Wedding Veil Alternative – Bridal Hair Accessories


When choosing bridal hair accessories, not every bride goes the traditional route.

We are seeing more and more brides in search of bridal hair accessories that are not veils. Some of our brides plan to wear a veil only for the ceremony, while others are foregoing the veil all together.

If you are ditching the white tulle covering for all or part of the wedding, there are a variety of bridal hair accessories that will still make you feel like a bride.

The bridal runways have found creatives ways to replace the veil with bridal hair accessories that will make the walk down the aisle memorable and beautiful.


Here are 6 gorgeous ways to replace the veil.


Soft Petals

For a very delicate feminine touch add a soft flower to a losely pinned back updo as seen at Alberta Ferretti.


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To achieve this look, try the Large Silk Gardenia Hair Comb with Set Crystal Center or for a gold accent the Carmel Clip on Flower with Freshwater Pearl.


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Perfectly placed pins

Whether embellished bobby pins add sparkle to an elegant updo or whimsy to pinned back loose waves, they are always a beautiful bridal hair accessory. Carolina Herrera created drama with these large pearl baubles by incorporating them into this classic french twist.


Carolina Herrera Bridal Hair Accessories Carolina Herrera – Bridal Spring 2015

For pearl and crystal or all crystal perfectly placed pins, we love the Pearl and Crystal Bobby Pin, or the Amelia 1920s Hair Pins.


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Inspired by nature

Floral and vine crowns, fresh flowers and very organically inspired hair accessories have been seen all over the runway for bridal. Both Nicole Miller and Marchesa’s bridal collections had hair accessories that appear to be inspired by nature.

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The band of jewels

What is more regal than a band of jewels across the crown of your head and what is more bridal than feeling like a princess on your wedding day. If you are going to skip the veil, we love an embellished headband as did Oscar de la Renta at his Spring Bridal Show.


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For the gold lover the Ivy Floral Crystal Element Hairpiece is perfect. But if you are looking for something Art Deco inspired, try the Michaela Swarovski Crystal Headband.

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Nothing but Sparkle

You can never have enough sparkle. For a veil alternative that really “wows”, a highly embellished crystal hair accessory is a great option. Jenny Packham kept her model’s hair loosely pulled back, but upped the glamour with a crystal headband.


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For the bridal hair accessory that really sparkles, we love the Crystal Flower Comb and the Lynsey Crystal Headpiece.


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A side of details

If you really want to make a statement, try adding a side of details. Monique Lhuillier stunned as her bride walked the runway with a crystal headpiece accenting one side of a slicked back do.


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We recommend the Caleigh Swarovski Crystal Comb placed on the side of your hair. Or for some real drama try the Beaded Hairclip.

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