10 Inspiring Ideas for Beautiful Wedding Nails 

Complete your wedding day look by adding a pop of color or a subtle design to your nails. Most of these designs are so simple, you don’t even need to hire a professional. 


Silver and Grey Triangles

Photo by SoNailicious.com

Half moons at the base of the nail are expected, but a chrome triangle is just a little trendier. An ethereal dove grey color creates a clean look that’s perfect for a wedding.

Photo and design by So Nailicious. See the full tutorial here


Flesh-Toned Metallic Stripe

Photo by LoveMaegan.com

Brides who like a little bit of sparkle, but worry about going overboard will love this design: A diagonal swipe of two different metallics—a bronze and a silver—pop against a pretty nude nail color.

Photo and design by Love Maegan. See the full tutorial here.



Photo by MakeupSavvy.co.uk

Perfect for a spring wedding, this design is reminiscent of beautiful seasonal blooms. Try the style with nude and soft pinks for a more neutral look.

Photo and design by Makeup Savvy. See the full tutorial here


Silver Stripe

Photo by ispydiy.com

Let this color blocked manicure serve as your something blue. The nail is split into two, with half painted a pretty nude and half painted a muted blue. Silver striping tape (made to use on nails) adds a touch of glamour.

Photo and design by I Spy DIY. See the full tutorial here


Freehanded Roses

Photo by TheNailasaurus.com

You’ll need five colors of polish and a nail art brush, but this pretty floral design looks much more complicated than it really is—just paint on a base coat, add some circles, use the nail art brush to paint some contoured lines within each circle, then finish the design with some leaves and a top coat.

Photo and design by The Nailasaurus. See the full tutorial here


Nude and Neon French Tips

Photo by Lulus x HannahRoxNails

For the bride who loves a splash of color but doesn’t want her nails to be the center of attention, try this twist on the traditional French manicure. A swipe of color on the top of the nail adds a subtle pop.

Photo and design by LuLus x HannahRoxNails. See the full tutorial here.


Lace Half Moons

Photo by ChalkboardNails.com

This look is undeniably bridal, but you might want to enlist the help of a professional nail technician to ensure you get it just right. First, tape off the half moon shape and then draw three lines with scalloped edges.

Photo and design by Chalkboard Nails. See the full tutorial here


Negative Space

Photo by OneNailtoRuleThemAll.com

If you just want a heart painted on your nails, you could stop midway through this tutorial. But a little extra effort and some nail polish remover will help you create a stencil effect that’s surprisingly chic. Add sparkle with a few crystal nail studs.

Photo and design by One Nail to Rule Them All. See the full tutorial here.


Scalloped Nails

Photo by IslaEverywhere.com

Purple may not seem bridal at first glance, but it is one of the most popular wedding colors. To recreate this simple yet elegant design, use white polish to paint the scallop design over a pretty plum shade. Add a third shade, like pink, over the white for some extra color.

Photo and design by Isla Everywhere. See the full tutorial here


Simple Matte

Photo by PaulinasPassions.com

This mostly white design is understated, but still has a little a little something special—a hint of color and gold accents. Simply dot the color of your choice onto a nail or two and add triangle studs

Photo and design by Paulina's Passions. See the full tutorial here