If you are considering wearing a bridal tiara as part of your wedding ensemble, you know that choosing just the right tiara can be both an expensive and time consuming effort. Luckily, there are a few tips and guidelines that can make finding the perfect tiara for your big day the easiest part of planning your wedding.
The first tip is to be familiar with the different styles of tiaras available, and know which of the styles you want to wear before you start shopping. The most popular style is the traditional bridal tiara, which is worn placed on top of the head or hairstyle. These have decoration either on the front only, or all the way around the band. Traditional tiaras are generally worn with updos, though they can work with hair worn down. Also popular are headband style tiaras, which are made and worn like regular headbands. These are generally fully decorated, and are perfect for the bride who wants to wear her hair down. Comb tiaras are also available, and are perfect for the bride who wants just a little princess feel to her bridal ensemble.
Face shape plays a large role in making sure you’re buying the right tiara. If you have a round shaped face, wearing a traditional tiara with extra height can elongate your face. For brides with oval shaped faces, headbands with little extra height add style without making your face appear longer. And for brides who have a fuller face, wearing a tiara with a V-shape will make your face appear thinner.
It’s important to make sure your tiara matches the look and color of your wedding dress and bridal jewelry. Brides who wear bright white should wear silver tone tiaras, while ivory shades look best with gold-tone. You should also be sure that your veil, should you chose to wear one, will work with the tiara you choose. Most of all, be comfortable with your choice. It’s your big day, and the most important thing is that you feel beautiful.