30 Pretty Nails Designs for Weddings or Special Occasions

Pretty nails will help complete your bridal ensemble for the big day! From hair to makeup to your gown, you’re going to be a gorgeous bride! But what about your nails? You want to find a look that’s feminine and delicate without taking too much attention away from your wedding and engagement rings and most importantly, from your wedding dress.

We have some awesome ideas for lovely nails for your wedding day. From simple looks for short nails to sexy stiletto nails to modern twist on the classic French manicure, we have something for everyone!

Save the cute nail designs for after the wedding! You want a look that is timeless and elegant for your wedding. Nothing too gaudy or off the wall that will take away from your beautiful wedding dress! Try one of these stunning takes on the French mani for your wedding day!

And who says pretty nails are just for brides? These classy and stylish French manis can work for any occasion!

Check out our favorite looks for pretty nails for brides! Don’t forget to pin your favorites!

Floral Lace

These white lacey flowers on a clear base are stunning and we love the silver gems in the center of two nails as they add just the right amount of sparkle!


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Pink Ombre and Silver

This pink to white fade ombre French mani is elegant, but what makes it stand out is the shiny silver accent fingernail!


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Snowflakes

If you are having a winter wedding, why not try these white delicate snowflakes on a pink base for a look that’s simple yet wintery?


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Swirls Pretty Nails

If you have shorter nails, these thin sparkly swirls on a pale grey base are sophisticated and chic!


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Baby Blues

If you want to steer away from the traditional white and pink wedding mani, this soft baby blue base with delicate white tips and a tiny white gem on each nail is still classy!


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Lovely Lace

If you love lace nail art, these sparkly white lace patterns on a nude or palest white base are totally dainty and demure!


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White and Gold Mani

If your rings are gold, this white and gold mani with thin strips of gold on every nail will help highlight your gorgeous rings!


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Tiny Hearts

This subtle pink is breathtaking, but we love the outline of a white heart on the ring finger to remind you of your endless love.


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Glimpse of Glitter

These nude nails are super chic, but with a few drops of silver glitter they will sparkle in the light!


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Pearly White Pretty Nails

Mother of pearl (iridescent) nails are timeless! We love this take on the French manicure with pearly iridescent tips on a nude base!


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Pretty in Pink

If you love pink, why not fully embrace it? This gorgeous pink is so cute, but we especially love the accent nail with its metallic silwer that will catch everyone’s eye!


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Totally Taupe

Taupe nails are pretty and elegant, but add some golden designs and you’ll look like a princess!


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Nude and Gold Pretty Nails

These nude nails are beautiful, and these thin gold stripes on the accent finger make it fit for the most glamorous bride!


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Hint of Silver

This palest of pale pinks is super pretty, but add a thin silver stripe at the tip for a hint of sophistication.


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Black and White Nails

If you’re having a black and white themed wedding, these half moon tips with a shiny black base are sleek and stylish!


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Silver Roses

These pretty silver roses on a white base are just lovely for a romantic vibe!


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Silver and White Marble Art

If you happen to be sporting stiletto nails for your big day, you’ll flip for this white and silver swirl watercolor


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Flower Power

This classic French mani with a nude base and white tips is timeless, but the white flowers make it extra special!


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Tiny Pearls

Another take on the classic mani, this pink and white French mani with tiny 3D pearls just above the nail bed is timeless with just a hint of an edge!


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Golden Glam

If you want to go all out, try this combo with sparkly gold nails and a white and gold chevron pattern on the accent finger for a bold and edgy look. After all, it is your special day, so why not go for the gold?


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Lines and Jewels

This manicure is simply adorable, don’t you agree? Neutral or light pink lacquer is appropriate for any season or occasion. And as for these shattered glass accents, they are so fall 2017!


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Inspired by Kate Middleton

Do you wish to have a wedding ceremony that is worth of the real queen? Then this mani is exactly for you. Some time ago Kate sported a dress with a similar ethno print.


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Fuchsia and Gold Negative Space Mani

A classic, white and neutral French manicure has a big number of new interpretations nowadays. For example, this design is also type of French though it hardly resembles it. And it is perfect for ladies who worship glam and high fashion.


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Flowers on White

Practically any floral design is super-girly and cute, and these pink flowers that merge with a white matte base are not an exception. But keep in mind that such design best fits plain outfits rather than multi-colored ones.


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Nude Chevron

Most stylists agree that nude nails are unlikely to ever go out. Add some geometric elements to your nude nails, leave your ring finger plain, and your mani can become the new Insta hit! Also, some glitter won’t hurt!


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White Geometric Patterns

Do you think that white is too boring for your manicure? Oh, girl, you are so wrong! Just look how intricate your mani can appear with white lacquer and several silver accents. Special stripes will help you do this chic design.


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Those Two Special Words

Do you remember that mesmerizing moment when he proposed and you said yes? Keep that
moment in mind while painting this pretty design, and it will turn out flawless! Plus, we think this design is perfect for your engagement party.


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Gorgeous Aristocratic Nail Design

Imagine that your last name is Rockefeller and you live in a mansion. Then that’s how your nails will look like! These patterns remind us of a fine huge chandelier.


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Groom and Bride – Always Together

Look at this well-groomed couple! A man wearing a tuxedo and a lady wearing a low neckline and an expensive pearl choker, and all that beauty is on your fingernails! This mani is exceptional!


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Fabulous Nail Art For Your Big Day

This mother of pearl manicure is definitely every bride’s dream. 3D patterns adorned with shiny rhinestones makes this manicure stand out.


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Have you fallen head over heels in love with any of these pretty nails? We hope you choose one of these classy looks for your big day! Congrats and have a happy and healthy life! We are sure you are going to be the most stunning bride ever!

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