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How to Choose A Wedding Headband For Any Bridal Style

How to choose a wedding headbandIf you’re looking for a bridal hair accessory that is chic, adaptable and easy to wear, look no further than a wedding headband! Whether you have long or short hair, are opting for an updo, ponytail or leaving long locks flowing, a headband will elevate your bridal look and help pull your personal style together. A wedding headband can enhance any hairstyle, will keep your hair in place on the dance floor, is easy to wear and is a great piece to buy if you’d like to wear your wedding headpiece again. 

In this handy guide I’m going to take you through a few key points to think about when choosing a wedding headband but first, I want to put to rest any fears about uncomfortable pinching cheap headbands. This can be a problem with cheaper designs, especially ones that use bare metal headbands. To counter this I have created three different handcrafted headband styles, all of which are designed to be supremely comfortable to wear:

Three comfortable wedding headband options that won't pinch!
  1. Jewelled headpieces sitting on a slim 3mm headband. The headband base I use is an extremely flexible lightweight metal which means it won’t pinch - and to add to the comfort I hand-wrap each band with satin ribbon to add a layer of padded protection. You can even request your own colour ribbon wrap to match your hair or outfit for no extra charge.
  2. Ribbon tie headbands. These are handwired headpieces with ribbons attached through small handcrafted loops at each end so you can tie the headband into position. I use satin or organza ribbon which has a little bit of ‘give’ in the fabric which means you can tie the headband as tight as you like and it will still not pinch or hurt. These pieces are extremely lightweight to wear and are incredibly comfortable. An added bonus to these designs is that you can easily remove the ribbons from their loops and pin the jewelled area into place with kirby grips or bobby pins, making it an incredibly versatile option that can be worn in the back of the head, trailing down a plait or worn as forehead band or in tiara position as well as a traditional headband.
  3. Padded headbands - I have created three gorgeous comfortable ivory satin padded headband designs that will add an instant touch of modern bride chic to any bridal outfit. Again these pieces are lightweight and designed to be extremely comfortable and are also pieces that can be worn again after your wedding day.
How to choose a wedding headband
So how do you go about choosing a wedding headband? Here are some points to consider: 
  1. Your Personal Style: Your wedding day is a reflection of your unique personality and style, and your headband should be no exception. Consider your personal style and the overall theme of your wedding when choosing a headband. If you're going for a boho-chic vibe, a floral or nature-inspired headband would be a great option. If you prefer a classic and timeless look, a headband with traditional pearls or crystals might be more fitting. If your look is modern or sleek a padded headband may be the perfect fit. Don't be afraid to express yourself and choose a headband that truly resonates with your style and taste - the most important element is that you love the headband you choose!
  2. Your Hairstyle: The first step in choosing a wedding headband is to consider your chosen hairstyle. While a headband can be worn with any style of hair, different headbands may be more suited to certain styles. For example I love a padded headband with an updo or ponytail, while boho long loose waves work beautifully with a ribbon tie headband. A jewelled headband, especially with an intricate crystal embellishment to one side is especially suited to traditional or vintage bridal styles and is especially well suited to short hairstyles or updos.
  3. Comfort: Comfort is key on your wedding day, and this includes your choice of headband. Look for headbands with padded or flexible bands that won't dig into your scalp or cause discomfort throughout the day. Consider the weight of the headband, as a heavy or cumbersome headband could cause headaches or discomfort after prolonged wear. 
  4. Coordinate: With your dress and jewellery: Your wedding headband should complement your overall bridal look, including your dress and any other accessories. Consider the style, colour, and embellishments of your wedding gown when choosing a headband. If your dress has intricate lace details, a headband with delicate floral or leaf embellishment could be a great match. If your gown features sparkly accents, a headband with crystals could provide a cohesive look. A sleek satin gown with no embellishment may work better with a pearl headband or a sleek satin padded headband. It's also important to consider your other jewellery, such as earrings or a necklace, and ensure that your headband complements them without overwhelming your overall look.
  5. Your Face Shape: Consider your face shape when choosing a headband to ensure that it flatters your features. For example, if you have a round face shape, a headband with height and volume on top could help elongate your face so a padded headband or a crown-style headband could work well for you. If you have a more oval or heart-shaped face shape, you should be able to pull off most headband styles. 
  6. Quality: Your wedding day is a special occasion and you’ve probably spent a lot of money on an incredible gown - so a well-made headband crafted from quality materials is important if you want a cohesive look that matches the quality of your gown. Look for headbands that are handcrafted and made from quality materials with precious metals, pearls and quality crystals. Invest in a well-crafted headband that is durable, comfortable, and will stand the test of time and you’ll have a cherished keepsake from your wedding day that you can wear over and over again and keep as a heirloom piece long after your wedding.
  7. Your Budget: Wedding planning can quickly add up, and it's important to consider your budget when choosing a wedding headband. While there are headbands available at various price points, keep in mind that a higher price tag often reflects better quality materials and craftsmanship. It's worth investing in a headband that meets your style preferences, comfort requirements, and quality standards, even if it means stretching your budget a bit. However, if budget is a concern, there are also affordable options available, as less intricate designs usually cost less.
  8. Trust Your Instincts: It's your special day, and you should feel confident and comfortable with your choice. If you find a headband that makes you feel like a bride and matches your vision, go for it! Don't be swayed by trends or opinions, as the perfect headband is a personal choice that reflects your individual style and personality. Your wedding headband is not just an accessory, but a meaningful piece that will enhance your bridal look and create lasting memories. With these tips, you're well on your way to finding the perfect wedding headband - happy shopping!
Browse my collection of ribbon tie, padded and slim jewelled headbands here.

How to choose a wedding headband

How to choose a wedding headband

How to choose a wedding headband

Browse my collection of ribbon tie, padded and slim jewelled headbands here.

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