18 Beautiful Bridal Hair Pins for Every Aesthetic

From sleek and sparkly to understated and romantic.

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Shoes and jewelry are probably the first accessories that come to mind when you're thinking of the finishing touches to complete your wedding day look. But a category not to be forgotten? Your hair accessories are just as deserving of their shining moment in the spotlight. One of our favorite types of hair accoutrement is a beautiful bridal hair pin. If you’re forgoing a veil or craving a second hair look for your reception, hair pins are the perfect way to accent your strands, With countless styles to consider—from sleek and sculptural to romantic and sparkly—there's something for everyone.

Whether your bridal aesthetic is minimal, bohemian, classic, or glamorous, you can create so many unique looks with bridal hair pins. Cinching a chignon? Hair pins. Accenting an updo? Hair pins. Embellishing a braid? Hair pins! Prettying up a ponytail? Hair. Pins. Livening up loose waves? Say it with us: hair pins! 

To help you narrow down your choices, here are our favorite bridal hair pins (from pearls to crystals, flowers to seashells) for every bridal style and budget. 

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Most Sparkly: Twigs & Honey Nomi Hair Pins

Twigs & Honey Nomi Hair Pins

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Charming and timeless, these pretty Swarovski crystal flower hair pins will elevate any bridal 'do. Whether you use them to pin back loose strands or to embellish a chignon, the options are endless.   

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For the Whimsical Bride: Violet and Brooks Miss To Mrs Hair Pins

Violet and Brooks Miss To Mrs Hair Pins

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Add some whimsy to your reception or rehearsal dinner look with this flirty set of crystal pavé hair pins. It's an easy way to dress up a simple updo and, more importantly, show off your newlywed status.  

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For a Spring Wedding: Jennifer Behr Floral Hair Pins Set

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Yes, florals for spring are groundbreaking, especially when they are in your hair! Besides, nothing says spring wedding like bold rosettes cascading down a braid.

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Most Goddess-Like: Twigs & Honey Sofia Hair Pin Set

Twigs & Honey Sofia Hair Pin Set

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These gold-plated brass floral hair pins will have you channeling your inner Grecian goddess in no time. We love how ethereal they look paired alongside tousled waves or a low bun.

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Most Versatile: ABitOfLoveWedding Crystal Hair Pins

Crystal Hair Pins

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Looking for a hint of sparkle? These delicate crystal pins will add just the right amount of shine to any half-up, half-down wedding hairstyle.

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Best Budget: BaubleBar Custom Initial Hairpin

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 Courtesy of BaubleBar

Flaunt your new initials with a sparkly hairpin. It's perfect for the modern bride just looking to have a good time. At such an affordable price point, you could even scoop one up for each of your bridesmaids.

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Most Ethereal: 14/Quatorze Baby's Breath Pearl Hair Pins Set

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Confession: We think these pins are better than the real thing. Fashioned from delicate metal, these hair pins are meant to mimic the wispy quality of baby's breath.

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For the Romantic Bride: MarishaPavlishina Small White Flower Hair Pins

White flower hairpin

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Why wear just one hair accessory when you can wear multiple? Sprinkle these small white flower hair pins throughout loosely flowing waves or in an updo for a romantic finish.

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Most Unique: QuirkySues Set of 2 Gold Hair Pins

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You can never go wrong with a plain accessory. Plus, these hammered hair pins are the sleekest way to secure a bun.

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For the Glamorous Bride: Nina Leafy Crystal Cluster Hair Pin Set

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 Courtesy of David's Bridal

Glitzy yet modern, these crystal clusters will glimmer in any hairstyle. Wear one, two, or all three for a hint of glam that minimal brides will love.

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Most Understated: Brides & Hairpins Set of 5 Crystal Star Hair Pins

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Subtle crystal hair pins are a great way to make your hairdo stand out. The set comes in both gold and silver to match your accessories.

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Best Crystals: Dareth Colburn Giselle Crystal Hair Pin

Dareth Colburn Giselle Crystal Hair Pin

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Of course, you want to walk down the aisle feeling like royalty. These fancy marquise crystal gemstone hair pins would look downright gorgeous styled with a fairytale-esque ballgown.

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For the Sophisticated Bride: Olive + Piper Daisy Hair Pins (Set of 3)

Olive + Piper Daisy Hair Pins

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Glass crystals combine with faux pearls for an heirloom-inspired look that you'll cherish for years to come. Pop of few of these pearlescent beauties into a low chignon or scattered throughout a braid for an after-hours affair.

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Most Vintage-Inspired: Jennifer Behr Denari Bobby Pin Set

Jennifer Behr Denari Bobby Pin Set

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It's all in the details. Vintage-loving brides won't be able to resist these gold cameo hair pins that call to mind a bygone era. They're the perfect size for pinning back stray hairs or including in a half updo.

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Best Bow: BHLDN Momsen Hair Pins

BHLDN Momsen Hair Pins

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Turn heads and wow from the back with a bow-shaped hair pin that's as sophisticated as it is romantic. Pair alongside an open-back evening gown and a voluminous chignon for a black-tie affair.

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For a Wedding Under the Stars: Lelet NY Seeing Stars Bobbi (Single)

Lelet NY Seeing Stars Bobbi

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Is your wedding theme inspired by the celestial skies? Channel the starry night with crystal star bobbi pins in your hair.

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Best Florals: Serefina Trio of Enameled Hair Pins

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What could be sweeter than this trio of floral hair pins for a spring wedding? Follow the styling lead and wear yours tucked into a loose braid.

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Best Pearls: Epona Valley Daisy Pearl Chain Circle Barrette

Epona Valley Daisy Pearl Chain Circle Barrette

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Pull it all together with this chic circle barette featuring Swarovski florets and pearls. We can't think of a more easy way to add a dash of pretty to your bridal ensemble. 

Shopping FAQs

Looking for a way to elevate or add some pizazz to your bridal hairstyle? Ahead, we've answered three common questions that brides have when shopping for wedding-worthy hair pins.

  • What's the purpose of hair pins? Besides keeping everything in place (bye-bye, flyaways), hair pins can also be used as a form of embellishment. The addition of a bridal pin (or three) to your wedding 'do is an easy way to jazz up your look without adding a veil or tiara.
  • What types of bridal hairstyles look best with hair pins? Whether you opt for a polished chignon, a messy braid, or free-flowing locks, hair pins can work with a number of hairstyles. While one statement-making bridal pin may be appealing enough on its own, a set of small rosette hair pins can be just as impactful styled alongside effortless beach waves.
  • Should the hair pins coordinate with my wedding look? Versatility reigns supreme here. When it comes to bridal pins, there's no shortage of unique styles to take into consideration. While beach brides may flock to bold blooms, traditional brides may find themselves opting for a simple set of Swarovski crystals. Since there are no hard and fast rules for accessorizing your bridal look, it really comes down to personal preference. When in doubt, consult with your hairstylist during your hair trial to see what works best.

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