Are you struggling to come up with the best wedding nail idea? A wedding is a big deal for the bride, and it happens only once in a lifetime. It is the one day that brides get to have their princess moments. The perfection demanded by many brides is quite high. A lot of weddings emphasize on the wedding gown, however, apart from the dress, the nails also matter. Women tend to thrive at maintaining manicured nails at all times regardless of the occasion. However, the wedding day is entirely different because you get to try out different nail styles for you and the bridesmaid.
Discover 50 Different Stunning Wedding Nail Ideas to Get Your Princess Moments
Accessories matter when it comes to completing your wedding look. Make no mistake, your nails are part of your accessories! Just like your jewelry, hair, and makeup, you want your nails to complement your dress and the theme of your wedding. Do you have loads of flowers and a soft, feminine aesthetic? Go with pink and cool glitter accents. Is your wedding upscale or black tie? Try a white and gold combination, or go for a bold rich hue like navy blue. Is it an outdoor or barn style wedding? Try lace nail art or a simple natural design. For any style, you can also consider nail art like gems and stones that bring out the features in the rest of your ensemble. Just like brides, every set of wedding nails is unique and should express your personality. Look at our 50 wedding nail ideas and get inspired!
1) Nude and Glitter Nails
A special manicure for your special day! This is a wedding nail for brides who appreciate a little glitter in the most 2018 way possible. Best of all, it’s simple as pie. Just do a sheer pink base color, one ombre coat with silver micro glitter and a final ombre coat with larger glitter.
2) Pastel Nude Wedding Nails
This is a classic wedding nail design with a twist! You cannot go wrong with a simple, blush pink manicure for your wedding day. This manicure has a cute nail art design of “I do” in cursive with an adorable pink gemstone dot over the “i”. We totally love this!
3) Sparkling Wedding Nails Idea
This is a really cute wedding nail polish idea for shorter nails that’s very modern. A simple creamy ivory color is jazzed up with reverse ombre gold glitter. The awesome dimension in the glitter comes from doing 2 ombre layers, one with small glitter and one with bigger pieces, in the same shade of gold.
4) Light Blue Nail Polish
These gorgeous minimalist bridal nails are a fresh new take on the French manicure. Instead of a hard line between the white tips and pink base, these wedding nails blur the line with French ombre from pink to white instead. This could work on any nail length, but it looks especially elegant on longer “squoval” nails.
5) Beautiful Nail Art Design
A glam bride needs glam wedding nails, and this gorgeous look fits the bill. Everything from the almond shape to the peachy color to the textured glitter is 100% on-trend. To pull off this look, make sure that your glitter is a perfect match to your neutral creme base color.
6) Purple with Glittering Tips Polish
The classic French manicure with square nails is here to stay. Any and every nail addict has rocked this look at one time or another. Add some shimmer and an accent nail for perfect wedding nails. This manicure uses a sparkling white glitter over the white tips and a white accent nail on the ring finger on each hand.
7) Glittering Wedding Nail Polish
Ugh, this nail polish idea is absolutely to die for. Seriously, it might be too pretty.Be careful. Square nails with nude polish get the party started. The reverse gold ombre is perfect for this bride’s skin tone, but if silver is more your speed you could do this with silver, too. Use a brush or sponge to concentrate the glitter at the base of the nail getting thinner as you go.
8) Pink Wedding Nail Art Design
These subtle nude and gold nails remind us of a bubbly glass of champagne! They are perfect for a celebration. Longer nails are shaped with squoval tips. Paint 2 coats of a nude pink shade. Top with ombre micro glitter. For this kind of precision use a sponge to apply it to your tips. Don’t forget a glossy top coat!
9) Nude Gel Nail Polish
These wedding nails are absolutely timeless. Of the many manicure types to choose from for your big day, this basic look will never fail. It’s basically the little black dress of wedding day manicures. Use a powdery pink creme shade. You can use a traditional polish with high gloss top coat or a gel polish for a perfect glossy finish.
