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Tiaras – the Dos, the Don’ts and the Good-to-knows

Considering a bridal tiara for your big day? From classic and understated to stunning statement pieces adorned with crystals and pearls, we’ve collated the dos and don’ts for choosing the perfect tiara for your wedding (and some good-to-knows along the way).

The Do’s

  1. Use elasticated thread to hold your tiara in place. If you’re planning on celebrating in style, a tactical piece of thread will ensure your tiara is secure for all of the dancing and celebratory embraces throughout your big day. Sew thread through the tiara into the back of your chignon, or underneath your flowing locks to secure it in place.
  2. Choose a tiara that is the opposite of your face shape. A longer shaped face combined with a higher crowned tiara may make your face look longer. Similarly, if you have a rounder shaped face and opt for a circular style tiara, your face may look wider. By choosing a tiara that is the opposite shape to your face, a beautiful frame will be achieved enhancing your overall bridal look.
  3. Wear your tiara over a middle parting for the ultimate bohemian bridal look. More and more brides are stepping away from the traditional princess tiara hairstyle for an alternative relaxed, bohemian effect. Style the two front sections of your hair over the ends of the tiara to ensure your crown looks settled and secure.

The Don’ts

  1. Use hairspray when your tiara is in place. Maintain the shine of your gems and avoid a potentially sticky tiara by using hairspray before tiara placement.
  1. Bend the frame of your tiara. Modifying the shape of your tiara to suit your hairstyle opens the risk for potential breakages. Bending your tiara will compromise the frame and you may find gems and stones come loose throughout your big day.
  2. Wash your hair. It may sound unpleasant, but a day or two old unwashed hairs helps pins and tiaras stay in place. Clean hair is often too smooth and hair accessories won’t grip as well.
  3. Attach your veil to your tiara. The weight of the veil might dislodge your crown and the last thing a bride wants is to be at the end of the aisle having a wardrobe/hair malfunction!

Watch our video on how to place a tiara perfectly.

The Good–to–knows

  1. A tiara was traditionally worn by a woman on her wedding day as a symbol representing the loss of innocence and the crowning to love.
  2. The best way to ensure correct placement of a tiara is to put your thumb on the dimple of your chin and your index finger on the gap in between your eyebrows. Keeping that measurement, move your thumb up to where your finger was. Your index finger should now be touching the base of the tiara in your hair.