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What are Bridal Hair Combs? 


The dress is picked. Now the fun begins choosing the all-important bridal accessories to go with the dress of your dreams to add those special finishing touches.  Shoes, jewellery, headpieces…it can be tough to know where to begin in your search. But, for now, you might want to start with the question ‘what are bridal hair combs?’ to find the answers you’re looking for.

Choosing a wedding hair accessory

Once you know the style of dress you’re going to wear on the big day, the next step is to choose the perfect hairstyle that will elevate your dress even higher in the style stakes. Up, down, or somewhere in between, your hairstyle should complement the style of the dress and your personal style, so that you look amazing but feel comfortable at the same time.

And, once you know how you’re going to wear your hair as you say ‘I do’, you can get to work choosing the perfect wedding hair accessory. Modern brides have so many options to choose from, from pins, vines, and chains, to bands, veils, and combs. The good news is you can try them all to see which styles and combinations (you don’t have to choose just one) work best for you.

Gold pearl centrepiece - 'Myra' | Britten Weddings

What are bridal hair combs?

Bridal head combs are an extremely popular headpiece option with brides worldwide. Ornate and intricate, a wedding hair comb is a metallic hair accessory with narrow teeth that can be fixed to the hair by sliding it into position. The exposed part of the comb is usually decorated with floral designs or shimmering gemstones, adding eye-catching detail to bridal hairstyles.   

How to choose a bridal head comb

Bridal hair combs are classically elegant, and can be worn by all brides to add a hint of shimmer or sparkle to a beautiful bridal look. It can be lots of fun finding the perfect match for a wedding dress with so many different options to choose from.

To get started brides might want to think about…

Precious metals:Bridal hair combs come in shining gold, silver, or rose gold finishes. Choose the right metal tone that matches with the wedding dress and bridal jewellery for continuity throughout the overall look.

It’s the little things:Available in a variety of sizes, brides will find an ideal bridal hair comb to match their personal style.  If the comb is to be worn as a standalone item, a larger design can be worn as a beautiful statement piece. Smaller hair combs partner well with wedding veils, giving the bride the option to remove her veil after the ceremony and still look stunning.

Individual styles of bridal combs can have variations in size, like the gold floral medium hair centrepiece - 'Flora' and gold floral hair centrepiece - 'Flora'.Smaller versions of the same style can be worn by the rest of the bridal party for effortless co-ordination with the bride.

Gold floral medium hair centrepiece - 'Flora' | Britten Weddings

Styles:Accent your bridal look with a range of bridal hair comb styles to suit your personality. Traditional brides may choose the delicate romance of a floral hair comb.

Silver floral hair centrepiece - 'Jaime' | Britten WeddingsGold and blush floral wedding hair comb - 'Senna' | Britten Weddings

Modern brides may opt for the sophistication of a comb decorated with crystal or pearl.  

Silver wedding hair comb with crystals and pearls - 'Charia' | Britten WeddingsSilver wedding hair comb with super sparkle centre - 'Livia' | Britten Weddings

Alternative brides may look to beautiful silk flowers perfect for a destination wedding, or the vintage appeal of a deco-style hair comb.

1920's wedding hair comb - 'Iolanthe' | Britten Weddings

How to wear a bridal head comb

Hair combs work best sweeping up hair away from the face, or to accentuate the elements of a chic chignon or bun.

Gold leaf and pearl wedding hair comb - 'Istria' | Britten WeddingsBohemian brides can add hair combs to a braided hairstyle or a half-up-half-down do, to hold tousled curls in place and achieve boho-luxe excellence.

Gold and ivory floral wedding hair comb vine - 'Aster' | Britten Weddings

Bridal hair combs can be worn in different placements, to complement different hairstyles and other bridal headpieces. They’re most commonly positioned at the crown of the head, or worn to the side to achieve timeless glamour.  If you’re not sure if a veil is the right option for you, try pairing a simple veil with a decorative hair comb, and you may change your mind.

You can find many answers to the question ‘what are bridal hair combs?’ by exploring the exquisite range of handcrafted bridal hair combs at Britten Weddings.  Order online or arrange an appointment to visit our bespoke bridal jewellery boutique.