Braided Hairstyles Ideas for the Bride


This past year, runway models were bombarded with all kinds of braided hairstyles and plaited hair. Braids or plaits can be the ideal hairstyle on your wedding day for a variety reasons. If you tend to struggle to keep your locks under control, or you know the weather is going to be piercing hot or wildly windy, the last thing you want to worry about is if every strand is in place.

If you think braids and plaits are just for school girls and farm girls, think again. There are numerous ways to make this hairstyle trends absolutely glamorous! Your wedding gown, wedding theme as well as your hair type will have an influence on your choice.

Here are some bridal braids to choose from:

Keep it Classic

One of the most popular and classical hair braids have to be the French braid. You can choose to plait this in a styled manner or go for a more ‘relaxed’ looked.

Under the Sea

If you have long hair and would like to have something original, you can opt for a fishtail side braid. These have been seen all over the runway this year and ‘Gossip Girl’ actress Blake Lively can be seen as the ambassador of this style.

Bohemian Styled

Leaving your hair looking natural and loose can look absolutely gorgeous on your wedding day, but to add that extra touch why not go for a Bohemian styled braid. This is a creative way to part a bit of your hair angled down from your face, perfect for those irritating strands in your face.

The Greek Goddess

Do you see yourself as a hopeless romantic? The Greek women wore these romantic thick braids in the ancient times and you can embody this look for your special day. These thick braids are wrapped around the head in different ways; ask your stylist what works best for your face shape.

For more ideas or to check out the original photos displayed in this post and their credits, have a look at our Wedding Hair Inspiration board on Pinterest.

Article by Anneke Steenkamp