10) Lovely Nail Polish for Wedding
This manicure is vixen-level sexy. If you’re one of those brides who likes to flaunt what you’ve got then you’ve got to make these designer nails yours. The base color is a mink gray with a matte topcoat. Then, add some glitz to *that* ring finger with bold, prismatic silver glitter.
11) French Ombre Classic Wedding Nails
This peachy French ombre is a cute easy nail design for your big day. Blurring the line of your typical French by doing white ombre tips over a creamy peach base. Get the french ombre nails look by making sure that the ombre doesn’t go past the top 1/3 of the nail.
12) Acrylic Nail Art Design
You’ve gotta love a long nail design that’s not messing around. These nail designs with diamonds mean business, and the business is getting hitched! The short stiletto shape is modern but won’t get in the way. The ivory cream polish is elevated with diamond nail art on the middle finger and shimmery silver glitter accent nail.
13) Beautiful Bridal Nails Idea
This wedding nail idea is absolutely opulent. The nude peach creme base polish is the perfect neutral for your nuptials. That accent nail, tho! The unique nail art is a filigree of silver and pearls that covers the nail like a beautiful secret garden. This is utterly classy, beautiful, and unique.
14) Simple Pink Wedding Nail Art
This might be the easiest way to get chic and popular gemstone nail art trend. A glossy semi-sheer blush pink color is painted on medium-length square shaped nails. Then small, silver gems are placed in a diagonal pattern on the ring fingernails. It’s simple and easy!
15) Rose Gold Metal Nail Polish
Rose gold is the pinnacle of neutral nail colors. It blends two of the most classic neutrals – pink and gold – and adds a healthy dash of glamour. Rose gold glitter polish is the perfect way to add some glam to neutral wedding nails.
16) Pink and Glitter Nail Polish
This manicure is worthy of a Princess. This is one of the coolest nail art designs we’ve seen. Matte blush nails have a sheer glitter accent nail on the ring finger, and an ombre transition on the middle finger so the ombre effect spills over from one nail to the next. How creative!
17) Glitter Gradient Polish Idea
This is one of those nail ideas that are so cute and so easy that you can DIY and still pull off a salon look. The base pink color is a pretty cream with an opaque finish. A sprinkle of gold glitter nail color with ombre from the tips to the middle of the nail completes the look.
18) Royal White Nail Polish
A manicure like this would look amazing with a sleek simple wedding gown. The smoky white gel color is so beautiful all on its own. Add some strategically placed silver gems and glitter accent mails to create these nails for you. Gel polish is the perfect choice to give this look full volume and coverage.
19) Purple Wedding Polish Idea
Short nail design like this proves that you don’t need long nails to have a glamorous manicure. Those french ombre nails that have been getting so popular are on display. The white tip goes a little further down (about 50%) than other versions of this design. Faceted silver nail charms are added to the ring ringers for a pretty focal point.
20) Navy Blue Shiny Polish
For a nighttime or black tie wedding, these are awesome wedding nails. The sexy navy polish has a little bit of shimmer and looks pristine on short nails. A half-moon arrangement of silver gems on the ring finger is a little touch that makes the manicure black-tie ready.
21) Pink Floral Nail Polish
These nail designs are so cute! This natural nail would look amazing with a boho-chic wedding theme. Start with a nude base and add lace-inspired designs in white from the tip to about 1/3 of the way down the nail. It’s a cute easy nail design that’s still unique and totally you.
22) White and Silver Polish
In need of something sparkling? Use a glue and crystals for a more extra glam look. This could work better on shorter nails because it looks especially elegant. You can not go wrong if you pair the crystals with a delicate champagne pink color. The textured glitter on the ring-fingers will be the cherry on top.
23) White Lace Nail Polish
There is no fabric that’s more traditional for a wedding than lace, and these lace nail art designs keep the tradition alive. The lace designs are applied over a natural nude base color. One accent nail is painted entirely white. The entire manicure has a semigloss finish so it’s matched perfectly to the real look and feel of lace.
