle for this high pony braid.
Ideal for Brides who can't Decide Between Wearing an Updo or Downdo
Maybe you are on the fence about committing to an elegant updo or a glorious downdo. The ponytail is a happy medium. Half updo & half downdo, it gives you the best of both worlds.
Ponytails are Pretty on your Wedding!
Perhaps the most important reason to wear a ponytail is that they are fashionable, fuss-free, and purely pretty. Feminine and gorgeous.
The Ponytail Pairs well with Bridal Accessories
The ponytail bridal hairstyle is especially easy to accessorize. Here are the most popular bridal accessories for a ponytail.
1. Hair Bow or Ribbon
A Disney-inspired graceful hair bow embraces feminine romance while charmingly encircling your ponytail. Plus this accessory can be personalized with your phrase of choice.
2. Crystal Hair Comb or Hair Vine Bridal Accessory
A beaded crystal hair vine or hair comb enticingly contrasts against the darkness of this bride's low pony. Not quite a braid yet not quite a ponytail, this updo uniquely combines the two in one glorious masterpiece. The bonus is that your ponytail makes hair accessories especially easy to "anchor" in your hair without slipping or moving around.
3. Ponytail Veil Hair Wrap
Designed exclusively for the cherished ponytail, the effortless and airy design of this ponytail wrap veil with a split down the middle perfectly accentuates and cradles the glory of your wedding ponytail. It is the wedding veil redesigned.
It is only available for purchase for the hot weather months.
Let me leave you with this. If Belle is your favorite Disney character, then you must at least consider a ponytail in her honor.