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Wedding Tiaras: Tiara Times
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Bridal tiaras are so hot right now and forever will be the ultimate in
wedding hair adornment. How did they become so hot? With the wedding gowns
having been so simple for the last five years or so designers turned to
accessories to finish off their looks. Magazine editors are also hiring
fabulous editorial hairdressers for their shoots and are making quite
a statement. Brides are falling in love with sparkle. Weddings have also
shifted from the simple morning or afternoon ceremony into elaborate evening
and sometimes two-day affairs. The demand for a more festive and opulent
touch for these wedding galas has produced a plethora of beautiful wedding
But what bridal tiara does one choose when there are literally hundreds
out there not to mention many web sites that offer custom designs?
The first cue is your wedding gown. Look to the beading design,
shape, texture and coloring
to find a complementary bridal tiara. Secondly you need to look to your
hairstyle, a height you're comfortable with and personal
preferences for the size and style of the bridal tiara.
Beading and gown details:
If there is any beading on the gown try to find a wedding tiara that has
some of the same beading. Match the shapes and size of the beads. If the
pearls on your gown are round make sure some of the pearls in the bridal
tiara are also round. If there is flower detail in the fabric of your
gown or in the beading look for a wedding tiara with flowers. If your
gown has an iridescent detailing look for a bridal tiara with the same
If the neckline of your gown is a v-neckline or a halter style then a
bridal tiara that peaks to a point will complement nicely. If your gown
is strapless there may be a V at the waistline or some other straight
detailing to complement a peaked shape wedding tiara. If your gown has
curved edges, scoops at the neckline or swirls in the detailing than a
bridal tiara shape that is gently curved would be perfect. If you have
a full ball gown skirt then you may choose a full round bridal tiara.
Any design that shows from the front in a combination of metals, crystal,
rhinestones or pearls encompasses that special wedding tiara quality.
Texture can match for an understated feeling or be dramatically opposing
for a spectacular entrance. This is where your personality and tastes
come into play. A simple strapless gown looks exquisite with very special
detailed accessories. A grand bridal tiara may be best by itself with
earrings to match but over played with a necklace. Basically it all has
to feel comfortable to you and it is best if you can try everything on
together. Don’t allow yourself to be talked into making an entire
purchase. Most bridal headpieces are not returnable.
Basically there are warm tones and cools tones. Cream colored gowns, ivory,
champagne, your mothers aged gown, look best with clear crystals and pearls
of the same colors. You may also choose your metals to be gold. For white
gowns, iridescent detailing, silver threading or blue undertones, pick
a bridal tiara with AB crystals, rhinestones, white pearls and silver
In order to choose the best wedding tiara style you need to know how you
are going to wear your hair. I strongly suggest having your hairstyle
picked out before you choose a bridal headpiece or wedding tiara. Then
try to wear that hairstyle when shopping for your tiara. I have had
many brides whose bridal tiara gets lost once their hair is up or find
the wedding tiara not working with how they envisioned their hair. A bridal
tiara that may seem too tall when it is plopped on your head may be perfect
with the right wedding updo.
Weddings produce a lot of unnecessary stress. Too many choices and too
many opinions can create havoc. Have something in mind as you go shopping
and this will help you feel focused and in control. Don’t let your
emotions and others talk you into a purchase you don’t feel good
about. Fall in love with your gown and tiara like you fell in love with
your fiance. It all should feel right and comfortable.
by Gretchen Maurer, author of The Business of Bridal Beauty and
creator of WeddingHair.com.