In this post we tell you the main tips to follow to prepare your hands before the big day. We also show you the trends in wedding nails, valid for brides and guests. Get comfortable and enjoy this inspiring guide to get the perfect look.
Your wedding manicure is the final step to complete the look of your wedding day. Although it may seem like a small detail to think about, wedding nails are actually an important part of your overall appearance. From exchanging rings to taking pictures with the bouquet and cutting the cake, your hands will receive all the attention and will be photographed throughout the day, so it is very important to think about them to complete your styling.
TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HANDS AND NAILS
1 | Get your manicure a few days before the wedding day
Permanent enamelling was the best thing that happened to bridal nails. Instant dry time and perfect for weeks? Yes, it is literally a dream come true. But after a few days, they start to lose their shine. Get a manicure only a day or two before the wedding to avoid any imperfection or wear on your nails.
2 | Try different shades of enamel
You try on more than one dress (most of the time), why not try more than one nail polish? Keep in mind that certain shades look best on different skin tones. For example, if you have an olive green skin tone, try poppy red enamel instead of pink for a more flattering shade.
3 | Remember to take care of your nails at home
Caring for the cuticle and hands is essential to have the perfect images. The skin does not heal in days. So you need to prepare it months in advance. Nail techniques are very professional but they don’t work miracles. You can’t keep your date with chewed nails and destroyed cuticles and expect Instagram-worthy bridal hands in an hour. If you know you are an avid nail biter, make a conscious effort to kick the habit in the months leading up to your wedding. And, important: always hydrate your hands, use an exfoliant and sunscreen.
4 | Don’t venture too much with nail art the first time
If you are not a girl of glitters and decorations, your wedding day is not the time to experiment in nail decoration. Go for a shade you’ve already tried or a timeless look (a French manicure for example).
5 | Permanent enameling (of course) but what about extensions?
If your nails can’t grow long enough for the wedding day or if they break easily when they get long, in your nail salon they can extend your natural nails. The extensions consist of a combination of liquid and powder that hardens to create a layer on the natural nail, creating a small canvas to apply the enamel. It lasts approximately three weeks. If you are not used to them, you may need an adaptation period.
TRENDS IN WEDDING NAILS
1 | Neutral tones are a classic option for weddings because they will not detract from the prominence of the ring or bouquet. No matter the time of the wedding or the color combinations of your wedding theme, a neutral tone manicure will be the perfect complement to complete your styling. A soft, light-toned nail polish will make your wedding ring stand out and look great with any wedding bouquet arrangement. In addition, it will not diminish the prominence of the wedding dress. This is important because, in the photos, you want the wedding ring and bouquet to stand out, while the nail color remains a soft, complementary and non-distracting element.
2 | Another great idea for bridal nails, which has a little more style than just plain, is a polish with some shine. A sparkling champagne or iridescent crystal color will look wonderful in your white wedding dress and will add extra sparkle to photos when the light captures them. Remember not to abuse shine. This would be too distracting and draw attention away from the wedding ring.
3 | If you definitely want to add a touch of color to your nails on your wedding day, we recommend that you do it safely and intelligently with a tone that is not too strong or distracting. If you want to show your own personal style, or you are a bridesmaid who wants to excel, playing with colors is a good idea. For example, a deep pink color will add a wealth to complement your look if your wedding is during the summer. If you have a winter wedding, you can use a soft gray color that will complement the shine of your wedding ring. And how about the idea of wearing the well-known topic of wearing something blue on your nails?
4 | How about adding a message to your nail decoration? We present you three very inspiring ideas with very personal details made by hand, with which your hands will undoubtedly not be indifferent and you will remember forever.