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Everyone loves a wedding and royals all over the world are no exception. You can go back as far as Queen Victoria being the first to make white wedding dresses fashionable or Hollywood icon Grace Kelly becoming a Monaco princess to know that weddings all over the world are often inspired by royal weddings with couples planning and executing stylish and decadent nuptials.  All aspects of a royal wedding are up for public scrutiny; with many details replicated in a bid to recreate the magic and allure of a regal affair. If this is the look you are hoping to achieve on your wedding day here are some helpful hints and tips to help you pull off a look that is fit for a modern day princess.

 

 

LESS IS SOMETIMES MORE

The first and probably most important point to mention is that going over the top with sparkly accessories and an intricately embellished wedding dress can actually do the opposite and cheapen the look of your wedding. The golden key here is less is more; if you are hoping to find a jaw dropping headpiece, think about keeping it simple with your jewellery.

 

 

Clean, elegant lines with simple shapes and a regal design can actually make a tiara look more expensive. Likewise if you aren’t so keen on a large headpiece this gives you more scope to adorn yourself with glitzier jewellery without looking over the top. Its all about achieving the right balance; think Kate Middleton or Grace Kelly.  Some of our most beautiful and elegant tiaras are some of our daintiest and delicate so don’t automatically think you have to go big with the tiara to look regal.

 

 

VINTAGE IS YOUR FRIEND

The current trend for everything vintage is still going strong; use this to your advantage by looking for accessories and headpieces plated in metals such as rhodium (part of the platinum family of metals) as their slightly darker colouration makes them look more antique. The trick with the princess look is for your accessories to look like family heirlooms, priceless and irreplaceable. Look for the best materials your budget can afford; triple A simulated diamonds and real precious metal plating are affordable alternatives to diamonds and solid gold. It is possible to look like royalty without the price tag!  Don’t be afraid to match a very classic tiara with a more modern wedding dress, you might be surprised how a princess accessory can look stunning against a clean cut dress design or a simple dress without lace (remember – the more fussy and detailed the dress opt for a simple tiara design, but if you have a classic, simple dress you can go all out for elaborate tiara styling).

 

 

BRINGING THE LOOK TOGETHER

Think about how your accessories interact with your dress; for example if you are planning on having a dress with a high neckline, a drop necklace may overcomplicate things and snag the lace – to pull off understated elegance accessorise only as necessary to enhance your dress, not to outshine it. Although your accessories don’t need to match exactly, it’s a good idea to take inspiration for your jewellery from the shapes in your headpiece (or vice versa) for a more polished look (you’ll notice on this site that for each of our tiaras we make suggestions on the base of each product page for jewellery to style it with to help you find the perfect all over look).

 

 

If you are a more petite bride, a grand tiara can be a fantastic way to add a little height to your frame; likewise if you are a very tall bride you may want to consider not adding too much height with a tiara and instead opt for a shallow headpiece. If you are having a veil make sure you try your hair accessories with it to get a clearer picture of how you will look on the day.

 

 

PEARLS FOR A REGAL LOOK

If you aren’t a fan of bling, pearls are a fantastic way to add a regal feel to your day. Consider a simple pearl necklace for an elegant look, with pearl drop earrings and a matching bracelet.  Tiaras which feature pearls are so popular right now as they add to the vintage princess feel and reduce the sparkle for a more subtle look.

 

 

FIT FOR A PRINCESS

Take the time to go for a professional tiara fitting…. it’s not something you wear every day and trained staff will be able to make suggestions for the perfect tiara to match your dress or wedding theme.  We offer tiara fittings at our flagship showroom where you can enjoy some fizz with your guests and try on all possibilities. Call us on 01684 592030 and ask today about booking a visit to see the huge range of several hundred tiaras and headpieces. Our staff are trained in matching the right accessories for the venue you’ve booked as well as your dress and to personally suit you.

 

 

Alternatively buy online and book a hair trial to see the different ways a tiara can work with your wedding look.  Even princess tiaras can look great with more relaxed hairstyles so don’t think you have to have traditional undo. There is now more choice than ever for brides, so whichever type of regal look you are trying to achieve, there will be tiaras and accessories to compliment.  So enjoy being a princess for a day!

If you feel like this is the look for you, we’ve done the work to make it easy for you – we’ve selected all our favourite princess tiaras and complimentary jewellery pieces :

Click on the link or image below to discover our favourite Princess pieces.

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