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Flower Crown Alternatives: Our New Wedding Headpiece Obsessions

Flower Crown Alternatives: Our New Wedding Headpiece Obsessions

The flower crowns that once took festival culture, and wedding day hair, by storm are now taking a backseat as bohemian festival goers and brides alike are opting for braids and delicate headpieces to perfect their outfits.

Don't get us wrong, we here at BRIDES love a good flower crown - the boho trend that took bridal fashion by storm is a beautiful way to adorn your hair with fresh florals for the ultimate hippie-chic bridal look. But as much as we adore them, there are other, equally (if not more) fashionable alternatives out there. Here, we round up our favorite alternatives to the flower crown.

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Adding an ethereal and mystical touch to any bridal look, halos are worn across the top of the head - either behind, or in front of the forehead. Raging from simple and thin designs, to detailed and dangling jewel-encrusted pieces of art, bridal halos are growing in popularity and for good reason - they're gorgeous.

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Whether you're looking for a delicate touch of sparkle, or an ornately embellished, jewel encrusted showstopper, headbands are great bridal headwear options, and can suit the style of any bride-to-be.

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Popular since their inception in the early 19th century, fascinators have since come a long way. (Who can forget all the fascinators on parade at the Royal Wedding?) This formal headpiece is an alternative to sporting a traditional hat, and can feature a variety of decorative materials and accents to perfect your look.

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To add vintage flare to your big-day ensemble consider sporting a birdcage. Typically featuring a decorative floral or feathered piece, with netting crossing in front to veil the face, this style became most popular in the 1940s. Paired with a simple, sleek gown, birdcages pay homage to decades gone by in a fashionable way.

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It's your day, so if you've always channeled visions of being a princess bride, now's the time. Ornate in nature and most popular amongst royal brides, a sparkling tiara can perfectly complete a ball gown style, so you can be the belle of your own ball.

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Barrettes, Bobby Pins & Combs

For brides looking to keep it simple and sleek, opt for a delicate yet decorated barrette, clip or comb to add to your up-do. By selecting these simpler and smaller designs, you can add accessorize subtly, while keeping the attention on your amazing gown.

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The latest trend in bridal hair accessories, decorative vines can be woven in throughout your hair design, or worn as a halo. These are fantastic substitutes for flower crowns and can be made of natural materials or ornate metallics and beaded varieties.