Typically, almost every bride nowadays goes for an elaborate updo on her wedding day. Be it a messy one or one with twists and curls or one with a slick side parting - the options are endless, and each one looks beautiful! All-in-all, the bun seems like the obvious choice as it holds the dupatta on the head in the most sturdy and neat manner, right? However, if you’re a bride who would prefer not wearing her hair up on her big day, here is oodles of inspiration for bridal hairstyles other than the bun. We’re sure you’ll love them all!
1. Simply Side-Swept
Image: Mahima Bhatia on InstagramIsn’t this bride oozing with old world charm? We love the neat side parting, loosely curled ends and the side-swept style. It’s simple, chic and a veil or dupatta pinned to the crown, only adds to the look. Ditch that bun, we say. *Wink*
2. Keeping It Short... And Stylish
Image: Sherry Shroff on InstagramMany brides with short hair end up wearing hair extensions for the wedding so that they have multiple hairstyle options to play around with. And just because of that, we love how this bride chose to go with her short cropped hair and looked extremely elegant! Loose curls, a good, volumizing blow-dry and pretty white flowers placed on one side - what’s not to love?!
3. Au Naturale
Image: Gautam Khullar on InstagramThis bride defines the concept of beauty in simplicity, doesn’t she? A no-fuss and very natural looking hairstyle with a centre parting that’s pinned up on either side. Love, love, LOVE!
4. Braided And Bold
Image: The Cheesecake Project on InstagramFlaunt what you’ve got, ladies! Look at this bride with gorgeous long tresses that are braided and adorned with lots of gajra - a hairstyle we totally recommend to all brides. The puffed up hair in front, only adds to the traditional get-up. Give this one a good look, we say.
5. Pouf + Curls
Image: Amanpreet Kaur PhotographyThe pinned up teased hair in front that is left curled at the bottom - nothing too elaborate yet perfectly complementing this bride’s look. A great option if you want to give that bridal bun a miss, isn’t it? It’s elegant and so feminine!
6. Dreamy Waves
Image: WeddingNama on InstagramWe’re totally crushing on this bride’s wavy hairdo! A neat centre parting, that volume at the crown and the waves under that veil - we wouldn’t change a thing about this stylish look. It simple, it’s fresh and oh-so-glam! Now who thought open hair could look so gorge on a bride?
7. Fun Floral Fix
Image: Morvi Images on InstagramThose ringlets and the floral accessories in them, are giving us serious bridal goals. The perfect alternative to that bridal bun, we say. The well-curled hair, centre parting and that dramatic bouffant at the crown are working so well for this bride. Different and so pretty!
8. Of Braids And Beads
Image: Gautam Khullar on InstagramSee that thick, beautiful braid? Who said those cutesy side braids are only for your mehendi function? And if you’ve done the floral accessories for your mehendi or sangeet, opt for strings of beads like the these that are wrapped around this bride’s braid - a look you’re going to be glad you went with.
9. Easy Breezy
Image: Confetti Films on InstagramAnother bride who chose to leave her hair open on the wedding day, and boy what a pretty picture she paints as a bride! Neatly straightened out hair with curls at the bottom - simple and chic. #BridalHairGoals
10. Love Them Loose Curls
Image: Mahima Bhatia on InstagramThat pinned up bouffant and those waves at the ends - this bride got it just right with her wedding hairdo. And the loose hair around the ears only adds to the beauty, doesn’t it? Bridal buns clearly aren’t the only choice, ladies.