While a hair accessory is a small part of your overall wedding day look, the right piece can transform your entire ensemble. Whether you prefer flowered hairpins or sparkling tiaras, read through some of our best tips for choosing the perfect bridal hair accessories for your special day.
Know Your Hairstyle
Before you can begin choosing your bridal hair accessories, it’s best to know what hairstyle you’ll be wearing for your wedding. Once you’ve decided on a style, your hairdresser can advise you on the best accessories to match. Whether you’re looking for a tiara, hair pin or comb, each accessory often looks best on a specific hairstyle.
Skip the Trends
Rather than purchasing your hair accessories based on current trends, it’s always better to choose something that fits your own personal style and makes you feel beautiful. If your style is more romantic, an embellished hair vine or flower comb may work best. For brides looking for a more dramatic hair accessory, a statement piece such as rhinestone tiara or crown is more ideal.
Choose a Color
While silver is the traditional color of most bridal hair accessories, there’s also gold, rose gold and opal options. Gold is a great choice for brides with champagne or beige colored gowns, while silver works best with a white dress. Both are universal colors, however it’s best to match any embellishments or designs on your wedding dress to your hair accessories. Once you’ve selected a color, you can choose the type of accessory – hair comb, clip, tiara, headband, flower, pins or hair vine.
Try It Out
No bride wants to wear an uncomfortable hair accessory while she’s trying to enjoy her wedding. We recommend trying your chosen hair piece ahead of time so you can ensure you’ll be okay wearing it for several hours. If you find an accessory you truly love, you can also craft your hairstyle around it – or try out a few different styles until you find one that works.
Share the Love
Still searching for the perfect gift for your bridesmaids? Treat them to some beautiful hair accessories that they can wear the day of your wedding and beyond. You can coordinate the hair pieces with your own, or something similar that pairs well with their bridesmaid dresses. Just be sure the accessory you choose will be work for a variety of hair types and hair lengths as well.
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