Obviously, you want to feel as special as possible on your wedding day. Glam is a vital part of this, as are the wedding nails you choose. After all, that fourth finger on your left hand is going to garner a lot of attention.
There are a variety of ways to play it based on your style and look for the day. You could want to go with something low-key yet professional to compliment your outfit without attracting attention away from the show-stoppers: the dress, the veil, and so on.
You might utilise your wedding nails to incorporate little elements that are special to you or your other half, such as your initials, a flash of something blue, or small logos or motifs that seem particular, such as evil eyes for protection, flowery patterns, or dinky hearts.
Or, you might use it as another chance to be extra, because you’re only meant to be married once, right? We adore scattered diamonds and pearls for this, as well as loud, bold, vivid nail art for brides who are the polar opposite of quiet and retiring.
Are you considering doing it yourself? To avoid stress, we recommend avoiding anything too intricate unless you’re a nail art specialist. There are a few traditional colours that bridal nail artists are frequently asked for. Essie Ballet Slippers is a gorgeous milky pink that you can build up to a solid colour, or Essie Allure produced an almost-white-with-a-hint-of-pink veil over the top of nails (and it’s rumoured to be what Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day). OPI Put It In Neutral is the ideal combination of beige and baby pink, while OPI Bubble Bath is a translucent pink that looks stunning on a variety of complexion tones. For its milky finish, CND’s shellac in Romantique is a fan favourite, and it also comes as an at-home polish.
If you’re in need of nail design ideas for a wedding, have a look at these 5 trends…
Glazed Donut Nails
Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut nails are a popular trend, but they’re also ageless and a charming variation on a classic to make plain milky pink nails feel more glam, due to the chrome top coat.
White Swirl Veil
We adore duplicating aspects from your gown, and this translucent shimmering lacquer produces a veil-like look over nails, making it ideal for a wedding. Stick to that or update it with swirl embellishments.
When can you have crystal-scattered nails if not on your wedding day?
Want to combine traditional bridal design with something a little more daring? The foil Frenchies are adorable.
Snow & Sparkle
If you like the appearance of white nails (who doesn’t – they’re so stylish), you can definitely wear them on your wedding day. To complement the dazzle on your finger, add depth with some glitter moons.