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7 bridal nail ideas for your wedding day

By Sacha van Niekerk Time of article published Oct 21, 2021

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From blooming florals to trendy wisps of white over a nude base, we’ve got you covered with all the latest wedding-day nail trends.

7 bridal nail ideas for the wedding day:

Florals

Dainty florals are the perfect pretty option for a bride looking for something a little more unique, but not too out there on their wedding day. They can be lively and bright with lots of bold colours and fancy flourishes or more muted and minimalist with pastel shades.

Metallic gold French tips

The go-to manicure for brides has been white French tips with clear nail polish. But, as classic as they are, they can be kind of boring and get lost among the hair make-up and dress. If you want your nails to stand out a bit more, swop out the white tip for a metallic gold finish and nude nail polish base for a glitzy twist.

Something blue

A beautiful blue manicure is a clever way to incorporate the ‘something blue’ tradition into your wedding look. This saying is common for traditional weddings and originates from an Old English rhyme that refers to having certain items as symbols of good luck. From a light eggshell to royal blue, you can go as bold and as daring as you like. For something more subtle, small blue flowers over a French mani or blue diamanté studs for a bit of sparkle.

Heart tips

Another fun twist on the classic French manicure are these gorgeous heart-tipped nails. These are in white, for a more traditional, elegant look but they could be in any shade you prefer, perhaps one that incorporates some of the colours from the wedding palette.

Fall hues

Brown is always super trendy for the autumn months. If you’re having a wedding in the countryside or during the cold months this colour combination is perfect. With white floral accents that pop against the muted beige and brown hues, it will tie together seamlessly with a white dress.

White swirls

A gorgeous nude base enhanced by wispy swirls is the manicure style of the summer seasons. From celebrities to influencers, everyone has been donning these stylish nails, sharing snaps onto social media. For brides, white and nude is the perfect way to go, but gold or silver accents would definitely elevate the look.

Pastel palette

For the bride being whisked away right after the reception for a honeymoon somewhere with white sand beaches and palm trees, alternating solid pastels are a great option. They’re unconventional but will transition perfectly for the honeymoon, pairing well with a range of different outfits. Borrow inspiration from the wedding colour scheme and incorporate those pastel shades into the mani for a seamless look.

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