Wedding Nails

Statement Wedding Nails

For Wedding Nails there is an infinite number of possibilities to choose from. For my big day I left it until the day before the wedding when I was getting the Shellac on to decide the colour for my nails. I was torn between choosing a strong colour or a neutral tone. I knew that I din’t want the classic french manicure but that was all I had decided. So it was between a deep red (which was perfect for a Christmas wedding and I was having red lips) or field fox which is a lovely neutral shade that changes shade depending on the light. In the end I went with the neutral choice because I didn’t want the nail colour to be to overpowering in the photos but do you know what if I had the choice again I would have gone with the statement red because I think it would work for winter and it would have been fab with my bouquet.

What do you all think about wedding nails – statement or classic?

Classic Options

A neutral tone nail polish will leave your wedding ring stand out and will go with any colour wedding bouquet. In the photos it will make sure that your ring and bouquet will stand out. Another option with the timeless french manicure or a nude shade would be some glitter on the ring finger to make it stand out and add a bit of sparkle.

Classic Wedding Nails
Photo by Irina Kostenich from Pexels


Classic Wedding Nails
Photo by Natasha Fernandez from Pexels

Statement Nails

Why not go for a bold colour that complements your bouquet. As long as it will match with your bouquet it should compliment it in the photos and could make for a fab photo. Maybe you could even have your something blue as your nail colour! Remember you want to make sure your nails are not too distracting  and actually compliment your entire look.

Strong Nail Colour
Strong Nail Colour


Statement Wedding Nails
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You could also choose a lovely pastel colour for Spring weddings. Here are some of my favourite colours you could choose.

Wedding Nail Colours
Photo from CND

While we are on the topic of nails and hands for that matter here are a few tips.

Tip 1

If like me you don’t wear acrylics or gel nails I would recommend having shellac or gelish on the few weeks before if you want to grow your nails out. I know its the only thing that stops mine breaking so I started getting it on 1 month before the wedding.

Tip 2

Moisturise your hands like a lunatic coming up to the big day so they are lovely and soft looking on the day itself.

Tip 3

If you have a winter wedding or it is a very cold day invest in some of those hand warmers you can just snap and they warm up. Bring them with you for taking photos so that you can keep it in your pocket and warm your hands so that they don’t get have the blue cold hand look in the photos.



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