Stylish Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair

15 Stylish Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair You Have Try In 2023

Here is my list of the most stylish wedding hairstyles for medium hair. These include buns, braids, half-up half-down hairstyles and styles that go with a veil. 

Wedding season’s here! And so is the age old question that has plagued all brides… “How do I wear my hair during my special day?”

Between picking out your outfit, decor, cake and catering, sometimes you forget doing research on wedding hairstyles.

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But picking out a wedding hairstyle doesn’t have to be hard, especially if you have medium length hair. There’s plenty of styles you can choose from ranging from soft and romantic, to sleek and sophisticated and edgy and out-of-the-box.

I have compiled a list of some of my favorite wedding hairstyles for medium hair down below. Check it out to see if any of them fit your wedding aesthetic. 

Stylish Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair

Here are some of the most popular and easy-to-create wedding hairstyles for medium hair. So which one would be your favorite? 

Medium Windswept Waves

Stylish Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair
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Now this is one of my favorite hairstyles for weddings as it’s just so easy to create and it also looks pretty. And wavy hair goes with a lot of wedding dress styles so you don’t have to worry about that either.

I also like how this particular hairstyle is sort of romantic because of the windswept, messy nature of the wavy hair.

If you do have straight or wavy hair, this hairstyle is very easy to create. However, if you have curly hair or coily hair you might need to straighten first. 

Also, you can do a windswept curls version of this hairdo if you do not want to change your natural hair texture. 

Old Hollywood Marcel Waves

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If the aesthetic of your wedding is old Hollywood glamor or if you’re looking for sophistication and elegance in your wedding ensemble, 

Marcel waves have been in fashion since the 1920s and were popular throughout the 60s and 70s. So if you’re wearing your grandma’s or mother’s vintage wedding dress, this style is something you should look into. 

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It’s also quite easy to create on medium length hair. You just need a hair waver and maybe you can do it yourself without a hairstylist. 

Low Bun Wedding Hairstyle

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Now a low bun is one of the most sought after wedding hairstyles and for good reason too. This is a classic. 

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You can do a low bun in several different ways – you can use a hair clip, make a low knot, create a messy low bun, keep it sleek and tight. So many versatile ways to create one low bun hairstyle!

And you can match this hairstyle with your wedding outfit and aesthetic just so easily. 

I also love this hairstyle as it helps accentuate any hair accessories you are wearing. 

So if you have something blue and borrowed like a vintage hair comb or tiara or even a flower crown, a low bun is the perfect choice of hairstyle to bring it into focus.

Soft Romantic Curls

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Ah! A fairy hairstyle for a fairytale wedding… What could be better! 

I love how soft curls bring out the softness in a person’s face. 

If you have a very, sharp angular jawline, these curls can help soften the effect and if you’re a plus size woman the curls also help bring out the roundness of your face in a good way.

Messy Bun With Crown

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I love wearing a messy bun. It’s one of the most versatile hairstyles in the world. It’s suitable for any wedding function and works well on medium, short and even long hair lengths.

You can try the messy bun look if you’re a bride or just a member of the bridal party.

For the more glamorous brides, I suggest pairing this messy bun with rhinestone jewelry like a handloom tiara to add the oomph quotient. 

Braided Updo With Flowers

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This is one of the most romantic wedding hairstyles ever! It’s so cute. And it goes well with medium hair lengths too. 

You can braid your hair into a classic design and tie it all up in a bun. I also suggest leaving a few wispy strands to frame your face to soften the whole look.

I like how you can experiment with the braid in this hairstyle. You can opt for regular braids, dutch braids, fishtail braids, etc. 

Classy French Knot/Chignon

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This one’s for all my sophisticated girlies out there. If your taste veers more towards sweet and simple, then the classy French knot is a fantastic wedding hairstyle. 

The French knot or Chignon is a more sophisticated take on the bun and gives a more sophisticated, stately look. It’s also a great hairstyle if your hair is slightly longer. 

Voluminous Curly Half-Up Hairstyle

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Sleek, Straight and Simple 

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No time? Having a simple, backyard wedding? Do not want to spend a bomb on hairstyles? No worries, just grab your favorite flat iron or hair straightening brush and get to straightening your hair. 

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Yes, this is all you need! This is an especially good idea for a wedding hairstyle if you have curly or coily hair usually and want to look different or try something new for your wedding day. 

Low Ponytail With Bow

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I mean I get it, no one’s idea of a wedding hairstyle is a ponytail but hear me out. 

There’s different ways to wear your hair tied up and a low ponytail that curls at the ends and has a cute bow to match your wedding dress. Ain’t that cute?

Waterfall Braid For Shoulder Length Hair

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Middle Part With Natural Hair

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Thick Crown Braids Extensions Hairstyle

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Thick Crown Braids Extensions Hairstyle

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Thick Crown Braids Extensions Hairstyle

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FAQs about Wedding Hairstyles For Medium Hair

Now that you’ve taken a look at my pick for the top wedding hairstyles for medium hair, here are some of your frequently asked questions that I’ve answered. These include mainly wedding hair-related queries.

How soon before my wedding should I get my hair done?

If you’re getting a haircut, then I suggest getting it done at least a month or 3 weeks before your wedding. This will give your hair ample time to set properly and you will also get used to your haircut, removing any regrets around it during the wedding day. 
But if we are talking about getting your hair done during the wedding day I highly recommend starting just 3 hours before your wedding and leaving a margin of 1 hour just in case of emergencies. 
It’s okay if you have to wash and prep your hair earlier in the day. But do not get your hair done early in the morning if you have the ceremony later in the evening. 

Which hair cut is best for a wedding?

You can choose any sort of haircut for your wedding day. It depends on your hair length, type and of course, your personal preferences. But whatever haircut you’re choosing, make sure to get it done at least a month in advance. 
This gives hair time to settle down. If needed you can’t always get a slight trim right before the wedding but getting a full-fledged new haircut right before d-day is a bad idea. 

How do you do a low bun on medium hair for a wedding?

Creating a low bun is pretty easy and this hairstyle should work on medium hair lengths pretty easily too. To start off you need to put your hair in a low ponytail with the elastic tied quite loosely.
Next, wrap the elastic around the hair again to make it tighter but only take half of your ponytail. This would look like you already have a bun with the end section of your hair sticking out from the half ponytail.
Take this section of hair and wrap it around the elastic and pin it into place with bobby pins. You can even try tucking the hair back into the elastic and then securing it with hair pins for a neater look. 

Should you get makeup or hair done first before the wedding?

Ideally, you should get both hair and makeup done last so that it looks the freshest. And honestly, if you’re getting married during the winter or fall, it won’t really matter if you get your hair or makeup done first.
But in the hot summer months, it’s best to get your hair done. This is because you might get sweaty and your makeup might get ruined while getting the hair done.

Summary on Wedding Hairstyles for Medium Length Hair

I hope my list of the most stylish wedding hairstyles for medium hair has helped you get some idea of how to get your hair done on your big day.

You can use these as reference to show to your hairdresser to help them get a better idea of what to do.

Also, make sure you are matching the hairstyle to the kind of wedding dress and jewelry you are wearing. 

Pay extra attention to the neckline of the dress as you don’t want your hair to hide it but to accentuate it. Same goes for any special jewelry like earrings or necklaces. 

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