Every bride will have a hair and make-up trial before her big day when she can decide on the perfect look.
A key part of your wedding hair will be the accessories and there’s nothing we love more than wedding tiaras. Tiaras are incredibly versatile: they work on both long and short hair, up and down dos, with or without a veil. If you’re a magpie like us and love all things shiny, you can’t do much better.
What makes a tiara different to a headband is that there’s some height to it – it doesn’t sit flat against your head. We’ve got a mixture of subtle and showstopper tiaras, lots of different sizes, and plenty of vintage and modern designs: you only have to go for the princess look if you want to!
Enjoy our round-up of the 30 best wedding tiaras.
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Classic Wedding Tiaras
These tiaras are probably similar to the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the word: eye-catching, encrusted with diamonds or pearls, and worthy of a fairytale wedding.
Eden Luxe Bridal Cambridge Crystal and Pearl Tiara – £229.07
This US-based brand specialise in tiaras and have a beautiful range. We love the Cambridge tiara which is based upon one of Princess Diana’s favourites. This romantic, classic look is made with Swarovski crystals and rhodium plating for the ultimate sparkle.
Ivory & Co Imperial Beauty Tiara – £165
The perfect complement to a romantic gown, the Imperial Beauty tiara from Ivory & Co features columns of solitaire cut stones set above a leaf motif. It has height and drama, and works beautifully with an up-do. This is the darker antique silver rhodium plating, but it’s also available in gold and silver depending on your colouring.
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Jon Richard Silver Raised Diamante Pearl Tiara – £40
This elegant tiara is curved upwards in the centre, giving it more height. Wear it against a modern bouffant style to make it stand out, or against a high up-do.
Jon Richard Silver Plated Clear Crystal Sophia Bead Statement Tiara – £50
Chosen as a bridal ‘must-have’ by renowned hair influencer @whatlydialikes, this statement tiara will earn you a lot of compliments on your wedding day! It gets the gold seal of approval from Hitched too.
Tilly Thomas Lux Aurora Headband – £530
Channeling Roman goddess vibes, this Aurora headband is a showstopper tiara. It’s adorned with an eclectic array of stars made from Swarovski silver shade, jet hematite, crystal, rose gold, mother of pearl star, black diamond and a scattering of pearls. Tilly Thomas Lux has been worn by the likes of Millie Mackintosh on her wedding day – it’s your go-to for cool, modern luxury.
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White By Vera Wang Marquise and Solitaire Spray Tiara – £147.32
If a Vera Wang dress is slightly out your budget, how about adding a touch of designer sparkle with a tiara? This stunning, contemporary crown features marquise-cut and solitaire gems in that classic tiara shape.
Olivier Laudus Bardot Tiara – £95
At under £100, this bestselling tiara is excellent value but beautiful enough quality to be passed down as a family heirloom. This striking tiara features a ribbon band design with square and round cut stones designed to capture light at every angle.
Etsy Meghan Markle Tiara – £40
Fell in love with the Queen Mary bandeau tiara that Meghan Markle wore on her wedding day? This rhinestone replica can help you feel like royalty on your big day without the princess price tag.
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Eden Luxe Bridal Marquise Rose Gold Tiara – £146.27
Rose gold is still one of our favourite metal tones and utterly romantic. This tiara is heirloom worthy and you can even choose to have pearls added to this one for extra bling.
Unusual Wedding Tiaras
Tiaras come in so many different styles – perhaps these alternative designs might be just what you’re looking for.
Tilly Thomas Lux Oceania Crown – £460
For those who don’t shy from commanding the room, this mermaid-style duo of the Oceania crown and Calypso headpiece from Tilly Thomas Lux will be their crowning jewel. Plated in pale 18 carat gold, and topped with pearls and Swarovski crystals, this really dazzles.
Ivory & Co Grecian Dream Enamelled Tiara – £145
Perfect for an autumn or destination wedding, this Grecian-style tiara with bronze leaves, sprigs of freshwater pearls and cascading crystals will unleash your inner goddess. Team with a boho or floaty Grecian wedding dress.
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Etsy Gold Star Crown – £130
Add a clean, contemporary bridal veil to this tiara to highlight the modern, beaten gold look. It comes in gold and silver, with matching star earrings, for a simple but striking look.
Agnes Hart Feather Headpiece – £348
Do you like making a real entrance? Agnes Hart has designed this statement headdress just for you. Featuring a sculptural fan of ivory feather and arc of brash feathers. Each are handmade and you tell her your hair colour and she matches the shade to what suits it best – magical.
Sixpenny Bride Fairytale Crown – £225
Having a woodland wedding or fairytale theme? Each of these quirky tiaras is utterly unique, based around two butterfly components and then made using brooches dating from the 1930s-1960s. Designer Jacky can make one bespoke to you using your wedding colours for a crown fit for a fairy queen.
