Although you may not want to wear a traditional veil to your wedding you will still want to do something special for your hair. There are many options and many ways to style and accessorize your tresses for your big day.
Wearing flowers in your hair can be feminine and elegant or even funky and fun depending on your hairstyle and the types of flowers you choose. Fresh flowers are the best option but some silk flowers are very high quality and can be beautiful. Talk to your florist about what types of flowers will hold up the best. Some flowers may droop and become wilted quickly, especially in warm climates. Make sure your hairstylist secures the flowers in your hair very well. You don’t want them to fall out while dancing or hugging friends and family.
If you are going for an elegant look with your hairstyle you can secure either large or small flowers to the base of an up-do style. You can also sweep one side of your hair back and pin it with one large flower. Tiny flowers can be attached to a wire headband to hold your hair back. To achieve a formal look you may want to match the color of the flowers to your wedding dress. There are many white and cream colored flowers that are beautiful.
Bright and exotic flowers can be used for a more whimsical look. Try tucking a tropical flower behind your ear or attached to a low side ponytail. Tiny colorful flowers can be woven into a circlet to wear on top of your head. Ribbons can cascade down the back if you are wearing your hair down.
There are so many beautiful hair ornaments or barrettes. They are easy to find online or at some beauty supply stores. Ornaments can me made out of many different things like metals, crystals and different types of stones, wood, fabric or a combination of materials. You can even find hair ornaments to match or compliment your jewelry. Try to avoid plastic or anything too casual. Do a practice run with your hairstylist to make sure the barrette or ornament looks how you want and is comfortable to wear. It may be necessary to use bobby pins to secure your barrette.
You are not limited by what you see in bridal magazines or just by what you have seen done before. There are many unique ideas you can try. Use your own hair length and texture as inspiration. If you hair looks great down then don’t try to wear it up to look like everyone else. Do what flatters you the most. You can make your hair special without a veil by weaving gold threads into your hair style or attaching fancy bobby pins through the style. Ribbons or strips of fabric like silk or satin can be used in your hair as well. You don’t have to even put anything in your hair if you want. A special style that you don’t normally wear is all it takes to look a little extra glamorous. Your hairstylist may have additional ideas.