Wedding masks – a bride’s must-have accessory?

In homage to mask-wearing RuPaul’s Drag Race star Valentina, we’ve rounded up nine of the best wedding masks for brides. They’re so pretty, you just won’t want to take them off

Embroidered bow and bridal face mask
We’re head-over-heels for the beautiful Hermione de Paula‘s prototype Miniature Rose Botticelli mask set, £POA

Goodbye garter: there’s a new bridal accessory in town. While it’s not currently compulsory in Scotland to wear a mask at a wedding ceremony or three-household gathering indoors, if you are bringing together a handful of your most cherished people in the world, doesn’t it make sense to protect them by wearing one?

These masks are not medical grade by any means, but they might just have you adding a BYOM (‘bring your own mask’) clause to your invites. They are also ideal for wearing to your dress-shopping appointments.

Eliza Loves has launched a range of Love Masks [below left], all handmade in Ayrshire from French chantilly lace trims and embroidered lace. Buy off-the-peg or commission a bespoke face covering to suit the style of your dress. For every mask sold, the company will donate a mask to charitable organisations.

Person wearing face mask; floral face mask
[Above left] Francesca Love mask, £45, Eliza Loves; [Above right] Provence mask, around £21, Claire Pettibone
Meanwhile, Los Angeles-based bridal designer Claire Pettibone [above] ticks off safety and something blue with its floral cotton Provence mask, finished with silk binding for that touch of big-day luxury.

Available in black/ivory zebra-print, black tulle, ivory lace or spot tulle, Sassi Holford‘s sustainable Egyptian cotton face masks [below] would look stylish in any aisle, from wedding venue to supermarket. Even better, 40% of proceeds will be donated to domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid.

Three face masks; bride wearing face mask
[Above left] Face masks, £25 each, Sassi Holford; [Above right] China Rose face mask, £70, Awon Golding
‘More is more’ your mantra? Milliner Awon Golding’s face masks will be right up your street. Think super-sized tulle bows, organza flowers and deluxe dupion silk.

Disco divas are going to want to get their sequinned muzzle on with Isolated Heroes’ face masks that are made in Dundee using fabric off-cuts. A £5 donation from every sale goes to The Black Curriculum, a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum.

Sequin face mask and tartan face mask
[Left] Zero-waste charity face mask, £15, Isolated Heroes; [Right] Homeless tartan mask, from £10, Slanj Kilts
Slanj Kilt’s tartan face masks have been a runaway success since Nicola Sturgeon donned its Homeless tartan one [above] a few weeks ago. This particular check is now subject to a few weeks’ lead time, but lots of other tartans are available, including classic Black Watch and charitable Beatson.

Kirkcaldy’s Mirka Bridal Couture has also produced a line of pretty handmade lace masks [below] in addition to more everyday styles. They are limited-edition so get in quick.

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[Left] Luxury ivory lace bridal face mask, £25, Mirka Bridal Couture; [Right] Alika mask, £50, Savin London
Savin London – whose wedding dresses are available in Scotland at Eleganza Sposa in Glasgow and Pan Pan Bridal in Edinburgh – has really went to town with his flamboyant collection of not-for-profit masks. Proceeds are channeled back into making masks for donation to good causes.