Wedding day hair: The best of bridal up'dos

If you have the dress, the venue and caterers already sorted then it's time to begin planning how your hair is going to look on your big day.

A classic twisted top knot is super-chic and is the perfect style for both bride and guests for withstanding any weather condition. But a simple ponytail can also be transformed into a wedding day style that is fashion-forward by adding volumising powder for an effortlessly elegant finish beneath your veil.

So, whether you decide to wear your hair up in pretty plaits or a sophisticated Parisian-style chignon we've found the best of breathtaking bridal hair straight off the catwalk to inspire your big day look…

This season's crimped retro locks are the ideal for the summer bride who wants a look that is soft and romantic with a fun femenine touch 

A sharp side parting adds heaps of style onto this understated yet chic look and will look perfect on the bride and guests alike 

A sleek and sophisticated chignon is a classic amongst brides for good reason. Pulled back tight this look is going to stay flawless throughout your big day and provides a dreamy base to place your veil upon 

Give your hair a 50s twist with inspiration from Jean Paul Gaultier's beautiful models whose vintage rolls will look good on any woman at any age 

Add an edgier twist to the traditional ballerina bun with more body underneath the crown and a loose finish by leaving strands free around the base of the top knot 

To add a touch of gloss without the grease to your bridal hairstyle make sure you look out for a silocone-based ingredient ......... super healthy shine 

Roberto Cavalli kept his simple chignons and intricate fishtail plaits looking edgy by weaving the models' own hair around the bands and hair ties for a seamless yet soft finish 

Tease locks into low-slung ponytails with a relaxed matte texture for an up-to-date wedding day look 

Pin your plaits in patterns for suprise detailing that will give glamour from beneath your veil 

A crown of plaits inspired by Valentino will leave you looking no less than princess perfect on your special day 

This intricate weave of little coiled knots could be the perfect look to pack plenty of impact from beneath a simple veil 

Go girly with a sleek fringe, floral accessories or a symmetrical up-do for cute spring or summer styling 

With all the impact at the front of this soft stylish hairstyle there's no need for a viel but weaving a few flowers from your bridal bouquet into this look would add the perfect finishing touch for summer 

Emerson shows how to wear braids as a stylish headband 

Accessories have the abilty to give any hairdo maximum style with minimum effort. These delicate beaded pins and a simple tiara-style alice band will also fix your veil in place beautifully