Bride and bridesmaid hairstyles: How to match your bridal accessory to your bridesmaid
Matching looks adds sophistication to the bridal party. It also gives the entourage that unified and harmonious look, whether it's with a dress or hair accessories such as wedding crowns or hair clips. But aside from aesthetic reasons, did you know that the idea of matching looks for bridesmaids and groomsmen has a traditional origin? Back in ancient Rome, it was believed that evil spirits often come to crash weddings with not very good intentions. Yes, that’s right, mainly to break up the happy couple! To counter such a situation from happening, the bridesmaids and groomsmen would wear the same looks like the bride and the groom to confuse the uninvited guests, who are set on creating havoc on a special day. With the spirits not knowing who the real bride and groom are, this would give the couple enough time to actually finish their vows before the spirits even figure out who is who.
These days, the bridal party wears matching looks by design. And it’s usually based on a wedding theme. This is why deciding on a theme is one of the most important checklists for a wedding. Having a theme doesn’t just make the lives of brides easier with preparation, but also creates a state of harmony for everyone who is part of the special celebration.
One way to create matching looks for your bridal party is through matching the bridal accessory to the bridesmaid hairstyles. Whether you choose to wear a low chignon or a sleek bun to your party’s wavy loose curls (or vice versa), you can always create that sense of harmony through various hairpieces, from a crown to a hair clip to elegant hair combs. Here are some ideas:
A garden party
Combining romance and elegance, it’s no surprise that a garden wedding is one of the most searched wedding terms around. Even if you are not having your wedding in a garden location, you can still add a bit of that flower power to your special day through floral elements added to the bride and bridesmaid hairstyles. Choose from different types of flowers, from roses to baby’s breath to hydrangea, and make them match!
While we love matching looks, getting that harmonious look doesn’t always need to mean wearing the same exact accessories. If you are going for the floral look, similar to the one mentioned above, another way you can do this is to have different types of flowers but from the same season.
Small but striking
For people who follow the “less is more” approach, accessories in subtle doses could be the key. Hairpins or hair clips are small but a great way to accessorize your bridal party. Our Blanca hairpins, which come in a set of five, are adorned with delicate, preserved white flowers. It’s a definite way to play up the bride and bridesmaid hairstyles with a subtle flowery hint. We also recommend pinning them in a loose bun or half updo.
Wearing the same style. These days, the bridal party wears matching looks by design. And it’s usually based on a wedding theme. This is why deciding on a theme is one of the most important checklists for a wedding. Having a theme doesn’t just make the lives of brides easier with preparation, but also creates a state of harmony for everyone who is part of the special celebration.
Pops of color
Through color is probably one of the easiest ways for you to match with bridesmaids. Aside from dresses, you can incorporate matching colors for the bridesmaid hairstyles. The go-to color would probably have to be white, but you can also try to experiment with different colors (and several ones at that) ideal for your wedding theme—our colorful (insert name of the collection) is a great option for a boho wedding.
Going for a theme or trend
A theme or a trend is a creative, and perhaps subtle, way to match bride and bridesmaid hairstyles. You can go for hairpieces that are trending. For example, pearls are in at the moment. The bridal party can have a hint of pearl to their bridesmaid hairstyles. They don’t have to be similar in style but one could be wearing a hair clip with a pearl on it, while another bridesmaid wears her pearls as a crown.
The bridesmaid hairstyles can also follow a particular theme like a beach look and go for our Poseidon hairpins, which come in a set of six different looks adorned with seashells and pearls and delicate preserved flowers but bearing a similar island vibe.
Mix and Match
It’s always good to see consistency with the bride and bridesmaid hairstyles. So if you want to match your bridesmaid hairstyles with yours, fun and creative way, you can opt for similar hairstyles, but this time with different hair accessories that may or may bear resemblance to each other. The bride and the bridesmaids can all don low chignons but with different types of accessories that match the person’s personality.
Add a little glitter to the occasion with our Ellie hair clip set. It features colors that reflect the rainbow and brighten up your bride and bridesmaid hairstyles in simply no time. The accessories are crafted with gold-plated metal structure and chain, transparent Swarovski crystals, pink, purple, and turquoise blue—gems that are timeless and never go out of style!
Avec Amour, Victoire