Attending the wedding of a loved one calls for a well put-together outfit to make you feel confident and look your best.
As well as finding the right dress, jumpsuit, or two-piece, you’ll want to consider your accessories. While things like bags and jewellery are important, hair accessories can make the biggest difference – and at an occasion like a wedding, anything goes. This is a chance to pull out your most luxurious headwear and to try out something new, be it a hat, fascinator, hair band, pin, or clip.
There are so many options, and so many avenues you can go down, when planning on how to accessorise your hairstyle. To help you narrow your selection down, we’ve picked out the very best wedding guest hair accessories for all budgets and styles.
The Best Wedding Guest Fascinators and Hats
Monsoon Carrie Oversized Loop Fascinator with Feathers – £35
A classic fascinator in a soft nude-pink hue, this Monsoon number will add a wash of colour to all wedding ensembles.
The luxurious tulle detailing is set on a glossy satin hairband, which sits comfortably behind the ears. Wear this with a pretty pair of golden hoops for extra impact.
Phase Eight Valens Pleated Headband – £55
Wear this gorgeous ballet pink fascinator with any style dress, jumpsuit, or two piece. It’s simple, understated, and subtle, while also making an impact thanks to the tulle detailing.
Set on a comfy hairband, it won’t bother you during even the longest of wedding celebrations or the hottest summer day.
Chesca Black/Blush Spot Mesh & Flower Hatinator – £125
Perfect for those who are unable to decide between a hat and a fascinator, the humble hatinator is an excellent in-between find.
This beautiful piece is made from 100% natural fibres (excluding the trim). Thanks to its neutral colour way, it’ll look chic with any outfit.
Phase Eight Candice Sequin Pillbox Fascinator – £34
The perfect piece that combines tradition with modernity, this Phase Eight fascinator has everything from sequins to feather florals.
As well as a lovely wedding piece, this can be re-worn for any formal occasion, including at Ascot.
Phase Eight Timone Bow Hat – £110
A wide-brimmed hat is a classic choice, and the epitome of elegance.
This bow design hat comes in either a navy or soft antique rose shade. As both are such versatile colours, they can be worn with multiple wedding outfits throughout the season.
Ruslan Baginskiy Gold Lamé Headband – £160
This stunning gold headband would work equally as well for both an elegant wedding as a boho one. It looks so chic dressed up with other simple, gold accessories, but paired with a floaty dress, it’s perfect for a summer festival-style wedding too.
Phase Eight Zalinda Bow Headband – £35
Modernise the humble fascinator with this ultra-cool oversized bow design, which won’t break the bank.
The bow detailing is set on a thin band for comfort and the gentle mink colour makes it even more irresistible!
The Best Wedding Guest Hair Accessories
Orelia Brushed Metal Heart Hair Band – £6
Keep things super simple with a standout hair band to tie up your ponytail, bun, or plait. This is the ideal pick for a low-key wedding, or if you don’t want to spend too much. The matte heart detail is perfectly suited to a wedding, and measures 6cm across.
Cult Gaia Banu Woven Leather Hair Clip – £90
A cute, perfectly-sized bow, this bow is a lovely wedding-friendly finishing touch you can wear again and again afterwards.
It’s made from frayed white leather, and is set on a golden barrette clip to secure ponytails and half-up, half-down styles.
Orelia Pearl Bow Hair Clip – £12
A gorgeous, pearly, oversized bow clip that could easily be by Chanel, this design would look great perfectly tucked behind the ear.
It’s imitation pearl, but at £12, you can’t really complain!
Lelet NY Modern Stars Crystal Hair Slides – £140
Hand-cast from gold-tone metal, these unique hair slides can be worn alone or stacked up for extra impact.
Featuring golden stars in varying sizes and pretty crystals, they can be worn alongside any outfit or hairstyle.
Amazon Starcrossed Boutique Grey & Silver Feather Fascinator Headpiece – £15.94
This stunning feather piece is eye-catching for all the right reasons. The vintage style comes in a number of other hues, but this subtle grey and silver one is perhaps the most versatile of the bunch.
Pair it with an understated, subtle dress to add an edge to something plain.
