Wedding hair accessories

32 wedding hair accessories for chic brides

Wedding hair accessories are the perfect way to finish your look, and there are plenty of bridal styles to choose from. Whether you want a vintage wedding head piece, contemporary-chic hair clips, a boho hair vine - or a range of other bridal hair accessories! - these are the products to know about in 2020

One of the most fun parts of planning your big day is choosing those finishing touches, and wedding hair accessories are among our favourite details. If you’re going to adorn your wedding hair look, you’re in luck – hair pieces are set to be huge in 2020, so there’s a treasure trove of sparkly, pretty things to choose from: bridal tiaras, hair vines, combs, bows, flowers, clips and more!

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Just like wedding dress shopping, don’t rule anything out before you’ve actually tried it and have fun exploring the options. After all, when will you get the chance to try on tiaras again? If you’re having a wedding hair trial, ask your stylist for suggestions of the type of accessory that will work with your hair type and style. You also need to consider what will work with your wedding veil.

To help you visualise your look and inspire your wedding fashion choices, we’ve gathered the best bridal hair accessories for your browsing pleasure. With everything from 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. Keep scrolling for our top wedding hair accessories tips too!

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1. Estella crown – Victoria Percival, £165

Elevate your bridal look with some grown-up sparkle, thanks to Victoria Percival’s Estella crown. Stars of cubic zirconia (that’s manmade diamonds to you and us) glitter atop a silver wire crown that you can shape to your head.

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2. Wild rose tiara – Hermione Harbutt, £495

Packed with freshwater petals, this pretty flower crown is what wedding fashion accessory dreams are made of. Swarovski crystals at the centre of each bloom add subtle sparkle.

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3. Pearly bridal padded headband – Accessorize, £14.40

The high street often serves up beautiful wedding-worthy pieces. This embellished Accessorize beauty looks more expensive than it is and would definitely add glamour to your look. A headband this substantial works best if you wear your hair down – put it on in the evening to switch up your style from day to night.

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4. Gold Jacinta tiara – Ivory & Co., £105

Jacinta headband

We’re very taken with this delicate bridal headpiece. The flower and leaf design gives it a beautifully boho-luxe feel. If gold isn’t your favourite metallic, you’re in luck – it’s also available in silver, as the Lucretia design.

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5. Gold Layla love hair slide – Johnny Loves Rosie, £12

The Layla hair slide manages to be both non-traditional and wholly bridal-appropriate – after all, what says wedding more than the word ‘love’? It’s a beautifully simple statement piece that’s perfect for cool brides.

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6. Personalised starry lace & silver bridal headpiece – Not On The High Street, £45

This bridal haircomb from Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe would be a pretty addition to any wedding hairstyle, and would also work well with a veil. It comes in a personalised box, which will make putting it on feel even more special on your wedding morning.

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7. Bridal tulle bow – Needle & Thread, £35

We challenge you not to fall at least a little bit in love with this tulle hair bow. Like everything else from Needle & Thread, it’s pretty, delicate and out-of-this-world romantic. It’s also a lovely nod to the traditional veil.

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8. Baguette gem hair pin set – Accessorize, £12.80

Hair pins are an easy way to inject your ‘do with some sparkle. This set of four from Accessorize is very pretty, with gem embellishments in different shapes. If you’re a fan of rose gold, these could be the pins for you.

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9. Delaney pink orchid crown – Rock n Rose, £29

Wedding hair accessories don’t have to be about sparkle and shine – faux blooms may suit your look better, like this romantic orchid crown. Made from silk blooms, this would go fabulously well with boho styling.

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10. Madeline hair comb – Ivory & Co., £135

Ivory & Co.’s Madeline is a fairy tale of a hair comb, all dazzling crystal flowers and intricate vines, set off my freshwater pearl detailing. It’s perfect if you want to create a romantic, vintage-inspired look.

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11. Elise hair vine – Not On The High Street, £495

For a unique take on wedding hair accessories, Debbie Carlisle’s Elise hair vine is a delightful choice. You can either wear it loose, as in the picture, or twist the freshwater pearl strands around your updo.

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12. Betula tiara – What Katy Did Next, £190

The perfect alternative to florals, this twig-inspired headpiece is giving us chic winter wedding vibes. The intricate design is also available in gold.

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13. Eve hair pins – Britten Weddings, £68

If bling isn’t your thing, keep your accessories chic and discreet – like these Britten Wedding hair pins. These delicate handmade beauties can enhance a whole range of hairstyles, for understated prettiness.

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14. Starburst pearl and crystal headband – Accessorize, £14.40

Stars make for a lovely wedding motif, as seen on this Accessorize headband. Each star is embellished with faux-pearls and crystals – twinkle, twinkle, indeed.

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15. Kallea hairvine – Ivory & Co., £145

Gold and silver will always be bridal favourites, but we also love the warmth of bronze – as in this stunning Kallea hairvine from Ivory & Co. This is a versatile piece and can be worn as shown or integrated into a hairdo, or across the forehead.

