Planning a wedding? You’ll realise that you’ll have a million tasks to be completed just to have a perfect final day. While all brides keep their dresses and jewellery in check, the hairdo for small functions gets lost most of the time. Remarkably, as much as makeup is an essential aspect of a bride’s looks, so is a good hairstyle. Depending on the kind of look you wish to achieve, you can choose from a range of bridal hairstyles to match your outfits and makeup. So, we have curated a list of 11 braided hairstyles for engagement that you can check out for inspiration. You can try these for your mehendi, haldi, wedding, or even your reception! Choose what you like and make sure you glow on your big day!

 

Disney princess braid

Disney princess braid

During her wedding, every bride feels like a princess with the way she’s pampered and treated by her family and friends. This braided hairstyle for engagement can make you look like a princess as well! Isn’t that wonderful? This pretty braid suits brides with long hair and is an excellent option for when you want a hairstyle where your hair isn’t kept open much. You can try this hairstyle on your mehendi or even your sangeet. Embellish it with flowers, pearls, or whatever you like; deck it up colourfully!

 

Princess Jasmine braid

Princess Jasmine braid

As a child, watching Aladdin and falling in love with Princess Jasmine’s hairstyle is something we couldn’t resist, and if you are like us, then this braided hairstyle for a engagement is for you! Wouldn’t it be amazing to include this dreamy hairstyle in your wedding celebrations? We bet! This hairstyle is perfect for a mehendi or even a sangeet ceremony. Deck it up with flowers, and you are good to go!

 

Messy braid

Messy braid

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that everyone loves braids! After all, they are chic, classy, stylish, and most importantly – convenient. Instead of getting your hair all over the place, a messy braid makes it look messy, but in a neater way. That may sound crazy to you, but it is true!

 

Side fishtail braid

Side fishtail braid

Fishtail braids are a classic, so it would be wrong to not include them in this list of braided hairstyles for engagement . This one is perfect for the bride who likes a more structured braid. Make it as thin or thick as you like, and deck it up with statement pins or even baby’s breath flowers. A side fishtail braid can be a dreamy hairstyle for your sangeet, but it will work just as amazing for a mehendi function.

 

Bubble braid

Bubble braid

Inspired by the Princess Jasmine braid, this braided hairstyle for engagement is for the bride who loves everything over the top! This maximalist hairstyle is excellent for every wedding function, so take your pick. You can deck up this maximalist hairstyle with huge flowers, as in the picture above. Flaunt your long tresses with this fantastic hairstyle!

 

Braided bun

Braided bun

If you would like to keep your hair out of your face, then this braided bun is a pretty way to do so. This braided hairstyle for engagement is perfect for all hair types – curly, straight, and wavy! It incorporates your braids into an updo, setting your hair in place without the monotony of a bun. This one is a textured bun, and we love seeing these on brides! Imagine yourself in this updo; isn’t it beautiful?

 

Fishtail braided bun

Fishtail braided bun

This braided hairstyle for weddings is a great pick for your big day if you want to opt for a bun, but don’t want the traditional one. This is an easy way to add a modern touch to your classic bun hairstyle. If you are looking for a bridal hairstyle with flowers, then this fabulous updo is a great choice.

 

Waterfall braids

Waterfall braids

This Instagram-famous braid is a softer, more subtle braided hairstyle for engagement. So if you don’t want to go all out and want a softer look, then this hairstyle is for you. You can leave it as it is or accessorise it with mini pearl pins if you like. It’ll give you a dreamy and subtle look and is perfect for daytime events.

 

Half up hairstyle with a French braid

Half up hairstyle with a French braid

This braided hairstyle for engagement is a superb alternative for your stunning engagement look. It adds an extra touch of glam to your classic half-up half-down hairstyle. Accessorise it according to your outfit and just enjoy the pretty do!

 

Side braid with a ponytail

Side braid with a ponytail

For the modern bride, even ponytails are a part of the wedding look, and if you’re one of those brides, you’ll love this. This braided hairstyle for engagement can highlight your voluminous locks and add a lot of depth to your look. You don’t even need to accessorise it very much; it looks super pretty just the way it is! If you have an evening engagement, this one would be an attractive option to consider!

 

Braids with soft curls

Braids with soft curls

This cascading hairdo is yet another subtle hairstyle that you can opt for if you’re aiming for a soft look on your engagement day. The best part about this hairstyle is that it suits both traditional outfits and Indo-western ensembles. Adding baby’s breath to this hairstyle leaves you looking breathtakingly beautiful, so definitely consider this braided hairstyle for one of your wedding events!

 

What are the Tips to Look Perfect on Your Wedding?

What are the Tips to Look Perfect on Your Wedding?

  • In India, we usually wear a dupatta during certain wedding ceremonies and pujas. To prevent the dupatta from messing up your hairstyle, make sure it has been sprayed well with hair-setting spray.
  • Since your outfits will be very heavy, choose a lightweight hairstyle to not weigh down your hair.
  • Since you will be wearing lots of head ornaments during different wedding events, keep lots of bobby pins at hand to fix loose ends.
  • Do not follow any rules when it comes to hair and makeup. Trust your instincts and do what you like.
  • Avoid last-minute experiments as they can end up stressing you unnecessarily.