Nail Ideas

11 Wedding Nail Ideas That Aren’t a Traditional French Tip

written by HAILEY BOUCHE
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Wedding season is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: Brides everywhere are waiting for the day when they can finally put their “Wedding Nail Ideas” Pinterest board to good use. Between all of the close-up photos that the photographer will shoot and each guest wanting to see how your engagement ring pairs with the wedding band you chose, your nails will be getting a lot of attention!

French tips are the most popular among brides traditionally, but bridal nails are one of the many wedding trends that are shifting. Among the many ways that you can help your new ring stack shine, these are some of our favorite wedding nail ideas:


1. Sheer Glitter

The subtle sparkle that sheer glitter nail polish gives will add just the right amount of understated glam to your bridal look. Depending on your vibe, sheer glitter polishes come in *literally* every color, so get creative with color or stay traditional with silver or gold.


Olive & June
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2. Abstract Lines

Ask your nail artist for abstract lines, and they will love you. They are not only creative and funky, but they are also the perfect “cool bride” design when done in clear and white.


Alpine Snow
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3. Flower Accents

Love your bouquet? Get inspired and match your nails to your flowers. You can do this to every nail or add it to just a few of your nails to personalize a traditional french set.


Daisy Stickers
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4. Blue French

We love this blue accent because it adds just enough color to the tip of your nails. If you don’t want blue, you can always match one of your wedding colors here—maroon or mauve would be really pretty too!


Ripple Reflect
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5. White Ombre

Something about white ombre nails reminds me of Cinderella, and I don’t know about you, but I want to feel and look like a classic princess on my wedding day.


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6. Gold Tips

If your new ring stack is gold or has gold accents, gold tips are the way to go. They will bring out the shine in your rings all the way through your honeymoon. Who wouldn’t want that?


Good as Gold
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7. Thin Silver Sparkle

We love that each nail has the same thin silver sparkle along the tip except for the ring finger, which has some more detail. Draw attention to your wedding ring by switching it up and adding even more shine.


ella + mila
On Thin Ice
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8. Pearlcore

Pearlcore doesn’t have to stop with your wardrobe. This is one of the most beautiful trends we’ve seen in a long time, and the timing of it is perfect for all of you brides out there.

Pearl Stickers
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9. Baby Blue

Something blue? I see you! If you haven’t incorporated something blue into your wedding day, your nails are the perfect place for it. We love a clean, pastel blue, but if you’re feeling bold, you can always go darker!

Mali-Blue Shore
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10. Reverse French

Do you actually want a classic French manicure for your wedding, but you love to challenge tradition? Solution: Ask for an understated and polished reverse French.


Sally Hansen
Almond Tan
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11. Soft Pink

If you’re usually a fan of OPI’s “Funny Bunny” or “Be There in a Prosecco,” stick to what you know and love and choose a classic soft pink. We love this option because it adds a pretty feminine touch.


Let's Be Friends
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