Preparing for your wedding day is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do, but, as you probably already know, there are quite literally dozens of tasks to take care of and to remember, causing many brides-to-be to forget about their hairstyle and the ever important hair accessories.
Whether your nuptials will be a formal affair and you’ll have your hair done in an up-do, or you’re opting for a more casual or romantic look with hair cascading around your face or shoulders, or any of the other different types of wedding styles in between, hair accessories can be the finishing touch that completes your entire look.
Today, there are many different hair accessories for brides to choose from, giving you plenty of opportunities to find just the right piece, or pieces, that will accentuate not only your hairstyle but your dress and other accessories like jewelry as well. But, with all of these choices available, how can you really know which accessories will best with the hairstyle you have chosen for your big day, or which one will complement your dress, but not overshadow it?
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when shopping for your bridal hair accessories so that you’ll have one less thing to worry about in preparation for the day.
First, as a general rule of thumb, it’s always advisable to keep your accessories as simple and elegant as possible. All eyes will be on the bride all day long and she should radiate a sense of stunning beauty, one that doesn’t need a host of embellishments to compete with.
With that in mind, although hats have waned some in popularity over the years for brides, there are still several different types to choose from ranging from the small and dainty to the large and rather noticeable. Or, there’s always the classic beauty of the stone-studded tiara well as the relatively new type of bridal hair accessory, the bun wrap to consider.
Combs and headbands, either plain or adorned with crystals and gemstones, are more popular choices as they not only add interest to the hairstyle, but they also help to hold it firmly in place all throughout the busy day. For a retro look, choose a wider headband while thinner bands work better with modern dresses and styles.
Hair jewelry, whether ornate and detailed or simple and understated, can be placed randomly throughout your hairstyle or arranged strategically around a bun or around the crown for creating the look of a tiara.
If you absolutely can’t decide on one accessory over another, a simple strand of pearls or sparkling cubic zirconium along with a few strategically placed hairpins can give you the chance to create your own unique look. Or, use fresh or faux flowers, or feathers, one of the newest trends in bridal hair accessories, attached to hair clips, barrettes, or combs.
Coupled with the right hairstyle, any of these accessories can be perfect for helping you to feel even more beautiful on your most special of days. Taking plenty of time to fully explore all of your options as well as knowing exactly what hairstyle you want will greatly help to ensure you’ll be totally happy with your finished look and choose the absolute perfect hair accessory.