Finding The One | 4 practical tips when choosing your bridal headpiece
I totally get it. It’s so easy to fall in love with a sparkly, floral or beautifully detailed bridal headpiece and it can be really tricky finding the perfect piece when there are so many beautiful and unique options to choose from.
You may have read previous posts where I cover some specific details on:
- How to choose the perfect birdcage veil
- Things to consider when choosing the right wedding veil
- How to measure a wedding garter for a perfect fit
- Tips when colour matching wedding accessories online
- Things to consider when deciding between a silk vs fresh floral headpiece.
But today let’s focus on some of the practical realities – get these things right and you can be assured that you’re on the right track.
1. Comfort comes first
At the end of the day, comfort should always come first. Your wedding day will be filled with endless hugs and kisses, dancing, bridal photos and buzzing around the room mingling with family and friends. You will want to feel comfortable all day knowing that your headpiece feels secure and won’t fall out.
Similar to shoes, practice wearing your headpiece around the house before the wedding (when your fiancé is out of course!) especially if your chosen piece is large, heavy or features netting that may partially cover your face.
If you are having a headpiece made especially for you, be sure to let me know what side of your head your piece will be worn – left, right, up above or down beneath your hair bun.
I’d be more than happy to recommend the best attachment to ensure it will stay in place all day. I can also design a piece with snap clips or additional loops underneath for added security when secured with bobby pins. That’s the beauty of handmade – it means that you can be part of the design process and practical realities can be incorporated into the design of the piece!
3. Check the attachment is appropriate for the weight of the piece
A popular wedding accessories trend is to adorn your hair with beautiful vintage brooch pins that are converted into combs. While they look beautiful and offer a striking vintage charm, they can also be quite heavy. Ensure the comb attachment is wide enough to support the weight of the piece and that it is reinforced with some extra bobby pins in an X shape under your hair.
This will be really important if you have planned a dynamic bridal dance or you will be wearing your hair out in loose waves!
4. Be flexible
Is the headpiece flexible and does it mould to your head? Some headpieces are designed for a specific area of your head and may appear stiff or flat if positioned elsewhere. Look for accessories that are designed to accommodate the natural curve of your head – or preferably, they’re wired internally for flexibility and moulding.
Love your choice
And last but not least, be sure to love your choice! Choosing comfort doesn’t mean you have to jeopardise style. Choose a headpiece you love, that reflects you, your favourite details and your wedding style. It’s not about following the trends – it’s about following your personal style and considering your hair type, hair length, dress and wedding venue.