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Veil alternatives for your big day

Updated: Jan 4

When planning your big day, looking the part is always very important to most people. And when it comes to veils, they are always a popular choice. But that doesn't mean they're for everyone! Maybe you've made up your mind and a veil is not for you or maybe you're still undecided and are curious about the alternatives. Whatever it may be, I'm here to show you some of my favourite veil alternatives!

Couple in wedding attire sat down facing away from the camera throwing up peace signs.

Veil Alternative The Ribbon

The ribbon is one of my personal favourites on this list! Not only is it absolutely stunning it also offers that modern and chic look! Plus ribbons and bows are definitely on trend at the moment and who doesn't love a trend.

I first came across this beautiful hair piece when I had the pleasure of photographing Bronte and Lewis at the encounter workshop where Bronte wore the ribbon from Rebecca Anne Designs. Rebecca creates many beautiful pieces like the ribbon as well as embroidered veils, so I would definitely check out her work if you're looking for some unique hair pieces for your big day! Definitely one for those modern vibes.

Flower Crown

Another great veil alternative which has more of a rustic vibe is a flower crown! If you're having an outdoor wedding, or maybe even a rustic barn wedding, these flower crowns make a great addition to the overall vibe of your big day!

What's also great about flower crowns is you can go as big or as small as you'd like. So whether you're all about making a statement or more about subtleness you can make it work for you! Using larger flowers such as roses you can make a big statement or maybe you'd like something more simple, then using flower's such as baby's-breath is the way to go! Whatever look you're going for, a flower crown can add that little bit extra.

Subtle Hair Accessories

If you're someone who doesn't want anything too big or anything that brings a lot of attention then this next addition is perfect for you. Adding a subtle hair accessory like a decorative hair comb is the perfect way to add that small something to bring everything together!

Not only is this a gorgeous yet simple way to add that extra bit of magic, it's also a super lightweight alternative so you wouldn't even notice it! Claire Austin England's pieces are the perfect addition to your wedding day look. Claire creates absolutely stunning handcrafted hair accessories that really add that extra bit of magic to your look. Whatever you're looking for whether that's a gorgeous floral hair comb, pearl pins or even a bespoke headband, you can guarantee to find the perfect one at Claire Austin England.

Unique Veils

I know, I know this one isn't exactly a veil alternative, however this is still far from your standard plain veil! If you're looking for something that's out there and different, that will make you stand out from any other wedding then this may be the way to go!

Having a bespoke or unique veil like this absolutely gorgeous floral veil from Stephanie Frances Bridal really takes your wedding attire to the next level! So if you're 50/50 about having a veil and going for something different then this is the perfect in-between.


The ribbon vendors

Flower crown vendors

Dress: Wed2B

Hair: @traceymorgan1967

Makeup: @glow_makeupbymadeline

Flower Crown: Homemade

Subtle Hair Accessories vendors

Unique Veil vendors

Dress: ASOS

Suit: Moss Bros

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