Let’s be totally honest: braids are kind of like the hair equivalent of oatmeal. Sure, there are plenty of ways to dress ’em up and make them fancy, but when it comes down to it, a braid is just that — a braid (or oatmeal.)
Regardless, braids are a classic for a reason. They’re feminine, flirty and regardless of how simple or complicated, are still a go-to for both boho and modern brides for a reason.
If you want to rock a braid for your wedding day but want to ensure the look is all your own, keep scrolling.
A braided faux undercut
This braided updo is perfect for girls that aren’t afraid of giving their big day beauty look a bit of a tough girl edge. Depending on the placement of the braid, you can create the illusion of a mohawk or undercut. The style is perfect for curly-haired girls (though it would look stunning on all forms of thick hair!)
A fishtail crown braid
Crown braids? Perfectly sweet. Fishtails? Adorable. Fishtail crown braids? Almost too cute for words. Secure the braid with clear elastics and bobby pins.
A festive braid updo
A braided updo might not be anything to write home about, but one interwoven with leaves and berries? Well, that’s certainly one for the books.
A bejeweled updo
Not much of a flower person? No worries — try a luxe jewel-toned headpiece! Either wear one as a headband or atop your braided updo for a stunning romantic look.
A slim, colorful braid
A braid interwoven with brightly colored ribbons will bring much-needed pops of colors to an otherwise monotone look, and can easily become your something blue (or yellow, or red — it’s up to you!)
A boho fishtail braid
Updos not your thing? We feel that. Try an easy-breezy fishtail braid to go along with the boho vibes of your big day. Be sure to leave out plenty of wispy pieces for an ethereal look.
A short hair braid
Think your hair isn’t long enough for a full-fledged braid? Think again! A long set of bangs can be pulled back to create a stunning and regal braid.