Our Favorite Wedding Day Hair Accessories

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 04, 2013


Photo: Stephanie Brauer Wedding Photography

Looking for a dazzling detail to add to your ‘do? Whether you’re a vintage bride wanting a birdcage veil or brooch to match your short or tea-length wedding dress, a classic bride wanting a cathedral veil to match your long-sleeved lace wedding dress, a glamorous bride wanting a crystal tiara or headband to match your ballgown, or boho chic bride wanting a fabric flower or floral wreath to match your ruffled wedding dress, here’s a photo gallery of our favorite wedding day hair accessories that suits every bride’s style.

Choosing the Right Accessories

Posted by Kim on Aug 20, 2012

Dresses by (from left): Alfred Angelo, Amsale
Photos by Dan Lecca

Our best advice when it comes to choosing accessories for your wedding day: Don’t overdo it. If you’re planning on wearing a statement piece, whether it be a sparkly tiara, a chunky necklace, or even a pair of gloves, let that be your sole accessory, or keep your other accessories on the small and delicate side. You can always switch things up between the ceremony and reception if you’re dying to wear both that gorgeous tiara and your grandmother’s favorite necklace. One or two carefully chosen pieces can make a much more powerful statement than looking like you’re completely covered in jewelry. Check out our advice on choosing the right accessories for your gown, and then tell us:

Which statement accessory are you wearing on your wedding day?

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What to Wear in Your Hair

Posted by Kim on Aug 06, 2012

After you’ve selected your dress, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to wear your hair  – and what, if any, accessories you’ll use to complete the look. With so many choices it’s hard to decide which hair accessory will look best with your gown – and wedding style. It’s important to try on any hair accessories with your gown before purchasing and to bring your hair accessory to your hair trial appointment  so your stylist will be able to plan accordingly. And if you can’t decide between two hair accessories? Why not wear one for the ceremony and switch into the other for the reception! Here are some ideas for wedding hair accessories and when they look best:

A Traditional Long Veil: Veils come in many lengths including shoulder, sweep, chapel, and cathedral, and either with or without a blusher, which covers the face. Veils typically look best in traditional settings like houses of worship or ballrooms, but be careful of a long veil at an outdoor wedding – if it’s windy, the veil might become unwieldy.

Flower: Fresh or fabric flowers can look great whether your hair is up, down, or half-up. They look particularly appropriate at outdoor, garden or beach weddings.

Tiara or Jeweled Headband: Best for traditional settings like houses of worship or ballrooms. But beware: If your gown is already super-bejeweled, skip the tiara – you don’t want to go too overboard with the sparkle.

Crystal Comb or Pin: If you’re looking for just a hint of sparkle, try a comb or hairpin. Depending on the size of the piece, these work well in most wedding settings.

Birdcage Veil: A short net veil that covers the face provides a vintage-inspired look. These veils often look best with simpler, less adorned gowns.

Nothing at All: You don’t have to wear anything in your hair! A gorgeous hairstyle can look beautiful unadorned for a clean, modern look.

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What are you wearing in your hair?

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Top row (from left to right): Photo by Heidi Huber Photography; Photo by Daniel & Steph Photography and Film; Photo courtesy of Make-Up by Alina G Karaman
Bottom row (from left to right): Photo by Tara Lynn Sen Photography; Photo by 39 East Photography; Photo by Luminaire Foto

Hair Accompaniments

Posted by moon on May 06, 2010

When it comes to wedding hair, there are so many choices out there. (see related: Dogwood Bud’s post and Maga Bud’s post).  But I’m not even talking about hair styles. I’m just talking about the accessories one puts in the hair, and I don’t know where to start. I mean, tiaras, headbands, clips, veils, pins, flowers, fascinators, and feathers are only the beginning! Its really overwhelming! I’ve browsed Etsy for far too long finding so many beautiful hairpieces, and all I have to show for it is a folder of too many beautiful options. I though I could take a survey to see what you all are doing and ask for some help.

You can also elaborate your answer in the comment section! Also, how did you narrow it down and pick? Any thoughts for me? I have medium/long thick brown hair and my dress is very simple ivory satin with no embellishments.

A Hair Trend We Love

Posted by Jeffra on Feb 16, 2010

There is something very elegant about some of the hair accessories we’re seeing. Here are a few “flower” looks that caught our attention:

Photo: Ami Christianson

Photo: Ami Christianson

Photo: Eily Hallagan

Photo: Eily Hallagan

Photo: Yuliya Dagayeva

Photo: Yuliya Dagayeva

Photo: Kerri Wyspianski

Photo: Kerri Wyspianski