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wedding veil alternatives

No wedding veil? No problem! From fascinators to headpieces, headbands to hair clips, tiaras to circlets, we’ve got some great ideas about things you can put on your head OTHER than a wedding veil.

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How to wear a wedding veil with short hair (…or NO HAIR!)

From the Teeny-Weeny Afro to the Pixie Cut and everything in between, nearlyweds rocking short hair are everywhere! But how to do you wear a wedding veil with short hair? Most veils have combs meant for longer hair… but we gotchoo!

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Alternative veils for nontraditional brides

As a woman with chronic illness, I currently have patches of hair missing, and I am uncertain whether or not they will fully grow back in before my wedding. So I began trying to think more outside the box for my veil…

Glitz, ombre, & DETAILS: wedding capes have gotten a serious upgrade

Gorgeous wedding capes [updated for 2022!]

One trend I’m super excited about is a wedding cape. Or capelet. Or royal-as-hell cloak.

Benefits of a wedding cape: won’t cover up an elaborate hairstyle, covers your shoulders in a modest setting like a church, gives us major ethereal vibes, and TURNS YOU INTO AN ACTUAL SUPERHERO. Let’s see what kind of glam, colorful, and chic wedding capes we found…

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From sweet & romantic to grand & theatrical, these wedding headpieces are dropping jaws

From retro fascinators to lovely flower crowns to masterpieces of intricate design, these wedding headpieces function as formal accessory but also as re-wearable art for parties, holidays, theater, and more. Jezebel, the artist behind all of these creations, described them as “fun and fabulous frippery” which I think describes what most of us would love for our outfits to be on our wedding day. If you can’t have a little frippery, what can you have?

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These dried flower crowns fulfill your wedding headpiece dreams

Dried flower crowns are a great way to take that rustic and boho look a step further and get yourself a semi-permanent, totally re-wearable style with dried flowers?

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17 winter wedding headpieces & veils to transform you into a snow queen

Winter weddings are, in my opinion, the unsung heroes of the wedding world, especially when it comes to fashion. I mean, is there anything more lovely than a wedding portrait in the snow?! So gorg. And when you’re hauling your butt out into said snow, you might want a matching winter wedding headpiece, veil, crown, or even a woolly hat to match. I did some digging to find snowflakes, crystals, juniper, and more in hats, crowns, headpieces, and veils to adorn your wintry noggin.