DIY Bridal Nails: 5 Unconventional (But Beautiful!) Wedding Nail Ideas


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New York Bridal Fashion Week (or better known as simply Weddings Week) kicks off this weekend, and the best-of-the-best couture gowns are going up for show! Keep tabs as we bring you all the gorgeous gowns, bridal trends, and sneak peeks at the bridal industry's busiest week of the year.

To get you in the nuptials sort of mood—unless you've got a wedding board on Pinterest, which means you're pretty much in it 24/7—we've rounded up 5 unconventionally elegant bridal nail ideas that you can re-create at home.

Whether you're a guest, a bridesmaid, or the lucky lady, we're sure you're going to be forever enamored by these dazzling digits:

Wedding Band Nail Art:

Source: Reddit.com via Stylelite on Pinterest

A mini blinged-out ring on your ring finger? How meta! And cute! All you have to do for this design is get a basic French mani with rounded-out tips, paint a thin layer of reflective gold polish (try Essie's Mirror Metallics in Gold as Gold, $8) through the center of the nail and press on a rhinestone decal (like Kiss Nail Artist Stickers, $3).

Glitter-Tipped French Manicure:

Source: MakesMeBlush.Blogspot.com via Cathleya Schroeck... on Pinterest

If a plain Jane French manicure just doesn't cut it for you—this sparkly iteration will. To really pull the whole look together, pick a glittery hue that goes with your accessories. We recommend silver or gold sparkles to keep the style grounded in the classics, instead of gaudy-looking.

Lace Nails:


Source: Cecilia Balocco on Pinterest

Nothing says "wedding" like lovely lace and tulle, so why shouldn't your manicure reflect the rest of your marriage makeover? This lacy look requires lots of patience, a good base coat, and a heavy-duty top coat—but with the help of a good friend (or maybe your hubby-to-be!) they can help snip and file off the excess lace once you lock it down.

Pale Blue Hue:

Source: Temptalia.com via Vamp Ire on Pinterest

Here's the chicest (and easiest!) way to incorporate "something blue" into your weddingwear—a beautiful, soft blue manicure. The pretty pale hue in this photo is the Thakoon for NARS nail polish in "Kutki."

3D Floral Nail Art:

Source: Flickr.com/SassyStrawberry via Nicole Smith on Pinterest

One of the greatest things about weddings—you know, beside two people falling in love—is the excuse to go totally over-the-top. When else will you get the chance to have such a lavish bash thrown in your honor? These daring digits were obviously professionally done, but you can get a similar effect with this $25 at-home kit.

Would you ever try out one of these unconventional wedding nail styles—for your own Big Day or otherwise? Let us know in the comments! Also, share your wedding nail inspo with us by tweeting a photo of your nuptial nails to @StyleBistro.
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