14 Wedding Alternatives To The Traditional Veil

For the unconventional bride

Today’s bride has really begun shying away from the typical nuptial traditions. I mean, with so many cool wedding looks walking the Bridal Fashion Week runways, who would even want to stick to run-of-the-mill anymore? Even when it comes to engagement rings, brides-to-be are opting for the unconventional. 

Nowadays, brides aren’t going for the classic white gown/white veil looks. While some opt to fully stray away from a white ensemble (a black wedding dress, perhaps?), others are choosing to break the mold in more subtle ways—the veil. With the rising popularity of flower crowns, as well as unique headpieces in general, statement headwear has begun to trickle over to the bridal market.

From colorful flower crowns to pearl headbands and a Swarovski crystal-encrusted bug (yes, bug) tiara, we rounded up some of the coolest veil alternatives out there. These pieces will have you shouting, “I do!”

Click through the gallery to see our picks.

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Orelia, Metal Feather Festival Crown, $41, available at ASOS.

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Jennifer Behr, Faye Circlet, $895, available at Jennifer Behr.

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Elemental Child, Light Of The Stars Crown, $275, available at Elemental Child.

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Elizabeth Bower, Camelia Crown, $155, available at Elizabeth Bower.

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Kerry Ann Stokes, Blush New Moon Quartz Headband, $74, available at Kerry Ann Stokes.

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Floral-Escence, Red Rose Floral Crown, $95, available at Etsy.

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Yunotme, Camille in ‘Light,’ $320, available at Yunotme.

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Rosantica, Vanusita Embellished Gold-Tone Quartz Headpiece, $605, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Miu Miu, Swarovski Crystal And Stud Embellished Perspex Headband, $465, available at Net-A-Porter.

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Red Valentino, Heart Applique Headband, $150, available at Farfetch.

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Wilhelm, Lorri, $425, available at Wilhelm.

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Colette Malouf, Freshwater Pearl Cloud Halo, $788, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.    

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Sara Gabriel, Charlotte Pins, $197, available at Sara Gabriel.

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Vernissage, Swarovski Crystals Imperial Moth Tiara, $1,349, available at Luisa Via Roma.