Bridal headwear has seen a major evolution in the past few decades. We’ve come from the tulle monstrosities of the 80s to a wide selection of delicate, sassy and romantic veils, birdcages and headpieces. I love that there are so many styles to choose from and am a proponent of choosing multiple headpieces and creating different looks for the reception and ceremony. A bride’s wedding is the one event at which outfit changes are completely acceptable for us non-Hollywood folk, so why not hair accessories too?

Cathedral viels have a special place in my heart and always will, especially since I wore one on my wedding day. However, some of the more playful, whimsical hairpieces are catching my eye. I’ve seen a few lately that make me wish I could pick a new wedding day look every week.

BHLDN has a wide range of hair accessories, some much more expensive than others. These hair clips add a pop of pizazz to a basic updo. If you envision yourself as a classic bride, these are right up your alley aisle.

BHLDN Bracken Clip | $42

BHLDN Les Bijoux Hairpins | $400

Birdcage veils’ popularity has surged in the last few years. They are a fun alternative to a classic veil and while most brides are convinced they can’t pull off the look, almost anyone can with the right dress. Mermaid, fit and flare, trumpet and sheath look best. A birdcage competing with a ballgown tends to be a bit much.

Brenda’s Bridal Veils via Etsy | $109

I’m gushing over this bejeweled headband. The epitome of effortless elegance, this headband complements an updo or loose waves. Simply gorgeous!

Untamed Petals Poppy Double Headband via Etsy Shop | $145

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