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Bridal Millinery


Woman tries on a bridal headpiece at Dezignz By Maree millinery

Allow a beautiful headpiece be the ultimate icing on your stunning gown. Bridal millinery is a joy for Maree. She can work with you on a custom piece, delicately traditional or something different, whatever your heart desires.

With the popularity of bridal millinery rising, more and more women are choosing the decorative headpiece over the traditional long veil or tiara.

A wedding headpiece most likely features lace or a veil that extends across the forehead or down the side of the head when worn. It can also feature flowers (silk or real), feathers, crystals, ribbons, or even jewels.

With Dezignz by Maree's bespoke designs anything is possible and we are only limited by our imagination.

What’s nice about a fascinator or headpiece is that it can remain in place throughout the event, whereas a traditional veil is generally removed or bunched up for the sake of mobility. With a veiled piece, you can wear your divine creation all day or evening.

Tips for wearing bridal millinery

  • Keep your design simple. After all, people want to see your glowing smile at your wedding!
  • Another reason to choose a smaller fascinator is that the bride usually stands to the left of the groom at the altar. Since most fascinators are worn on the right side of the head, you won’t want to block your guests’ view of your faces as you exchange vows.
  • Try to match an element from your wedding dress to your hat. If you have a coloured sash, choose a white fascinator with just a hint of that colour for accent. Perhaps you can use the same fabric from your dress in your fascinator.
  • Speak to Maree on how to best secure your headpiece. It may come with an elastic, bobby pin or comb fastener.
  • Spray your hair lightly with hairspray before attaching the fascinator for extra security, and spray again around it afterwards.

Hats, headpieces and fascinators for wedding guests

The biggest rule about wearing a fascinator if you are a wedding guest is to select one that is not too large. This would impede the sightline of other guests during the ceremony, would draw too much attention from the bride, and would most likely become cumbersome as the day wore on.

It is best to select a demure hat that flatters not only your face and hairstyle, but compliments your outfit as well.

Headpieces are not commonly worn at U.S. weddings by anyone but the bride and her bridal party, yet they are almost mandatory in other countries, such as the United Kingdom. As for Australia, work with the dress code. A garden party or cocktail event would be perfect for a beautiful headpiece, though if the call is for formal attire, save your hat or fascinator for a different occasion.

Contact Maree to discuss your bridal millinery design.