If you thought choosing a nail look to go with your engagement ring was a tough decision, brace yourself. Because now that you’ve found the person of your dreams, you have another very serious decision to make: what you’re going to do with your nails for your actual wedding day itself. By default (or, like, crippling indecision?), most brides tend to stick to barely there nudes, soft pinks, or just plain ol’ clear.
But we’re major proponents of everyone feeling a hundred percent themselves on their big day—even if that means choosing an untraditional design to go with your preferred type of manicure. So whether you skew more classic or cool, here are the prettiest ideas for wedding nails that will make you want to say “I do.” Twice.
These Sheer Nails Outlined in Rose Gold
If a full coat of rosy gold polish is too much for your wedding day vibe, then go with a clean outlined look that emphasizes the shape of your nails without stealing all the attention.
These Rhinestone Mnicure
These Nude Wedding Nails
A twist on your average nude nails, this negative-space mani makes nail regrowth actually look cool. Which, tbh, wow.
These Abstract Wedding Nails
This Negative Space Mani
These Minimalist Pink Nails
These Half-Moon Ombré Nails
Why stick with one nail trend when you could have two?! Mix and match your favorite styles to make your own look, like this half-moon and ombré polish combo.
These Modern French Tips
These Blue Wedding Nails
Looking to add a little something blue to your wedding day look? These turquoise rhinestones on short nails are a clever and modern way to keep with tradition.
These Thin French Tips
These Diamond Accent Nails
These Embellished Nails
This is the perfect nail look for transitioning from ceremony to reception. The soft neutral keeps it classy for the vows while the gold and diamond embellishments get the party going for the after party.
These Heart-Shaped Wedding Nails
This Ring Finger Accent Nail
These Pearl Wedding Nails
Who said pearls were old-fashioned? This decorative mani features not one but two accent nails that go perfectly with a fistful of pearls.