You’ve chosen your dream wedding dress and settled upon the perfect hair style and knockout makeup look and now is the time to decide whether you’re going to keep things simple or adorn your ‘do.
Instagram and Pinterest bombard us daily with the most stunning hairstyles and accessories and while it’s easy to spend your lunch break (or your commute, or the time you’re supposed to be reading before you go to sleep…) scrolling through them, it can often leave brides feeling even more indecisive than they were to begin with!
With makeup and hair trials and dress fittings often difficult to coordinate at the same time, it can be difficult to imagine how your look will come together and whether or not you need to add accessories.
To help you visualise your look and inspire your big day fashion choices, we’ve gathered our favourite wedding hair accessories for your browsing pleasure. With pretty pieces plucked from the high street, to luxe adornments from high end bridal accessory designers, there’s something for every bride and budget here. Plus, we’ve included our top tips for wedding hair accessory success!
Don’t be afraid to visit stores, try on and experiment, while you may find certain pieces don’t take your fancy on the screen you may fall head over heels for them once they’re on your head. Just like wedding dress shopping, don’t rule anything out and have fun exploring all of the options. After all, when will you get the chance to try on tiaras and veils again? Trust us on this one, you’re going to love it.
Packed with pearlescent petals, this pretty tiara is what wedding fashion accessory dreams are made of. Wild rose tiara, Hermione Harbutt, £495
The high street often serves up a dose of wedding-worthy pieces and this embellished Accessorize beauty is one of our top picks. 3D flower embellished headband, Accessorize, £22
Delicate, pretty and with just a hint of Grecian goddess, we’re rather taken with this delicate headpiece. Jacinta, Ivory & Co, £105
This leafy comb can be worn at the back of the head or as a tiara for boho vibes. Adelaide comb, Liv Hart, $625.
Dot some of these pins in your hair along with a birdcage veil and you’ll be golden. Heloise hairpins, Liv Hart, $205
A great choice for frosty winter wedding styling. Starry bridal comb, Silver Sixpence in her Shoe at Not On The High Street, £45
For something unique with a touch of ethereal boho vibes, this is our top pick. Elsie hair vine, Debbie Carlisle at Not on the High Street, £495
This fantastic floral band is perfect for modern brides who want an alternative to traditional tiaras. Blossom band, Florence & Dot, £200
Make a statement in this beautiful French lace veil. Fern veil, Florence & Dot, £200
This sweet flower crown packs a floral fashion punch. Rose and hydrangea flower crown, Clea Broad, £160
If classic is what you’re aiming for, you can’t go wrong with this delicately embellished veil. Scattered pearl veil, Rainbow Club, £99
Lace wedding dresses are an eternally chic choice, but if you’d rather not go all out then a delicate veil is a fabulous alternative. Lace veil, Joyce Jackson, POA
We adore the vintage style of this beautiful comb. Combining chic pearls with a touch of sparkle, it’s the perfect level of glamour for your special day. Drape comb, Tallulah Loves Trinkets, £145
For brides who want to feel like a princess on the big day, a glittering tiara is the finishing touch you’ve always dreamed of. Diamante and leaf tiara, Linzi Jay, £58.75
The perfect alternative to florals, this modern silver headpiece is giving us winter wedding feels. Betula, What Katy Did Next, £190
Celestial hair accessories and jewellery is everywhere in 2019, so it’s no surprise that these sparklers have made our list. Gold diamanté star hair slides, New Look, £5.99
Classic with an on-trend twist, we’d rock these clips with a simply chic wedding dress. White resin hair clips, New Look, £4.99
Top wedding hair accessory tips
- Check the returns policy for the stores you’re ordering from. If you’re able to return items and you’re not sure which accessory to choose, order more than one to try on with your gown or with your hairstyle. Make sure you’re extra careful with them though!
- If you can’t book your hair and makeup trials on the same day as a dress fitting, try styling your hair and makeup as closely to how it will be on the day to give you the best idea of how everything will look together.
- The best time to take off your veil is just before the wedding breakfast, you will have taken your photos and removing it means you don’t have to worry about it coming to any harm during the festivities!
- If you’re having a bespoke hair accessory made ask if they have a similar ready-made piece in a showroom or on display at a wedding fair for you to try on.
- If you really can’t decide between two pieces or looks then don’t! Many brides add belts or hair pieces for the evening reception and there’s nothing wrong with swapping something classic for something glam. Just remember to check that both accessories work with your hairstyle if you don’t have a stylist on-hand to change up your look.
- Remember to take your hair pieces to dress fittings, makeup and hair trials and when shopping for the other elements of your outfit. Having it with you will help others visualise your look and help you match up complementary accessories.