8 bridal nail colours that are *way* better than a French manicure

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Weddings come with tons of traditions, and one of them seems to be brides walking down the aisle with a modest French manicure. This tried-and-true style will probably remain the number one choice forever, but some brides are after something a little less predictable but equally as gorgeous (we see you!). So here are eight bridal nail colours that are just as fitting for the occasion, but decidedly more fun.

1 Blue nails

If you want to make sure that you’ve got your ‘something blue’ for the Big Day, why not put it on your nails? This pretty pastel blue is a gorgeous alternative to conventional manis – with or without diamantes!

2 Pink nails

Pretty in pink, much? This shade is bang on trend and perfect for any occasion, including your wedding. These will look just as gorgeous in your post-wedding honeymoon shots as well. Just saying.

3 Glitter nails

Okay, so glitter isn’t technically a colour, but this look is so festive that it would look as good on the hands of a bride-to-be as they would on a New Year’s reveller. And what would any celebration be without some sparkle?

4 Peach nails

So we’ve established that pink is pretty, but peach is even juicier and is the cool-girl alternative to the classic French tip. This shade is soft and delicate but still modern enough to elevate your wedding-day style.

5 White nails

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There are plenty of stunning bridal nail colours to choose from, but if you like to keep things uniform and fuss-free, you could always pair your mani shade with your dress and make your nails white. Classy AF.

6 Nude nails

Not everyone wants their nails to stand out on their wedding day. And they definitely don’t want them outshining the dress! A nude manicure is a great way to make sure your talons are neat and tidy, but not steal the show.

7 Red nails

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Red is one of the OG nail colours, and this bright shade truly has stood the test of time. Crimson nails, paired with a red lip, can bring all the drama in the best possible way, and let everyone know that coy and demure is not your style.

8 Purple nails

We’re not talking bright or dark purples here, but rather than cool pastel variety that is making major waves in the fashion and beauty worlds RN. This lilac look is attractive and alternative, and a great pick for fun, modern brides. Who needs a classic French anyway?


Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Nail Enamel


This nail varnish has a built-in base coat and delivers salon-quality results that last


Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color - Tickled Pink


This range has a great colour selection, and the formula adds a layer of protection to strengthen your nails


Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color- Kaleidoscope


This polish coats nails in an attention-grabbing, glittering silver that works during the day or at night. Or at your wedding


Trind Caring Color Nail Lacquer - Peach Puff


With special ingredients, this trendy nail polish adheres to the nail surface and improves the condition of the nails


Sorbet Long Wear Nail Polish - Milky Way


This nail polish brushes on effortlessly and dries within seconds to a perfect, pigment-rich shine


Mavala Nail Color Cream - 186 Sapporo


This mini pot of colour is extra longwear and delivers fashionable shades and plenty of shine


OPI Nail Lacquer - The Thrill Of Brazil


This formula brings you highly-pigmented nail colour that is specially formulated to last longer, resist chipping and protect nails


Essie Nail Polish - Nice Is Nice


This popular nail polish brand adorns your nails in vivid colour that does not chip or fade easily, making it perfect for your wedding day, and beyond


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