12 Easy Wedding Nail Designs for the Perfect Bride

Nail Designs for Wedding

Wedding nail designs for the bride and entourage should be a must as quite often it the hands that are most noticed. Especially for a bride who will have many close up pictures taken of the hands with the wedding bands. A bride and every member of the wedding party ought to pay attention to every minute detail, as a wedding is one of the most memorable occasions of every woman’s life. The entire party’s attention is going to be on the beautiful ring on the bride’s fingers; why not make the nails speak for themselves as well? Here are a few nail designs for a wedding for the whole entourage!

Wedding Nail Designs For the Bride

It’s your special day, you lucky lady! Pamper your nails with some love and care, as you wow your husband-to-be with your artful wedding nails for brides as he slips the ring onto your finger.

1. Simple Nail Art for Wedding

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Embrace the natural beauty of your nails and go paint-less, with well-groomed and shaped nails – the product of good nail care! Avoid sharp edges – go for oblong or oval shapes to appear elegant and charming. This simple wedding nail art best suits ladies with long fingers and nail beds, as it accentuates the natural beauty of your nails.  French tip nail designs for wedding go beautifully with a minimal, Grecian look and tanned arms.

2. Cute Nail Designs for a Wedding

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Go quirky on your big day and get fancy tuxes and wedding dresses patterned on your nails! Accents work very well with this bride and groom nails look; remain simple on the other nails and have cute tuxedos, bridal gowns, tiaras, kisses or hearts on two prominent nails.

3. Bridal Nails with Ring Accents

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What better way to complement the beautiful ring on your finger than to have a miniature one on your nail? This trend is in this season, with brides flaunting artful versions of their engagement and wedding rings on their nails, with gold and platinum highlights and Swarovski crystals set in the center or off to a side.

Wedding Nail Ideas for the Bridesmaids

You’re about to have time of your life as you watch your loved ones begin on a wonderful journey! Compliment the bride perfectly as you dazzle the crowd with the best wedding nail polish colors.

1. Bedazzle Away

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Stones and crystals on nail designs for wedding guest have become a great trend this year, with wedding nail designs. Add some glamor to your wedding ensemble with nude, off-white, or coral crystals, to enhance and give some color to your monochrome attire. You can go crazy with some bold hues too, to match your bouquet or you can try color coding wedding themed nail polish.

2. 3D Gorgeous Wedding Nail Art Ideas

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Acrylic nail designs for weddings are huge right now as you need to have to worry about your nails being too short, or having to grow them out one month in advance. Add texture to your nails with matte flowers on your ring and middle fingers, to match the bouquet and the hues of your dress. Long nails or acrylic nails are perfect for this look – the more area to work with, the more elaborate the design becomes! Avoid working on a design like this for all nails, as it looks gaudy and unflattering.

3. Cute Wedding Designs for Nails

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Be quirky and one of a kind by using wedding nail decals to create the bride and groom’s initials, the wedding party’s names or the date of the wedding on your nails in Roman numerals! This is a perfect way to show your support and encouragement to your loved ones. Need I say more about the coordinated photo-ops you get from this?

Mother of the Bride Nails

Wedding nails for the mother of the bride are important simply for the final bonding experience with your spinster daughter. Give your nails a makeover with these simple nail designs that you can try at home!

1. Sparkling Wedding Nail Colors

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Channel your inner diva as you play around with sparkles and add shine to your outfit! You can go for entire nail beds coated with glitter or luster dust, or opt for glittery French tips or cuticles. Go for fun, quirky colors – darker hues of the color of your dress. Coordinate with your husband’s outfit for the night, and experiment with matte sparkles!

2. Lace Bridal Nail Polish

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As your daughter walks down the aisle clad in a lace veil, get in on the action with some lace on your fingers! Lace designs on natural wedding nails is a happening idea, with stones and accents to enhance the look. Intricate designs can be painted, stamped, or actual lace can be stuck on the nails for maximum appeal. Remember to give a few top coats to protect your nail polish from chipping.

3. Bridal Nail Art Designs French

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French manicures in fun shades are in. Go for coral, Vermillion, cyan or peach shades as you embrace the minimal elegance of the French. Matte nails look best in French manicures. You can also try the faded french look!

Elegant Wedding Nails for the Groom’s Mother

As you welcome a new member into your family, be the epitome of elegance and grace, with whimsical nails for a wedding.

1. Chrome and Gold Wedding Nails

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Nothing says regal and elegance like gold and chrome. Gold highlights work well with any shade; chrome looks elegant when paired with the perfect colors. You can go for vertical, slanting or horizontal stripes, or one entire nail coated in shiny gold.

2. Easy Nails for a Wedding

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Look fun and whimsical with this 60’s style of polka dots. Go for fun, light shades, and white dots. Avoid black wedding nails; light colors are in. Look breezy and cool with this understated, yet beautiful look. You can go for small dots, or dots of varying size as well.

3. Wedding Nail Stickers

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Indulge in stickers or wedding nail decals for a quick makeover which looks classy and takes minimal effort at the same time. You can opt for flowers, lace, and intricate patterns, or go for bold, monochrome designs. Go crazy; surreal is in! Pick one color from the theme, and make that your primary focus. Build on variations of that shade and choose from a wide range of stickers. The top coat is very important while applying stickers.

Things To Remember

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There are a few things to keep in mind while choosing and applying your wedding nail designs.

  • Whatever designs and patterns you choose, caring for your nails using proper nail care tools and equipment must be your primary concern.
  • Indulge in a professional manicure for beautiful, supple nails.
  • Soak your nails in soapy water and scrub away for a DIY manicure.
  • Remember to moisturize, as dry nails can become brittle. You don’t want broken nails on a day like this! Apply some primer or a base coat for added protection.
  • Don’t forget to let your nails breathe for a while; wait for a few days after you remove the polish to reapply another design.
  • Have a stock of fake nails for wedding and nail cleansers for emergencies – if something untoward happens, you can always wear gloves or go natural.
  • Don’t neglect your feet and toenails! Get a foot spa done or try a DIY foot spa yourself!

Bridal Nail Art Supplies

Here are a few nail art supplies that you can use to create your wedding nail designs.

1. Wedding Nail Decals

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These nail decals make for some super simple bridal nail designs. Try plain ivory wedding nails with these nail decals for a blend of elegance and funk.

2. Stamping Plate Wedding Nails Designs

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This stamping plate is designed for a dreamy wedding look. You can either use it as accent nails or as a whole nail stamping set. Don’t forget to use your top coat to avoid the art from chipping.

3. OPI Wedding Nail Polish

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The OPI Mimosas Mr. & Mrs. is a part of the OPI nail polish wedding collection. This color is a nude with a subtle pink to it.

4. Bridal Nail Polish Colors

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The Diva Bride nail polish from China Glaze comes in a very light pink, making for the perfect blushing bride appearance.

5. Wedding Toe Nail Designs

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Of all the wedding pedicure ideas, this idea is my favorite as it involves ready-made nail art that just needs to be stuck onto your toenails. However, do not skip a proper foot cleanse before using these fake nails.

6. Bridal Gel Nails

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If you are more of a gel nail polish person or are looking for a nail polish that won’t chip for a long time then try out this gel polish in the shade ‘Crystal Avalanche’.

7. Sparkly Wedding Nails Rhinestones

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These rhinestones can be used on your nails to decorate your nails and call attention to your fingers. Plus, they look super cute on french nails.

8. Cute Wedding Nails Tip Rhinestone

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This rhinestone and pearl combination is perfect for those who prefer sparkly and very visible 3D nail art designs.

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