If your wedding day hair and makeup set the tone, bridal headpieces act as a kind of punctuation point. In other words, bridal hair accessories pull your entire bridal look together. However, finding the right one can be bewildering—from bridal tiaras to modern hair vines, there are many different styles and designs out there! And this is all before you consider that most accessories can be designed using a variety of materials, including gold, silver, crystals, freshwater pearls, and porcelain flowers (or a mixture of those materials).
To help you find just the right piece for your wedding day, we're exploring some of the most popular styles of bridal headpieces. We've also included collages throughout this post that show a few of each headpiece style worn in different ways.
Modern brides and traditional brides alike love bridal hair vines for their versatility. They're definitely the most flexible option of all our wedding hair accessories! Each hair vine is crafted with flexible wire—they can be worn in short hair or long, across the top or back of the head, or wrapped around a bun or woven into the hair. Some hair vines feature asymmetrical clusters of sparkle (similar to a large broach) while others are the same design from top to bottom. Choosing the right one has everything to do with your personal style. There are so many styling options, we made two collages to showcase just four of our bridal hair vine designs!
Wedding Hair Combs
Bridal hair combs are classic bridal hair accessories that add a touch of glamour to any bridal hairstyle. Some are bold and statement-making, while others are delicate and understated.
If you choose to wear your hair down, it can be placed on the side of your head. For those of you wearing your hair up, hair combs are generally positioned above the ear or accenting a bun, chignon, or ponytail. Some styles can be worn in groupings (such as our Flowing Crystal Combs), while others are best worn alone with dazzling earrings.
Due to their crescent shape, headbands are a great option for brides who want to add a bit more sparkle. Often associated with down dos, bridal headbands can also accent updos. For example, our Asymmetrical Floral Headband (pictured below) is splendid when worn in the expected way. When placed at the back of the head over a low bun, it takes on a totally different feel.
Dazzling and unique, halo bridal headpieces have sparkle and filigree work all the way around. In other words, your halo gleams when you turn your head, face the camera, or show off the back of your wedding dress. These stunning pieces are amazing worn with loose, romantic waves as well as updos. They're also flexible, so they'll follow your head shape and feel comfortable all night long.
Bridal pins: Porcelain Flower Pins
Bridal Hair Pins
These small and dainty wedding hair accessories can be worn in a variety of hairstyles, including updos, half-up styles, ponytails, and loose waves. Whether you wear hair pins in groupings or scattered around your hair, they're ideal for adding a hint of shimmer and interest.
This is the perfect hair accessory for classic brides and traditional brides who want to feel and look like a princess on their special day! Though tiaras can also create the same effect, bridal crowns are usually a little more dense, giving them a bit more of a royal vibe. These bridal hair accessories are extra regal paired with a timeless updo, and read a touch more contemporary princess with a down do or half up, half down style.
What sets bridal tiaras apart from crowns is that they are more delicate, and their design usually includes a point. They're a great choice for modern brides who want to add a hint of tradition to their look or dream of making a major entrance!
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Day Hair Accessories is All About You
There are so many choices that the best way to begin is to try on the pieces that draw your eye. As you did while shopping for your wedding dress, keep an open mind. You might not ever have imagined yourself strutting down the aisle in a crown, but that just might be what makes your heart sing. Another thing to remember is that if you love the look of one piece but aren't comfortable wearing it, the same aesthetic may be created with another accessory. For instance, a bold, dazzling bridal hair vine or face-framing comb can sometimes have the same effect as a bridal tiara!
We'd be delighted to help you find the perfect wedding hair accessories for your big day in person at our New York bridal accessory boutique! You can also shop our selection of bridal hair vines, bridal combs, headbands, hair pins, and crowns and tiaras online. If you don't see exactly what you're looking for, we're also happy to work with you to create a custom design (find our contact information here).