Tips for Choosing Bridal Hair Ornaments and Wedding Day Accessories for 2009 Weddings

Bridal hair ornaments and unique wedding day accessories offer a great way to showcase your individual style on the day of your marriage. From your hairstyle to your hair ornaments – veil, tiara, or barrettes – to your jewelry and other wedding accessories, you can personalize your wedding day look with ease.

Choosing bridal hair ornaments and lovely wedding day accessories can also help your quest toward something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Whether you borrow an antique hair pin from your grandmother or whether you purchase a new bracelet or set of earrings as something new, you can complete your wedding day look while following all the traditions of the wedding day outfit.

“2009 will be all about bold accessories and expressing your personal style and individuality,” says Nancy Jaeger, founder/publisher of “Flaunt your unique look by choosing a simpler, less expensive dress, and kicking it up with affordable and fabulous bridal accessories. Forget the cookie cutter, mass-produced jewelry sets and head pieces. Go for hand-crafted, artistic accessories – these types of luxury items are not only affordable, but will give you that one-of-a-kind look!”

According to some of her research at, Jaeger recommends the top six trends for 2009 weddings for any bride on any budget as being:

Vintage Inspired
“The vintage inspired look includes rhodium or antique-silver hair accessories and jewelry, bird cage or visor veils, as well as outrageous feather and flower combs — all of which are a throwback to the 1920s,” Jaeger says. “The vintage look is also the perfect opportunity to incorporate family heirlooms, such as Grandma’s silver brooch – timeless pieces that can be used with the visor veils or as an embellishment on gown sashes.”

Hollywood Glam
“Big hair, big jewelry, sparkling head pieces, and tons of glitz!” Jaeger exclaims. “That is Hollywood glam at its best. Use dazzling bouquet jewelry and long dramatic beaded gloves for extra glam! Long, layered, draping necklaces, oversized earrings and bold colored stones in red and black are perfect to draw attention.”

Don’t Settle for Subtle… Chunky is in!
“Brides are choosing to accent their gowns with big, bold jewelry sets – dramatic collars, clusters, or long strands of large pearls and beads, asymmetrical looks and multi-strand drops are all great ideas,” Jaeger suggests. “Another new trend is a bare neckline with large chandelier earrings, paired with a wide, bold cuff bracelet to really make a statement – layering several smaller bracelets creates the same effect.”

Go for the Gold!
“The past year has been dubbed the return of gold bridal accessories,” Jaeger notes. “Brides are choosing darker-colored gowns in tones like champagne and dark ivory, in natural fabrics such as raw silk. Victorian style gowns accented with gold tones are also popular this season. Nothing complements these colors and textures like timeless gold jewelry. There is just something about the richness of the color gold that gives the feeling of luxury and elegance!”

Organic or Natural Pearls and Stones
“Continuing to be very hot this season is the trend to incorporate natural or ‘organic’ elements and shapes into jewelry designs,” Jaeger shares. “The natural shape and beauty of Keshi and fresh water pearls, mixed with glazed stones and dazzling Swarovski crystals, inspire exquisite bridal designs. A perfect match for a romantic destination wedding!”

Greek Goddess Style
“Want a look that’s sexy and modern, yet utterly classic?” Jaeger poses. “Go for the enchanting look of a Greek goddess-inspired style. The dress should be a long, lean and fluid silhouette or a romantic series of overlapping layers. With this look, the accessories are key to bringing it all together. Look for chunky leaf or vine patterns in a head piece or hair pins (depending on your hairstyle), as well as the jewelry. You could go with any color, but make sure it is artistic and fanciful.”

About the Expert:
Nancy Jaeger is founder/publisher of, a site specializing in bridal fashion. offers a lovely collection of tiaras, hairpins, bridal combs, and more.

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