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Guide: Wedding Headpieces

Add some allure, sophistication, pizzazz, or whimsy to your wedding day with a gorgeous headpiece! From the classic veil to something a bit more obscure, the right headpiece can really complement your dress!

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Wedding Veil Guide

Veils

Veils are easily the most traditional type of bridal headpiece. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be a traditional bride to wear one. With different styles and lengths of veils, you can find the perfect option for virtually any type of wedding.

How to Wear Your Hair

Veils look stunning with an up-do. You can wear a veil with your hair down as well, although it may not be quite as secure.

Fits Well With…

  • Beach themes
  • Romantic themes
  • Garden themes
  • Rustic themes
  • Minimalist themes
  • Fantasy themes
  • Traditional themes
Wedding Fascinators Guide

Fascinators

Fascinators are like tiny hats that are secured to the head, usually at an angle. These fancy and fun little adornments evoke old Hollywood and the 1940s.

How to Wear Your Hair

Modern royals and aristocrats often wear fascinators with their hair down or partially down. If you want to lean into the vintage look, wear it with some pin curls in the front and maybe a roll in the back.

Fits Well With…

  • Vintage themes
  • Garden themes
  • Rustic themes
  • Alternative themes
Wedding Flowers Guide

Flowers & Flower Crowns

Flower hair accessories can run the gamut of styles from bohemian to classic. Large flower crowns give a beautiful, down-to-earth bohemian vibe, while tiny sprigs of baby’s breath add an air of romance and fantasy to any hairstyle.

How to Wear Your Hair

For larger flower accessories like crowns, wearing your hair down with soft beach waves looks lovely and natural. For a more subtle look, weave small flowers into an up-do or half up-do.

Fits Well With…

  • Beach themes
  • Romantic themes
  • Garden themes
  • Rustic themes
  • Fantasy themes
  • Traditional themes
  • Alternative themes
Wedding Tiaras Guide

Tiaras

Unless you’re linked to a royal family, your wedding may be the only time you can reasonably wear a tiara. Why not make the most of it? Tiaras bring a fantastical element to your ensemble without appearing childish or costumey.

How to Wear Your Hair

Most tiaras are symmetrical and structured. You can balance that out with a soft up-do or a half up-do with gentle waves.

Fits Well With…

  • Romantic themes
  • Fantasy themes
  • Traditional themes
Wedding Comb Guide

Combs

Combs can be ornamental or functional, as they usually have some kind of embellishment on them. Use them to sweep your hair back from your face, or just set one in your hair for decoration.

How to Wear Your Hair

Combs work best when your hair is up or half-up, as it gives them more to hold on to. They look particularly elegant when set in the back of a low up-do.

Fits Well With…

  • Beach themes
  • Romantic themes
  • Garden themes
  • Rustic themes
  • Fantasy themes
  • Vintage themes
  • Traditional themes
Wedding Clips & Pins Guide

Clips & Pins

Clips and pins are an excellent way to add some structural integrity to your hairstyle without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. They vary in size, design, and subtlety.

How to Wear Your Hair

Ornate clips and pins look stunning in an up-do, but they can also be used to keep the top layers of hair out of your face while the rest of your hair is down.

Fits Well With…

  • Beach themes
  • Romantic themes
  • Garden themes
  • Rustic themes
  • Minimalist themes
  • Fantasy themes
  • Traditional themes
Wedding Hair Vines Guide

Hair Vines

Hair vines are an incredibly romantic accessory that can be clipped into your hair in virtually any shape. They often bridge the gap between flowers and tiaras, giving a similar kind of sparkle with a more natural flow.

How to Wear Your Hair

Hair vines are remarkably versatile. They can be pinned into the back of an updo to give the illusion of climbing ivy, or worn around the front or back of the head like a circlet with your hair down.

Fits Well With…

  • Romantic themes
  • Garden themes
  • Minimalist themes
  • Fantasy themes
  • Traditional themes

Hats

Bridal hats are not very common, but they’re on the rise with alternative and high-fashion vibes. White stetsons, sunhats, pillboxes, and more all give a nod to the bride’s signature style.

How to Wear Your Hair

Small hats like pillboxes look best with an up-do. But the bigger the hat, the bigger your hair can be. Wear your hair down with a stetson, sun hat, or any other type of wide-brim hat.

Fits Well With…

  • Vintage themes
  • Garden themes
  • Rustic themes
  • Alternative themes

There Are No Rules

When it comes to your wedding day ensemble, you decide what looks good. Choose a headpiece that makes you feel beautiful and confident. A self-assured bride never goes out of style.

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