Rings, dresses, makeup, flowers—there are so many exciting things to be planned and pinned in anticipation of that super-special day: your wedding. Uniquely personal, the way you'll wear your hair is another important factor and whether you plan to style your strands up, down, or somewhere in between, wedding hair accessories can be a finishing touch that will not only dazzle your guests (and groom) but your photos and memories as well.
After all, how often do you have the opportunity to wear a crystal-embellished tiara or a whimsical collection of feathers in your hair? (That's what we thought.) We've been seeing so many gorgeous hair accessories on the red carpet as of late, and we couldn't help but think how spectacularly their sparkling combs, headbands, and ribbons would adorn brides-to-be as well.
Inspired, (and a tad bit entranced by the likes of crystals, pearls, and velveteen), we rounded up 13 versatile wedding hair accessories for every type of bride; we think these pieces could be worn time and time again (cocktail parties, holiday soirées, need we go on?). Keep reading for the prettiest wedding hair accessories that even the accessory-averse with swoon over.
A great alternative for the minimal bride, light-catching wedding hair accessories don't necessarily have to come in the form of a tiara or headband (though we're certainly not opposed). Instead, opt to keep any loose strands in place with a demure set of embellished pins.
Make a grand (albeit less glittery) statement with a bold silver-tone barrette. It's especially bridal if used to accent a sleek updo or even a flowing half-up hairstyle.
A bit of blue velvet couldn't a prettier wedding accessory make. Especially in the form of a romantic bow. Use it to secure a loose, flowing ponytail or even a half-up style for a touch of playfulness. And if you'd like something edgier, it also comes in black.
Demure in the front, and celestial in the back, this metallic look is the quintessential wedding hair accessory for a day that's practically written in the stars (see what we did there?).
Yes, there's feathers, and no, this look isn't for the faint of heart, but if you love all things whimsical, we can't imagine a prettier pairing with updos and flowing locks, alike.
If you're not a fan of attention-grabbing wedding hair accessories, try a few of these adorable faux-pearl hair spinners placed strategically in strands. The result is elegant and hardly detectable, and they're great for every hair type. (Just have some hairspray handy—we're obsessed with Dove's Style + Care Flexible Hairspray $4.)
Don't overthink your something blue—a sparkling Swarovski crystal barrette does the tradition justice and will look just as pretty for other occasions post-wedding as well.
We're swooning. Snaked down the back of long, loose braid or flowing mane, this flexible hair vine couldn't epitomize fairytale wedding hair any more perfectly.
For a wedding hair accessory look similar to a Grecian goddess, try a gilded halo like this one from Happily Ever Borrowed. It's bold and brilliant any way you wear it and will highlight your makeup regardless of your chosen hairstyle.
Vintage in inspiration, this show-stealing brooch resurrects such classic visions as Princess Diana, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Ella Fitzgerald. Secure it in the back for a truly head-turning moment.
Wedding hair accessories don't have to be overly precious, these rose-engraved hair charms add an accent of interest without the sparkle and fuss.
If you're not into feathers in the literal sense, try incorporating the style via a gilded embellished hair comb. It's demure and subtle but still has a feeling of fantasy and fairytale.
Okay, this glittering circlet by Jennifer Behr is an investment, but in our opinion, a worthy one. It's handmade in New York City, embellished with Swarovski crystals, and has been worn by such glamorous stars as Chrissy Teigen, Zoe Saldana, and Elle Fanning. It's by far one of the most breathtaking wedding hair accessories we've ever laid eyes on.