As much as we all love a beautiful updo, sometimes you just want to let your hair down when planning your big day. We’re sharing 13 of our favorite wedding hairstyles that aren’t updos, including half up-half down creations and beautiful braids. Whether you’re a boho bride planning a rustic fall fête or a classic bride hosting an elegant winter soiree, you’re sure to find something here that inspires you. Not heading down the aisle yourself? These styles work just as well for bridesmaids and guests.

Natural Curls + Flower Crown

1. Free-Flowing Curls + Flower Crown: A crown featuring your favorite seasonal blooms makes a simple hairstyle all the more beautiful. We love the way this floral wreath complements the bride’s free-flowing curls. (via From the Hip Photo)

DIY Messy Fishtail Braid

2. DIY Messy Fishtail Braid: Thanks to the enduring popularity of Frozen, braids are still going strong as one of the hottest bridal hairstyles. Try this loosened fishtail for an innovative twist on the classic. (via Meghan Kay Sadler)

Side Twist With Ribbon

3. Side Twist With Ribbon: You’ve heard of using ribbon to tie off your bouquet, but what about your hair? This interwoven look provides an unexpected surprise. (via Anne Robert Photography)

DIY Asymmetric Crown Braid

4. DIY Asymmetric Crown Braid: When you can’t quite decide between leaving your hair down and having it braided, this breezy style delivers the best of both worlds. Get the look in three fast steps with the help of our tutorial. (via Brit + Co)

Twisted Curls

5. Twisted Curls: Be the belle of the ball with twisted curls and loose ringlets even Scarlett O’Hara would envy. (via Angel He Photography)

DIY Boho Crown Braid

6. DIY Boho Crown Braid: No tiara for you. An of-the-moment crown braid is just as stylish and much more modern. (via Brit + Co)

Loose Twists

7. Loose Twists: Skip the fancy clip and hold your hair in place with twisted strands of hair. It’s an ideal style choice for the free-spirited bride. (via Sally Pinera)

DIY Faux Bob

8. DIY Faux Bob: Rock shorter locks on your special day, no drastic haircut required. With just a little ponytail and pinning action, you can easily transform long hair into a faux bob that seems remarkably real. (via Brit + Co)

Natural Texture

9. Voluminous Beauty: Looking to dial up the drama and make an unforgettable entrance? A voluminous all-down hairstyle is sure to turn some heads. (via White Rabbit Studios)

Braids + Waves

10. Braids + Waves: For a look of rustic romance, nothing beats a bundle of braids and cascade of messy waves. (via Tiffani Jones)

DIY Double Knot Ponytail

11. DIY Double Knot Ponytail: Versatile enough for both the wedding and honeymoon, this knotted ponytail is a refreshingly relaxed choice. (via Meghan Kay Sadler)

DIY Pomp + Pin Curls

12. DIY Pomp + Pin Curls: Elegant, upscale affairs call for glamorous ‘dos. Make a statement by stepping out in vintage-inspired pin curls and a beyond-pretty pomp. (via Brit + Co)

DIY Fishtail Braid Ponytail

13. DIY Fishtail Braid Ponytail: Keep your hair off of your face in style with this classy creation that marries two of our favorite looks — the fishtail braid and pony. (via Danielle Evans Photography)

Which of these creative hairstyles is your favorite? Are there any others you especially love? Share some fresh ideas below.