6 Wedding nail ideas for the bride who doesn't want a basic French mani
Planning a picture-perfect beauty look for your upcoming nuptials? Don't forget to book your manipedi appointment after securing your ideal bridal hair and makeup stylist. If you're short on ideas and don't want to resort to a basic French mani, scroll down for the chic-est nail art inspo for a set of photograph-worthy digits:
If your heart's set on French mani but can't resist a modern twist:
French manicures have long been a go-to look for brides-to-be. But why settle for something that WAGs would go for when you can boast an updated look that is more current and less predictable? Dip your tips in glitter for an unpredictable (but snazzy) effect, or go with hot pink edges for a head-turning look.
If you can't hold back your inner girly-girl:
If you're the sort who'd spend on flowers for your wedding decor (more than anything else), give your nails a dose of spring-ready motifs to go along with the sprightly atmosphere. Abstract blooms are always a good choice, or you can always try out a more feminine look with pastel graphics.
If your aesthetic is minimalist yet timeless:
This one's for the bride who's not big on princessy ballgowns or extravagant flower photobooths for her wedding. Pull off your natural nail hue by giving your cuticles a glittery upgrade. If that's too OTT for your taste, try a pristine white to let your nails stand out in an understated yet beautiful way.
If "more is more" is your motto:
Incorporating bling to your nail art can sometimes end up looking chunky as though you have crystals growing out of your nail beds. The key is to opt for embellishments in various sizes, and leave some nails without for a lovely contrast. If getting your nails encrusted is too much (even for you), go with a chrome/metallic finish instead.
If pops of colour are on your moodboard:
Instead of keeping your nails in the basic bridal shades (nude/white), add hints of colour for a fun aesthetic. We're loving glittery tips in various shades, and—for those who want something blue in their ensemble—a pretty pastel do replete with dainty diamantes.
If you're a trendsetter at heart:
Bridal nails don't always have to be timeless—go with your gut and what makes you feel beautiful, even if it means embracing all the current nail trends you've pinned on your Pinterest board. Our favourites include a metallic rose-gold "holo-foil" and a jelly nude look that's avant-garde as it is statement-making.