Photo/Headbands: Lelet NY
Let’s say something controversial–veils aren’t for everyone. Now, don’t get us wrong, we live for a strong veil moment, but for some brides veils can seem a bit forced. The truth is, you don’t need a veil to look like a bride. In fact, a lot of brides are opting for other fun accessories that still give you that bridal feel. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite veil alternatives, see if there’s something here that speaks to you!
Whether you’re rocking a bow and high pony à la Ariana Grande or going for something more boho like this scarf-like look, a bow is a great veil alternative for a more casual wedding.
Photo/Hat: Gigi Pip
If you’re going for that laid-back, cool kid, indie vibe, then you need an ivory wide brim felt hat like this one!
Photo/Headband: Lelet NY
Headbands are a great way to ditch tradition but keep the glam. A fun modern piece like this one would look great with a sleek minimalist gown.
Capes are essentially veils that start at your shoulders instead of your head. They’ve still got all the drama and add a regal touch to any bridal look.
Photo/Tiara: Jennifer Behr
If you still want that princess bride feel but aren’t about that veil life, then a tiara is the perfect fit for you.
Photo/Comb: Twigs and Honey
Combs are one of the most versatile bridal accessories–tuck them into a bun or an Old-Hollywood glam look with your hair parted to one side.
Photo/Hair Chain: Lelet NY
For the modern bride, nothing is better than this sleek hair chain. Weave it into a braid or let it hang free–either way, you’ll look cool AF.
Photo/Hairpins: Kristin Ess Hair
Pins are a fun way to add a little spice to any look. The best thing about hairpins like these is that you’ll definitely rock them long after the wedding.
Photo/Hair Vine: Twigs and Honey
Perfect for the vintage boho bride, a hair vine can be wrapped around an updo or looks great with your hair down too!