Traditional wedding veil alternatives

Bride and groom

Traditional veils can provide a classic, striking look for any bride on her wedding day. Traditional veils tend to be white, have 1, 2, or 3 tiers, and are generally fashioned from synthetic tulle, silks, or a mix of the two. Classic veils can be a variety of lengths, from the shoulder to the trailing Cathedral veil.

However, there are many different options to choose from, if the classic veil doesn’t appeal to you. Below, we delve into the wide variety on offer, as alternatives to a traditional veil.

Floral crown

In recent years, we have seen an explosion of floral crowns on the bridal beauty scene, as Ebay notes: “The floral crown is perfect for the bohemian bride, and it’s one of the biggest trends in weddings right now! Have your florist craft one of these crowns to match your bouquet, or just tuck fresh blooms into your up-do.”

Colourful veils

It’s not at all common to have a coloured veil, but if you’re attracted to the charm of the classic veil, but you’d like to style it in a modern way; why not invest in a coloured veil?

You can have a classic veil dyed in any vibrant hue you like; maybe your wedding is alive with bold reds and you’d like your veil to follow suit. In contrast, you may have some beautiful lilac flowers in your bouquet that would match perfectly with a veil dip-dyed in purple dye.

Statement hair pieces

Statement hair pieces are a wonderful alternative to a classic veil. Vintage pieces, showcasing elaborate, crystal-infused designs look incredibly striking and original. In contrast, you may like to style your hair with a bold hair pieces made from peacock or stark white feathers. For a more delicate option, go for a hair clip that models diamante blossoms.

Sitting bride


The tiara is a classic wedding accessory, that has been popular for a number of years. While the tiara trend has been replaced by the floral crown, tiaras are a great choice if you’re looking to bring some regal sparkle to your wedding day look. Many celebrities have sported a gorgeous tiara on their wedding day, including Kate Middleton and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The Knot describes the popularity of the tiara as a wedding day accessory: “Ever since Kate Middleton married in a stunning Cartier piece designed for the late Queen Mother, the wedding tiara has been climbing in the popularity stakes. This traditional accessory is often associated with royalty, and we’ve seen many breathtaking designs on the heads of princesses (both real-life and on the silver screen!) over the years.”

There are many stylish alternatives to the traditional wedding veil; go bold with colours, or invest in a princess-worthy tiara.

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