The 18 Best Bridal Hair Accessories in 2024 For Every Wedding Vibe

From headbands to tiaras, these bridal hair accessories will be your crowning glory.
Two brides wearing hair accessories
Photos: Maria Elena Headpieces,Design: Tiana Crispino
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Lauren Whalley
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  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
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Updated Oct 25, 2023
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Whether it's an embellished hair clip to elevate a sleek bun or a pearl headband to add a bit of sophistication to your curls, bridal hair accessories are always a good idea. Not only can they be easily worn again long after saying "I do," but they can also be kept as family heirlooms to pass down from generation to generation.

If you've been searching for the perfect wedding hair accessory to complement your wedding hairstyle, we've got you covered with expert advice from Maria Elena Headpieces's Marketing Director, Annia Elena Lopez, and Gisele Del Busto, the brand's Fashion and Sales Director. We're chatting about the most popular hair accessories you can wear on your big day, and we didn't forget to include a list of our shoppable favorites that you can add to your cart now. Whether you envision yourself wearing a whimsical hair vine, a pair of minimalist barrettes or a regal tiara, you can draw inspiration from the hair accessories below.

Hot tip: Once you've found your dream headpiece, bring it to your hair trial to show your professional stylist, so you can see the entire look come together before the big day.

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Best Bridal Hair Accessories for 2024

No matter how you describe your style (modern, boho, classic, or whimsical), there's a hair accessory that will complement your vibe. Below, we cover some of the most popular types of wedding hair accessories for all of your upcoming wedding festivities.

Bridal Headbands

Bride wearing pearl bridal headband
Photo: Jes Workman Photography & Videography

What it is: Trendy yet timeless, headbands are a quick and easy way to elevate your day-of 'do. Not to mention, they're available in a variety of different styles, embellishments and finishes.
How to wear it: Add your bridal headband as a finishing touch to voluminous curls or a sleek-and-straight pony. The style possibilities are truly endless.

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Maria Elena Headpieces Waldorf Headband

Black crystal bridal headband from Maria Elena
Photo: Madison Aycotch for Maria Elena Headpieces

This Maria Elena headband will add "it girl" Blair Waldorf-inspired flair to any wedding hairstyle with its alternative black crystals. The beauty of this bridal hair accessory is that it can be worn with any hair length, texture or style. Talk about chic versatility. Xoxo.

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Lulus Love That's Forever Ivory and Gold Pearl Headband

Lulus ivory and gold pearl bridal headband
Photo: Lulus

Affordable, sparkly, and comfortable, this Lulus headband has it all. We're obsessed with the varying heights of the clustered pearls that give it a free-spirited vibe.

Price at time of publication: $39

Jennifer Behr Ines Headband

Jennifer Behr pearl bridal headband
Photo: Jennifer Behr

We just couldn't do a headband round-up without including this iconic pearl number from Jennifer Behr. This bridal headband boasts all-over luminous pearls and a thick padded interior for comfort. Plus, it sits high on the head, so it's sure to look incredible in all of your wedding photos.

Price at time of publication: $425

Bridal Crowns and Tiaras

Bride wearing a tiara
Photo: Sposto Photography

What it is: Channel your inner royal with a regal bridal crown or tiara. It's a hair accessory with a history dating back centuries, and wearing one today will still command all the attention in the room.
How to wear it: Make a statement by adding an embellished tiara to an elegant updo, or pair your loose waves with an earthy crystal crown for a boho-glam vibe.

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Maria Elena Headpieces Reverie Crown

Silver Maria Elena bridal tiara
Photo: Madison Aycotch for Maria Elena Headpieces

Like the other pieces from Maria Elena's newest collection, the Reverie crown is "a testament to the modern bride, a woman of strength and style who cherishes her heritage while embracing the future," says Lopez. "To experience the sensation of wearing a piece of art as you walk down the aisle, and let Divine Femininity be the crowning glory of your special day."

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Twigs & Honey Dreamy Crystal Burst and Silk Blossom Bridal Crown

Crystal and silk blossom bridal crown from Twigs & Honey
Photo: Anthropologie

This glass crystal and silk flower tiara from Twigs & Honey looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. Pair it with relaxed waves or a side-swept braid for a sprightly woodland princess vibe.

Price at time of publication: $215

DarethColburnDesigns Aspen Pearl and Crystal Wedding Tiara

DarethColburnDesigns pearl and crystal bridal tiara
Photo: DarethColburnDesigns

This hairpiece offers a boho twist on a classic bridal tiara. You'll easily fall in love with the intricacy of the hand-wired freshwater pearls and crystals. Psst: Check out the rest of their shop to find coordinating jewelry for a truly stellar look.

Price at time of publication: $76

Wedding Hair Clips

Bride wearing bridal hair clip
Photo: PORTERHOUSELA ​

What it is: From whimsical floral clips to rhinestone-adorned barrettes, adding a little sparkle to your hair will instantly transform any hairstyle. Simply snap it in place, and you're ready to go.
How to wear it: Whether you plan on wearing your tresses up or down, using a clip to pin back your bangs can easily sweep your hair out of your face or hold together your half-up 'do all night long.

