Congratulations! This is such an exciting time for you, as you count down to your special day. You want to look and feel your best on your wedding day and hair accessories are a delightful way of pulling your overall look together. With so many different hair accessories to choose from. From tiaras to hair combs and hair pins to delightful jewels. This may seem slightly daunting, to even the most organised person. Do not worry, help is at hand…
Here are some tips to help you choose beautiful hair accessories to complement your look and enhance your ‘WOW’ factor.
To begin with, consider the overall theme of your wedding and establish what you are trying to achieve. Think of the colours you would like throughout your wedding, especially your dress and of course your bridesmaids’ dresses.
Decide whether you would like your bridesmaids to wear similar accessories to you, or would you prefer them to wear something more delicate and subtle or vice versa. You may prefer your bridesmaid to wear smaller versions of your hair accessory, such as a small hair comb.
Start by selecting your dress, as this will be the foundation to base your accessories around. The colour of your dress will affect the colours and style of your accessories. For instance silver accessories will look even more sparkly with a white dress. While pearl or gold accessories would look fabulous with a cream or gold coloured dress.
Think about how you would like to wear your hair. Get creative and experiment with different hairstyles to find out what suits you best and what will make you happy. It may be worth having a chat with your hairstylist for ideas.
The hairstyle you choose will affect which hair accessories you wear. For instance if you wear your hair up in a chignon or braids, a hair comb, hair jewels or a side tiara comb would give a graceful, sophisticated look, whereas if you wear your hair half up or down and have longer hair a tiara headband would present a regal feel and the focus will be at the front of your hair and your face. When choosing a tiara headband remember to pick one that is the opposite shape to your face. For example if your face is round, pick an elongated style tiara, if you have a longer face, choose a rounder shaped tiara. This will balance, frame and enhance your features.
Shoulder length hairstyles can look great with most hair accessories. Hair vines are very popular at the moment as they combine the romantic look of hair combs and the majestic look of a tiara. They are usually flexible and can be gently guided into shape to suit your style, they can also be held secure with hair pins towards the back of your hair or at the sides if required.
For shorter hairstyles you may want to accentuate your assets with a handful of hair jewels scattered around your hair. They will look like hidden gems that add instant glamour to your look.
When you select your hair accessories, pay attention to the size and weight of them. This small detail will make all the difference to your comfort, especially if you are wearing tem for a long time. If you do get the chance, try them out first.
When you have your wedding can also be an important factor when choosing accessories. Floral accessories or garlands look lovely and romantic in Spring and Summer. For Autumn and Winter weddings pearl and sparkly crystal accessories add that magical feel.
By Pamela Sommers
Pamela is a London wedding jewellery specialist and founder of SommerSparkle, an award-winning online boutique creating fairytale weddings with their beautiful bridal jewellery & accessories.
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