As your upcoming nuptials grow closer and you start finalizing all the details (the venue! Your bouquet!), there’s one very crucial piece of the puzzle you may be missing. Right behind makeup and hair, your bridal manicure is something you’ll want to get squared away sooner rather than later.
If you’re new to the world of nail art, then the process of deciding between 50 shades of nude and blush polish can prove to be a daunting task. Not only will you want to pencil in additional “try-ons” with your dress and wedding ring bling (hey, it’s not always a one-size-fits-all experience!), but it’ll take some time to seek out bride-friendly nail salons that can accommodate your entire bridal party.
Just as you would weigh your options when shopping for your dream wedding gown, a lot of thought should go into selecting your wedding day mani. Whether you’re a traditional or alternative bride, the last thing you should have to do is settle. Go sophisticated with an inverted French manicure or dare to be different with a negative space design that speaks to your contemporary aesthetic. Better yet, play it safe with “something blue,” a true wedding day classic. To avoid any potential “yikes, what was I thinking?!” blunders down the road, opt for a manicure that withstands the test of time.
Scroll through for 19 wedding-worthy manicures that, trust us, you’re going to want to show off on the BIG day. From minimal floral designs to metallic foil, there’s a little something to be found for even the most experimental bride.
Minimalist enthusiasts will flock to this clean and simple half ‘n’ half design.
Decadent and dipped in gold glitter — what’s there not to love?
Ah, we heart it.
Here’s your “something blue.” Just add metallic striping tape for a one-of-a-kind design.
Say “I do” to this Swarovski crystal-studded manicure from the wildly creative, Park Eunkyung (founder of Unistella).
Spring brides-to-be, this peachy keen minimalist dot mani won’t steer you wrong.
This ethereal and dreamy manicure from Rodarte’s Spring 2018 collection at Paris Couture Week will make you swoon.
To foil or not to foil, that is the question.
Squeee! How about some lovely scalloped cuticles for a black-tie wedding?
Match your nails to your dress with a versatile negative space design.
Get ready to make your wedding gown “pop” with a vibrant red accent nail — accompanying ballet slipper pink nails to go with for a hint of girly.
Pop. Fizz. Clink.
Behold, a lilac scalloped mani that will have you on cloud nine on your wedding day.
Obsessed would be an understatement. Silver glitter strips were made for modern-day Cinderella types.
Behold Miss Pop Nails’ swoop moon design. The giant rhinestone embellishments will garner attention at the altar.
Less is so much MORE.
Wild floral? For the bohemian bride? Groundbreaking.
Too much sparkle? No such thing.
Palm Springs awaits you. These exotic nails will take you from your wedding vows to your honeymoon.