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Emi Jay Sweetheart Clip in Tea Party

Emi Jay bridal claw clip
Photo: Emi Jay

Ok, I am totally here for a bridal claw clip, and you must check out this bridal-esque one from Emi Jay. This particular gorgeous hair clip features tiny, delicate stones and floral details that can easily be worn to all your wedding events, from bridal showers and engagement parties to rehearsal dinners and after parties. The options are endless!

Price at time of publication: $34

Lelet NY Love Actually Heart Clip

Lelet NY gold and pearl bridal hair clip
Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue

If you're a bride-to-be who loves a vintage moment, this adorable heart clip from Lelet NY is for you. It's embellished with the most stunning imitation pearls that feel both refined, stylish, and a little bit nostalgic. Really, what's not to love about it?

Price at time of publication: $138

Swarovski Hair Clip

Swarovski crystal bridal hair clip
Photo: Swarovski

Adding sparkles to your day-of-do just exudes main character energy (maybe because all of the cool girls bedazzled their hair in the early 2000s). When applied to a sleek bun or tucked-back bangs, these rhodium-plated hair clips create a chic wedding look that is just beyond.

Price at time of publication: $165

Bridal Hair Combs

Bride wearing bridal hair comb
Photo: East 95th Street Photography

What it is: Designed to hold your hair firmly in place, an embellished hair comb will have you dazzling all the way down the aisle. It's your day to sparkle, after all!
How to wear it: Slide a hair comb into your locks to add some drama to Hollywood-inspired curls, a flirty top knot or any bridal hairstyle that requires a little extra glamor.

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Maria Elena Headpieces Allegra Hair Comb

Maria Elena Headpieces floral bridal hair comb
Photo: Madison Aycotch for Maria Elena Headpieces

Serious question: Is there anything more elegant than a floral hair comb? This one from Maria Elena has just the right amount of eye-catching shimmer that makes it a top pick for to-be-weds.

Price at time of publication: $963.00 - $1,018.00

Lulus Glamorous Devotion Gold Rhinestone Pearl Hair Comb

Pearl and rhinestone bridal hair comb from Lulus
Photo: Lulus

For under $20, you can't go wrong with this affordable bridal comb from Lulus. It's an all-around great value and is perfect for all kinds of wedding venues, from glamorous ballroom affairs to an outdoor garden ceremony at a French Chateau.

Price at time of publication: $18

LaTashaBridal Hair Vine Comb

LaTashaBridal vine bridal hair comb
Photo: LaTashaBridal

Embrace those boho beachy vibes with this hair vine from LaTashaBridal on Etsy. Keep it cool for your summer nuptials in the sun and style it with a humidity-friendly half-up, half-down look.

Price at time of publication: $60

Bridal Bows and Ribbons

Bridal hair bow
Photo: SI! QUIERO BY SIRA ANTEQUERA

What it is: Wrap up your wedding look with a gorgeous hair bow. These flirty accessories are made to be tied directly into your hair or may have a clip attached for an easy, no-fuss application.
How to wear it: Bridal bows will add a sweet "je ne sais quoi" to any wedding hairstyle. Add it as a finishing touch to a softly twisted half-up style or keep it preppy and clip it into a high ponytail.

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By Anthropologie Satin Hair Bow Clip

By Anthropologie white satin bridal hair bow
Photo: Anthropologie

This sweet bow is only $15, though it looks much more expensive thanks to its elegant design. It can be worn a multitude of ways, but we fancy it placed on the back of a half-up, half-down hairstyle.

Price at time of publication: $15

Jennifer Behr Bailey Pearl Bow Barrette

Jennifer Behr pearl bow bridal barrette
Photo: Jennifer Behr

For the bride obsessed with the pearlcore trend, this hair bow will beautifully transform your hair. The design is totally iconic, making it a perfect addition no matter what look you decide on.

Price at time of publication: $425

Lulus Mariella White Pearl Tulle Bow

Lulus white tulle pearl bridal bow
Photo: Lulus

If you love a bow-ment just as much as we do, opt for this one from Lulus. What could be more fitting for a spring wedding shower than a sweet tulle bow with pearl accent details?

Price at time of publication: $29

Wedding Hair Pins

Floral wedding hair pins
Photo: Madison Aycotch for Maria Elena Headpieces

What it is: Hair pins, aka bobby pins, are the perfect accessory to accent your locks. They easily slide into place with their flexible double-pronged design that closes over the hair to keep it secure all day (and night) long.
How to wear it: There are countless ways to style your bridal hair pins. Add one or two to a chic chignon or embellish a beachy fishtail braid with a matching set to add just the right amount of visual interest to your tresses.

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Twigs & Honey Gwen Hair Pin Set

Twigs & Honey pearl bridal hair pin
Photo: Anthropologie

This pin set is for the romantic bride, no question. These delicate pins made with freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals can be scattered throughout a chic ballerina bun or your natural curls for a touch of sparkle.

