Back in the day, the only acceptable wedding manicure was the ultra-classic French tip — or maybe a nude if you were feeling a little daring. Since then, a few things have changed, but a demure, neutral shade is still standard fare. Although we have nothing against a pretty soft pink or barely-there beige, we’re firm believers that nail art is even more exciting when it’s done for a special occasion. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favorite wedding nail art ideas so you can take your big day to the next level.
A Little Bling
Add a little extra something to your wedding ensemble with the bejeweled mani below, featuring silver glitter accent nails and stones that are (probably) bigger than your ring.
Take an elevated approach to wedding nail art with this simple look from Betina Goldstein. She pairs a naked nail with gold studs to create a leaf-like effect and the results are stunning.
Neutral, But Make It Interesting
If you’d like to keep your look simple we recommend opting for a dimensional neutral like Olive & June Tara Nail Polish, a pastel-lavender with gray undertones. Use it all over like the solid mani below, or switch it up and use it as an accent color in a French tip set.
For the more whimsical bride we recommend trying nail stickers, which offer the appearance of complex nail designs without the fuss. We’re big fans of the look ahead by Another Nails, which features thin, delicate floral designs that feel playful but elegant.
A Minimal Floral
Add a little color to your nails with a floral nail art mani like the one below, inspired by nail artist @thehangedit.
Bare With a Little Flair
If you’re really up for experimenting, try pearl appliques like @thehangedit, who gives a mani a 3D element without taking it over the top.
French manicures can be anything but boring, as evidenced by this flaming French tip look by nail technician @nailbrew. This twist on the classic look is a fun way to spice up your wedding day and is sure to turn heads.