It's no secret that wedding planning can be stressful. With so many details to organize, blushing brides-to-be have a ton of decisions to make before the big day arrives! This wedding season, we've made it our mission to make one of those decisions a whole lot easier!

This week on Beauty HQ we've got your guide to choosing the perfect wedding day nails. With a little help from the bouquet and the ring, a bride's hands have a huge spotlight on her big day. Having camera ready nails is crucial! When shopping for your perfect shade or sorting out your manicure style, there are a few things you should consider before committing! 

1) Accentuate Your Accessories 

Wedding nails should NEVER distract from your dress or overall look. ALWAYS opt for a nail shade that accentuates the other elements of your wedding day look. We strongly recommend keeping your manicure in a neutral / pastel palette. However, that doesn't mean there is a one-size-fits-all nail shade for every bride! Consider your accessories to decide what kind of neutral will work best with your look. For example, consider opting for pink tones if your bouquet features pink, orange or yellow flowers. If your bouquet is full of cooler coloured flowers, opt for a nude nail with blue or purple undertones.

2) Choose the System That Suits You 

Gel polish, traditional lacquer or acrylic dip? Your nail system of choice will depend on your goals for your wedding day nails! Do you prefer a lightweight natural nail feel or are you looking for something with serious staying powder? Opt for a low-commitment system such as traditional polish if you want to keep things simple and stunning! If you'd rather add a bit of drama opt for the power of acrylic powder! Choose gel if you like a lightweight feel but still crave a long-lasting look! 

3) Go Bolder With Your Bridesmaids 

One of the best parts of being a bride is having the chance to bring bits of your personal style and touches of your personality to your big day! For the bolder bride, take advantage of your bridesmaids' beauty look! Let their nails be a reflection of your favourite colours and signature style! 

Traditional Polish Picks for Brides

Left to right: Morgan Taylor My Main Freeze, OPI Bubble Bath, Color Club Get a Mauve On It,  CND Vinylux Lavender Lace, Lisbon Wants Moor OPI,

Wedding nail polish should be sweet, simple and sophisticated. Our polish picks for brides focus on neutrals and nudes in a variety of shades to suit any skin tone. Opt for a lighter pink toned polish if you're confident with your summer tan. For ladies with a cooler more fair skin tone, opt for a sheer mauve or lovely lilac! 

Gel Polish Picks for Brides

Left to Right: Gelish Gel Polish in Prim-rose and Proper, OPI Gel Polish in Passion, OPI Gel Polish Somewhere Over the Rainbow Mountains 

Lock in a longlasting nail look with the help of gel polish! You can dance the night away knowing that your gel polish won't be chipping or fading! As with regular polish, we prefer gel polish in neutral pinks and beige to flatter you best on your big day! If you're looking to add a little personality to your look, consider opting for a single accent nail in a darker neutral. 

Acrylic Dip Picks for Brides 

Left to Right: Gelish Dip French Powder in Sheer & SilkEzFlow TruDip Powder in French Pink, ProDip by SuperNail in Pearlescent White, OPI Powder Perfection in Tiramisu For Two

Acrylic dipping powder is a great option for brides seeking a little extra support out of their mani! Acrylic dip creates a durable enhancement that looks and feels wedding-level glam! Our selection of dipping powder picks include a variety of pretty french pink colours. Any of these shades can be used alongside a bright white powder to create a full french manicure. 

Happy Wedding Season! 

- XX Nayld