by Marti E. Andera | February 1, 2024
Add glamour, chic elegance, or fantasy to your wedding day with a nontraditional wedding headpiece. Don’t stop planning now that you have chosen “the dress” for your nontraditional wedding. Start shopping for a nontraditional wedding headpiece because every dream dress deserves a fabulous headpiece. Whether it’s an out-of-this-world hairstyle with star hair pins or a hat with a veil, choosing a headpiece is essential to your wedding day look.
Accessories lend themselves to an out-of-the-box, no-rules-to-follow moment, from a pearl-studded headband to a flowing blue cathedral veil with a feathered edge. You’ll find inspiration sources for “the headpiece” to go with “the dress” for a fabulous, chic, nontraditional wedding day look.
NonTraditional Wedding Headpieces
Where to start?
I’d suggest starting with looking for a hairstyle you love, then talking to your hairstylist about how the hairstyle will look on you. Share inspirational photos of headpieces you love with your hairstylist. Remember that a traditional hairstyle can work with a nontraditional headpiece and a conventional gown can be paired with a nontraditional one. You may have no rules to follow here, just your and your fiancee’s choices.
Tiara’s worn solo is an iconic nontraditional wedding headpiece. Choosing a non-traditional style and material is a current fashion statement in 2024. Look for mixed metals, elaborate designs, or colored jewels.
Flower Crowns, Flowers
Faux and dried flower headpieces are heirloom keepsakes packed easily for destination wedding venues. They look incredibly chic with long-flowing hairstyles. Another plus is that it is easy for hairstylists to place in your hair.
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Headbands are significant fashion statements in the nontraditional bridal accessory world. In 2024, brides will find a greater variety in bridal collections to accommodate the new focus, making it easy to shop for ready-made and bespoke designs. Another plus is that headbands are non-traditional wedding headpieces that Brides can wear again.
Hats for nontraditional wedding headpieces have been worn for bridal fashion, though now you’ll find unusual colors, styles, and embellishments. With that, all styles and embellishments are a go.
Hair vines are a non-traditional wedding headpiece that brings whimsy and exquisite style. It is one of the most versatile headpieces for styling with either a front, side, or back style option. Your hairstyle can either be up or down
An unique veil gives a nod to the traditional and gives the Bride a look all their own.
Fascinators are tiny hats with oversized embellishments usually worn at an angle, giving a moment of sassiness to your bridal look. Fascinators are a current fashion, especially bridal, in England and Australia and, more recently, in the States, for a look of old Hollywood and the 1940s. They are usually worn with your hair down, half up, and half down.
Clips, Hair Pin Sticks & Pins
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Try hair clips and pins for a minimalist but stylish non-traditional headpiece. Available in all metal tones, sizes, and designs. Your stylist can place them in multiples throughout your hairstyle for a unique chic bridal look or as a single for a dramatic look.
Combs are one of the simplest nontraditional wedding headpieces to wear and shop for. They work well with short and long hair and can style without a hairstylist. Remember to add Bobby Pins to secure them in place to ensure fun on the dance floor. Also, bit offers exquisite style when placed at the back of a low up-do.
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While researching this post, I found this exquisite headchain—a regal look for a nontraditional wedding headpiece.
Colored veils nod briefly to tradition, then steal the show by showcasing your style and vision for your wedding headpiece.
I loved writing this post and discovering so many nontraditional wedding headpieces. I hope you find the one that is you. And always, if you need help finding what you’re looking for, consider a bespoke style from Marti & Company. Remember it’s always Your Day • Your Way • Your Look.