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27 Chic Bridal Manicure Ideas To Consider If You're Getting Married

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If you find it hard to pick a nail color at the best of times, imagine how you're going to feel on your wedding day. Yeah, bridal nails are a whole different level but don't worry if you're stumped for ideas because we've got your back.

Yes, weddings are synonymous with pale pink, barely-there polish, but that doesn't mean you can't incorporate your wedding colours into your manicure. So whether you prefer to keep things natural, or get a little spicy, scroll through our gallery and get ready to screenshot because this is all the wedding nail inspiration you could ever need.

27 Wedding Manicure Ideas For Inspiration 2021

  1. The perfect blend

    The subtlety of this ombre manicure will ensure that it won't upstage your gown.

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  2. Bedazzled

    Only Swarovski crystals could have created this luxe sparkle, which remains grown up thanks to strategic placement.

  3. Clean lines

    If you want something a little lighter than a French manicure, we love this slight twist on a classic.

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  4. Half-French

    If you want to incorporate your wedding colours into your manicure and twin with your bridesmaids, this manicure by Metta is a chic way to do it.

  5. Lavender sparks

    If you want a touch of sparkle but don't want to go full-on glitter, this light dusting of iridescent shimmer by Christina Louise is the way to go.

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  6. Dippin' dots

    If you want to add some subtle colour to your wedding day, these teeny tiny polka dots by Charlotte Emily are a great place to start.

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  7. Platinum touch

    Match your wedding bands with this stunning molten drip by Milton Keynes Nails.

  8. Fit for a Duchess

    Take inspiration from Meghan Markle’s wedding manicure: The royal order of the day is ballet slipper-hued pink paired with 'squoval' tips.

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  9. Modern classic

    Put a twist on a modern classic by reserving the traditional French mani with this oh-so-easy half-moon design.

  10. Holo nude

    If you want your nails to shine brighter than your ring, ask your manicurist for tiny squares of holographic foil over a nude base that compliments your skin tone.

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  11. Au natural

    Blessed with naturally strong, shiny nails? In that case, simply leave them be, or just add a top coat for a patent finish.

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  12. Henna tips

    Why should your henna stop on your hands? This intricate nail design extends it to your nails.

  13. Something blue

    This asymmetric design ticks the ‘something blue’ of your pre-wedding mantra via your mani.

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  14. Gold rings

    Nail it with a classic gold band design that’s so elegant you’ll want it to last long after your big day.

  15. Golden eclipse

    Mix up your traditional glossy pink manicure with a curve of gold metallic polish just above your cuticle.

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  16. Diamonds are forever

    Keep it pared back but still bring the glamour with tiny jewels attached near the cuticle area.

  17. Laced with love

    Lace is no longer exclusively reserved for dresses. A talented manicurist will be able to hand paint or transfer these intricate romantic patterns directly onto your nails.

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  18. In the nude

    Failsafe but most definitely not boring, a nude nail has got every bride’s back. There are a plethora of shades on the nude spectrum, but this sepia hue is a romantic vintage take.

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  19. Pearls of wisdom

    Keep your jewellery to a minimum and let your nails stand out with Nails Inc's Parisian Pearl manicure.

  20. Starry-eyed

    If nail embellishments are your thing, ask your manicurist to secure holographic stars that will catch the light throughout the day beneath a top coat of polish.

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  21. Seeing stars

    Make a slightly bolder statement with these hand-painted black stars on a nude base.

  22. Daisy chain

    Flowers and weddings are synonymous, and this fresh daisy design is ideal for springtime nuptials.

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  23. Pearly whites

    Pearlescent polishes are nothing new, so why not take things up a notch with stick-on pearls? Stick one on each nail or stack them up on an accent.

  24. On point

    This faded ombre french softens your favourite nail shape, plus the added gems will make your stilettos sparkle.

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  25. Mrs. Marble

    Marble nails are big news, but a nude palette ensures the classic bridal chic manifesto is maintained.

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  26. Luxe cream

    Not wearing a white gown? This cream mani will complement everything from cream to gold.

  27. Flower girl

    As an ode to the flowers chosen for your own bouquet, stay on brand by getting your manicurist to hand paint the blooms onto your nails.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.