Wednesday, August 25, 2010

How to Select Bridal Hair Jewelry

Bridal Hairpieces by Bride's Head Revisited

One of the more perplexing wedding accessories to select is the hair jewelry.  Be it a headpiece, clip, comb, or bandeau, lots of options can leave you feeling overwhelmed.  We're here to help.  Hop on over to our post on Bridal Headpieces - Defined! to get familiar with the options.

Now that you know the names of all your options and what they look like, here are our top five tips for selecting the perfect headpiece for you.

1.  Decide if you'll be wearing a veil. - The size of your headpiece is dictated by whether or not you'll be wearing it with a veil or not.  Here are some questions to think I wearing a veil?  Will I be taking off my veil for the reception?  Do I want a piece to wear with my veil?  Do I want a piece to replace my veil when I take it off?  If you're not wearing a veil, or replacing your  veil with a headpiece for the reception, you can opt for a larger, more showy piece like a fascinator or extra large feather and flower combination.  If you're wearing your veil all night, opt for something a bit more structured that will sit under the veil nicely.

2.  Where is your wedding?  If you're having an outdoor ceremony on cliff that is really windy, you might want to avoid pieces with lots of flyaway feathers and tulle.  Where as a tuft of feathers on a small comb would be perfect for small, vineyard wedding.  Keep your location, and the weather, in mind when you're considering what style to choose.

3.  How are you wearing your hair?  While sets of scattered hairpins are gorgeous in a swept back bun, they don't really work if you're wearing your hair down.  If you have your heart set on a specific piece, make sure you take it to your hair trial with an open mind, so your stylist can make it work.

4.  Think about the other jewelry you're wearing.  When putting accessories for an outfit together, it's all about the whole look.  Make sure you have one focal piece and fit the rest around it.  If you want to wear a very large crystal headpiece choose that first and then find earrings, necklace, and a bracelet to compliment.  If you already found drop dead gorgeous earrings, opt for a more subtle headpiece that will compliment and not over shadow.

5.  Know what makes you comfortable.  You want to feel like a beautiful version of yourself on your wedding day.  So if you're not comfortable in a headband in "real life," don't force yourself to wear one with your wedding dress.  Stay true to your style and vision as a bride by selecting a piece that you love.

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