Once your gorgeous dress has been picked out, and you’ve finally selected the most perfect hairstyle for your look, it’s time to start thinking about the other important ladies at your wedding: your bridesmaids. Next to you, they’ll be the most gorgeous gals there, and it’s important that they look put together, too. And when we think about what completes any beautiful look, we always turn to braids. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best plaited masterpieces that will ensure your ladies in waiting will be lookin’ stunning on your big day.

1. Braided Bangs: If your bridesmaids have bangs, this tutorial is to the rescue. It’s just enough somethin’ somethin’ to dress up a look, but still remains simple and understated (in case you want to, you know, keep the spotlight!). (via Brit + Co)

2. Messy Fishtail Braid Bun: When the bun falls out at the end of the night from dancing so hard, they’ll still be left with that gorgeous side fishtail braid. Win win! (via Style Moca)

3. Waterfall Braid: This hairstyle is a great ‘do that works for all lengths. If you’re looking to keep things uniform, this is pretty much a one-style-fits-all solution. (via Elisa Bricker)

4. Cate Blanchett Chignon: Because who wouldn’t want their bridesmaids to resemble Cate Blanchett? Stunning. (via Brit + Co)

5. Double Braided Ponytail: Updos are a solid idea for outdoor weddings where the wind will be blowing. To prevent the old hair-in-the-face issue during photos, a simple braided ponytail is a must. (via The Small Things Blog)

6. Messy Bun With a Braided Wrap: We love this twist on the classic bun, especially with all that volume on top and the romantic, loose pieces in back. (via The Small Things Blog)

7. Braided Bow Bun: Go big! After all, you only get one wedding day, and your bridesmaids will gladly rock this jazzy bow just for you. (via Brit + Co)

8. Back-Braided Bun: Because bridesmaids are turned towards the altar during a wedding, there tend to be tons of pictures of their sides and backs when it’s all said and done. This ‘do makes sure they’re lookin’ amazing from all angles for those pictures. (via Ruffled)

9. Sideswept Braid: If you can keep from stealing this look for yourself on your big day, it’s sure to add some serious wow to your team of ladies. (via Bridal Musings)

10. Halo Braid: This braided updo sets itself up beautifully for the addition of flowers and garland strung in and around it. (via Irrelephant)

11. Bold Braided Bun: It may give off a messy vibe, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less gorgeous. (via Brit + Co)

12. Fishtail Braided Headband: We’re used to seeing headbands on top of our heads, but we’re diggin’ this braided one around back. (via Craftionary)

13. Bohemian Side Braid: Sometimes the most basic styles are the most beautiful. A classic side braid gets a unique fishtail twist with this look. (via The Wonder Forest)

14. High Braided Crown: Your gals won’t need flower crowns when they have braided crowns. This ‘do gets all their long hair up off their necks, which could be a saving grace if your wedding is outside on a hot day. (via Hair Romance)

15. Side French Braid Updo: Short hair? Don’t care! It’ll still fit up in this messy side braid bun. They might just need a few bobby pins to keep it secure. (via Real Simple)

Which of these fancy braided ‘dos would you choose for your bridesmaids? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!