Indian weddings are no cake walk – a million things to be taken care of for just a day. The bride has her share of worries – after all it’s her big day and she can’t afford to look anything short of spectacular. Bridal styling has to be perfect from head to toe. Hair accessories are a big part of bridal hairstyling. Gone are the days when only a strand of flowers and a MaangTikka adorned the bride’s hair.
Bridal hair accessories vary according to the traditions, customs and rituals as well as hair styling. A south Indian bride would have her long hair plaited, while a north Indian bride is most likely to pull her hair back and tie it into a bun, while keeping it covered with a dupatta. Flowers woven into the plaited hair of a south Indian Hindu bride is a common sight, but you can also push the glamour up a notch with some traditional gold wedding hair accessories or contemporary styles like beads or studded pins. Similarly, in the north,embellished hair accessories are available to adorn the bride’s hairstyle. Hair clips, hair combs, head bands and studded hair pins are used for bridal hair-styling. You could always go for vintage bridal hair accessories – most Indian families pass them down as heirlooms.
Let’s take a look at bridal hair accessories you can choose from
The classic bun is a favourite hairstyle among the north Indian brides. Once the dupatta is off, this hairstyle can be adorned with embellished hair pins or combs like this delicate stone studded bridal hair accessories. Simple designs like these work well for a white wedding too.
If you want the hair accessories to show through a duppata on your head, take a cue from Kalki and wear this stylish MaangTikka that will glitter through a light dupatta for that ethereal look. The designer bridal hair accessories are best teamed with traditional jewellery and a red lehenga.
This Kundan Matha Patti is the perfect hair accessory for the gorgeous north Indian bride in a heavily embroidered lehenga, sharara, anarkali or saree. A part from the wedding, you can also use this bridal hair accessory for other rituals like the Sangeet.
The white stone studded Matha Patti with pearls is an elaborate bridal hair accessory for Indian brides. Pair it with similar jewellery and an embellished outfit in bright colours.
This is vintage bridal hair accessory called the Jadai Nagam and is extremely popular with South Indian brides. The braid ornament has a snake head and is an impressive bridal hair accessory that is a statement piece of jewellery for the special occasion.
Here’s a simpler hairstyle for the south Indian bride with long, flowing tresses. These bejeweled hair pins can be used to adorn your long plait. Embellished hair pins are popular traditional bridal hair accessories in the south.
For the north Indian bride’s bun hair style – use these stunning studded wedding hair accessories to adorn your otherwise simple hairstyle. These bridal hair accessories are common among the Maharashtrian and Hindu brides.
Here’s a no-bling but elaborate hair accessory for the Rajasthani bride. This is a contemporary bridal hair accessory made with with flowersatin roses and beads.
You can also use pearls to adorn your hair for the wedding. A string of pearls can be woven through your plaited hair or over a messy bun up-do.
So, what’s going to be your wedding hair style?