With all the postponements and downsizing of 2020 Weddings, we’re going to see many styles of weddings and post-wedding celebrations planned with the utmost concern for safety for the couple and their guests. From lavish Micro weddings to Minimonies to a larger wedding all will happen in 2021. Another trend we’ll see in 2021 is Brides forgoing the traditional wedding veil for a veil alternative, especially if they are having a post-wedding celebration. The focus of this post is all about finding stunning veil alternatives for your bridal look that will somehow reappear at other celebrations in your life.
Your Veil Alternative is an integral part of your wedding day style. It’s the most beautiful accessory (next to your engagement ring, of course!). It’s an individual as you are. It’s the statement piece that completes your wedding day look.
Which veil alternatives will be on-trend for 2021? Read on to find inspiration for finding your perfect veil alternative.
Flowers for a Veil Alternative
A flower hair accessory is always the right veil alternative for brides. Either preserved dry flowers or fresh flowers, both are exquisite headpieces. For fresh flowers, try to choose flowers from the season your wedding is in. Not only will this likely help lower your costs, since out-of-season flowers are normally more expensive, it’s also more beautiful, and it brings a fragrant vibe to your wedding day. Florists are experts in the seasonality of flowers and which varieties to use for hair accessories. Seasonality makes sense on so many levels, from sustainability to cost.
Headbands come in so many styles +luxe materials like metal, floral, lace, and fabrics like leather. With so many choices you are sure to find the one that is your favorite. The plus here is that a headband will likely find its way into other celebrations in your life after your wedding.
Regal fashion was seen on all the runways for 2021 wedding fashion shows. Especially in the veil alternative collections. With recent in-person royal weddings and also, the two Netflix hits – The Crown & Bridgerton (which I watched all of both series!), English weddings give inspiration for many styles of veil alternatives, especially Crowns.
My ultimate hair accessories are my collection of hats, and if I had thought of it back when I got married I would have worn a hat. Believe it or not, most Brides can wear a hat. It has nothing to do with face shape, hair length, or anything like that. The key is to find the right hat for your hair length and face shape. There’s a certain freedom of expression with wearing a hat. Your wedding day is the perfect day to be you!
Hair clips are a favorite at Marti & Company. So many styles … from a Gatsby/Old Hollywood design all the way to a modern dramatic clip that looks fabulous with short hair. Both add Glam and Bling to your wedding day look!
Barrettes for a Minimalist Veil Alternative
Not much needs to be added here. Tiaras are elegant and classic and usually are the perfect touch for an over-the-top wedding day look. Plus tiaras are on trend with the recent Netflix series The Crown, and Bridgerton. Find more inspiration at Marti & Company, Dareth Colburn, BHLDN, and Etsy,
Perfect Veil Alternatives – Bejeweled Hairpins
Looking for a hair accessory for your casual but elegant Destination wedding venue? Hairpins are the answer. They come in many sizes, styles, and materials and give you double value as they’re easy to pack and can also, be worn on your honeymoon.
Jeweled combs make a statement in all hairstyles from short to medium to long. A tip passed on to us by our hairdresser is to always add bobby pins to secure the comb to avoid any unexpected interruptions when you’re dancing the night away.
Refashioned Veil Alternatives for Brides
We like to start with something you may have or that your Mom or Grandma has that can be updated to bridal fashion, like a wedding gown, favorite brooch, hairpin, or headband. Or even lace from their bridal gown or veil. In the photo, this Bride chose lace from her Mom’s bridal gown to make into a bridal comb. Beautiful comb and beautiful sentiment. We’re all into refashioning accessories at Marti & Company!
Bonuses … several of these veil alternatives for brides can be worn after your wedding day! And all can be kept as an heirloom keepsake. Also, most headbands and hair accessories are easy to style. Your hairdresser will love this feature (and I believe they have magic fairy dust to sprinkle on) to get you through one of the most important days of your life.
Which veil alternative is your favorite? I love them all of course! If I’d have to select one it would be the gold wreath from Helen Hunter. Let us know in the comments below your favorite veil alternative for your wedding day.