When a girl of the past used to picture a bride they would see a woman in a white gown with a bouquet of flowers and a veil down her back and over her face. Flash forward to the modern bride of today and you might not get the same picture in your head. While the traditional veil on your wedding day may be right for some brides others may want to venture out and see what hair accessories can add the perfect finishing touch to their bridal silhouette. Not all weddings are the same and neither are all brides. A few of the items listed below can change the way you view bridal hair and maybe even fit to your theme better than that of the traditional veil.
Flower crowns have made a resurgence in style in the last few years and they are taking the scene by storm. A flower crown head piece for your big day can convey a variety of messages to your guests. A small and simple flower crown can show your gentle and kind nature, give your hair and face a soft touch and even give yourself the feeling of being a fairy! While on the other hand a large flower crown can make a bold statement, show your connection to nature or even give that added pop of color to your white silhouette. They can be a great addition to any outdoor, rustic or wooded wedding and really show who you are as much as your bouquet can! You can choose real or fake flowers, have one custom made or bought to make you feel as special and as mystical as ever!
Hair clips and combs are great because of the wide variety of options available. You can buy a small pin clip with a jewel on the end to place at the top of a bun or braid. These can be used as a small accent to your hair or your theme. A large comb can be placed on the side of your bun to add extra sparkle or bling to your day. They can be purchased to match your jewelry or even your dress with different patterns of jewels and beading. Flowers, leaves and other common place figures can be purchased as hair clips to make your wedding hair and décor cohesive. When planning a fall themed wedding you could purchase a metallic or colored leaf clip to add the extra detail into your hair to tie everything in. From the classic jeweled pin to the bold metallic leaf any hair clip of comb can make a stunning statement.
When small clips and combs don’t cover as much of your head as you like you can look into headbands. They can be hard metal bands or soft fabric ones. Headbands come in many different styles and textures. The headband can be the best way to tie in your dress to your hair. You can get a lace headband to accent the flowing lace on your dress. This can also help give that boho feel to your day! A metallic headband can flow well with an industrial style wedding or even give your style a sharp edgy look. Even just a minimalist headband to add a subtle pop to your style can make your guests turn their heads. With an added bonus of helping keep your hair in place while doubling as a stylish accessory.
Are the other options not giving you the glam vibe you are looking for? Maybe spring for a tiara. A tiara is a classic way to give you that princess look you’ve been dreaming of. Full of diamonds or colored jewels a tiara can give a bride the glitz and glam she is looking for. The trick with the tiara is where you wear it. It should be worn on the crown of your head not on your forehead. This may seem like a little far back but will look stunning when you make your entrance. Whether your inspiration stems from a Disney princess or even a real princess like Kate Middleton, a tiara is the perfect way to feel on top!
Sometimes the best accessory is no accessory! If you have a complex hair style with lots of intricate parts you may want to show it off to your guests without anything in the way. A bride can still feel bridal without any type of head piece in to add accent. Instead, accent yourself with a large necklace or earrings. Let the hair style that you sat so long in the chair for show! This may also open the door to doing a daring hairstyle you were a little afraid of trying to incorporate a piece into.
Bridal hair can be a tricky thing to decide on. From style to accessories the choices are endless. If the veil isn’t the one for you, try new things! Making your own traditions and styles can be the most exciting part of your big day and can help you feel as beautiful as you are!