Price at time of publication: $145

Jennifer Behr Perla Bobby Pin Set

Pearl bridal bobby pins from Jennifer Behr
Photo: Jennifer Behr

Whether it's the big day or the rehearsal dinner, these pearl hair pins from Jennifer Behr will instantly elevate your locks. Plus, you can easily add them to your hair for all of your future date nights as newlyweds.

Price at time of publication: $225

Brides & Hairpins Adaline 2-Piece Imitation Pearl Bobby Pin Set

Brides & Hairpins pearl bridal bobby pin set
Photo: Nordstrom

Give yourself the stars and the moon by investing in these heavenly hair pins. They come in a set of four, so you can wear them all at once or pick just one for a luminous touch.

Price at time of publication: $80

Where to Buy Wedding Hair Accessories For Every Style

Not sure where to buy bridal hair accessories? We've rounded up some of the best retailers to shop for wedding headpieces, so you can find something beautiful that fits your style and budget.

For Heirloom-Worthy Pieces: Maria Elena Headpieces

If you're looking for an heirloom-quality hair accessory, Maria Elena Headpieces is for you. Their luxury line of crowns and headpieces is handcrafted by artisan jewelers using quality crystals, semi-precious stones and pearls. Their pieces are even well-loved by celebrities like Paris Hilton, Heather Rae Young and Sloane Stephens. "Wearing a headpiece is about celebrating the contemporary bride and the timeless essence of womanhood, where tradition meets innovation and elegance reigns supreme," says Lopez. "Whether you opt for a classic or bohemian style, our collection offers the perfect complement to your bridal look, ensuring you feel like the strong, stylish, and unique bride you are."

Prices start at: $200

For Budget Wedding Hair Accessories: Lulus

Whether you're shopping for bridal claw clips for your beachside bachelorette party or sparkly rhinestone pins for your bridal brunch, you'll find adorable, affordable options at Lulus. They carry budget-friendly headbands, hair pins and other eye-catching styles for all of your wedding events. Oh, and they have an entire dedicated wedding shop with trendy veils, dresses and jewelry too.

Prices start at: $14

For Boho Wedding Hair Accessories: Anthropologie

Anthropologie is a treasure trove of whimsical wedding hair accessories from designers like Lelet NY, Loeffler Randall and Twigs & Honey. Scroll through their bejeweled clips, dainty hair pins and boho-inspired halos, and you're sure to find a few gems for all of your wedding events.

Prices start at: $15

For Romantic Wedding Hair Accessories: Jennifer Behr

Jennifer Behr's pieces are the definition of modern romance. You'll find tried and true hair accessories, from soft satin bows to opulent headbands. While you're browsing for the perfect headpiece, be sure to take a peek at their luxurious jewelry collection to complete your look.

Prices start at: $88

How to Choose Hair Accessories For Your Wedding

When it comes to styling your dream bridal look, choosing the right hair accessories can elevate your overall appearance and make you feel like a true bride. Whether you want to give Hollywood starlet or boho charm on your big day, here are some expert tips to help you choose the best hair accessory for your upcoming nuptials. Prioritize comfort and trust your instincts to select the one that makes you feel confident and beautiful on your special day.

1. You Don't Need to Choose Between a Veil and a Headpiece

Yes, you can wear a wedding veil and a hair accessory on your wedding day. Maria Elena Headpieces, for instance,designs their pieces to be purposefully veil-friendly, allowing brides to achieve their dream bridal look with ease. According to Annia Lopez, "When a Maria Elena bride chooses to wear a crown, the veil can be elegantly positioned either over or under the crown, depending on the bride's personal preference." Similarly, Lopez explains that when you opt for a hair comb, the bridal veil can be worn over or under it, ensuring a seamless and beautiful combination. The brand has even created specialized veil comb covers in response to their brides' requests for a solution to conceal the solid silver comb.

2. Consider Your Dress Style and Chosen Hairstyle

Del Busto suggests considering your dress style and chosen hairstyle before selecting your hair accessory. "Consider your dress style and chosen hairstyle, and ensure that the metal of your accessories matches that of your jewelry to reflect your personality," she says. The accessory should complement your gown and hairstyle to create a cohesive and harmonious look. Lopez suggests checking out their informative veil guide videos, like this one, available on Maria Elena's TikTok.

3. Pick Your Hair Accessories Before Your Hair Trial

Choosing your hair accessories before your hair trial can help you visualize your final bridal look, according to Del Busto. Experiment with different styles, such as tiaras, hair combs, crowns, clips or headbands, to see which one enhances your features and complements your dress.

4. Prioritize Comfort and Trust Your Instincts

On your special day, comfort is key. Select a hair accessory that not only looks beautiful but also feels comfortable when worn. "Prioritize comfort and trust your instincts to select the one that makes you feel confident and beautiful on your special day," says Del Busto. Remember, this is a once-in-a-lifetime moment, and your hair accessory should make you shine with main character energy.

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