Wedding Tiaras: 4 Beautiful Styles

I’m not sure how the tradition of dressing up like a princess started, but it’s one most women look forward to on their wedding day. Tiaras can really add to the whole fairytale factor, and loads of brides choose to wear one at the alter. If you’re one of them, select your tiara with care – some of them are quite tacky looking.

Some of the better known designers:

Carolina Amato

If you want something classic and unique, this is the designer to go to. Carolina Amato makes some really beautiful tiaras, and they’re all very chic looking. Some are described as gothic, but don’t let that run you off. They can look beautiful on anyone. I absolutely love everything I've found with her name on it - give these a look before you go with the traditional stand-bys.

Bel Aire

As you might expect, the name denotes a certain level of quality. These are very popular and are often featured in bridal campaigns. I’ve taken a good look at most of them, and I have found some of them to be stunning, and others a bit cookie-cutterish. If you’ve seen one of them, you’ve seen most of them, really. If you want something to please the masses - something expected - this will do nicely. If you want something a bit more unique, you'll have to keep looking.

Symphony

This brand is pretty boring in terms of variability, and some of them are just way over-the-top. I mean, are you getting married to your high school sweetheart, or has a real Prince proposed to you? Cos if it ain't the latter, you're going to look pretty silly in most of these. (See photo for example.) That said, you can find something lovely if you look long enough. And by lovely, I mean something that isn’t too garish. You might be looking for awhile, though.

Have something custom made!

There’s a lovely site called HeadpieceHeaven.com and they offer some really gorgeous tiaras, among other things. They sell their own line, and can also create something that matches your dress perfectly – they have the photos to prove it. I really love this site, and will keep them bookmarked for future reference! If you look closely at the photo, there's a bit of red in there. Absolutely gorgeous, and most women don't even consider adding color to their tiara. You could subsitiute with any color, obviously. Something to consider!

Tips:

  • Unless you’re dark complected, stay away from yellow-gold tiaras – they just won’t look right on you.
  • Don’t wear it too close to your forehead – you’re a bride, not a princess!
  • Don’t wear a tiara that’s bigger than your hair – in other words, your tiara should be accentuating your locks, not the other way round.
  • Don’t be afraid of a little color – a few pieces of color in the mix can really look stunning, don’t be afraid to experiment.
  • Easy does it on the crystal – they may be sparkly, but they’re still not diamonds, now matter how many you pile on!
  • Give pearls a try – a few of these can really look stunning on the right frame.

The perfect tiara is out there just waiting to be found – hopefully these tips will help you find it!

xx Isabella

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