A wedding headpiece or headdress - such as a tiara - is often worn. Some pieces are chosen as an alternative to a veil, or others worn as an extra accessory. They can only be designed or bought once the dress has been chosen.
- A family piece, such as a tiara, can be borrowed for the day. Make sure it has been professionally cleaned (if necessary) and tried on with the wedding dress.
- The headdress is an item where the bride can introduce some individuality - if it suits her character and the style of her dress.
- It must be comfortable, secure and must look good from all angles. Anything too heavy or difficult to fasten is not a good idea.
- It should be taken along to the run-through with the hairdresser. This will enable the hairdresser to experiment with fitting the headdress before the big day.
- If a bespoke piece is being made, then the bride will need at least two fittings - one with the dress.
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