Vintage wedding hairstyles are always classic, which is why Pinterest is so full of ideas. We’ve done the research for you and collected some of the best time-tested hairstyles from several decades. We also learned from several stylists that the key to acing the vintage look is to not overdo it. Unless your wedding is a full-out themed wedding from a certain decade, make sure to mix your look with some modern elements to avoid looking like you’re headed for a costume party rather than holy matrimony. The brides below got the balance just right and provide inspiration for timeless style. Whether you’re going for Gatsby glitz, Old Hollywood glamour, or a pumped up 1960’s beehive, we’ve got all the inspiration you need for a vintage inspired look.
Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out our favorite wedding hairstyles for long hair.
To absolutely nail Gatsby glam like these two beauties, all you have to do is pair a jewel studded headpiece with a simple hairstyle – like a low twisted bun or soft curls.
The front curls in this classy pin-up style look great on any face shape and can be incorporated into a variety of styles including a loose bun, a side pony or an elaborate updo.
When your dress has a flashy retro look all it’s own, go with some simple vintage waves to tie it together in a polished way.
This bride could have come straight out of an early 1920’s snapshot with that wavy updo and lacy floral hairpin. We love this look with a sleeved dress, especially sheer or flowing mid-length sleeves.
This vintage roll-up hairstyle is amazing paired with bold, crimson red details like lips, roses, nails, shoes – or even the dress!
This polished pony has vintage chic written all over it, perfect for embellishing with lace, jewels or flowers (and for keeping you cool during a hot summer ceremony).
For simple retro appeal, pull back big bouncy barrel curls with a vintage accessory on one side matched by a big wave on the other.
This low bun with a part in the front is a perfect combination of retro and modern, and it looks great from every angle.
This sweet low-do with a silk bow is perfect for a bride with thick bangs and an appreciation for 1950’s style.
A wispy beehive is sassy, sweet and clears the way for statement earrings and elaborate dress designs to really stand out.
A 60’s bouffant with barrel curls adds a retro touch to your look without going overboard and looks absolutely stunning when paired with pearls.
Pairing a pumped up hairstyle with a chic headband is a subtle way to incorporate 1960’s glam in 2016.