Hairbands to Tiaras

A little while back we looked at the different types of veils available for you to choose from. Now, we’re looking at alternatives. There are some great options here for the bride who doesn’t want a veil.


Nothing says princess like a tiara. Like a veil, these are not your everyday wear, as much as I wish they were, so they are iconic of brides. This is the option I went for on my wedding day. For a truly glamorous princess look, a tiara is the one for you.

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Fascinators aren’t just for your guests. They bring you elegance and sparkle whilst not getting in the way or being difficult to manage. Yours could be white or ivory depending on your dress, but if you have colour in your dress, then you can use your fascinator to accentuate your theme.


Bands are so versatile I could do a whole blog just on them. You could have one that encircles your whole head or a traditional headband style or, for the bohemian bride, a floral band. Whether you want something delicate and subtle or you’re making a statement with your headgear, any of these feminine, floral beauties are a perfect replacement for a veil.

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For something fuss-free, look at combs. They serve a practical purpose, holding your hair back while looking glamorous. You can also wear them again whenever you like. They can be as big or as little as you want and they don’t have to cost the earth either.

If you’re still undecided about what you want, there are many great designers who can make bespoke pieces for you like Crystal and Colours who make all types of wedding jewellery, including hair pieces.

And of course, most of these can be combined with a veil. Or, have a veil for your service and then a tiara or comb for the rest of the day. Go on, have it all. You deserve it.