I'm going to be a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding next year, and it's going to have a slight "Italian Renaissance masquerade" theme - we will all be wearing masquerade-style masks, though the ceremony and clothing will be modern.
For the bridesmaids' hair, my sister would like for us to wear those feather-combs that are often worn to horse races (hair combs with beads and elaborate feather designs) to continue with the masquerade-ish theme. She told me that they were probably synthetic feathers, but I'm not sure about that since I don't believe there are any truly fake feathers.
If the feathers are real then I won't wear them, and she's pretty understanding about my beliefs (she knows I'll be doing my own makeup, for instance, and she didn't have an issue with not using silk for the bridesmaids dresses). I'm still not sure how I would feel about wearing synthetic feathers, but I would like to know if that's an option.
Any alternative ideas for hairstyles would be helpful too!