16 Stunning Alternatives to a Traditional Wedding Veil

Replace a classic veil with one of these gorgeous alternatives.
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Maggie Seaver
maggie seaver the knot wedding planning expert
Maggie Seaver
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Maggie Seaver is an Associate Digital Editor at RealSimple.com.
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  • Maggie was an editor at The Knot from 2015 to 2019.
Updated Feb 20, 2019

Fact: Not wearing a wedding veil doesn't make you look any less bridal. How about swapping out for a Gatsby-esque beaded headband or an heirloom wide-brim hat? Or why not go fully regal with a gold tiara or crystal crown? If you've thought about the pros and cons of wearing a veil and decided it's not for you, there are so many other ways to to finish your day-of look (even if it means wearing no headpiece at all!). Here are 16 of our favorite alternatives to a traditional veil.

1. Ornate Red and Gold Headpiece

Ornate Red and Gold Headpiece

2. Subtle, Sparkly Half Crown

3. Romantic White Hair Pin

4. Princess-Worthy Tiara

5. Botanical Clip

6. Delicate White Flower Crown

7. Statement Diamond and Pearl Headpiece

8. Veil-less

9. Cascading, Braided Tropical Flowers

10. Boho Crystal Diadem

11. Vintage-Glam Headpiece

12. Whimsical Butterfly Appliqué

13. Simple Greenery Crown

14. Rustic Silver Leaf Clip

15. Bespoke Wide-Brim Hat With Tulle

16. Luxe, Modern Headpiece and Matching Earrings

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