Choosing wedding hair accessories can be a little overwhelming for even the most organised bride. However, having the right accessories in your hair will complete the fairytale look you have always dreamed about.

When Should You Start Looking for Wedding Hair Accessories?

Make sure you have chosen your wedding dress before purchasing anything else. The dress style you opt for will give you an idea of what to look for when researching wedding hair accessories.

Hair accessories today offer so much for the modern bride. With the help of a jewellery designer, why not create something that has been tailor-made just for you?

My brides often ask, “Should I purchase my hair accessory before my hair trial?” Although there is no strict rule, my advice would be to wait until after your hair trial. Once you know the hairstyle you are having your hairdresser will be able to advise what accessories will complement the hair and dress.

Wedding Hair Accessory Options

Hair Combs

If you want a little bling to go in your hair, why not opt for a comb? Large or small, encrusted with rhinestones, they look stunning in hair styled in an updo. With a low chignon at the back or on the side, with a few strands of hair falling around the face, the comb will add sophistication. Half up, half down will also look good with a sparkly comb placed at the back, sitting on the crown.

Tiara

The tiara is timeless, and if you want the princess look then a tiara will be perfect for you. Because of its versatility you can wear your hair either up or down with a tiara. If you’re wearing your hair up, place the tiara to the front of the head. Or why not wear your hair half up half down, like Katherine Middleton? Fit for any princess!

Hair Flowers

Fresh or faux flowers are a popular choice for brides who want to wear flowers in their hair. A single bloom or a cluster of delicate blooms will add romance to your hairstyle. Use larger blooms for a simple style and smaller ones for intricate looks, remembering to opt for flowers that are seasonal if using fresh. If you are a big fan of braids, try scattering delicate flowers in the hair to give an enchanting look.

Hair Garlands

Hair flower garlands are perfect for an outside wedding and simple wedding dress styles. Choose a mixture of large and small wild flowers to sit prettily on your head, with the hair cascading down.

Hair Pins

Bride with Chignon Hairstyle with Hair Comb and Hair Pins

If you want an understated look in your hair try placing delicate pins with either a diamanté or pearl. This looks dreamy in hair styled into a chignon.

Headbands

Bride with ribbon headband

Victoria Headband from Olivier Laudus 2014 Collection

Bridal headbands are versatile for any hair length and style. Ribbon headbands are bang on trend, encrusted with peals and sparkling crystals. They will adorn every bride with elegance and romance.

Birdcage Veil

A birdcage veil gives beautiful, vintage elegance to brides with short hair.

Bridesmaid Hair Accessories

You can either coordinate your bridesmaids’ hair accessories with your own or choose something that will complement their dresses. Take into consideration that your bridesmaids may have different hair lengths/colour, so look for something that will suit and keep all your bridesmaids happy!

Guest post by Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection

Images from…

Hair Comb and Ribbon Headband: Fiona Kelly Photography

Tiara: Matthew Bishop Photography

Hair Flowers: Marianne Taylor Photography

Hair Garland: Phil Drinkwater

Chignon with Hair Pins: Emmy London

Birdcage Veil: Connection Photography

Bridesmaid: Anna Hardy Photography