24) Glittering Silver Nail Art
White nails with silver glitter ombre are hard to beat when it comes to an occasion like a wedding! This manicure is so pretty, and even though it uses a lot of glitters, it’s not over the top. The glitter is silver but has a multicolored prism which makes it a little more lively than a white silver glitter.
25) Pink and White Classy Nails
Can you have french ombre nails and glitter? Yes! These beautiful nails have a pink base, white ombre tips, and micro glitter top coat that makes the whole mani sparkle. Choose a glitter top coat that’s not super dense so that the ombre shines through.
26) Pink Nails with White Pattern
Pink and white holographic glitter are a winning combination on any day of the week, but for your special day, it’s especially pretty. The contrast of creme and glitter is beautiful, and we like how the glitter nails are actually a really dense ombre with pink peeking out at the tips!
27) Sparkle for Your Wedding
This is the perfect white and gold nail design for a wedding. The matte white base color makes the glitter really stand out in a unique way. Using a creme accent nail with glitter on all the other nails is another fun way to mix up the trend.
28) Golden Nail Polish Tips
We are in love with metallic French tips. It’s one of those nail ideas that is unique and interesting, but still simple enough that it doesn’t take away from your dress…or you! Paint this just like you would a French manicure, just use a chrome gold color for the tips instead of white.
29) French Nail Manicure for Brides
Isn’t this lovely? It’s like natural nails but better. Believe it or not, this is really easy to do. Your nails have to be long enough to have white tips. Shape them into an oval shape, and use an orange stick to even out the smile lines. Run a white nail pencil under the tips to make them bright. Do 2-3 coats of a sheer peach jelly color on the top and you’re done!
30) Classy Silver Nail Polish
Ombre white and gold nail design are so gorgeous. This look starts with a gold chrome base color, and the white ombre is applied on top about 2/3 down the nail. This is another one that could easily work on long or short nails.
31) Glittery Nude and Gold Nails
Break out the Shellac for this manicure! This is a gel mani all the way, you can tell by the amazing volume and gloss on the nails. The nude peachy pink is perfect for her skin tone, and the unapologetic gold glitter lets you know this is the bride.
32) Contemporary Bride Half Moon Nail Art
Even though this trend has made a splash in 2018, it was actually popularized in the 1920s! A half-moon manicure like this is so pretty for a wedding. This one has a special touch of a sliver of natural nail peeking through between the white half moon and the creme nude color. It’s so simple yet totally exquisite!
33) Nude Nails with Lattice Nail Art
When you’re looking at different nail designs you’ll notice that some use accent nails with different colors or types of polish but some, like this one, really incorporate nail art. The lattice design on the accent nail has texture and the silver glitter dots on each crisscross make it shine. The effect is understated and elegant.
34) Pretty in Pink Short Nail Design
This is easy and still makes a statement. The pink polish has a super subtle pearly finish, and the accent nails perfectly match the base color with silvery glitter shine added into the mix. This is a great look for short nails to elongate the fingers and spice up a basic nude mani.
35) Goldleaf Tips on Natural Nails
This long nail design would be perfect for a black tie wedding. It’s basic – natural nails with gold ombre tips and clear top coat – but totally luxurious at the same time. Layering the gold glitter in different sizes on the tips makes it look like a gold leaf. Beautiful!
36) Perfect French Manicure with Fleur Pattern Art
For a traditional wedding or a country wedding, this is a gorgeous choice. The basic French manicure is a no-brainer when it comes to wedding style, but the unexpected fleur pattern nail art is a creative twist that makes this classic look really special. Recruit a manicurist with a steady hand to create this picture perfect design.
37) Reverse French Manicure in Rose Gold
If you’re not 100% sold on full-tilt glitter but you like a little bit of shine this is a nice go-between. The base color is a sheer opalescent pink that is so pretty all on its own. The reverse French (tips at the bottom) is creatively executed with just the right amount of rose gold glitter.
38) Nude to White Ombre and Nail Gems
Doesn’t this manicure look like it belongs with a wedding dress? The nude to white ombre is reminiscent of a French manicure…but the 2018 version. The crescent of diamond-like gemstones is like a tiara for your fingers. If you’re thinking nail designs with diamonds for your big day, this is definitely a winner.
