33 Stunning Wedding Hair Accessory Ideas

Bride with ornate wedding hair accessory

Photo by Laurken Kendall

Your wedding-day look is almost complete, but it's just missing a certain finishing touch. We may be able to help. What about a gorgeous hair accessory? These little guys are known to give a major upgrade to any given hairstyle, not to mention they serve multiple purposes.

Aside from being totally beautiful, a chic hairpin (or comb) can keep loose strands tucked away from your face from ceremony to reception, which is something especially important for the long-haired brides out there. Are you rocking a shorter 'do? These little wonders can still add that something special to your overall look. Bohemian brides, try a detailed hair chain. For the romantics, an embellished floral hairpin will make guests swoon. And, for our minimalist brides, a tiny accessory can add major style.

Ready to find the perfect hair embellishment to fit your bridal style? Take a look through some of our favorite hair accessories fit for any bride and hairdo.

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Dot With Pearl Pins

Bride with a natural 'do embracing groom

Photo by Porterhouse Los Angeles

To add even more interest to a natural updo, consider scattering delicate pearl pins throughout your hair.

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Frame Your Bun

Bride wearing a low bun and crescent barrette

Photo by Twah Dougherty Photography

Wearing your hair in a low bun? Add a bit of sparkle by placing a crescent barrette around the bun. Want to amp up the look even more? Clip a veil underneath the bun for extra elegance.

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Choose Floral-Inspired Pins

Curly haired bride with floral barettes

Photo by Mashaida Co.

Guess what, floral pins aren't just for spring! This bride added two floral barrettes to her curly updo for her fall wedding, and we are loving every bit of it.

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A Sentimental Showstopper

Messy bun with large headpiece hugging the back of the head

Photo by Laurken Kendall; Hair by Sarah Wittaker from Sarah W Hair Design; Headpiece by Andy Guerra from Tocados Isabela

This hair accessory is definitely not for the faint of heart. The magnificent piece was inspired by the bride's late grandmother's brooch and created by Andy Guerra from Tocados Isabela.

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Give It a Twist

Bride with a chic, yet edgy wedding hairstyle

Photo by Anya Kernes 

This bride accented her effortless rocker-chic 'do with a classic and feminine twist. The juxtaposition between the two styles is absolutely captivating.

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An Ethereal Headpiece

Bride with a stunning wedding hairpiece embracing groom

Photo by Elizabeth Wells Photography

If you are wearing an unconventional color on your wedding day (like this bride who wore emerald green), then an equally stunning headpiece is necessary. Although the metal headband is quite wide, it still feels very delicate and ethereal with the natural design. Perfect for an outdoor elopement!

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A Pearl Headband

Bride with a loose boho braid and pearl headband

Photo by Jordan Voth Photography 

A delicate pearl headband makes for a stunningly romantic choice. We love that this one is flanked by a loose boho braid for a spin on the classic look.

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Wrap It in Ribbon

Bride and groom embracing during first kiss

Photo by James Autery 

A humble ribbon can do so much for a bridal look. This pop of black adds a Parisian flair to the ensemble.

Play with the fabric, colors, and texture of your ribbon to custom-tailor it to your decor and style. A contrasting color can provide brightness, or you can opt to maintain a chic monochromatic look instead. Leather brings in edgy, runway-ready feels while burlap can tie in a rustic aesthetic.

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Keep With Tradition

Bride wearing an ornate passa

Photo by To The Moon; Jewelry by Shafaq Habib Jewelers; Hair & Makeup by Karuna

Let's be completely honest, no one rocks a bridal hair accessory quite like our beautiful South Asian brides. From bejeweled Maang Tikkas and ornate Matha Pattis to dripping passas and shimmering hair chains, we're forever in awe.

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Wear a Tiara

Bride with a gold and pearl tiara

Photo by Erich McVey 

Style influencer Hilary Rushford donned this gold and pearl tiara for her cathedral ceremony in Cartagena, Colombia.

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Barely-There Headband

Bride wearing a dainty wedding headband

Photo by Adriana Rivera 

For brides saying "I do" in a more casual, intimate setting, a dainty headband may be all you need. This bride wore a thin gold headband with tiny mother-of-pearl flowers on her wedding day, which allowed her unique drop earrings to take center stage.

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A Pop of Gold

Bride with a sleek wedding hairstyle

Photo by Dragonfly Photography

Dress up a sleek pony with an intricate clip. This bride's whimsical and glamorous hairpiece added even more drama to her bridal look, which included an asymmetrical wedding dress and veil.

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Bride looking in mirror while being zipped into dress

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari; Event Planning by Tiffany Rivera of Simply Breathe Events; Hair by Hair by Fran

A minimal, crystal floral hairpin is set just so among this feminine yet strong lob heightening the glam but effortless feel.

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Side Show

Bride with a floral hair comb


This floral comb skims the side of the head, so it's adequately on display in everything from bridal portraits to first dance photos.

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Go Organic

Bride crying reading love letter

Photo by Picture Me&U; Hair by Kudakwashe Magora Mhlanga

This poetic bride tucked a hairpiece that could easily be confused for a natural sprig of greenery (in a metallic hue) into her short crop.

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A Gilded Halo

Bride with gold halo-esque tiara

Photo by EL MOMENTO PERFECTO; Hairpiece by LELET NY; Planning by MC2 MON AMOUR 

A gold halo with adequate height for the most heavenly princess bride.

