Having found your perfect wedding dress, it’s time to think about the accessories to go with it. One of the first things that springs to a bride’s mind is what to wear on her head. There are lots of options to consider from full on dazzling crowns to bun rings to single stone hair gems. When choosing it is vital to remember that the shape of your face and how you will be wearing your hair is more important than your style and colour of your wedding dress. Types of tiaras to choose include:
Tiaras – They can be worn with any style of wedding dress and give striking effect. Usually encrusted with an array of crystals, diamantes or pearls they can be worn with or without a veil and virtually any hairstyle.
Headbands – Ideal if you are wearing your hair down but you want to keep it off your face, this simple option looks great for updos too. A double headband is very versatile and can be worn in a variety of ways dependent on how you are having your hair.
Backpieces – These work very well with a french twist or low bun and are perfect when you want a simple and not too overpowering accessory.
Combs – These can provide a more casual look and can be worn with any hairstyle.
Bun Rings – Very classic and worn around an updo.
Your tiara or chosen headpiece should compliment and frame your face, choosing the wrong style could result in having the opposite effect. If you have a rounded face shape and want to make your face to appear longer then opt for a tiara with height or a peak. Longer faced brides suit headband styles or a tiara with very little height or one that extends right the way over your head at the same height. Ladies with oval faces should avoid peaks which would make your face look longer. By wearing a headband, back piece or a forehead piece will make your face look less oval. Peaked tiaras work well on fuller face brides as they give an illusion of a longer face.
If you have a good idea of how you wish to wear your hair on your wedding day it will be of a great assistance when choosing your headpiece. Whatever you choose your hairdresser will have great fun working out what hairstyles work best with it. The stones and gems in your headpiece should match any twinkle that you have in your wedding gown. For example, if you have pearls on your dress then go for a tiara with some pearls, if you have embroidered flowers on your bodice and train then look for a tiara with some floral detailing. If you are having a modern dress then a more contemporary tiara would work well, whereas if you have selected an antique dress then a vintage headpiece would be more appropriate.
For many brides to be wearing a tiara or headpiece transforms them from a woman wearing a stunning dress into a beautiful bride in her wedding gown. Your accessories should work in harmony with your wedding dress and should compliment it, not overpower it.