Most brides choose to wear something on their head on the day of their wedding. While veils are still the most traditional choice, the options have expanded to included combs and clips, headbands, and even flower crowns depending on the setting of your wedding and look you’re hoping to achieve.
Headpieces are a great way to tie your look into the rest of the wedding decor and the overall theme for your wedding. If you’ve chosen a simple wedding gown, headpieces can add elements of sparkle, texture, and color to an otherwise plain look. On the other hand, if your dress and shoes already have a lot of detail, you can choose a more simple design.
We’ve found the best 20 bridal headpieces and broken them up into four categories for easy shopping – headbands, clips and combs, flower crowns, and veils. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, we’ve added plenty of links to other choices throughout so you can find that perfect accessory for your wedding day.
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Best Bridal Headbands
If you’re not interested in wearing a veil but are looking for another way to complete your look on your wedding day, a headband is a terrific choice. With many brides foregoing the veil, headbands are becoming more popular and as a result there are more designs to choose from than ever before. They’re available in a number of materials and colors so you can find the one that best matches the rest of your look. You can wear many of these headbands both with an updo and with your hair down, making them a flexible choice.
1. Bridal Vintage Crystal & Pearl Hairband
This classic and gorgeous headband is made with crystals and pearls and is such a lovely accessory for just about any wedding day look. We especially like it for a bohemian style wedding, with white ribbon and just enough sparkle. Whether you’re wearing a dress with some embellishment or you’ve opted for something simpler, this headband will work. The copper wire that holds the headband together is slightly expandable so it can mold perfectly to the shape and size of your head. Each headband comes with a small gift as well – “I do” and “Me too” rhinestone stickers for the soles of your shoes.
2. Handmade Vintage Crystal & Pearl Rose Gold Wedding Headband
A touch of color can go a long way. This rose gold headband is fully handmade with rhinestones, pearls, flowers, and is finished with a gold ribbon. It’s a perfect style for both classic and vintage weddings. We love this option for brides and bridesmaids alike as it can be styled in quite a few ways. The headband is available in a few different color varieties with options for both the ribbon and the headband itself. The headband is a bit smaller than the first option in width, making it a bit more delicate of an accessory. Don’t forget to grab some pearl studded bobby pins so that they blend right in.
3. Crystal Cluster Bridal Wedding Headband With Ivory Ribbons
For a cleaner, simpler, and thinner look, this rhinestone headband can be worn in both modern and classic weddings. The design is a little bit more compact and a bit less whimsical than the two headbands above. It also has a little bit more bling and sparkle so it will really stand out, especially on darker hair colors. Similar to the above two headbands, it’s tied in the back with beautiful ivory ribbon to complete the look. If you like this style but prefer an actual headband over one that ties with ribbon, this option is a nice choice.
4. Handmade Golden Leaf & Pearls Bridal Headband
This gold leaf headband has ethereal and greek goddess written all over its delicate design. The gold plated leaves make up the majority of the band, with small pearl studs scattered throughout. It measures just about two inches wide and has small pieces of rubber to cushion the ends of the headband and keep it from bothering your skin. If you’re looking for some matching earrings, consider one of these coordinating pairs. If you want to keep the focus around your face on the headband, this simple gold leaf bracelet is another awesome and inexpensive option at under $10.
5. Crystal Floral Rhinestone Bridal Headdress
This headband has a lot of flexibility when it comes to how it can be worn. You have the option to wear it as both a traditional headband or with ribbon, sitting almost like a crown. It works with a number of different hairstyles and colors, making it a very versatile option. Missgrace is an online retailer with tons of bridal hair accessories so if this one isn’t for you, you can check out the many headbands, hair combs, and hair clips here.
Price: $16.98 (10 percent off MSRP)
Best Bridal Flower Crowns
Flower crowns are such a soft and feminine way to accessorize your wedding dress. We especially like this option for boho brides or brides who are getting married in an outdoor garden setting or on the beach. While real flowers might be ideal, most brides don’t consider the wear and tear that happens throughout the day. By the time they walk down the aisle, real flowers tend to be brown, shriveled and wilted, making these types of flower crowns a safer choice.
