Category: wedding ideas

What to Wear Instead of a Veil – Ask Emmaline

It’s Wedding Advice Wednesday! Bride-to-be, Michele, asks:

“Help! I’ve tried on a few wedding veils in a store, but I didn’t like how they looked. I don’t think a veil is my style and I just don’t see myself wearing a veil at my wedding. Does a bride have to wear a veil? Or is there something else I can wear as an alternative? If you have any tips on what to wear instead of a veil, I’d appreciate it!”

Fantastic question! For starters, you asked if the bride has to wear a veil. Remember that it’s your wedding: there are no rules. A bride doesn’t have to do anything or wear anything that she doesn’t want to, so a veil is definitely not a requirement.

Now, before we show you some wedding hair accessory options, if you try on a veil in store make sure you also…

1.) try on a veil while wearing your dress (or a similar style)
2.) try on the veil with a hairstyle you plan to wear the day-of
3.) try on several veil styles

The third one — trying on several veil styles — is especially important because one style can look better on some people than others. Your face shape, hairstyle, dress, and personal style are all factors when it comes to picking the perfect veil — or veil alternative. Also, trying on many different veil styles to see which one you like best is also a great rule of thumb. For example, a bandeau veil — like this one, shown below from Serephine — is a unique veil style that differs greatly from a traditional, classic look.


serephine

If you’ve tried the above and still prefer no veil, you’re in luck: there are plenty of stylish wedding veil alternatives from which to choose. And you know what?

You don’t even have to wear anything in your hair if you don’t want to.

See? These brides rocked a no-veil, no-anything look beautifully.

Oh hey, no veil!


via archived post

You can also change up your look mid-day: wear a veil for the ceremony and swap to a headband in the evening. Furthermore, you can wear a hair crown during the ceremony and swap to nothing for a no-fuss look at your reception.

Ah, endless possibilities. See how much freedom there is when you’re the bride? You get to make all of the decisions!

Now, on to the loveliness!

What to Wear Instead of a Veil

From hair combs to hair crowns, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas for what to wear instead of a veil on your wedding day. You can find even more ideas in The Marketplace.

Hair Comb

vintage style bridal hair comb by lottie da designs | what to wear instead of a veilvintage style bridal hair comb | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

Hair Flower


serephine

Halo Hair Wrap

halo hair wrap | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

Beaded Halo Hair Piece

beaded halo hair piece | what to wear instead of a veil


southern ever after

Wreath Hair Crown


adbridal

Feather Headband

feather headband | what to wear instead of a veil

tessa kim, photo: deyla huss

Bridal Fascinator Hair Flower

bridal fascinator hair flower | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

Glass Bead Headpiece


divine by andrea

Hair Pin

hair pin | what to wear instead of a veil

senorita joya

Floral Hair Crown

floral hair crown | what to wear instead of a veil

roses and lemons, photo: a darling day

Draped Hair Comb

grecian hair comb | what to wear instead of a veil

lottie da designs

These are just a few of the many hair accessories you can choose. What’s your favorite style above? I’m loving the draped look lately, where you see the accessory just from the back. It’s gorgeous and perfect for a hair down hairstyle You should also see these hairstyle ideas for inspiration, too.

Do you have a wedding question? Ask Emmaline! Your question might appear in an upcoming Wedding Advice Wednesdays feature. Regardless, we’re always happy to help via email, too.

xo
-E.

Don’t Let it Fall! BIG Wedding Jenga >> POTD

Don’t let it fall! This big wedding Jenga photo is terrific. This giant size tumble tower is a hit among party guests for receptions and especially a way to keep all the kids (even the big ones) having fun! The blocks were tumbling just as Tamara from Silver Thumb Photography captured the guests’ reaction. The couple Meghan and John definitely know how to throw a party!

Big Wedding Jenga

Big wedding Jenga game, terrific reception fun

We love this photo! Check out more photos from this wedding. Find your wedding vendors in our wedding vendor guide!

P.S. Want a life-size tumble tower? Get one here.

10 Fun, Totally Unexpected Ways to Surprise the Groom

Brides: your wedding day allows for plenty of sweet, thoughtful ways to surprise the groom. Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other awe-inspiring ideas we know he will love. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share some of the spotlight, too! Which of these serendipitous ideas seems to suit your groom best?

1. Surprise the Groom with… a First Look

When you surprise him with a first look, he gets the opportunity to see his Bride, all dressed up and for his eyes only. He’ll love it; make sure your photographer is ready to snap those candid smiles.

Blindfolded Groom - First Look - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

Top 5 Wedding Details This Week

Hello, loves! Happy Monday! We hope you had an incredible weekend. We’re kicking off a brand new week of handmade wedding goodness and we couldn’t be more excited about the week ahead! Today, we’re sharing the top five new wedding details we’re loving which includes a little bit of everything from the web. We found a killer wedding up-do hairstyle, an easy to DIY personalized wedding vase, a gorgeous ring (you may require immediately), and more! So, grab that first cup of coffee for the week (I’ve got mine right here in all of its mocha-flavored goodness) and get ready as we unleash five wedding details you’re sure to love. Enjoy!

Top 5 Wedding Details This Week

We love wedding hairstyle inspiration! This incredible bridal updo hairstyle is perfect for a vintage wedding! Great job by Hair and Makeup by Steph and photographer Lindsey Shaun (+ beautiful bride Jenaya!)

Gorgeous Wedding Up-do

5 wedding details: #1 vintage wedding hairstyle (hair and makeup by steph, photo by lindsey shaun)