Few wedding accessories are as enchanting as the flower crown. Sure, there’s a tendency to exclusively equate blooming headdress with festival goers (Happy Coachella weekend 1 brides-to-be), but flower crowns are steeped in tradition and date all the back to ancient Greece. To wit, notable brides have donned flower crowns for their nuptials like Elizabeth Taylor when she wed Richard Burton to Marnie from GIRLS. (Okay, Marnie is not a real person, but you understand our point, right? The flower crown is versatile and can appeal to a variety of aesthetics.)
Decorative and romantic, the variety of flower crowns is seemingly endless whether you’re drawn to bold flowers, a whisper of baby's breath, or delicate daisies. If you’re not into the idea of wearing a veil but not extra enough to try a tiara, a blooming halo is a pretty alternative for completing your bridal look—especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding in which a flowery wreath would feel àpropos among nature. If not a flower crown for your ceremony, one could be gorgeous for a few photos with your wedding party and newly-minted spouse as an added element of whimsy. You could top off your bridesmaids or a flower girl with options to match, too!
Flower crowns go beyond blooms. If the idea of fresh florets is not appealing, but the crown aspect feels right, consider a version made from greenery like leaves or succulents (we promise, it won’t look or feel like you have potted plants atop your head), or a mix of leaves with delicate twigs or branches. Botany-chic! The most modern versions come metal-worked or with crystal adornments. A little more glamorous and sleek, but in a similar vein as a floral wreath. You can even opt for a flower crown made of silk or paper flowers if budget is a concern—plus, you can re-wear it down the road if that’s your style.
Wherever you fall on the flower crown spectrum, we assembled 29 enchanting versions to inspire. From affordable Etsy finds to luxe designer versions, peruse our favorite flower crowns for you, your bridesmaids, or just when you want to feel like an ethereal goddess.