39) Perfect Nude and Gold Nails
Honestly, this is just all kinds of perfection. The nude color with a hint of shimmer. The dense gold glitter accent nail. The diamond gem drops artfully placed at the base of each nail. The long, round nail shape. It’s just what the wedding planner ordered!
40) Alluring Ivory and Plum Glitter Wedding Nails
The combination of glossy ivory and deep plum glitter isn’t your typical palette, and it’s unexpectedly glamorous. The base color on each nail is an ivory creme. The ring finger has a plum glitter with silvery shimmer, and the pinkie has an ombre design with the plum glitter from the base to the tip of the nail. Everything is finished with a high gloss top coat.
41) Perfect Pearly French Ombre Nails
The French ombre trend goes with every type of wedding dress and is interesting without being distracting. This version uses a pearly pink as the base color which gives the manicure a more precision look, almost like chrome.
42) Something Blue Designer Nails
So trendy, so perfect. The smoky powder blue will fulfill the “Something Blue” quota for your big day. There’s a subtle silver micro glitter ombre at the base of two nails, and three faceted silver gems are placed off center. The lipstick shape is also a popular choice amongst nail addicts.
43) Designer Gold Tips and Blush Pink Cream
For the stylish, modern bride with a minimalist style, this is one of the best nail ideas we’ve seen. The base color is a dusty pink cream color. Every nail has an a-symmetrical rose gold tip, and there’s one accent nail that’s all rose gold. The soft shimmer of the rose gold is perfect for a wedding.
44) Pink Chrome and Glitter Designer Nails
You can’t get too much of a good thing. Love. Happiness. Pink glitter. This manicure is really something because the combination of chrome pink and a complementary shade of pink glitter neutralizes the glitz of both shades and create a really beautiful effect. Maybe more really is more after all!
45) Creamy Cute Easy Nail Design
Simple nails can still make a statement. Start with the shape, this manicure uses an almond shape that’s feminine and unique. The color – a creamy ivory – is softer than a stark white but also stands out nicely. Make sure that you use ridge filler, 2-3 coats of polish, and a glossy top coat to get that perfect finish.
46) White Wedding Nails with Rose Art
A manicure like this is like a hidden gem. The closer you get the more impressive it gets! The base color of bright white in a creamy finish is perfect for a wedding. The nail art on the base of each nail is made of silver roses – a beautiful and romantic touch that’s perfect for a wedding!
47) Acid Wash White and Gold Nail Design
Artsy and perfectly imperfect, this is an awesome manicure for an eclectic wedding aesthetic. A soft white base is topped with a multicolor gold ombre tip that creates an acid wash metallic effect.
48) Pretty and Prim Blush Bridal Nails
Here’s a lovely long nail design for a modern bride. Use a blush pink creme polish on all of the nails. Add different nail designs on two accent nails in the same palette. There’s a silver chrome stripe, a row of silver mirror sequins, a white stripe, and a row of silver gemstones that complete this wedding nail design.
49) Ivory and Silver Tipped Wedding Nails
Make your go-to French manicure worthy of your special day by mixing up the colors in a new and unexpected way with this wedding nail idea. This version uses an ivory creme base polish and silver chrome on each tip. This is a perfect short nail design for a wedding.
50) One-of-a-Kind Pearly Nail Designs
Textured nail art design is all the rage and what better texture for a wedding than white pearls? This is one of those nail ideas that really stands out because of the color and the texture. The base coat is a simple pearl colored creme. These classy nails are then dipped in tiny pearls that set into the polish.
50 Wedding Nail Inspirations to Decide Which Will Be the Best for Your Big Day
There are so many different nail designs for every kind of bride. Which version of wedding nails for brides is your favorite? Use your wedding colors, style, and personal flair to decide which manicure types will be best for your big day. Don’t be afraid to try out different manicures ahead of time until you find the best nails for you. Just like your wedding dress, you’ll know its the one when you “try it on.”