There are a lot of details that go into planning the perfect wedding day for the modern bride. While the venue, dress, and menu are important, the smaller details of the bride’s accessories on the big day are just as crucial to the day going as planned and living up to her expectations. Here are a few tips on choosing between a tiara and a veil to help you nail down your wedding day look.

Consider your hair

The first step in choosing between a tiara and a veil is to consider how you will wear your hair on the big day. While there are no hard and fast rules regarding which one is better suited to which hairstyles, you should keep in mind that the style can either work for you or against you. If you are wearing your hair down in loose curls, a tiara may be better suited while an elegant updo will look lovely with a cascading veil. It will depend on the style of the hair, the type of veil or tiara, and your personal preferences.

Consider the dress

Another element to help you decide between the two is the dress. If your dress has a lot of detailing by way of crystals or gems, you may want to match it to a tiara for an elegant outcome or you may want to go for a simpler veil to let you dress down the hair and focus on the dress. If your dress is simple in detailing, then a beautiful tiara will certainly help add some extra sparkle to your bridal look.

Think about the reception

Another factor to consider is the type of reception you have planned. If you are going to be doing a lot of dancing or anything more active than not active, you may want to stick with a tiara. A veil can be a bit more work during the night to keep it in place and out of the way during the dance party. Although you can change into a different dress and ditch the veil, a tiara is a great thing to wear all night long!

Combine the two!

Of course, you can always have the best of both worlds. There is no rule that says you can’t wear both a tiara and a veil as long as they are designed for that purpose. Your wedding day is about you so do whatever makes you happy!