When you think bride, you probably picture a big white dress and a veil, but it’s a brave new world, and these days brides have a lot more options (thankfully!). But having more options doesn’t always help when it comes to making decisions and there’s already so much pressure surrounding your whole bridal look. But you’ve got us, and the styling experts at Aurora Bridal will be there to help you navigate through it all and come up with the perfect crowning touch for your bridal ensemble. So, what are the options? Let’s take a look…
We should start with the most traditional headpiece, the wedding veil. A veil is usually made of tulle or delicate net and comes in a variety of different lengths. In the past, the length of your veil was dictated by either the formality of the dress code or the length of your aisle (i.e. were you getting married in a “chapel” or “cathedral”?). While people still get married in religious institutions, there are a ton of other types of venues, and the length of the aisles varies just as much thanks to outdoor spaces like woodland areas or beach weddings.
So, how do you choose your veil length?
Your veil should complement your dress and your silhouette and highlight the best features, not hide them. If you’ve always dreamed of a long veil, we recommend opting for one that is longer than the train on your dress. For gowns with open backs, we also recommend going with a longer, less full, veil so you can see the backless detail through the sheer fabric.
Blusher or No Blusher
A blusher is the part of the veil that covers the face. Traditionally, the blusher is worn over the face as you walk down the aisle, then the Father of the Bride, or whoever is escorting you, lifts the veil and presents you to your future hubby or wife. For some brides, this is a moment they’ve been dreaming of since they were a little girl, and for some, it’s just not their cup of tea. The truth is, it’s your wedding day, you do what you want. If you want a blusher, go for it, if you don’t, don’t sweat, there are plenty of other fun accessories to help give you all those bridal feels.
While some veils are simply tulle, others have ornate embellishments like lace trim, 3-D petals, and even beading and crystals. Like we mentioned before, your veil should enhance your overall look. If your gown is more minimalist, you can dress it up with something a little more ornate. And, if your gown is made of lace, a lace-trimmed veil is a no-brainer. You can also layer your veil with other headpieces and hair accessories like tiaras and combs for a little extra sparkle.
For brides that have been waiting their whole lives for their princess moment, a tiara is a must! At Aurora Bridal, we have a great selection of tiaras. They range from delicate crystal numbers to full-on royal wedding. Even if you’re not planning on wearing a tiara for your big day, we recommend trying one on. If you’re ever going to wear a tiara, this is the time to do it!
Perfect for popping into updos, combs are super versatile bridal accessories. The best part about combs (in our opinion) is that you can wear them again and again long after your wedding. From bold metallic designs to whimsical wire and crystal options, we’ve got something for every kind of bride.
Probably one of our favorite accessories, hair vines can be used in a ton of different ways. From wrapping them around the crown of your head like a tiara to braiding them into your hair, the possibilities are endless. Hair vines are usually made of wire and ribbon and pair perfectly with vintage-inspired lace gowns. If you’re getting married outdoors, a hair vine is definitely your speed.
For modern brides that aren’t ready to go full tiara but still want to wear something that says, “bride”, headbands are the way to go. Now we’re not talking about the standard headbands that you can pick up at the mall or a convenience store next to the hair ties. These headbands rival the finest of our tiaras, with ornate beading, crystal details, and luxe floral accents.
So now that you’re an expert in bridal headpieces, it’s time to go shopping. Set up your accessories appointment today and let us take care of the rest.