While it may seem trendy, changing out of your wedding dress into a second outfit for your wedding reception isn't a new concept. In fact, brides have been doing wardrobe changes for almost a century. But, why not kick it up a notch by changing your hairstyle too!

Often, wedding day style teams offer to have someone stick around for touch-ups and more. So instead of a simple touch up to your eyeliner and powder, consider having them restyle your hair before the reception.

Below are 3 hairstyle transitions to inspire your wedding day look this year.

Let it down!

Half-up, half-down hairstyles are perfect for the Rocky Mountain Bride. 

From a casual mountain elopement to a formal black-tie wedding, half-up, half-down hairstyles are flattering on every bride. Not to mention, they're extremely versatile. With the addition of a sparkly hair comb, you can take this style up a few notches as seen in the photo above. Or, pin in a few flowers from your floral selection to create a more natural look.

For a subtle transition, have your stylist remove the hairpins. Let it down for a more relaxed and fun look on the dance floor! 

This is a transition that could easily be done yourself if you don't have the budget to have your stylist stick around.


Slick it back into a sleek party bun!

Romantic, wavy locks are simple and elegant! 

With a few bobby pins, a sparkly hair comb, and some hairspray, you can transition your hair into a sleek party bun. This is perfect for the bride that wants to look flawless while getting down on the dance floor.

Need a little wardrobe change inspiration? We are crushing on this two-piece dress from Blue Bridal Boutique


Pull it back, and let loose!

We love the look of beach waves! They're perfect for any destination wedding or bohemian bride-to-be! 

Beach waves also make for an effortless transition for any after party or reception. Just pull your hair back and this messy updo is perfect for the carefree or casual bride.

Consider losing the long gown for a 'little white dress' and you're ready to let loose!

If you're considering changing your hairstyle from your ceremony to your reception, chat with your stylist ahead of time! A trial run may be necessary to avoid any day-of hiccups and to ensure everything goes smoothly.

For more hair inspiration, check out the Rocky Mountain Bride 'Wedding Day Hair + Makeup' Pinterest Board.