Tort Demi Clip in Marbled Butter – £24
Not only does this clip look ultra-pretty, it’s also incredibly practical. With its extra-strong hold, it works with all hair types, from fine to super curly and thick.
Made with hand-poured resin, the marbled ivory and golden butter hue will warm up any look.
14 / Quatorze Baby’s Breath Set of Two Gold-Tone Pearl Hair Pins – £165
How stunning are these two hair pins, which slide right into updos like a dream.
Impressively handcrafted by Japanese artisans to look like clusters of Kasumi grass, the Baby’s Breath hair pins are made from malleable gold-tone metal and finished off with divine mini freshwater pearls.
Lelet NY + The Haute Pursuit Gold-Tone Hair Clip – £130
Want something you can wear over and over again for all sorts of occasions, from the office to the after-party? This high-shine clip will work everywhere, including during wedding season.
Set on a barrette clip, this golden offering fastens securely and will stay put all day (and night) long.
& Other Stories Chunky Satin Alice Headband – £17
Do something a little different and opt for a simple yet bold Alice band.
This satin lilac version by & Other Stories is slightly padded, giving it extra height and showing off that soft texture. It’ll look lovely paired with all sorts of other hues and hair colours.
Anthropologie Faux Pearl-Embellished Hair Clips – £22
There are so many faux pearl hair clip options on the high street these days, but these are a little different thanks to the design and coloured pearls. Wear these next to one another for an impressive effect.
Chan Luu Silver Pearl Hair Pin – £95
If you’re after a piece to add just the tiniest of sparkle to your hairstyle, this divine pin is where you should start.
It’s made from a real freshwater pearl, and each has a unique shape and texture meaning yours won’t look like anyone else’s.
Amazon Artificial Pearl Hairpins – £6.99
Perfect for experimenting with different styles and shapes, this set of five hair barettes and pins will serve many occasions.
At under £10, this set is not only pretty, but also incredibly affordable.
& Other Stories Smooth Leather Hair Scrunchie – £17
Yes, scrunchies are absolutely back in. This ‘90s accessory can bring a touch of cool to any wedding guest outfit.
Made from a smooth leather, & Other Stories’ take on the humble scrunchie is sophisticated and grown up.
Liberty In Love Veronica Blossoms Hair Comb – £110
Don’t fancy a fascinator, wide-brimmed hat or hairband? Opt for an incredibly pretty, vintage-looking hair comb.
With crystal leaves, shimmering pearl buds and ivory flowers, this sparkly number is the most romantic option for a soft, pretty updo.
Tort Jade Clip In Lilac Ivory – £20
Tort has a brilliant range of hair accessories for affordable prices. They are all super unique and designed to sit in all hair types and textures.
Sold as a set of two, these ivory and lilac marbled clips can be played around with to find the best style. Use them together or alone, and try them out with updos, down-dos, or half-up, half-down styles.
Loeffler Randall Josie Feather-Embellished Tortoiseshell Hair Slide – £60
Securing your locks with a cute comb can be pretty as well as practical with this design. Combining tortoiseshell and feathering, this hair slide features two of the most chic accessory trends and is seriously fashion-forward.
Oliver Bonas Prairie Yellow Floral Heart Barrette Hair Clip – £12
While many hair accessories designed for weddings in mind are in neutral tones, there’s no reason you can’t go all out and pick something vibrant and bold.
This beautiful yellow heart number is a must-have for colourful weddings.
Accessorize Wide Pleated Knot Alice Headband – £9
If in doubt, our advice is to stick to something understated and subtle. That ensures you can wear it with any outfit.
This nude-blush headband can be worn for years after your occasion.
Accessorize Gold Beaded Snap Hair Clips – £9
Want an alternative to the many pearly hair clips around right now? These golden beaded clips are it.
Pair them up together for extra impact or wear with a beachy down-do.
Missoma Gold Double Molten Hair Clip – £25
There are plenty of gorgeous molten gold hair clips around, but this double version is pretty unique.
Missoma designs some of the most beautiful mid-range jewellery on the market, so you can guarantee their hair accessories are just as high quality and beautiful in real life.
If you’re a wedding guest, you already know it’s expensive to attend. In order to have enough money left over to buy your accessories, don’t miss our guide to exactly how much you should spend on a wedding present for every kind of occasion and type of invite.