8 Veil Alternatives You Have to Try

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The ever-so-traditional wedding veil – a true classic. Some brides-to-be can’t imagine their wedding day look without it, but others look further for an accessory to switch things up. Never fear, we’ve got the top trends covered to make sure your dress is enhanced and overall look is perfection!



Photo | Etsy

Beaded Hairpiece

This bridal updo harnessed by a bejeweled hairpiece is definitely Great Gatsby-esque – and we’re loving it! What better way to show off a stunning hairstyle, without overdoing it? So simple, yet perfectly enhances any lace gown.



Photo | Refinery 29

Hats Off

For the alternative bride-to-be, consider dressing down a traditional veil with a neutral-colored hat. Boho brides will find this to be the perfect accessory to complete their California-cool wedding looks.



Photo | Breakfast at Yurmans

Flower Power

They’e already in your bouquets and arrangements, so why not wear flowers in your hair? Flower crowns have definitely become more popular over the past several years, and beautifully tie in nature’s surroundings. Wear with either a messy updo or tousled waves for a beachy-boho effect!



Photo | January Rose Bridal

Birdcage Veil

For the ultimate vintage hair accessory, consider a birdcage veil to add drama and style. The crystal lace and tulle detail give the veil a romantic and effortlessly elegant feel.



Photo | Love My Dress UK

Sequined Veil

Not-so-average brides will adore this quirky and stunning sequined work of art. An ombre rainbow effect on the tulle complements the colorful flowers and overall whimsical aesthetic of the wedding. We’re obsessed!



Photo | Loft Photography

Sparkling Stones

This delicate spray of stones makes for a beautiful hairpiece that enhances almost any wedding dress. This veil alternative is definitely for a bride who desires to look sophisticated and glamorous on her big day!



Photo | Crown and Glory

Nebula Embellished Veil

This dip-dyed veil has us starry eyed! Encrusted with tiny silver stars, this unique veil gives a subtle twist to the traditional accessory. Eclectic brides are sure to adore this one!



Photo | Magnolia Rogue

Boho Headpiece

Calling all boho brides! This headpiece is beautiful with its crystal detail and shimmering chains. Complete the look with a matching anklet to be the ultimate free spirited bride!


Which veil alternative is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!