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Hi there! So, in my quest to sniff out the perfect Big Day hair accessory, I’m currently considering my flower options. I love wearing flowers in my hair but on such an important occasion, which is best? Fake or fresh? Fresh are hot weather appropriate but will I look like I’ve stepped off stage at a hippy music festival? Will they wilt? (*shudders) Maybe fake is a better way to go. They’ll stay in place, look great all day long – and, unless you go down the diamante/pearly route, look convincingly real.

There are so many ways you can wear flowers in your hair. Off the top of my head (fnar) how about a daisy chain garland or a full-on crown? Or little flower heads studded throughout long hair (or a plait?) Or possibly my fave, one big bloom positioned hat-like at a jaunty angle on top or pushed into a side chignon? Bloomin’ heaven… too many possibilities. How’s a girl to choose?

Check my Pinterest board for some inspo then click through this gallery to see if your match made in flower heaven is there.

My Top Tips to consider when choosing your hair accessories

  1. Nail down your dress first. It’ll be a tough ask to find a dress to suit the accessory. You don’t want to risk over-blinging your bridal look if say, like me you opt for a sparkly frock.
  2. Does the metal suit your skin tone and the colour of your dress? I love, love, love gold hair accessories but against an ivory dress can look grubby. (*shudders)
  3. Check it from all angles. Once you’ve landed a hair look you love, snap it from all angles, just to make sure you’re 100% happy with your tiara/clip/comb/garland etc.
  4. Unless you’re a member of the Royal Ballet, if your heart is set on a high bun or a tightly pulled-back chignon, avoid tiaras that’ll make you look like you’ve just pirouetted in from Swan Lake. This is particularly important when thinking about any close-up photos.
  5. Less is more. I’m talking about general bridal bling here. Tiara, drop earrings, necklace… You don’t need to check off every box. If you want the focus up at hair level, go for simple studs and lose the neck wear altogether.
  6. Fresh flowers are always nice, particularly if you’re getting married abroad or in an outdoorsy setting. Whatever blooms float your bridal boat, ask your florist to attach them to wire so they’re easy to wind in. Just remember not to blast them with hairspray or they’ll have wilted before you can say…. “I do.”
  7. So my Jenny Packham headband came with a silvery grey band which, at my trial took ages to hide within my dark hair. Before the wedding I wrapped the band in embroidery thread by DMC that I colour matched to my hair in Hobbycraft. My hairdresser was very grateful on the day as I was running very late (natch…)

Please let me know if you find something you love.

Sarah x

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  • Is a flower crown AND bouquet over kill? I can’t decide between them xo ilana

    5 years ago : Illy
  • I’m getting married in my fiancé’s parents garden so flowers are a sure thing for me. I’ve chosen stephanotis (i hope that’s spelt right) – my florist told me it was a traditional wedding flower, not too overpowering in size or scent. i’ve ordered small sprigs but am now seriously thinking that a headband might be prettier

    6 years ago : gracie dee
    • Have you decided on your actual style yet? I wouldn’t go ordering any hair accessories until you know what look you’re going for x

      6 years ago : Sarah Green
  • I’d love to wear a flower crown. Does anyone know how to make one?

    6 years ago : daisy
    • A post is pending…. Watch this space x

      6 years ago : Sarah Green