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16. Gold Lorelei leaf & flower crown – Johnny Loves Rosie, £36

The thought of wearing a crown on your wedding day may sound a bit over-formal if you’re planning a laidback celebration. But you don’t need to be marrying into royalty. Johnny Loves Rosie’s Lorelei puts a gorgeously boho spin on the whole crown concept, with an intricate leaf and flower design that would be as at home in a tipi in a field as at a castle’s ballroom.

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17. Sweetpea pearls – Victoria Percival, £175

A hair style studded with pearls is the epitome of chic – and you can get the look with Victoria Percival’s set of eight pearl pins. Handmade in her UK studio, the gorgeous pins come in different shades and sizes so you – or your hairdresser – can combine them to produce your own unique style.

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18. Daisy slides – Topshop, £10

For a luxe wedding festival vibe, add Topshop’s daisy slides to your ‘do. Pops of metallic are ideal for giving a laidback style some extra glamour.

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19. Padded velvet pearl trim headband – Lele Sadoughi at Selfridges, £185

Lele Sadoughi’s hair accessories have been all over Insta grids recently – with good reason, as her ahead-of-the-trend designs are easy to wear and so chic, like this padded headband. We could have picked one of her white designs, but then, why shouldn’t you use your bridal hair accessories to add some colour? Trust us, think pink.

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20. Hair clip with a bow – H&M, £5.99

If you’re looking for affordable  yet elegant wedding hair accessories, H&M are a reliable port of call. Take this cream hair bow. It’s an on-trend oversized shape, the the faux pearl finishing pretties it up.

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21. Janelle hair vine – Jon Richard at Debenhams, £50

Planning to have a bridal plait? Give it some razzle dazzle with this Jon Richard gold leaf hair vine. One of the great things about wedding hair accessories is that they allow you to enhance your look without having to choose a complicated ‘do.

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22. Baby’s breath bridal head piece – KEDRflo at Etsy, £16.12

This baby’s breath bridal head piece is a wonderfully unusual take on a floral wedding hair accessory, yet somehow it still feels classic. We think it would be utterly perfect for a country or woodland wedding, positioned as you wish.

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23. Petite opal blossom burst comb – Twigs & Honey at Etsy, £161.16

This intricate hair comb will add wow factor to your outfit without overwhelming your look. The opal crystals are an elegant touch.

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24. Gemma hairpins – Les Couronnes de Victoire, £158 (approx.)

What could be more romantic for a wedding than red roses? This set of eight floral hair pins by Les Couronnes de Victoire is made even more special by the fact that they’re not faux – they’re made of preserved English roses.

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25. Bridal crystal hair piece – OlgaDelice at Etsy, £189.36

Crystal hair band at back of head

If you don’t want to take away from the front of your wedding dress – whether that’s because it’s highly embellished or has a showstopping neckline – why not try a half-crown accessory? This crystal hair piece is a twinkling delight, and the colour can be customised to suit your style.

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26. Aura rose gold tiara – Liberty in Love, £135

Rose gold and crystals are a match made in heaven, as Liberty in Love’s bewitchingly pretty Aura tiara proves. The design is incredibly intricate, giving an overall effect of delicate loveliness.

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27. Dasha silk headband – Jannie Baltzer, £234 (approx.)

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If your bridal look is fashion-focused, you need cool Danish brand Jannie Baltzer on your radar. Their bridal headbands, like the silk Dasha, are a fresh take on classic bridal looks. You should also check out their veil collection.

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28. Silver diamanté double wire headband – New Look, £4.99

Proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look chic, New Look’s diamanté-embellished headband has a delicate ballerina vibe. We can picture it working beautifully against a light-as-air tulle wedding dress – avoid earrings to keep the look understated.

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29. Amber side head piece – Ivory & Co., £155

The Amber head piece is the kind of keepsake you’ll pass on to your child for their wedding. The detailing is exquisite, and the gold works perfectly with the pearls and crystals.

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30. Mini wildflower clips – whichgoose at Etsy, £56 (approx.)

Wildflowers are fast becoming a staple at laidback country weddings, making these mini wildflower clips ideal for any brides planning to rock a rustic-luxe look. The placement is entirely up to you (and your hair stylist): flowing through a loose style or grouped together within an updo, they’ll look equally lovely.

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31. Pearl branch hair clip – & Other Stories, £11

For a rather bargainous price, you can get this easy-chic hair clip from & Other Stories. It would look elegant on its own, or you could give it a 2020 twist by pairing it with a couple of plain gold clips as a nod to the layering trend.

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32. Matilde headpiece – Ann-Marie Faulkner, £300

White lace floral headpiece

Ann-Marie Faulkner is the brand to know if you’re looking for bridal accessories you won’t have seen at a million other weddings. The Matilde head piece is a case in point. A wonderfully fresh, creative take on the flower crown, this features French corded lace and knot blooms, with sequins for subtle shimmer.

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Wedding hair accessories: Our 6 top tips

  • Check the returns policy for the brand you’re ordering from. If you’re able to easily 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 make-up 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, 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, make-up 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.
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