A Guide to Picking Head Jewellery For Your Wedding

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Every bride has a unique vision of her look and the bridal hairdo is one of the most important elements of it. What becomes the focal point in the coiffure is the head jewelry. From Sitapatis to Maang Tikkas to Jhoomars, India is no stranger to head adornment and in the recent years, we have seen this trend coming back into mainstream fashion. Bollywood celebs have made some impressive style statements with their head jewelry and brides can draw tons of inspiration from it for their wedding looks.

Alia Bhatt

Take the Ranbir-Alia wedding for instance, where Alia wore a beautiful golden sitapati with an attached maang tikka. With the rest of the look being relatively simple, the head jewelry is what became the statement piece. We saw a similar yet toned down version of sitapati on cousin-in-law Karisma Kapoor’s head. This truly shows the versatility of the trend and how one can tone it down or glam it up depending on the statement they want to make. We, at The Wedding Brigade have created a guide to help you pick the right head jewelry for your wedding. The list below includes some staples, some creative ideas and some experimental statements. So, let’s get started.

1 Mirrors


If you are wearing a mirror work ensemble for your wedding, it only makes sense to pair it with a head-jewelry that has a cohesive design. The size and shape of the mirrors is totally up to you.

2. Mesh


Mesh has been used in hat construction by the English for centuries. This can be a unique source of inspiration for a traditional headpiece. You can decide to sparkle up the look up by adding stones at every juncture.

3. Colorful Jhoomar


Jhoomars are nothing new to Indian weddings. But, it can be tricky to stand out when working with a piece of jewelry like that. We suggest using a blend of colors instead of just gold for an added vibrancy. You can even get a matching nose ring and finger ring to complete the look.

4. Sitapati with Maang Tikka

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt’s wedding sitapati came with an attached maang tikka that was finished off with some pearls hanging from the spherical edge. It’s needless to say how elegant this jewelry was and how it adorned the hairdo so effortlessly that every bride now wants a similar piece for their wedding.

5. Simple Sitapati

Karisma Kapoor

You don’t have to be the bride to wear head jewelry. Karisma Kapoor showed us how to do a toned down version of a sitapati as she slayed at the Ranbir-Alia wedding. Hers was simple, just a few golden pieces connected in a chain like pattern, adorning a clean center-parted hairdo. What we loved the most was that the look was simple without compromising on the festive glam.

6. Embroidery

Source: Khush Wedding

Brides can take inspiration from this and get a headband embroidered in the same style as their garment. This is a good way to tie the whole look together while also making a unique style statement.

7. Crown Style


What better day to unleash your inner queen than on your wedding? A crown style head jewelry is supposed to go around your forehead as opposed to others that go around the scalp. Some beads or jewels hanging from the edge will add to the glamour of the whole look.

8. Rhinestones

studded headgear

There is no doubt about the versatility of rhinestones. They can be used in different ways on your garment and you may even go so far as designing a headpiece with them.

9. Tiered

tiered headgear
Source: Khush Wedding

For an added glam effect, you can add tiers to your sitapati. Different layers can have different thickness, all tied together at the center to form a maang tikka.

10. Pearls


There’s nothing more pristine than an off-white piece of pearl jewelry. Designing a headpiece in pearls will make your whole ensemble classy and how. (Related Reads: How to embrace the pearlcore trend)

11. Combination

combination headgear

You can combine a traditional sitapati with pearls as an interesting approach to the wedding headpiece. The two elements together will bring a lot of character to your hairdo and also help you stand out in a special way.

12. Headband

Dolce & Gabbana

A wide golden or silver headband is a piece of jewelry we can’t resist! The broad surface area on the headband allows enough space for the design details that make the jewelry ornate. It’s chunky and super stylish and we encourage you to try it out.

We hope to have covered a wide range of ideas for your wedding head jewelry. Do let us know in the comment below which ones got your attention the most.

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