If you’re still in search of the perfect wedding hairstyle, don’t fret! Whether your hair is long, short, straight or curly, braids always look stunning. They protect your gorgeous locks against the elements and keep you looking great all day long. A bad hair day won’t be a concern if you try any of these 10 braided wedding hairstyle ideas.
1. Sweep Your Locks To One Side
A half-up fishtail is the ideal option for long hair. You can even sweep your fishtail braid to one side for a more romantic look. If the thickness of your braid is a little on the thin side, part your hair right in the middle to draw more focus to your face.
2. Try a Faux Hawk
For the edgier bride looking to try a cool and unique hairdo, or for those looking for a hairstyle to match their bohemian themed wedding, a faux-mohawk braid might just do the trick. Check out this guide on how to get the perfect faux-hawk.
3. Keep it Classy With a Bun
A hair bun will always be a timeless updo when it comes to wedding hairstyles. Try adding a braid to this look for an even more elegant aesthetic. Include some baby’s-breath twigs for a sweet finishing touch.
4. Go for a Milkmaid Braid
Milkmaid braids are one of the most elegant (and easiest!) hairdo options out there for your wedding day. Simply braid a regular three strand braid from one side of your hair, and cross it over to the other, then tightly secure it with bobby pins.
A braided hairstyle is particularly great for keeping your do in place during a windy beach wedding.
5. Style Your Bridesmaids in French Crowns
Styling your bridesmaids in braids will ensure messy hair isn’t a problem while they’re busy handling all their duties on your wedding day. A French Crown braid creates a beautiful tiara of hair by linking your braid from one side of your head to the other.
6. Match With Your Groom
There’s no reason why the groom can’t rock a braid too! This groom is sporting a double dutch braid that’s both practical and fun.
7. Rock a Unique Short Braid
If the groom’s hair is on the shorter side, he can still rock out a single dutch braid at the top of his crown. A buzz shave on the sides will make the braid pop even more.
8. Let Your Hair Down With a Waterfall Braid
Still want to keep your hair loose? A waterfall braid is one lovely way you can show off your long, cascading locks (and is overall a spectacular effect, if we do say so ourselves). Although this style can be a little more elaborate in terms of prep time, the waterfall hairstyle is both stunning and unique – perfect for a wedding ceremony.
9. Twist your locks
Katelyn McCullough from Elwyn and Cass sent us this cute idea for a more casual hairdo. This simple twisted braid done with only two sections of hair forms the perfect crown. Adorn your locks with fresh flowers for that fairytale flair.
10. Sport a Unique Fishtail Braid
Add a little more texture to your fishtail by teasing sections of the tail. The finished look is both sophisticated and graceful (not to mention, quite unique).
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