Every day is a good day for a throwback, even if it's not Thursday, and that includes your wedding day. If you're planning on your big day having vintage or retro aspects, then it's only right that you should look the part. Use your hairstyle as a nod to your favourite decade, whether it's with an Art Deco headband, a 50s birdcage veil or a voluminous veil that's worthy of the 80s. Whatever you might be wearing on the day, there's a hair accessory to match your chosen era.
We’ve gathered our top 10 favourite retro wedding hair accessories that you can buy right now, including some from Irish boutiques to help you support local, so you can make your dream vintage-inspired wedding hairstyle a reality. Once you've picked your look, make an appointment with your wedding hairdresser to find the perfect style for a hairdo you'll love wearing, all day long.
1. Padded Headband with Pearl Detail in Cream - €12.99, ASOS Design
What would the 60s have been without headbands? This striking hairband would look perfect with a beehive, while the pearl embellishments are perfect for such an important day. Pair it with a tea-length skirt and you'll have retro perfection in a heartbeat.
2. Mauricia Birdcage Veil with Beaded Lace Motifs - €122.99, Joyce Jackson
Exude 1940s glamour with this timeless birdcage veil. It'll allow your era-appropriate red lipstick to shine, and will look great on both long and short retro hairstyles.
3. Morgan Comb - €135, Ivory & Co
4. Claddagh Lace Cap Veil - €150 - €310, Engaging Bridal
Going for a 1920s style? This lace cap veil from Wicklow's Engaging Bridal boutique will instantly give your chosen dress a vintage feel, no matter what style you've gone for. Keep your hairstyle simple to let the veil do the talking. You can choose from different shades of ivory for the lace, and different lengths to better complement your dress.
5. Blush Pink Dried Flower Crown - from €35, Etsy
Embrace your inner flower child and have the bohemian wedding of your dreams with this made-to-order dried wildflower crown. Pair it with loose waves or some braids for a retro festival-inspired look.
6. Sarn Floral Embellished Bouffant Veil - €186.24, Joyce Jackson
Add some oomph to your bouffant with this 80s-inspired veil. This two-tiered headpiece is scattered with crystals that will sparkle in the light, and features sweet blossoms and crystal accents.
7. Twenties Extravagance Hair Comb - €91.06, Glitzy Secrets
Go for Gatsby levels of decadence with this statement hair comb. Use it to dress up sleek curls or a deep side part. It's perfect for any roaring 20s-style celebrations.
8. Bridal Hair Clip with Bow and Mesh Design in Ivory - €9.99, ASOS Design
Love the retro idea of a birdcage veil, but not sure it's for you? This hair clip features an ivory bow and mesh detailing, for a subtle nod to the trend. Plus, it doesn't get much more budget-friendly than this!
9. Bambi Veil - €245.47, Twigs & Honey
Your hair will look pretty as a picture with this retro-style wedding veil. The two-tiered style is a nod to the voluminous trend that was so popular in the 80s, and is tied together with a simple satin bow.
10. Bridal Fur Felt Pillbox with Veil - €197, Be Chic Accessories
Embrace your inner Jackie O with this pillbox hat and birdcage veil. The design dates back to the 1930s but gained popularity in the 60s, so it'll work with ensembles from either decade. This stylish retro hair accessory features an elegant swirl design and birdcage netting, but the simple shape will look great with any wedding look. You can secure it with the built-in hair elastic and millinery comb to keep it in place easily.