After selecting your day of outfit, hairstyle, makeup, and jewelry, one of the final components that’ll pull your wedding day style together is selecting your hair accessories. Many brides feel that a veil is their only option, but it turns out, there are plenty of different hair accessories, like hair bows, that feel just as bridal.
Whether you never leave the house without a bow or it’s been a minute since you last wore one, bows are a timeless, elegant, and feminine accessory that can easily tie your wedding day look together. If you want to go the sentimental route, tie a piece of your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress or veil in your wedding day hairstyle, or use strips of your dad’s tie to add a pop of color to your updo.
For a more fresh look, there are tons of options out there depending on your budget and bridal style. From veil-like options to embellished tulle pieces and silk bows so soft you’ll want to wear them forever, here are our favorite bridal bows that’ll make anyone feel stylish and special for the walk down the aisle.
Bridal Favorite: Untamed Petals Presley Bow
Light, fluffy tulle, sparkling crystals, and luminous pearls come together to create this bridal favorite bow from Untame Pearls.
Price at time of publish: $298
For Vintage-Loving Brides: MySoulmateWedding Satin Bow Bridal Headband
A birdcage veil is the epitome of vintage elegance, but when paired with the pearl-embellished bow detail on this charming headband, it becomes a must-have for old world-loving brides.
Price at time of publish: $77
Best Black and White Bow: Shashi Rebelle Satin Hair Bow
Whether you’re wearing black or white on your wedding day, this tuxedo-inspired satin bow from Sashi Rebelle will effortlessly pull your entire celebration style together.
Best All-Over Pearls: Jennifer Behr Bailey Pearl Bow Barrette
Hand-sewn and covered with Swarovski pearls, Jennifer Behr’s Bailey barrette is as magical as bridal accessories come—and will certainly become an heirloom item in your jewelry box.
Price at time of publish: $325
Most Color Options: Revelry Tulle Sash
If you want your bow to bring a pop of color to your look, why not seamlessly match it to your bridesmaid or flower girl colors? Revelry’s tulle sash is not only super affordable, but it comes in a huge assortment of colors for effortless matching potential.
Price at time of publish: $5
Best Bow Scrunchie: Charlotte Shaw Scrunchie
Whether you’re rocking a sleek pony or ballerina bun to the ceremony, or just want something bridal to tie your hair back with during the reception, Charlotte Shaw's scrunchie is both bridal and trendy no matter the purpose. Even better, you can get it customized with your initials.
For a Garden Wedding: LoveShackFancy Silvestra Barrette
Right this way, floral-loving brides! This adorable bow barrette from LoveShackFancy features a fun, double-layer design and pretty pops of blue and pink flowers that add the perfect amount of subtle color to your wedding day aesthetic.
Best Veil: Cocomelody One-Tier Cut Edge Voile Chapel Veils With Bow CV0265
If you can’t decide between a bow and a veil, why not opt for both? Cocomelody’s got the answer with this stunning, single-tier chapel-length veil that boasts a playful bow at the crown.
Price at time of publish: $60
For the Edgy Bride: TASHA Faux Leather Bow Clip
Calling all daring brides: Add a little leather to your wedding day look with this black bow from Tasha. Pair it with a leather jacket and some aviators during your reception entrance for an epic aesthetic change from your ceremony look.
Customized Favorite: BebeTheory Heirloom Ivory Custom Name Beaded Bow With Pearls
Whether you customize this bow with your last name or monogram, brides love that this 9-inch satin bow is attached to an alligator clip for ease and comfort.
Price at time of publish: $38
Best Budget Bow: David’s Bridal Organza Bow Barrette with Rhinestone Dots
Bridal bows with a veil-like feel can sometimes cost a little more, but this organza option from David’s Bridal—complete with scattered rhinestones—adds the perfect amount of whimsy and wonder to any bride’s day-of or rehearsal look.
Best Bow Pins: Twigs & Honey Cast Dainty Bow Hairpin Set
If you love bows but want an accessory that’s a little more subtle, these hand-molded bow hairpins, scatted with Swarovski crystals, are sweet, subtle, and can easily be integrated into your wardrobe after the special event.
Best Subtle Sparkle: Cocomelody Satin Headpiece With Pearl CH0343
Elevate your plain satin bow with a little sparkle, like found in this Cocomelody bridal must-have. From a distance, the bow looks simply satin, but up close you can see it’s adorned with faux pearls, crystals, and floral details for a seriously special touch.
Price at time of publish: $27
Favorite Oversized Bow: Free People Darling Pearl Bow Pony
Coming in both ivory and black, this large, oversized bow is oh-so-easy to utilize thanks to the attached scrunchie base, and is further elevated with dangling pearl embellishments that’ll add a special addition to any wedding look no matter how casual or formal.
Price at time of publish: $28
For the Bachelorette Party: David’s Bridal Bride Satin Bow Scrunchie
Bows aren’t just for the wedding day. Grab this satin bow scrunchie from David’s Bridal to keep cool, comfortable, and on theme when celebrating your last fling.
Most Whimsical: Untamed Petals Beatrix Bow
Whisper thin and beautifully hand-sewn, this English net bow is embellished with small Swarovski crystals for the perfect amount of understated sparkle and is attached to a barrette for easy and stress-free placement.
Price at time of publish: $294
Best Something Blue: TwoBrightStars Blue Tulle Bridal Bow
If you’re still trying to settle on the perfect something blue, this tulle bow from TwoBrightStars adds just the right amount of color pop for a fun wedding day twist. Pair the bow with some blue earrings and shoes to tie your entire day-of look together.
Price at time of publish: $75
For Bling-Loving Brides: MEELLAofficial Embellished Bridal Hair Bow
Pearls, beads, rhinestones, and velvet, this double-layer barrette bow truly has it all. We love this style nestled as the base of a ballerina bun or half-down half-up style to allow the dangle details to sparkle, shine, and truly stand out.
Price at time of publish: $34
Best Lace Bow: Cocomelody Lace Headpiece CH0342
Weddings and lace go hand-in-hand, and this Cocomelody bow features the most delicate-yet-durable fabric that has a veil-like quality to make you feel beautifully bridal on your special day.
Price at time of publish: $20
For the Traditional Bride: Untamed Petals Ariana Birdcage
Being a traditional bride doesn’t mean you have to rock the traditional veil. This sweet birdcage option is elevated with a long white bow that blends classic romance with modern playfulness for a traditional yet-trendy twist.
Price at time of publish: $248
Best Silk Splurge: Loren Hope Bardot Bow Gallery Silk Hair Bow
It doesn’t get more elegant than silk on your wedding day, so why not top off your special look with a truly special accessory? Loren Hope’s Bardot bow adds an extraordinarily elevated feminine touch that’ll make you feel luxurious from the moment you put it on.
Price at time of publish: $118
Can I wear a hair bow to my wedding?
If you’re hesitating over whether or not to wear a bridal bow, you’re in luck, because the beloved accessory is actually a wedding day favorite. Between tulle, silk, and organza options, there are plenty of different styles to choose from depending on the formality of your day and the fabric of your day-of look.
What color bridal hair bow should I wear?
While most brides opt for white bridal bows to match their gowns, there’s no rule that says you can’t instead select a pop of color. If you do choose a non-white hue, pick one of your wedding colors and select another accessory or two in the same color for a seamless match that looks fluid.
Are bridal hair bows expensive?
If you’re on a budget, bridal bows are one of the most cost-effective day-of hair accessories a bride can wear. That said, if you want something extra luxe, there are plenty of high-end bows made from the softest satin and embellished with pearls and crystals that are completely heirloom quality.