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8 Do & Don't Of Wedding Nails

8 Do & Don't Of Wedding Nails

We know you must be excited so let us help you with a few handy wedding day nail tips that will help you nail it for your wedding day manicure.

Choosing the wedding day shade and selecting the type of manicure designs is already half the battle won when it comes to beautiful bridal nails.

Check out the bridal collection for the latest collections every year.  These help to accentuate and add depth to your wedding manicures.

Your guests are going to be looking at your hands as everyone would want to catch a glimpse of that sparkling new ring, so continue reading to prevent any major bridal – nails blooper on your wedding night.

The best habit is always to plan.  Let’s dive right in and hear what our editors are saying.


  1. Book your gel or dip manicure as close to the wedding day as possible.

Gel and dip manicures are the best types of manicure treatments for wedding nails.  The instant dry-time, coupled with strong hard nails to prevent chipping over the couple of weeks, means your manicure will be safe during the wedding ceremony till you return from your honeymoon.


This is indeed a Dream Come True for all ladies.  One thing you need to bear in mind is that both gel and dip manicures may start to lose their lustre after a couple of days of application.  If you want to keep your bridal nails bling on your actual wedding day, it is best to book your manicure appointment one or two days before your wedding night. 


Keeping your manicure appointment as one of the last items on your To-Do lists also helps to prevent any wear and tear on your actual wedding day.  Afterall, you do have a lot to prepare and manage before your big day.


  1. Do multiple test shades

Let’s be honest!  Everyone wants to have a perfect wedding.  Which is why we spend so much time and money looking for the perfect wedding dress, the perfect wedding ring, and the perfect wedding venue and perfect honeymoon.  The list just goes on and on. 

So, why aren’t you testing out the perfect shades for your wedding nails.  Remember the photographer are going to take many close-up shots of your beautiful diamond ring and perfectly manicured fingers. 

Certain shades do look better on fair skin while other shades may look better on tanned complexion.  Speak to your manicurist and choose a flattering shade for yourself.  As always, what looks good on you, may not definitely looks good on another person.

  1. Buy a bottle of your chosen shade

Once you have decided on the right color and shade of your nail polish, always stock up.  You will want to bring it along on your wedding day as an emergency kit, and during your honeymoon.  When you know you have a solution for a chipped nail, you will be happy.

  1. Always maintain your nails

Our manicurists are highly trained, but we are not magicians.  If you like to put your best fingers forward on your wedding, don’t come with chewed up fingers, dry cuticles and expect an Insta-worthy bridal nail in a single session. 

If you know that you have a habit of biting your fingernails, try to break away from this habit months before the wedding.  

  1. Stick to simple nail art

Our nail technicians are fun and creative to work with.  However, if you have not tried 3D nail art before, your wedding is not the best occasion to try out something new.  Simply ask for an elegant and timeless French manicure.

  1. Bring your own bottle to the nail salon

You may choose to use the salon’s color or bring your own bottle, just in case the shade you have in mind is not available.  Moreover, a brand-new bottle is always better as the color does not chip so easily compared to an old bottle.

  1. Stay calm when you have a chipped nail

Chipping is part and parcel.  It may happen even if you have taken good care of it.  Stay calm and we promise it’s not the end of the world.  Simply use the tip of the brush to fill up the hole and allow the polish to air dry for at least 30 to 45 seconds.  Repeat the process for a second time and top it off with a thin layer of transparent topcoat.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to grab your own bottle and carry it around in your emergency kit for your wedding.

  1. Always moisturize your hands and cuticles

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to moisturize your hands daily.  You will be rewarded with younger looking hands immediately.  Massage the cream into your cuticles and fingers before you invite your photographer to take any close-up shots.

We can almost guarantee you that if you follow these 8 steps, you will have the most amazing wedding nails.

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