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Top 7 Tips When Choosing Wedding Hair Accessories

When it comes to choosing wedding hair accessories for your big day, you feel like a kid in the candy store….there’s so many to choose from!  With so many different styles, you will start to say to yourself… “I don’t know how to choose or where to start”.  No doubt you want to look your very best on your big day… To help you, we have come up with some tips to help you choose your wedding hair accessories.

Tip 1 | What comes first? A wedding dress!

First and foremost, you should have selected a wedding dress. There’s no point in shopping for hair accessories when you don’t know what your wedding dress will look like. Would the wedding dress’ style and embellishment you selected later match the hair accessory? In most cases, probably not. Therefore your objective is to match your hair accessory, hairstyle, shoes, makeup, etc with your bridal gown and not the other way around.

Tip 2 | Take it to trial  

The hair style and chosen accessory need to work together perfectly.  Ideally the accessory should be purchased before the trial so that a full run through can take place, ensuring no surprises on the day!

However, your stylist may offer some ideas on which hair accessories will work best for the hairstyle you’ve chosen. For example, if you are planning to wear your hair down and you have thin hair, a comb won’t work in this condition but instead a headband will be perfect.

Tip 3 | What wedding jewelry you will be wearing?  

If you’ve already decided on wearing a pair of dazzling statement earrings, then you might want to go for a much simpler hair accessory. If your jewelry has less bling, you can consider wearing a statement hair accessory. If you want to have your jewelry as the second best focus after your wedding dress, then don’t go overboard with your hair accessory. Remember the hair accessory should enhance your overall look and not create a distracting feature or be the main focus.

Tip 4 | Consider your gown color and embellishment too.

You want your hair accessory to blend in with your overall wedding look so that it doesn’t break your appearance. For an ivory gown, go with a hair accessory with gold tone or ivory pearls. For a white gown, go with white pearls, diamond or crystal. For colored gown, go with a hair accessory with the same hues as your wedding gown.

You might also want to match your hair accessory with the embellishment of your gown. For example a wedding gown with diamond embellishment will look good with diamond hair accessory. If your gown has floral motif, look for a headpiece with similar details. Choose a hair accessory with shades to bring out the tone of your gown’s embroideries if it’s colored.

Tip 5 | Face shape consideration.

Your face shape is another thing to consider when choosing wedding hair accessories. If you have a long or oval shaped face, avoid peaked tiaras or veils. Instead choose headbands, combs or hair pins. If you have a short or round face, go for peak tiara and veil to make your face appear lengthen. Headbands, flowers, curvy combs or pins are suitable for a bride with a square shaped face.

Tip 6 | Hair accessory from observers point of view.

Brides wear hair accessories to enhance their overall look. That means your headpiece need to be seen in order to be appreciated. Think how you would like your hair accessory to be viewed from different angles. The shape of your headpiece will influence how it looks from a distance—scalloped edges, scroll work, or an asymmetrical shape (a popular style recently), stand out more than one with a uniform size throughout.

Tip 7 | Be You.

What’s important is what makes you happy. If you like a particular hair accessory, go ahead and wear it. There’s no right or wrong. You just need to be you and be happy on your special day. 🙂

Keren Wolfe

Keren Wolfe