1. Bridal Flower Vine Crown
Finding a perfect flower crown can be tricky, especially if you’re worried about the flowers overwhelming your look or being too large on your head. This flower vine can be worn as a single strand or looped around several times for a fuller look, depending on your preference. While the version pictured above has more white and ivory in its design, this one is made with pinks and peaches, if you’re looking to incorporate more color. Both headbands are about five feet long.
Price: $17.99 (55 percent off MSRP)
2. Adjustable Cherry Blossom Flower Crown
This flower crown looks just like the real deal, with clusters of look alike cherry blossom flowers and berries carefully placed together around the vine of the crown. The flowers are predominately white, with little pops of peach and green at their center. If you’re not a fan of these colors, the headband is also available in a version with pink flowers, and another with white and fushia flowers. If you’re looking for an inexpensive version for your bridesmaids to wear, this flower crown comes in 20 various colors, all priced around $8 each.
Price: $12.99 (55 percent off MSRP)
3. Flower Wreath Wedding Crown
While full flower crowns can be overwhelming, this one is done right and instead of overwhelming is one of the most stunning floral crowns on this list. Complete with the perfect tones of blush pink and peach and accented with muted greens and blues, any bride would wow with this crown. The crown is made with high-quality craftsmanship, which comes across when you see how intricately arranged the flowers are. While you might typically pay up to $40-$50 for a crown like this, this version is on sale for just over $10, making it an easy choice.
Price: $12.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
4. Wedding Flower Crown
At the opposite end of the spectrum, this flower crown is super delicate and simple, with only a few small white flowers. The tiny blossoms are set on a natural wire vine base along with tiny pip berries. It can be made in both adult and child sizes, which is a great option if you’re hoping to have your flower girls match your hair accessory. DeLoop is a New York based bridal shop, specializing in bridal hair accessories. If this flower crown isn’t for you, don’t miss out on the rest of this gorgeous online shop with so many options to choose from.
5. White & Gold Woodland Flower Crown
There’s no rule that says that a flower crown needs to actually have flowers on it. This gold and white floral crown pairs delicate ivory pip with gold details for the perfect wedding accessory. The simplicity of its design allows it to be paired beautifully with a long flowing veil or worn solo. If you’re thinking about a gift for your bridesmaids, this headband is ideal for a whimsical or rustic wedding. Lo and Behold is another online shop specializing in bridal headpieces and has a plethora of gorgeous designs to browse.
Best Bridal Hair Combs & Clips
Smaller than a headband, clips and combs add some sparkle without covering the entire head. If you’re looking for just a touch of pearls or metallics to adorn your head or slip under a veil, these combs and clips can be tucked just about anywhere without being heavy, slipping out of place, or adding too much bling.
1. Couture Bridal Hair Comb With Hand Painted Gold Leaves, Freshwater Pearls & Crystals
If you’ve shopped at bridal boutiques for a similar item, then you know that a comb like this often retails for over $100. The high-quality of this comb is equal to those you would find in one of those shops, for a fraction of the cost. It’s not too small and not too overpowering, just a little extra sparkle and the perfect touch to make your wedding day look stand out a bit more. The hand-brushed matte golden leaves are plated in genuine 14K gold and placed on a hand-wired bridal comb. With lustrous freshwater pearls and pear-shaped crystals, the piece can be worn off to the side or tucked into an up-do. With a tight and secure comb, you also don’t have to worry about this falling out or ruining your hair throughout the day or evening.
2. Vintage Gold Twig Bridal Hair Clip
This vintage-inspired piece has so many gorgeous elements to it that the pictures really don’t do it justice. Made from copper, rhinestone, crystal, and gold brass wire, the hair clip measures 4.7” long x 2.7” wide. The maple leaves, twigs, and rhinestone beaded branches surround the flowers, for a gorgeous mixed metal look. If you’re looking for bobby pins to hold your hair in place and disappear seamlessly within this design, these gold leaf bobby pins are the best choice.
3. Floral & Ribbon Gold Plated Bridal Side Comb
For an elegant and formal affair, this gold plated side comb will elevate any look. This piece is on the larger side, at around six inches long and is covered throughout with sparkling rhinestones. It’s secured in place with an alligator clip, but you can always have your hairdresser add some rhinestone studded bobby pins for added security. With a hair accessory of this caliber, you’ll want to keep the rest of your accessories super simple. Consider a pair of small diamond studs to complete the look.
