Deciding which hair accessory to wear with your wedding ensemble can be tough, especially when you need to choose one that complements your gown instead of overwhelming it. Try these tips to decide which wedding hair accessory is right for you.
While choosing your shoes, veil, and jewelry accessories can be time-consuming, choosing the right wedding hair accessory for your gown can require a little more effort. The wedding hair accessory you wear not only needs to complement your overall wedding ensemble, but it also has to look and feel great with the hairstyle you’ve chosen to wear. It also needs to match the formality and the tone of your gown, or it will cause a distraction—not in a good way.
If you’re struggling with which wedding hair accessory is right for your gown, use the following tips to narrow down your selection and pick the best one:
Consult with your hairstylist—If you’re working with a hairstylist, consult with them first about which wedding hair accessory is right for your hairdo. They might be able to suggest one that will best complement your look and the shape of your face.
Choose a versatile accessory—When in doubt, you can always opt for a versatile wedding hair accessory, like a pair of hair pins, a slide comb, or a simple barrette clip. These types of accessories work will with just about any hairstyle type and any wedding ensemble look.
Accessories good for hair worn down—Some hair accessories to consider if you’re wearing your hair down include brooch clips, slide combs, and small to medium-sized hair pins. If you’re wearing some of your hair up and some of it down, slide combs look nice when positioned at the base of the style where the hair is gathered.
Accessories good for hair worn up—Some hair accessories to consider if you’re wearing your hair up include tiaras, hair art, and brooch combs. Brooch combs work especially well with loose chignons or messy buns, and tiaras work well for formal updos, especially those that pile the hair high on top of the head.
Use these tips to get a better idea of which wedding hair accessory is right for your gown, and if you still find yourself struggling to make a decision, bring a few different pieces to your next hairstyle appointment to test each one out.