It’s perhaps the most requested, pinned, and timeless wedding hairstyle. It doesn’t really have one single name. And there are endless ways to do it.

Chances are if you’re having an upstyle for your wedding, you’ve considered some variation on the low bun.

It could be a chignon, a braided upstyle, a gathered Gibson roll or an updo to the side – but whatever way you want to style it, we just love the sexy, chic, and effortlessly classic look of a style that just sits pretty on the nape of your neck.

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Photo by Rob & Wynter Photography via Mod Wedding

While more recent styles tend to be a little messy and undone, the low bun look can also be swept up for an elegant, regal look, or styled at the back into a neater, or more stylised ‘do.

Because they sit low, and often involve soft strands framing your face, these styles aren’t as severe as a high updo or ballerina bun, but give a more polished, occasional look than a hair-down style.

Romantic, soft, and always stylish, they’re great for showing off the neckline of your dress, some gorgeous earrings or a beautiful neckpiece.

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Photo by Francesco De Tito via Bridal Musings

Many stylists creating a low bun will backcomb your hair for added volume and perhaps add waves for texture.

For a messier, undone look, they’ll pin up your tresses section by section, though of course, you can also ask for something a little sleeker, or add braids, twists, rolls, flowers and hair accessories to give the look more interest and detail.

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Photo by Stephanie W. Photography via Bridal Musings

13 Gorgeous Upstyles to Inspire Your Wedding Day ‘Do

The very best way of getting the look you’re after is to bring your stylist a few pictures of your favourite styles – and that’s where we come in!

We’ve put together a selection of gorgeous low buns, from the elegant to the undone, and from easy chignons to alternative Gibson rolls.

Don’t forget to pin your favourite, to show your hairstylist!

1. A Loop Knot

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Hair by Kasia Fortuna, Photo by Kate Nielen Photography via Bridal Musings

2. A Messy Multi-Twist

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Photo by Tomasz Wagner Photography & Film via Bridal Musings

3. Smooth & Sleek

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Photo by Z Media via Bridal Musings

4. Cinnamon Roll

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Photo by Kate Grewal Photography for Kelsey Genna via Bridal Musings

5. Soft Bangs

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Photo by SugarLove Weddings via The Wedding Chicks

6. Curls & Blossoms

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Photo by Troy Grover Photographers via Style Me Pretty

7. Head Band Bun

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Photo by Jemma Keech for Bride La Boheme via Bridal Musings

8. Long Hair Twist

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Photo by Jemma Keech Photography for Percy Handmade via Bridal Musings

9. Loose & Lovely

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Photo by Saja Wedding via Bridal Musings

10. Braided Side Bun

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Photo by Kaysha Weiner via Bridal Musings

11. Undone French

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Photo by Catherine Mead Photography for Hermione Harbutt via Bridal Musings

12. Roll Up

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Photo by Sylvie Gil via Style Me Pretty

13. The Signature Chignon

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Photo by Jen Huang via Style Me Pretty

They’re all so beautiful, but I think that last one has to be my favourite – what about you?

If you’re planning to do your own hair on your wedding day, check out our easy braided updo tutorial, it’s also a great way to try out a low upstyle for a day, to see how you like it.

Have you got any tips for choosing your wedding hairstyle? Please do share in the comments below.

Be inspired by more gorgeous bridal hairstyles on Pinterest.