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Idea of the month: Wedding veil alternatives

This bridal crown of white and gold berries

This bridal crown of white and gold berries is an unconventional approach to a headpiece for brides on their wedding day. Credit:

Just because the typical bride wears a traditional veil doesn't mean that you have to. But that doesn't necessarily mean shunning the idea of wearing something beautiful in your hair or on top of your head. 

Going for unconventional alternatives to veils is something that's becoming more and more normal for a bride. Companies that cater to brides seem to have a full stock of gorgeous headpieces that don't involve a train.

David's Bridal is up on the trend, with headpieces like the garland headband with ribbon and the halo headband with beaded tassel. Each look is distinct, with a style that still reflects timelessness and elegance. Without a veil, you can really pull out all the stops with a headpiece that really sparkles.

If you're thinking of doing something even more minimalistic, opt for pins or clips. These delicate roseum pins from BHLDN are dainty but can really make a statement. 

For the brides that want to ditch the crystals and pearls altogether, opt for this ethereal crown from Etsy, which uses faux white and gold berries and hand-shaped wire to fit perfectly atop your head. 

No matter what style you wear down the aisle, make sure that it fits your personality -- and be sure to try it on with your wedding dress, so that they complement each other, not clash. 

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