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Coordinating Headpieces

Bride with bridesmaids wearing unique headpieces

Photo by Stepan Vrzala 

This bride hosted two wedding celebrations—one in Rwanda, one in Zambia—and for the former, she and her bridesmaids wore unique beaded headpieces.

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A Hint of Glimmer

Newlyweds kissing in front of guests in white

Photo by Lisa Poggi; Event Planning by Nathalie Cadet-James of Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio; Hair & Makeup by Lara Navarrini

An embellished floral hairpin offers just a peep of sparkle to this twist.

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A Matching Tikka

Bride wearing jewels for an Indian wedding

Photo by Kristina Adams Photography

For an Indian wedding, a tikka is a must. We love how this bride designed her custom tikka to match her gold and green beaded jewelry.

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A Matching Set

Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill's first dance

Photo by Funkytown Photography; Event Planning by Gladys Santizo of Saguzo Eventos

Actress Jazmyn Simon's hair accessory matches the rest of her bridal jewelry to a tee.

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Youthful Adornments

Bride in a lace dress wearing an ethereal daisy chain headpiece

Photo by Sara Lobla 

A dainty daisy chain brings us back to the simpler times of our youth. A sweet accompaniment to this bride's ultra-sexy beaded Berta gown.

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Scatter Some Petals

Spring bride rocking a wedding hairstyle adorned with blooms

Photo by Margherita Calati

Spring brides should definitely consider adding flowers to their hair! Pepper a tight high pun with floral pins or even real blooms for a romantic look.

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Make a Statement

Bride in a lace dress wearing a wedding headband

Photo by Juan Trijillo

This bride's elaborate Suma Cruz headpiece is an exact match for her colorful bouquet of tiny wild blooms. The completed look is both regal and enchanting.

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Floral Glam

Bride wearing a wedding approved headband

Photo by Jainé Kershner Photography

A glamorous crystal-embellished floral headband finishes off this otherwise minimalist ensemble. Check out how those floral shapes are a perfect match for those of the dress.

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Art Deco

Bride in beaded dress with wedding hairstyle


This bride went for a head-to-toe glitzy look. The glittering hair comb with crystal details mirrors the art deco theme of the dress, creating a uniform look.

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Flowering Flow

Bride with mom

Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography; Hair by Patty Perez 

A gilded headpiece of flowering vines adds a crystalized flow to the bride's glamorous style.

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Dot a Braid

Fairytale-esque wedding hairstyle accented with hairpins

Photo by O'Malley Photographers

This bride accented her loosely plaited hair with beaded pins for her vineyard wedding in Washington state. The results are straight out of a fairy tale.

Worried that your gorgeous updo won't stay in place on your big day? That's what wedding hair trials are for! Once your hair has been perfected by a stylist, be sure to spend the entire day with your bridal hair look to see how it holds. This will be a good indicator of whether you need to add more hairspray or sprinkle in more bobby pins.

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Choose Delicate Crystals

Bride and bridesmaid with wedding hairstyles

Photo by Kristen Curette; Hair by Graciela Saldivar

A delicate crystal hair clip offers a peekaboo effect amongst these luscious curls. From those highly anticipated getting-ready photos to your walk down the aisle, you'll look nothing short of glamorous.

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It Takes Two

Bride and dad embrace

Photo by Sarah Lockhart

This bride pulled her hair back in two sections of wavy tendrils, each fastened into place by an identical floral pin. A perfect pair, indeed. We especially love how it complements the bride's stunning open-back gown.

Looking for a way to incorporate that "something old" into your wedding-day look? Be on the lookout for vintage barrettes and heirloom hair combs that can be used to jazz up a romantic updo or old Hollywood waves.

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A Crystal Topper

Newlyweds cutting multiple cakes

Photo by Mel Barlow; Event Planning by Carole Grogan of Bright Blue Events; Headpiece by Sasha Samuel Jewelry

After the ceremony, this model bride donned a headpiece that graced the very tippy-top of her head. The sparkling adornment was comprised of a crystallized infinity symbol, a fitting tribute to the beginning of the couple's forever.

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Crowning Glory

Bridal closeup of wedding hairstyle with bejeweled crown

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini; Event Planning by Savvy Event Studio

This laid-back low ponytail cleans up well with the addition of an old-world, intricate crown. The bejeweled topper exalts the effortless style to regal heights fit for a Florentine wedding.

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A Frosty Addition

Bride's wedding hairstyle adorned with crystal hairclips

Photo by Laura Gordon 

A frosty accent is the perfect hair accessory for this wintry wedding. How luxurious does it look paired with that cozy winter-white wrap?

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Embrace the Femme

Newlyweds in front of sunset

Photo Courtesy of Kadeem Johnson & Dar Es Salaam Riser; Bride's Accessories by Jennifer Behr

These gilded floral barrettes, positioned on each side of the bride's head, are the feminine touch that every bridal look needs. Don't they look darling amidst her natural curls?

  • Can artificial flowers be used as a hair accessory?

    Definitely! Let your creativity run wild by incorporating a variety of artificial flowers into your bridal 'do. Not only will they hold up better than real flowers, but you'll be able to save them as a special memento from your wedding.

  • Should my bridesmaids have matching hair accessories?

    This is totally up to you. Whether you want your entire bridal party to be matchy-matchy for photos or you want each bridesmaid to have a more distinctive look, there's no shortage of hair accessories to help bring your vision to life.

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