5 Tips for Perfect DIY Wedding Nails

DIY wedding nails are a great way to add elegance to your wedding day look and to make your your ring finger is photo ready.

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DIY Wedding Nails

While the wedding dress, shoes, and makeup are essential pieces of your wedding look, don’t forget about your nails. Beautifully manicured nails can complete your overall bridal look and leave you feeling confident and radiant on your big day. This is true whether you are the bride, the groom, regularly get your nails done or never get your nails done. If you’re a bride-to-be who loves to DIY, doing your own wedding nails can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some tips to help you achieve the perfect wedding nail look on your own.

1. Start With Healthy Nails

Before you start applying polish, it’s important to ensure your nails are healthy. Begin by trimming and filing your nails to your desired shape. Then, apply cuticle oil and gently push back your cuticles. This will give your nails a clean and polished appearance.

2. Choose The Right Color

When it comes to choosing the right nail color for your wedding, there are several factors to consider. You’ll want to choose a color that complements your wedding dress, the theme of your wedding, and your personal style. Classic shades like ivory, blush, and nude are always popular choices, but you can also experiment with bolder colors like red, navy or black.

3. Get The Right Tools

To achieve the perfect DIY wedding nails, you’ll need the right tools. Make sure you have a good-quality base coat, top coat, and polish in your chosen color. You’ll also need a nail buffer, cuticle oil, and a small brush for touch-ups.

OPI Pro Nail cuticle oil includes an easy application brush.

A complete manicure set includes all of the tools you need.

Fix mistakes and cleanup around the edges with easy to use nail polish remover wipes

4. Take Your Time

When doing your own wedding nails, it’s important to take your time and be patient. Start by applying a base coat to protect your nails, then apply two coats of your chosen color. Let each coat dry completely before applying the next. Finish with a top coat to seal in the color and add shine.

5. Add Some Sparkle

If you want to add some extra sparkle to your wedding nails, consider adding some glitter, rhinestones or decals. Apply a small amount of glitter to your nails while the polish is still wet, or use nail glue to attach rhinestones for a more dramatic effect. You can also use glitter nail polish. Nail decals come in a variety of colors and patterns. Lace, florals, words and letters, hearts. There are hundreds of decal shapes to choose from. 

Silver glitter nail polish from essie.

Metallic nail stickers from Dashing Diva. 

Elegant lace and floral nail decals

DIY Wedding Makeup

By following these tips, you can achieve the perfect bridal look without breaking the bank. Remember to take your time, choose the right color, and use the right tools for a flawless finish. With a little bit of practice, you’ll have DIY wedding nails that will leave you feeling confident and beautiful on your special day.

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DIY wedding nails. Women at a wedding holding champagne.