A bride doesn’t have to have a bachelorette party, wear a garter, or even wear a veil. Recently veils have become less popular for brides, with alternative options dominating summer weddings. Whether it’s because you are having a windy beach wedding, or you’re just too enthusiastic a dancer to be restricted, the bridal veil isn’t a must-have. So, if you’re looking to be a bit different or just uninterested in veils, there are plenty of options for your bridal outfit that will still hush the crowd. Here are some of the best options for going veil-less.
Synonymous with the boho bride, flower crowns are becoming one of the most popular additions to a bride’s look. They have ability to dress up any laid back hairstyle, from loose curls to braids. Flower crowns can alternatively can be used to add a pop of colour to a simple dress. Whether you opt for a crown of small simple white flowers, or make more of a statement and mix greenery with flowers of various shades, flower crowns are a perfect alternative to the traditional veil.
If flowers aren’t really your style, feather headbands are another way of decorating your hair with elegance. The texture adds to the bridal outfit without overwhelming your perfectly coiffed hair. There are plenty of economically friendly options for feather headbands, with various other elements you can incorporate, such as diamonds or diamantes or splashes of colour. You can easily make this look your own.
Jewelled Hair Combs
To add some subtle bling to your ensemble, jewelled hair combs or headbands are perfect. They add some texture and glamour to your hairstyle without stealing the attention from your dress and makeup. Matching the detail of your hair combs or headband to your dress is an easy way to look perfectly put together. This can also be achieved by matching your jewelled hair comb to your jewellry. It’s also a very easy hairpiece; simply comb it into any position you like.
It’s the day you’re getting married to your Prince Charming, so wearing a tiara is only fitting. A tiara is an elegant alternative to a veil that will satisfy any traditional wedding desires. A tiara is the perfect and effortless way to add femininity and sophistication to your wedding outfit (and to feel like the princess you are).
Birdcages and Blushers
If you’re not one to go all out with a veil but still want to keep it traditional, then adding a birdcage or blusher is the best choice. A birdcage veil is a simple but stylish way to cover up your face so your partner can peel it back for that first married kiss. It also helps if your getting a bit too emotional during the ceremony! Usually attached to a hair comb, a birdcage can accommodate any hairstyle making it an attractive option for brides.
Most commonly called Tikka headpieces, this hair jewellery is a very popular look for summer weddings. The jewellery doesn’t restrict movement or interfere with your beautiful hairdo, but it looks elegant and sophisticated, as well as a bit unique.
So there you have it, plenty of options for you to customise your bridal look without having to be completely conventional.