Gone are the days when a veil was considered absolutely necessary for brides; now they’re really more of an option. If you decide to forego the veil, you should still consider adorning your head with something. After all, half the fun of your wedding day (once you’ve found The Dress, anyway) is choosing all of the accessories: the perfect shoes, the perfect jewelry, the perfect lipstick. You can’t forget to top it all off with hair accessories: your crowning glory.
Choose the right one and it will compliment your bridal style perfectly while adding lots of visual interest—veil totally optional. Check out our 12 favorite wedding hair accessories right here and prepare to fall in love…you know, again.
No matter your bridal style, hair type, length or budget, there's a gorgeous wedding hair accessory in here for you! Check out our 12 current faves and prepare to fall in love. You know, again.
1. Metal Mania Ponytail Holder ($8). This metal ponytail holder comes in silver and gold, and has a hair tie hidden inside for hold. Pair it with a messy ponytail or braid for a chic, minimal look that is equal parts polished and undone.
2. Star Cluster Hairpin ($10).
For the bride whose beauty is otherworldly, this star clip work on all hair types and lengths longer than a buzzcut. Available in both gold and silver (because who doesn't love options?).
3. Vintage Art Deco Wedding Headpiece ($175).
This is a one-of-a-kind item from the 1920s: a rhinestone Art Deco-style headpiece. It's the perfect item for a vintage-style wedding, or even as an added detail for the bride whose style is more simple. It can even be worn in different ways, such as a headband or a tiara. Sparkle and shine, brides-to-be!
4. Golden Pearl Comb ($260).
Forget about a veil: this hand-painted comb is large and striking enough to be the only thing in your hair. It will look amazing with any sort of updo, but you could also place it just above your ear and wear it with loose, undone waves.
5. Hanami Ornament ($325).
We love how this intricate hairpiece by Twigs & Honey looks like a cluster of flowers blossoming in your hair—or even like an explosion of stars from far away. Bonus: this beautiful accessory looks amazing worn with curls.
6. Lace and Crystal Bridal Cap ($475).
This Etsy shop (DolorisPetunia) based out of California has so many beautiful handmade bridal headpieces that it was hard to choose just one. In the end, we think this bridal cap stands out not just for its obvious beauty and detail, but also for its striking, yet elegant, uniqueness.
7. Brass Honeybee Bobby Pins ($16).
Don't forget that pins are a great option, too. Tuck them into a messy bun, disperse them evenly throughout a braid, or just use them to hold loose waves away from your face. You can go with something traditional like pearls or flowers, or opt for something that has a special meaning for you. We like these adorable bees, which suggest the sweetness of love and married life (aww!).
8. Starfish Hair Pins ($18).
Calling all Merbrides! These starfish pins would be perfect for a beach wedding.
9. Gold Flower Hair Pins ($24).
And these tiny gold flower pins are pretty much the sweetest thing ever. How amazing would they look pinned throughout a long bridal braid?
10. The Denise Marie Hair Combs ($60).
You can also place hair combs throughout your hairstyle; these pretty floral combs from Stone Fox Bride have silk roses and lilies intertwined that look as good as the real thing and won't wilt. Order more than one for a veritable everlasting bouquet in your hair.
11. The Denise Marie Silk Flower Chain ($350).
We also love this floral offering from Stone Fox Bride. Like the comb, it is made of silk roses and lilies. It is completely adjustable and customizable; you can let the garland hang down through your hair or weave it into your braid or updo.
12. Vintage-Inspired Cameo Leaf Bridal Tiara ($520).
For the bride who wants to wear a tiara without screaming "I'M WEARING A TIARA," this delicate golden leaf crown is the epitome of class. It'll make you feel like a beautiful princess, which is just how you should feel on your wedding day.