Wearing Braids On Your Wedding Day

Wedding Day Hair

Up until recently, braids have been considered a casual way to tie back your hair. Now though, brides have been taken it to an entirely new level. By adding multiple braids, curls and little details like flowers, they are now a great idea to consider for your wedding day hair. I think they look best with summer wedding dresses and details, but they can certainly be altered to compliment a wedding in any season.

If you are a bit braid shy or want to keep it simple, go with a loose look by trying a side braid, a half up, half down style, or wrap a few thinner braids to create a headband. These looks are especially great for the bohemian brides or those that want to give their wedding day hair a go by themselves.

1. Half up bun and braid via Glamour Magazine UK // 2. Loose fishtail braid by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty // 3. Headband braid via Weddbook // 4. Braided half up by Barefoot Blonde // 5. Side swept braid by Jessica Janae Photography via Bridal Musings // 6. Cross braids by Danske on Flickr // 7. Double waterfall braid via Flashes of Style

Wedding Day Braids

Or pull it all up in a more complicated mix of french braids, fishtail braids and twists. These styles offer more of a classic look, something you might want if your dress is on the traditional side or if you have plenty of detail already going on up on top of your dress. I love that some of these are super simple, like taking a center or side part and twisting braids around the back and near your neck, but there are also versions given their own twist with multiple braids and fun bangs.

1. Wrap around braid by Ai-Ling Chang via Ony Salon// 2. Wrap french braid via Plum Pretty Sugar // 3. Twisted fishtails via tumblr // 4. Topsy Turvy braid via Style Saint // 5. French braid updo via I Know Hair // 6. Milkmaid braid via Vanessa Jackman // 7. Sideways braid via tumblr // 8. Braids and bangs via What I Wore // 9. Double braid via Lifestyle Mirror

Braided Wedding Hair

Once you’ve decided on your style, braids are the perfect base to add in things like flowers, stones, leaves, even butterflies! You can get as creative as you want here incorporating details that tie back to decor at your wedding.

1. Crystal addition via Style Me Pretty // 2. Flowers and pearls found here // 3. Butterfly crown by Jose Villa via Once Wed // 4. Gold leaf via tumblr // 5. Flower crown by Hair and Makeup by Steph via Bridal Guide // 6. Veil braid via Belle the magazine // 7. Flower wrapped braid by Kari Crowe Photography via Wedding Chicks// 8. Pearl braid via Weddbook // 9. Net veil and braid via Brides of Adelaide

  1. I had braids across the front, like a headband, on my wedding day and loved it. Some of these are so beautiful!

  2. mom in mendon

    These are all so romantic and regal.

  3. Ali

    wish I could make my fishtail braids that thick….they always end up falling out when I tease them!