Best Bridal Hairstyles – The Wedding Braid

The best bridal hairstyles are chic, elegant, and easy to wear. Plaits a great choice for you wedding hairdo, especially for longer hair, because they are flattering, trending, and oh so comfortable. Wedding braids are perfect for brides and bridesmaids at a beach wedding or outdoor summer event. Options include the Dutch braid, side braid, and timeless fishtail braid. They all work with veils, fascinators, or any bridal hair accessory you plan to wear.

These wedding hairstyles take braids from the runway to the alter!

wedding dutch side braid veil

This Hunger Games-inspired braid is great bridal hairstyle even though the only competition at your wedding will be over your bouquet. This version features side swept bangs and an inside out Dutch braid. A nice touch is weaving in ribbon that ties the braid. The veil is placed half way up the head.


braided bridal wedding hairstyle

The jaunty offset fascinator and side braid look great together. This delicate tulle fascinator draws attention to the one side of the head and the diagonal line is continued with the thick braid.

bridal fishtail braid fascinator

The fine detail of the fishtail, or herringbone, braid is perfect for a wedding. The plait looks beautiful complemented by some curled tendrils and against the lace dress.

Like above, a side braid works really well with a fascinator that is worn to one side. They balance each other out and create a beautiful line for the eye to follow. Putting both the braid and fascinator on one side would make for a lob-sided and heavy look.

If you want to wear wedding braids but none of these looks are for you, how about a braided bridal updo! There are lots more hairstyle pictures to be inspired by in our wedding and braid galleries.