Updated: Nov 22, 2020
We may not want them, but we need to wear them. So choose something chic for your face.
We'll be the first to admit that we never thought wedding face masks would make their way into bridal fashion, but yet, here we are. While this may not have been a look you expected to be sporting at any celebration, there are some surprisingly chic options to choose from.
Wedding face masks could well become standard for the foreseeable future due to the impact of Coronavirus on weddings. Their primary function is as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. But that doesn't mean you have to totally compromise on style. If you're the big day couple, of course you want to look your best on the big day; if you're attending a celebration, it makes sense to choose a mask that goes with your carefully chosen outfit.
Everyone from high-end bridal designers to mainstream retail stores to Etsy sellers have jumped on the face mask "trend," giving brides, grooms and guests plenty of rather fashionable options to wear. Of course, none of these masks are medical-grade and should only be worn as a precaution. However, many are machine washable and include a pocket to add your own filter.
Whether you're a classic or boho bride, bold or romantic, we found 12 wedding face masks that are fit for your nuptials (and beyond).
Custom Bride Face Mask by MariasCustomGifts
Simple, elegant and to the point, this polyester and cotton mask is an easy-wearing option. It comes with two filters, and has adjustable ear straps for comfort. As this design can be personalised, you can order versions for the whole bridal party.
Floral Face Mask by Needle & Thread
We love Needle & Thread & they've come up with such a pretty face covering - their floral design is delightful. Plus they're donating 50% of all face mask sales to charity mothers2mothers.
Set of 3 Floral Face Masks by Anthropologie
Leave it to Anthropologie to create some of the most gorgeous printed face masks. These organic cotton, reusable masks are good value and would look chic at any celebration. The best bit? The company is donating all profits from the masks to NHS Charities Together.
Printed Cotton Face Masks by Not on the High Street
These wonderful woodland and jungle face masks come in both adult and children's sizes, so you can twin with your mini at the wedding! They're made from 100% cotton.
Rainbow Face Mask by Kurt Geiger
In uncertain times, sometimes it's the little things that can make a difference to how we feel - like this mood-enhancing rainbow mask from Kurt Geiger. It'll bring a smile to your face (even if other people can't see it).
Bridal Face Mask from HandKnittedYorkshire on Etsy
We love the fresh, summery feeling of broderie anglaise, so it's easy to see why we're drawn to this reusable mask. There are two layers of fabric and a pleated front.
Ballet Style Wedding Face Mask
We never thought we'd describe a face mask as enchanting. How times change. But that really is the best word to sum up this duchess satin mask, in a romantic shade of pink and with side ties you can make a feature of.
Sequinned Bridal Face Mask
Bring some sparkle to your face with this sequinned mask. Lined with polyester and covered with a white sequin mesh, it's ideal for a bride who won't compromise on glamour on our wedding face mask.
Matching Bride & Groom Face Masks
These pared-back wedding face masks are a cool alternative to all the "Mr & Mrs", "Mr & Mr" and "Mrs & Mrs" masks that are sprouting up all over Etsy. The simplicity means they won't take away from your outfits.
Rose Printed Face Mask by Reformation
For a romantic feel, this rose-strewn mask is hard to beat. The tie sides will look particularly pretty and also help you adjust the fit.
Customisable Face Mask from Not on the High Street
This elegantly simple mask can be customised with all different wedding party roles, or with a name if you prefer - ideal if you want a co-ordinated look for your wedding face masks.
Pink Slip Face Mask from Slip
Is all this mask-wearing stressing out your skin? A silk version may be the answer, like these chic Slip masks. The pink is perfect for a romantic look, but you can also go glam with leopard-print or black.