You may think your bridal mani is minor in the grand scheme of wedding planning, but your nails are one detail you can't forget! After all, all eyes will be on your lacquer of choice during your reception thanks to your brand-new wedding band. And while most ladies tend to opt for pale pink and nearly nude shades on their wedding day, we found 22 fresh nail-art designs for spring and summer brides searching for something a bit more fun and unexpected.
A proper mix of pastels — a consummate springtime favorite — and bling, a wedding-day must, we promise you ll get inspired with these designs. And we found some far-out styles, too, since the best part about choosing your wedding-day nail look is that you can have fun with it! (Think a tropical palm leaf concoction and and abstract pastel design that looks like shattered glass!) Whether you want elaborate nail art or an out-of-the-box color, your nails are the easiest (and most subtle) place to express your personal style on your big day.
And even if you're more minimalist or classic, there are still plenty of understated ways to update a classic mani. A little gold sticker will give you a touch of shine will a few simple rhinestones on your ring finger will instantly elevate a nude look.
Ready to get inspired? Look through our favorite nail art designs for spring and summer brides.
At left: A classic periwinkle manicure.