I do…(Part 1)
Are you one of the thousands of women getting hitched this summer? So far you may have found the perfect dress, scoped out the venue and organised the seating plan with military precision. However there may just be one little thing you’ve overlooked, well ten little things to be more accurate; your nails.
Whether your tying the knot at a simple ceremony in your mum’s back garden, or having the society event of the year in a highland castle, a good manicure should be part of your prep.
Once you’ve got those nails in top condition you’ll then need to decide on what colour to paint them, whether you want to go for an accent nail, or even push the boat out further and go for some nail art.
Fear not. Here are some simple ideas you may want to choose for your wedding nails:
Classic – The French manicure has lost some of it’s kudos in the last few years but if you like to keep things clean and simple you really can’t go wrong here. They look great on all shapes and sizes, so don’t worry too much if the stress of wedding planning has turned you into a chronic nail-biter. Classic pink and whites will work to enhance what you’ve got.
Colour – If you are all for matching your invites, flowers, the grooms tie, etc. then why not adopt the same colour theme in your manicure too. Pastels and nudes are great at creating a timeless, elegant look. Minimal effort, minimal fuss.
Accent – For some people wearing there nails the same way they do the other 364 days a year just isn’t special enough for their wedding day. If you want to inject a little sparkle or some personality, without looking too ‘gypsy wedding’ an accent nail is the way to go. Glitter, crystals, pearls – the list of adornments is endless.
Nail Art – For those who like to individualise every part of your wedding day. You will probably have made your own invitations, favours, and table decorations because you just couldn’t find exactly what you wanted. If you’re not afraid of colour and relish the opportunity for creativity then nail art on your wedding nails is a no-brainer. If you are going to DIY don’t forget you may need a helpful friend to paint your non-dominant hand, otherwise stamping may be a wise option.
I did read a magazine article once which advised you ask your bridesmaid to bring along a bottle of nail polish for emergency touch ups but hopefully a good base and topcoat would eliminate the need for this!
So what do you think? Have I inspired any of you ‘brides to be’ out there? If you’re already married, what did you wear on your nails for the big day?
-Enjoyed Part 1? Check out Part 2 here