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Olivier Laudus Hazel Tiara – £130
At 10cm tall at its highest point, this spray of pearls and diamante from Olivier Laudus is breathtaking. If you’re after a fairy queen, forest vibe, this magical tiara is it.
Etsy Pink Quartz Crystal Crown – £59.99
This pink quartz crystal crown is handmade with your choice of wire colour. Although the crystals are rose-coloured, they sparkle blue, purple and yellow when they hit the light – this is a stunning alternative wedding tiara.
Etsy Gold Fern Tiara – £72
Gold ferns create a halo effect that harks back to the Greek gods on this tiara. Handmade in a small studio in Northern Ireland, you’ll feel the love that goes into each piece, and it’ll standout at every boho or rustic wedding.
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Etsy Blue Swarovski Tiara – £67.88
This handmade tiara is in a dramatic sapphire shade that can really complement a colour palette with lots of cool icy shades, or warmer blue and cerulean tones. It’s 5.5.cm in height so everyone will be able to see this gorgeous piece, adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Albion Gold Opal Crystal Tiara – £289
The Albion tiara features a large druzy quartz crystal as its centrepiece, in among golden leaves encrusted with glistening opals. It’s truly a unique tiara that will look beautiful in all your photos.
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Vintage Wedding Tiaras
We’ve been lucky enough to witness lots of royal weddings recently and there’s not one where the bride hasn’t worn a beautiful tiara. Lots of these tiaras have been vintage and passed down generations, but if you don’t have one waiting in your closet, we’ve picked out the best vintage-feeling tiaras that’ll work with your vintage theme.
Ivory & Co Nightingale Tiara – £155
This garland of pave solitaire cut stones is simple and eye-catching. It’s designed in the style of 1920s jewellery to look like delicate feathers. We adore the Nightingale tiara for formal ceremonies to add a touch of elegance.
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Ivory & Co Davina Tiara – £295
The Davina tiara is a beautiful, feminine floral design made from ivory pearls and crystals. Because of its ‘flower power’ vibe, it would look amazing at a 60s or 70s vintage themed wedding, but is dainty enough to add elegance to any boho style day.
Etsy Diamante Star Tiara – £38.33
An absolute bargain for such a beautiful and well-crafted tiara! At under £40, this handmade item is ideal for a ’50s wedding, with a Golden Age of Hollywood and leaving stars in the eyes of all your guests.
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Agnes Hart 1930s Style Vintage Tiara – £236
Inspired by 1930s style, this tiara is made from a row of gold shell-shaped fans and crystals, all handmade to order. Recently featured in Vogue Bride in Italy, this stunning headpiece looks straight out the royal wedding archives when worn underneath a veil.
Agnes Hart Art Noveau Gaia Crown – £239
Part of jewellery designer Agnes Hart’s May Queen collection, the name Gaia represent Mother Earth, spring and new beginnings. The halo effect and traditional bridal flower, lily of the valley, are nods to romantic paintings and antique styles.
Ivory & Co Margaretta Tiara – £105
Want to get really vintage? This Ivory & Co tiara is influenced by the jewels made for the Romanovs, the Russian royal family of the 19th century. It’s simple, classical and incredibly impressive.
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Glitzy Secrets Gatsby Beauty Tiara – £88
The Gatsby Beauty tiara from Glitzy Secrets is an Art Deco masterpiece that gives a modern take on the tiara. The vintage cut crystals have a gorgeous ’20s feel to them – this is one for Gatsby lovers and flapper fiends. Wear it on the forehead or pushed back as a tiara.
Wedding Side Tiaras
A more subtle take on a tiara is a side tiara, which sits – as you’d expect – just on the side of your head. It works really well with vintage-themed weddings.
Arianna Tiaras Celeste Side Tiara – Various Stockists
Pearl and crystal branches and diamante leaves make this side tiara a sparkly treat. You can customise all the colours at Arianna Tiaras so it will fit with any theme. Try adding a ribbon around the bottom for a vintage feel.
Liberty In Love Golden Ivy On Alice – £215
Golden leaves and glistening centre gems look ethereal on this side tiara. It would suit a polished Grecian goddess look, and comes in shiny or matte silver and rose gold too.
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Ivory & Co Delphi Side Tiara – £95
This delicate sidepiece is perfect for a spring or summer wedding due to its dainty floral design. if you’d like a tiara that isn’t too intrusive, you can’t do much better.
Debbie Carlisle Crystal Flower Side Tiara – £245
Add real glamour to your day with this headband that can also be worn forward as a brow band for a bohemian 1920s look. This delicate look is made from freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals for to help you sparkle.
If you’re interested in wedding dresses that’d work perfectly with these tiaras, make sure you read our selection of the best tulle wedding dresses and Disney wedding dresses, fit for a princess.
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