The Most Stunning Reception Hairstyle For Contemporary Brides

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Let’s face it: making even the most minute decision for your wedding can seem like the dilemma of the century. That said, when it comes to choosing a hairstyle while glamming up, well, it isn’t as easy as fitting in that last piece of jigsaw puzzle. Choosing what hair to wear can be a conundrum. The trick is to make it modern enough to feel current, but it should also represent you and the vibe of the wedding.

So to ease it out for you, our agenda for today is to find the prettiest hairstyles for wedding reception to make even your grandest hair dreams come true. Yes, we’ve been busy cherry-picking the best reception hairstyles for brides and deciphering the biggest bridal hair trends for the rest of the year. Whether you love rocking tousled beach waves or chic up-dos - keep scrolling for some of the best reception hairstyles we’ve laid our eyes on.

Types of Reception Hairstyles For Brides

Pinterest, Instagram, the runway and the red carpet are awash with gorgeous reception hairstyles to serve as inspiration. And, we have scoured the best of the best in wedding hair.

The Prettiest Of All

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Choose the season’s hottest trend as your reception hairstyle. Keep some waved, face framing sections at the front to soften the look. This hairdo will go perfectly if you’re planning for a beach wedding. You can pair it with a lehenga or a gown and you are sure to steal the limelight. This is one of the best hairstyles for reception and if you want to make this hairstyle look even prettier, you can try cacao or a coffee-infused shampoo. Because good hair leads to a good hairstyle!

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Curls FTW!

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This reception hairstyle would work equally well for a beach-front wedding or a city-centre reception. The relaxed hairdo is fancied up with floral details. If you wish to take your glam quotient up a notch, opt for this hairstyle. It’s super versatile and can be teamed up with a lehenga, a gown, or a sharara. Also, which woman doesn’t want her curls to look beautiful & shiny? You can try complementing this reception hairstyle for bride with an onion or a moringa serum for a frizz-free look!

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Braided Bun To Keep It Desi

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Sleek and simple but with a twist. This bun feels so modern yet timeless. This low, twisted bun is perfect for a casual, fun-loving bride who prioritises comfort over style. This bun would look equally good on both a saree and a lehenga. You can take it up a notch by complementing it with the right accessories - think baby breath flowers or pearl accessories. Additionally, no hairstyle is complete without healthy & shiny hair. Therefore to give your hair style for reception a gorgeous look, try using a natural conditioner!

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Pearl-Clad Plait For Trendsetters

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A statement bridal braid can help you achieve the perfect balance between romantic and relaxed. Weave in a pretty floral garland or a pearl accessory like this and you have your bridal hair sorted. You can never really go wrong with a braid for your reception hairstyle. To upgrade your traditional hairdo, opt for a fishtail or cross-sectional braid. A style like this works well with lehengas and sharara to be specific. This is one of the most beautiful bridal hairstyles for reception. And to allow your hair to look beautiful with this hairstyle, you can try using a coffee mask the night before. 



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Soft Curls FTW!

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These sleek and symmetrical waves are beautifully paired with a statement accessory.  If you are wearing a sharp, sophisticated gown, this sleek straight updo would work perfectly. All you need to perfect this look is a curling iron, a hair setting spray to keep your flyaways smooth and an eye-catching accessory to instantly elevate your style. This is one of the most elegant reception hairstyles you should try after giving yourself a good massage the night before with naturally infused hair oil.

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The Chicest Of All

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A low ponytail will always be chic. This is such a delicate style, and won’t require much fuss which makes it perfect for a low maintenance bride. Pair it with a lehenga, saree or a gown to make a celeb-esque statement. Use a hair setting spray to keep your frizz and flyaways smooth on the front. Before you try this beautiful reception hairstyle for gown, pamper your hair with a naturally infused hair serum!


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For Major Bohemian Vibes

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For a really pretty weather-proof hairstyle, opt for a loose hairdo decorated with statement hair accessories. Ornamental floral clips are a great alternative to fresh-cut flowers. The carefully braided fishtail plait is utterly beautiful. Team it up with a gown or a lehenga and you are sure to turn heads. This is one of the most gorgeous hairstyles for reception. So if you want your hairstyle to look the best, you should definitely treat your hair with a natural shampoo or a conditioner. 

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MyGlamm SUPERFOODS Cacao, Coconut, & Coffee Conditioner

To Make A Show-Stopping Statement

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An easy way to add a pretty touch to your casual hairdo is by adding a gossamer plait. All you need to do is braid the front of your hair from both sides and have them meet in the middle at the back. Team it up with a lehenga or a sharara and take your style game to the next level. It is fuss-free yet fashion-forward. To rock any hairstyle, you need to level up the quality of your hair. And when it comes to such an amazing reception hairstyle for bride, a natural hair mask is a must! 


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How to choose a hairstyle for a bride for reception?

Pick a hairstyle that compliments your outfit. Since the reception affords you the flexibility of choosing between a lehenga, sari, or gown. It’s important to keep the choice of outfit in mind. Likewise, pick a hairstyle that suits your face shape the most and something that embraces your natural hair length and texture.

What should be done to the hair before the wedding reception?

There are a few remedies that can stimulate healthy and shiny locks. Look for treatments that exfoliate and condition your scalp so impurities are cleansed away. Then, go for a hydrating mask like shea butter conditioners to provide the hair with the much-needed nourishment. We suggest a hair spa session every month for three months before the wedding day. Also, establish a dedicated beauty regime with coveted hair products.  Hair masks and hair care serums to keep your hair silky smooth.

How early should hair be done before the wedding reception?

As long as you are using the right hair products to make sure your hairstyle stays put, you can get it done two to hours before the event as the hairstyle takes 45 mins to 1 hour depending upon the intricacies of the style chosen by you. 

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Now that you know the celeb-approved hairstyles for wedding reception, get ready for a rake of compliments.