The Best Accessories for Your Wedding Hairstyle

Whether you’re envisioning easy waves or a sleek updo, here’s how to find that perfect finishing touch.
by Ayn-Monique Klahre
Bridal hairstyles and accessories

Birdcage, blusher, halo or comb? If bridal hair accessories seem like a new language to you, you’re not alone. When it comes to your wedding day ’do, there are endless extras out there to suit every hair type, dress and level of formality. The trick: Decide on your hairstyle first, then choose a great accessory to complement it and your overall wedding vibe. Check out this shoppable guide with gorgeous picks from David’s Bridal for five popular hairstyles.

  1. Long & Loose

    brides with long hair plus tiaras, veils and comb accessories

    Why we love this style: Wearing your hair down with a bit of texture looks effortless and lends a casual yet romantic vibe to your ensemble. Plus, it lets you showcase the beauty of a good blowout!

    What to pair it with: 1. Crystal & pearl tiara Makes a low-key hairstyle extra-special. Floral Crystal and Pearl Tiara, $129.95. 2. Sparkly headband Keep it modern by leaving a few strands undone in front. Crystal Flower Headband, $129.95. 3. Glittery comb Perfect for thick or curly locks. Pull hair off your face with a rhinestone comb. Silver Floral Comb With Pearls, $79.95. 4. Beaded veil So dramatic over easy tresses. All Over Beaded Cathedral Length Veil, $349.95; all at David’s Bridal.

  2. Half Updo

    brides with half updo hair

    Why we love it: Wearing your hair half up is both pretty and practical: It’s a great way to keep your hair off your face on a breezy day—or a hopping dance floor!

    What to pair it with: 1. Floral comb Soft fabric and tulle have an organic feel. Flower and Tulle Hair Comb, $79.95. 2. Ribbon-tie headband A strip of sparkle won’t weigh down fine hair. Ribbon Tie Headband With Crystal Floral Design, $129.95. 3. Crystal spirals So fun dotted into a halo braid. Solitaire Crystal Hair Spirals, $12.95. 4. Lace-trimmed veil The scalloping frames your face beautifully. Corded Lace Cathedral Veil With Scalloped Edge, $249.95; all at David’s Bridal.

  3. Messy Bun

    Why we love it: An undone bun lets you show off your dress’s eye-catching neckline or back—and stay cool on a hot day—all without feeling too buttoned-up.

    What to pair it with: 1. Glittery hairpin This delicate piece won’t overwhelm fine hair. Floral and Crystal Motif Hairpin, $79.95. 2. Pearl comb Tuck it in just above your knot. Bridal Comb With Pearl Clusters, $29.95. 3. Jeweled tiara Instantly makes your look black-tie ready. Crystal Tiara, $39.95. 4. Retro headband A sweet blusher adds vintage vibes. Flower and Bead Rustic Tulle Headband, $79.95; all at David’s Bridal.

  4. Low Pony

    bridal hair long pony with clip accessories

    Why we love it: It’s a chic, unexpected twist on the updo—and an easy way to keep your hair off your face.

    What to pair it with: 1. Crystal vine A dazzling choice for long locks. Flexible Crystal Hair Vine, $99.95. 2. White bloom Accent your pony with a feminine flower. Fabric Flower Clip With Rhinestone Center, $19.95. 3. Sparkly pins Their smaller scale is great for fine hair. Double Solitaire Cluster Bobbies, $9.95. 4. Pearl headband Position at the crown to add volume. Thin Floral Pearl Headband, $129.95; all at David’s Bridal.

  5. Sleek Updo

    model brides with sleek updo and hair accessories

    Why we love it: A formal updo adds polish while letting your dress and accessories shine. Plus, you can load it up with hairspray, so it’ll look as good at midnight as it did at 2 p.m

    What to pair it with: 1. Sparkly tiara The lower profile is seriously elegant. Scalloped Rhinestone Tiara With Baguettes, $49.95. 2. Floral headband Stunning—and it’s elasticized for wear-all-day comfort. Large Casted Flower Headband, $149.95. 3. Contoured comb It pops against pulled-back hair. Sunburst Crystal Comb, $129.95. 4. Cathedral-length veil With a dressy ’do, it says fantasy wedding. Statement Lace Cathedral Veil, $499.95; all at David’s Bridal.

    Presented by The Knot and David’s Bridal, this sponsored series features fashion tips and style inspiration to help you plan a wedding that’s truly your own. Visit to make an appointment with an expert stylist and start the search for your dream dress.

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