When planning a wedding, it's easy to get swept into what you "should" and "shouldn't" do, and that includes your bridal attire. Tradition says that in addition to the white dress, something blue, something borrowed, etc., you should wear a veil. But if that's not the look you're going for, by all means, go for a non-veil wedding look, and put the money toward something that feels more you. (FYI, veils can be sneakily expensive.)
When choosing my own wedding dress, one of the resources I studied was bridal designer lookbooks. It's a great way to see how dresses look with movement, as opposed to a model just standing against a backdrop. Obviously, these shoots are heavily styled, and they want the focus to be on the dresses, so that might have something to do with the following observation I made: Hardly any of the models in these lookbooks wear veils, and they still look stunning. So if you're looking for a little non-veil inspiration for your wedding-day look, this may be all you need.
Keep scrolling to see nine breathtaking non-veil wedding looks, and shop gorgeous hair accessories if you still want a little something extra to accessorize for your big day.
Designer: Catherine Deane via Bhldn
Shop Wedding-Day Hair Accessories
This would be so pretty for a beach wedding.
Add this to cart if you want something on the subtle side.
So chic and unexpected.
Rose gold looks good with any hair color.
A birdcage veil looks so sophisticated with sleek wedding gowns.
For the bride who wants a delicate, subtle look.
There are so many options for how to wear this hair vine.
Another stunning Jennifer Behr piece to swoon over.
Calling all Bohemian brides.
This looks lovely wrapped around a bun.
This will give your wedding look instant elegance.
It's hard not to love an art deco hair accent.