After the ceremony is complete, many brides opt to let their hair down… literally. The “I do’s” are done and the celebration can begin, which is why so many ”Mrs.”es opt to alter their overall look before entering the reception arena.
Perhaps they bustle their dress. Or maybe they put on their dancin’ shoes. I’ve even seen some brides pull an Oscar worthy performance and change wardrobes altogether – ultimate diva move, if you ask me :) But regardless of what is (or isn’t) in your bridal budget, a great number of brides will show up to their reception looking slightly different than they did just minutes before, even if their only change is that “new wife glow.”
More often than not, however, a great number of brides will take off their veil and replace it with something a little more maintainable, and one accessory that deserves some serious snaps are vintage hair clips. These tiny treasures had me doing a double take when I saw them highlighted at a local bridal fair. Not only did they look absolutely stunning, but they truly have a luster, fit with old world charm and timeless twinkle.
From simple and chic to bold and daring, these era inspired gems come in a wide array of designs, making it easy to fit every bride’s style, taste and look. Feel free to get inspired by online stores such as HairBoutique.com or SmartBrideOnline.com. And if inspiration strikes you and you find yourself to be a bit of a crafter, take these ideas to your local crafts store and make one of your own! It’s a perfect DIY, money saving project!
12 Comments July 20, 2009