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Bridal Tiara Placement: Too High or Too Low?

The blushing bride isn't completely a queen of her own day without her crown atop her hair. Choosing the right bridal tiara is one thing but then knowing how and when to place it is a big key in getting that perfect look you have always wanted to say "I do" in.

One common misconception about bridal tiaras is that they are used similarly as a crown. Crowns are usually placed parallel to the floor, positioned directly above the forehead. Wedding tiaras are far different and their placement depends on the kind of tiara you have and the hairstyle that goes along with it. If you are planning to wear a snug bun, one type of wedding tiara can be placed around it to secure both the hair and the veil below the bun tightly. If your hair will be styled down, there is also a kind of tiara that functions like a head band buried in between your locks.

Choose the tiara and hairstyle based on your own face's shape. Usually, a style that looks dashing in a magazine model may look awkward and out of place once tried on first-hand. If you've got a round face, opt for a tall pointed bridal tiara to have that oval look. For those with long faces, the flat and smaller tiaras will be great on top of their hair. Tie the tiara in with the veil's style, the look you are going for is for everything to look as if it was made as a set. The base of the veil should meet the tiara with no visible gaps in between. In some instances, the tiara is sewn into the veil to ensure that everything is held in place at all times.

Securing the tiara in place is a bit tricky; normally it is done by another person to check if it falls at the right place and if the hair isn't ruined by the tiara. Hair stylists use bobby pins and hair spray to keep it from moving but then it should stand the test of time. Most tiaras are worn for the entire day, even though the veil is removed en route to the reception. Other tiara designs come with mini-combs attached at each tip to help fasten the piece to the hair without making use to too many pins. Careful on the hair spray though, too much of it might build up at the surface of the tiara leading it to lose its luster and be damaged if left unclean.

Always remember that you are wearing the tiara, not the flower crowns wearing you. It should complement your hairstyle and complete the look of the wedding dress. Don't base the entire look on the tiara, still choose the wedding dress first, followed by the veil and then the tiara. Seek professional help if ever you are in doubt. This is your day, your wedding be sure that you feel and look like a million dollars on the best day of your life. 

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