How to Choose a Wedding Tiara
Tiaras, also known as diadems, have been around for centuries. Wedding tiaras can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome when tiaras conferred status and honour on the wearer.
Nowadays, tiaras are appropriate for balls, proms, wedding, beauty pageants and parties. Brides continue to wear tiaras with their veil. The designs on the wedding tiaras are crafted by artistic arrangement of the wires. When you walk down the aisle, you want to look more than a bride; you want to look like a princess.
Your tiara must be elegant and stunning. It must create an overall look that no one can resist. The tiara must finish off your bridal veil, accentuate your hairstyle, frame your face and compliment the wedding gown as well. But at the same time it shouldn't be too big or extravagant so as to hide your hairstyle. Select your wedding tiara with care.
Think of the shape and height of your wedding tiara. A person with a round face may like to choose a tiara that is quite high or come into a peak or point at the top. A long face would be better with a headband worn flat on the head like an Alice Band or a double band.
The double headband tiaras are the most versatile of all, as they can be worn flat on the head as a headband, wrapped around a bun or tilted forward in tiara style.
A Comb is a simple piece that complements almost all hairstyles. Please view our Combs section under Bridal Accessories to see some examples.
Tiara headbands are a very functional option for those brides who want to wear their hair down. These types of tiaras can be used to keep hair away from the face. It can also be worn to accentuate upswept hairstyles as well. Headband style tiaras can be worn by wrapping it around a bun.
Whatever you choose for your hair, think about matching the hair accessories or wedding tiara with your gown. For example, are there crystals, pearls or diamante on your gown? You will notice our Wedding Tiaras are in three main sections, Pearl, Crystal and Diamante. You may have some embroidered floral details on your gown and therefore wish to carry on the flower theme through to your Wedding Tiara or Hair Accessories.
Some Brides may wish the colours in their tiara to match the colour theme of the wedding. Some of our tiaras can be made up in a variety of colours. Other Brides like their tiara to reflect the overall theme of the Wedding. For instance, if it is a Scottish wedding they may like some Celtic influence or a Scottish emblem. The Celtic Queen Tiara, and Iona Thistle Tiaras are good examples of these.
Once you have chosen your hair accessory or wedding tiara it is good to make an appointment with your hairdresser for a hair trial. Also, look in hair and bridal magazines for ideas that you can discuss with your hairdresser. Long hair looks stunning piled up high behind a tiara and really sets it off to full advantage and shows off all the details in the wedding tiara. Make sure the ends of the tiara are not seen. The hair should be wrapped around the ends of the tiara so that it is incorporated into the hairstyle and avoid the "plonked on the head at the end" look. It is really worth spending that time with your hairdresser, maybe over a couple of sessions, getting the style just right. You want to feel comfortable and the style to last the day.