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Timeless vs Trendy: How to Choose Bridal Accessories You'll Love Forever

Most brides want to look and feel their best on their wedding day and finding the right bridal accessories can be key to creating a look that does both. With so many bridal fashion trends coming and going, it can be challenging to decide between trendy bridal accessories that are all the rage now and timeless bridal accessories that will remain stylish for years to come. In this blog post, I'm going to explore how to strike a balance between the two, ensuring you choose bridal accessories that are authentic to you and that you'll love forever.

Timeless and Trendy - a bride wears a traditional tulle veil paired with statement sculptural pearl drop earrings

Pairing a traditional wedding veil with statement pearls like our Edie sculptural baroque pearl earrings is the perfect mix of trendy and timeless style.

Trendy Bridal Accessories

Trendy bridal accessories are suited to brides who love to follow fashion or make a statement with their look. Current strong bridal trends include bows, pearls, and birdcage veils - all of which are perfect for brides who want to create a modern and fashionable look. Here are a few reasons why brides might be drawn to trendy accessories:

  1. Current Fashion Statements: Wearing the latest bridal fashion trends are ideal if you're a fashion-lover who always has an eye on what's on trend. A trendy hair accessory or piece of jewellery will make you feel like the best version of your authentic self if fashion is your natural way of expressing yourself.
  2. Unique and Fresh Designs: Trends often introduce new and unique designs that stand out and can make your bridal look one-of-a-kind.
  3. Social Media Influence: Seeing beautiful images of trendy accessories on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest can inspire you to incorporate similar styles into your wedding day look. 
A modern classic - this bow hair clip is a trendy fashion forward style with a classic retro look for a timeless feel

A modern classic - the Valentina bow hair clip is a trendy fashion-forward bridal style but also has a classic retro look for a timeless feel

While trendy bridal accessories can make a bold statement, they may not stand the test of time. What’s in fashion today might feel outdated in your wedding photos years from now (although personally I love a wedding photo that can be easily dated to it's era - I love how it adds to the nostalgia and a sense of love through the ages).

Timeless Bridal Accessories

Timeless bridal accessories are classic pieces that have remained stylish across generations. They often feature elegant designs, use high-quality materials, are made by skilled artisans or jewellers and have a sense of understated sophistication. Here’s why timeless accessories are so popular with brides:

  1. Classic Elegance: Timeless pieces embody classic beauty and elegance, ensuring you look graceful and sophisticated on your big day.
  2. Versatility: These accessories often complement a wide range of wedding dress styles and themes, making them a versatile choice. Timeless accessories and jewellery will also be wearable long after your wedding day and allow you to enjoy the treasured memories they hold when you wear them again.
  3. Sentimental Value: Timeless accessories can become heirlooms, passed down through generations, carrying sentimental value and family history.
  4. Enduring Style: These pieces remain stylish and relevant, ensuring your wedding photos look beautiful and elegant for years to come.
Wren ivory birdcage veil with slim headband mixes trendy and timeless style
The Wren ivory birdcage veil headband is the perfect mix of fashion forward chic and timeless elegance.

Finding the Perfect Balance Between Timeless and Trendy

So, how do you choose between trendy and timeless bridal accessories? And is it possible to do both? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect balance:

  1. Think About Your Personal Style: Consider your personal fashion preferences. Are you someone who loves to follow the latest trends, or do you lean towards classic and enduring styles? Your wedding day should reflect your true self.
  2. Consider Your Wedding Theme: Your wedding theme can guide your accessory choices. For instance, a vintage-themed or traditional wedding might lend itself more to timeless accessories, while a modern, chic wedding could embrace trendier pieces.
  3. Mix and Match: Don’t be afraid to mix trendy and timeless pieces. For example, you could choose a classic veil and pair it with trendy earrings or a contemporary hairpiece. This way, you get the best of both worlds.
  4. Think About Longevity: Ask yourself if you will still love these accessories in 10, 20, or 30 years. While it’s important to feel beautiful on your wedding day, you also want to cherish your wedding photos for a lifetime.
  5. Quality Matters: Invest in high-quality accessories, whether trendy or timeless. If you choose a trendy style made by an expert bridal accessories designer you'll get the best of both worlds. My bows, birdcage veils and pearl jewellery and accessories are all current trends but have been created with a timeless classic aesthetic in mind. Well-crafted pieces not only look better but also last longer, allowing you to pass them down as heirlooms.
  6. Consult with Experts: Don’t hesitate to seek advice from bridal accessory experts. They can offer valuable insights and help you choose pieces that complement your dress, hairstyle, and overall bridal look. You can book a consultation with me or take my style quiz for personalised advice.
Maggie vegan pearl earrings and matching Lola pearl necklace for a modern timeless bride

The Maggie pearl earrings combine classic pearls with an on-trend huggie earring style and work beautifully with the timeless Lola pearl necklace


Choosing between trendy and timeless bridal accessories doesn’t have to be an either-or decision. By thoughtfully considering your personal style, wedding theme, and the longevity and quality of the pieces you choose, you can strike a balance that ensures you look stunning on your wedding day and cherish your accessories for years to come. Remember, the most important thing is to choose accessories that make you feel confident and like the best version of yourself. And most of all, choose something that makes your heart sing, and that you are excited to wear.

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