21 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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Silver Studs

These white nails with silver stripes and geometric accessories are and reveal the pure elegance!

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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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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 tiny thin outline of a red heart on every nail 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

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 pink 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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Coral and Gold

Coral is a fun color for a summer wedding, 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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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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