While a fairytale wedding with all of your friends and family is certainly out of the question right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel like a princess on your big day. In fact, something as simple as choosing the right accessories can make a pared-back celebration feel just as magical. Take those beloved wedding headbands for instance. If you ask us, it’s the modern day equivalent of wearing a crown.

Think about it: The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton certainly has an impressive collection of enviable headbands, and she knows her way around a tiara. The royals aren’t the only ones adorning their crowns with glorious accessories. I’d certainly give Miuccia Prada the credit for inspiring today’s trendiest style stars and tastemakers to harness their hairstyles with thick, plush strips of velvet. The vibrant, red Prada headband Amanda Gorman wore perfectly nestled around her twists during the 2021 presidential inauguration will certainly go down in fashion history. Statement headbands have also infiltrated the Vogue offices. Most recently, my coworker Lilah Ramzi made quite the Zoom impression while wearing a glorious Chanel piece.

Not only are they a good everyday piece to add to your wardrobe, they’re also the perfect punctuation for your wedding day look, especially for modern brides. Music publicist Iris Herscovici recently proved that a prairie dress paired with a feathery headband looks very much of the moment during her intimate ceremony in East London. If you’re thinking about wearing a structured power suit or the more adventurous black wedding dress, a pearl-embellished wedding headband adds a sweet, elegant touch to your look. And don’t be afraid to match with a coordinating mask for a trip to the courthouse.

Below you’ll find all of our favorite wedding headbands decked out in pearls, feathers, and crystals.

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