To add a touch of sophistication and beauty to your wedding… wear flowers on your hair. It’s a simple but effective way to embellish the romantic mood of the day.
If you don’t know the names of flowers or how to wear them, don’t worry. This article will guide you every step of the way to ensure you will have a unique and perfect floral hair piece!
You have lots of choices when it comes to wedding hair flowers and I promise you really can have any flower and style you want.
Look through bridal magazines and online to find ideas for your favorite piece. It doesn’t matter how expensive or elaborate because you can easily make them yourself.
You can choose fresh flowers, fabric flowers, or faux flowers and coordinate them with your bridal bouquet. If you don’t know the names of the flowers, take the photo to a florist and have the identify it.
There are pros and cons to each of the three types of flowers. I’ll list them and let you decide which works best for you.
Fresh flowers for your hair piece can match your bridal bouquet perfectly. You will enjoy the fragrance and the colors can never be duplicated. They may be heavier than fabric flowers and are prone to wilting. If you are making your own, just keep them in a cool place, mist with water, and make them as close to the ceremony as possible.
Fabric flowers are very popular for wedding hair flowers. They can be made to match any color and are very light weight. They can be embellished with rhinestones and pearls and look good with additions of feathers and ribbons.
Fabric flowers are not always meant to look like a real flower as they are a work of art in themselves, but they can be made to look very real by using fresh flower petals such as roses as a pattern to make them. They do lack the wonderful fragrance of a fresh flower, but if that is important, a fresh bridal bouquet will be sufficient.
Faux flowers are a good choice as they will not wilt, are available in every season (although local stores do not have a good selection during the winter) and can be designed well before the wedding. There are many types of flowers available, but you may be limited in you selection.
Real Touch brand faux flowers are so realistic that it is hard to tell them from a fresh flower even when they are next to each other. They are more expensive, but they can be found on sale at Hobby Lobby throughout the year.
It is very easy to glue fabric and faux flowers to a barrette, hair comb, or headband. Hair pins can be wired by inserting a wire through the base of the flower, twist and wrap the ends around the hair pin.
Fresh flowers can be glued with a special floral adhesive available at a floral supply store or they can be wired by inserting a wire through the base of the flower. Place another wire just above the first one to form an X, bend the wired down and tape with floral tape to form a “stem”. Wrap the stem around a hair comb, barrette, etc.
Some of the most popular flowers for wedding hair flowers are:
– calla lily
For the design, you can either copy a design in a photo or create your own. Flowers are so beautiful you really can’t go wrong. You are sure to make a big impression with flowers on your hair and it is a lovely way to accent your dress!