4. Gold Bridal Hair Comb With Hand Painted Silvery-Golden Leaves & Pave Crystals
You’ll be surprised by the high-quality construction of this hair clip given the price. There’s no question that guests will think it’s a true vintage piece at your wedding. The handmade piece is designed with hand-painted matte silver brushed leaves, European Austrian crystals, and soft ivory simulated freshwater pearls . The comb itself is hand-enameled in genuine 14 karat gold. It measures 5 1/2″ wide x 2 1/8″ high, which is a great medium size that won’t overwhelm. It can be worn both with a veil or on its own depending on your hair style for the big day. This similar design from the same retailer is available in rose gold if you want to include some blush pink tones into your look.
5. Mother of Pearl Mixed Media Hair Comb
Originally priced at close to $100, this hair comb is on sale for almost half off from leading bridal retailer David’s Bridal. It’s definitely on the smaller side which we love if you just want a touch of sparkle in your hair without too much weight or color. The mixed media comb features pearls, silver beads, crystal accents, and both painted and mesh leaves. It measures 3 1/2 inches wide, about half of the size of some of the other options on this list. David’s Bridal has tons of amazing hair accessories so if this one isn’t for you, you can shop some of the other options here.
Price: $54.99 (45 percent off MSRP)
Best Bridal Veils
Veils are probably the most traditional bridal choice and this classic look is still something many brides opt for. They add a light and airy feel to any look and come in so many shapes and sizes that there is really a veil for just about anyone. Simple tulle veils are great for a bride who prefers avoiding lace and embellishments, but if you do need a way to add some excitement or texture to your look, there are many veils with added elements of design.
1. Mesh Bow & Feather Dot Veil With Flower
If you’re going for a vintage-inspired design on your wedding day, an elegant fascinator hair clip is the perfect hair accessory. The spot tulle is a unique element and the flower keeps it full and structured. The hidden clip at the back provides a secure, tight fit that won’t fall off or ruin your hair throughout the day. If you’re a fan of the fascinator style veil but this style isn’t for you, you can check out some other options here.
2. Ivory Fingertip Length Two-Tier Veil With Scallop Crystal Edge
Originally priced at close to $200, this veil is quite the steal at over 85 percent off. It’s the exact same in quality and design as veils that you’ll find at bridal shops for $200 – $300. It’s Italian made and features two-tiers with beautifully beaded scallop edges, beaded flowers, and sequins. The fingertip length measures approximately 36 inches long by 60 inches wide with a wire metal comb to hold it securely in place. Once it arrives you can hang and steam it to keep it in pristine condition before the big day.
Price: $25.99 (86 percent off MSRP)
3. Ivory Single Layer Wedding Veil With Lace Appliques
This veil is another deal, at 25 percent off of its original price. The ivory bridal veil features ornate lace for a vintage-inspired touch at its edges. It’s made with a high quality tulle that is softer rather than stiff and drapes beautifully. It measures 63 inches long without a comb and can be worn in a variety of ways – either over your face as a blusher, or flipped back for a more traditional bridal look. If you’re shopping for a very simple tulle veil without any embellishments, this highly rated option from the same retailer is inexpensive and gorgeous.
Price: $49.99 (25 percent off MSRP)
4. Chapel Length Veil With Pencil Edge
As is often the case, this bridal veil is much less expensive here than it is in store. The pencil edge design of this floor length chapel veil, gives it a finished look without a large amount of embellishment, lace, or sparkle. If you’re looking for a simple design that still makes a statement, this is a great option. The thin design of the veil also allows guests to see through to the back of your dress, rather than masking or hiding it. This chapel veil from David’s Bridal has an embellished headband that keeps it in place, combining a few headpieces into one.
5. Metallic Gold French Netting Bandeau Bridal Veil With Champagne Lace Appliques
Both romantic and classic, this stunning netted veil is adorned with gold metallic French netting and champagne lace. It’s sleek and stylish with a vintage flare. Unlike most veils, its small and weightless so it won’t get in the way at any point.