We hear you: “Wedding hair” and “five-minute tresses” hardly seem like they belong in the same sentence. But while you might think five-minute hairstyles are best left for lazy days, these quick and easy ‘dos can actually produce some truly romantic and elegant results — seriously. If you’re a bridal babe looking to alleviate stress and speed up the long routine usually reserved for your big day, scroll on for 15 styles that might just change your mind.


1. French Braid Bun: This intricate style might look like it took hours, but it really only takes a few simple braids (and a handful of bobby pins) to put this luxe ‘do in place. If you really want to up the wow factor, add a few sparkly pins or flowers for a look that’s sure to stun. (via Once Wed / Our Labor of Love)


2. Side Wrap Braid: If you can’t decide between leaving your locks down or sweeping them off your face, this lovely look is the perfect compromise. A half braid lifts your tresses off one side, pushing them away to the opposite shoulder. For a little extra texture, give the rest of your mane a slight curl or wave using your fave iron. (via Makeup.com)


3. Simple Chignon: This beautiful updo is a great choice for bridal babes looking to get their long locks up and off their face. You really can’t go wrong with this classic look, which has just the right balance of casual and chic. (via Rubi Jones)


4. Half-Crown Braid: Simply braid a small section of hair from either side of your face and pin it into place with a few bobby pins for this boho-chic style. The best part is that this look works fabulously for hair of any length. (via Hair Romance)


5. Tousled Low Updo: This low updo has us swooning. The intricate bun is the perfect pick for long-haired gals looking to create a messy (but chic) style on their special day. While the ‘do looks fab with some loose strands, make sure you secure your hard work with lots of bobby pins so it’ll last long into the night. (via Twist Me Pretty)


6. Half Up Hair Bow: Forget five minutes — this look takes about thirty seconds. Simply grab two small sections of hair on either side of your face, pull them back and tie them in a dainty bow to achieve this lovely style. If you want to add a bit more texture, give the rest of your tresses a bit of a curl or wave using an iron or salt spray. (via We See Rainbows)


7. Wrapped Hairband Updo: An elegant headband can really elevate your wedding day hairdo, but in this case it’s used as more than a simple accessory. Wrap your locks around the lower part of an elastic headband to create this sophisticated hairstyle, letting the strands around your face fall free to frame your beautiful mug. (via Missy Sue)


8. Braid With a Twist: A little bit boho and way easy to put together, this messy braid is a must-have for a warm weather wedding. To be sure your perfectly messy hair stays in place throughout the day, finish off the style with a long-lasting hairspray. (via Barefoot Blonde)


9. Simple French Roll: Long haired gals shouldn’t get to have all the fun! This modern and chic updo is a fab way for shorter haired brides to get strands out of their faces using some cleverly placed bobby pins (and a lot of hairspray). (via Treasures and Travels)


10. Twisted Ponytail: While your typical pony might be a tad too casual for a wedding ceremony, the simple addition of some twisted strands can make this style work for your big day. Not only can this lovely look be used on hair of any length, but it only takes a few bobby pins and a hair tie to achieve. (via The Beauty Department)


11. The Knotted Bun: This DIY bun looks fancy enough to be worn on your big day, but it’s so simple you might be tempted to wear it on a daily basis as well. Section your hair into two parts and start twisting away to rock this intricate updo. (via LuLu*s)


12. Messy French Twist: We never thought we’d describe a hairstyle as both “easy” and “elegant,” but we can’t think of any better adjectives for this stunner. Make sure to give your locks lots of texture with a volumizing product, and then get to twisting your way to this fab and simple look. (via Once Wed / Irrelephant)


13. Waterfall Braids: Waterfall braids have been slowly taking over our Pinterest boards for ages, so why not give the selfie-worthy style a go on your special day? As intricate as the braids might appear, they’re actually a breeze to DIY in a matter of minutes. (via Divine Caroline)

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14. Half Up Headband: We’re fully on board with channeling your inner princess on your big day, and this regal half updo certainly puts you on the right track. A glam headband and your hands are the only tools you need for these twisted locks, but you can always take it one step further by giving your hair a quick curl with a hot iron. (via Your Stylist AJ)


15. Low Rolled Bun: Messy yet elegant, this updo adds plenty of texture to your wedding day hair. The casual style will look fantastic when paired with a formal white dress, and the look can even be upgraded with the addition of a flashy clip or two. (via Say Yes)

What do you think of a five-minute bridal hairstyle? Crazy cool or not your style? Let us know by tweeting us @BritandCo!