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The 16 Prettiest Wedding Manicures For Every Type of Bride

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    Metallic French

    Update your French manicure by subbing in a metallic polish, like Marc Jacob’s Enamoured Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer ($18) in Stone Jungle, instead of your classic white.

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    Side Swooped

    Use a piece of clear tape to create the swooped effect—just stick, paint, and remove!


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    Subtle Glitter

    Give a glint of glitter to your pale pink manicure with a silver glitter polish, like Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish ($17) in Harsh.

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    Sheer Nude

    Though most brides will choose a creamy, opaque hue on their special day, why not reach for a sheerer version? 

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    Graphic Print

    A bright turquoise and nude polish are perfectly juxtaposed in graphic patterns.


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    Pink Ombré

    Paint each digit a gradually-deeper shade of pink for a fun, colorful take on the ombré trend.

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    Peachy Keen

    You wouldn’t think that peach and turquoise polishes could blend so seamlessly, but somehow, they do.

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    Pastel Sparkle

    Try a subtle shimmer instead of your go-to crème pastel shades.

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    Triangular Half-Moon

    Update the classic half-moon manicure by subbing in a glittery triangle instead.


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    Gold Glimmer

    A thin gold line across each nail paired with a glittery accent nail is feminine and modern.

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    Pretty in Pink

    Channel your inner girly-girl with this perfectly-pink mani.

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    Glint of Metal

    Toughen up your sweet pink manicure with a thin line of gunmetal.


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    Taupe Queen

    A taupe polish is the perfect base color for a glittery, glamorous pattern.


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    Black Tie

    Channel your husband-to-be’s suit with this chic black tie-inspired manicure.


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    Coral Crush

    A matte coral polish will stand out against your dress—especially  with a gold-striped accent nail. No matte polish? Use a topcoat, like Jinsoon’s Matte Maker ($18), to give your polish a matte finish.

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    Go For The Gold

    For the bride who can never get enough glitz, glamour, and glitter.


    Keep clicking to see our editor-approved wedding polish picks!

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    Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Harsh ($17)

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    Formula X Translucents in Wondrous ($11)

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    Jinsoon Matte Maker ($18)

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    Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in She Drives Me Crazy ($18)

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  • Vernis Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Aventure
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According to our wedding beauty timeline, you should get your nails done one to two days before the big day. But what about how you should paint your digits? Some brides will stick to the classic nude or pale pink, but others might want to flaunt something a bit more festive. Whatever your style –classic, colorful, feminine, or glam—we’ve got you (and your nailbeds) covered. Because how else are you going to show off the sparkly new addition to your ring finger?

Click through the slideshow above for the best bridal nail inspiration—plus, shop our favorite wedding nail polishes at the end!

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