Can brides go bareheaded on the big day? Absolutely! Should they? If they want to, sure. But of course, we are a little bit biased when it comes to wedding hair accessories because we love to see brides sparkle!
So let’s just say that you’re not one of those brave brides who is going bareheaded, and you’re looking for the perfect bridal hair accessories. This is where things get tricky. There are so many options! Too many, maybe. Crystal hair pins, pearl hair twists, crystal hair combs, bridal barrettes… it’s enough to make an already frazzled bride go a little bridezilla.
But don’t fret! We’re here to help you narrow down your options so you can pick the perfect wedding hair accessories – and not have to worry about bridal regret when you look back on your wedding photos in a year. Here are four tips that will make choosing hair accessories a snap so you can keep your inner bridezilla bottled up:
1. Your wedding dress comes first. Unless you have a beloved heirloom bridal accessory that you can’t get married without, choose your dress before you even thinking about looking at wedding hair accessories. The style and silhouette of your gown, the color, and the overall look will help you find the perfect bridal hair accessories.
2. Are you wearing a veil? Fewer brides are wearing bridal veils these days – or they’re going short with birdcage veils. You can mix certain wedding hair accessories with veils – like pins and twists, for instance – while other hair embellishments, like big barrettes and fascinators, won’t work with a veil unless they’re part of it. Keep in mind that some hair accessories can limit your veil options and vice versa. And too many accessories will overwhelm your look and underwhelm your guests!
3. Whether you’re wearing your hair up or down can help you choose wedding hair accessories, so settle on an updo, down do, or half do before you shop. You don’t need to know your exact wedding day hairstyle, and your stylist can even create a unique style based on your hair accessories. It just helps to have a general idea of the kind of wedding hair look you’re going for.
4. Finally, your jewelry may play a role in your choice of bridal hair accessories. For instance, if you’ll be decked out in pearls, you probably don’t want to wear a crystal hair comb. Are your bridal earrings going to play a starring role in your wedding day look? Then keep your hair accessories on the simpler side. Basically, it’s all about balance. Don’t go overboard with your accessories – they should all work together to make you shine without blinding your guests.