Bridal Nail Options for LDS Brides

Fingernail options for LDS brides
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There is no cut and dry rule for how long an LDS bride’s nails should be. Wedding nail length usually depends on what is most comfortable for you. If your natural nails are too short or uneven, you may want to consider fake nails to add extra length and conformity for your special day.

LDS Bride Nail Shapes for LDS Weddings

Basic nail shapes are round (oval) or square. Oval nails appear very natural and feminine, while square nails give a very polished, modern appearance. A third nail shape is square with rounded edges, which tones down the in-your-face quality of square nails while still preserving the cutting edge look.

bridesmaids nails, photo by Carly Daniel photography,
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Wedding fingernail shape is actually a very important factor for LDS brides; close up wedding photos of your ring and hands makes your nails very noticeable. And remember that the average Mormon wedding has between 2 and 6 bridesmaids, and the surest way to have one your bridesmaids stick out is to have their nails different from the other girls in length, shape, or color. That’s why communication with your bridesmaids is so critical to looking their part on the wedding day.

Appropriate Length for Bridesmaids’ Fingernails

Nails of the wedding party don’t have to be identical in length, but they should be in the same ballpark area just for conformity’s sake. Talk with your bridesmaids to form a consensus about nail shape, size, and color. As the bride, your nails don’t have to match your bridesmaids, but you may want to consider that option.

Nail Colors for LDS Brides and Bridesmaids

LDS weddings, photo by Paxman photography,
Photo Courtesy of Paxman Photography

Fingernail color is extremely important for you to consider. All the bridesmaids should coordinate. If their nail color doesn’t match, it will be painfully obvious. Here are some of the most popular wedding fingernail colors for LDS brides and bridesmaids:

♥ French manicures/pedicures
♥ Polish the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses
♥ Polish of another hue in the wedding color scheme
♥ Natural pink or light red polish
♥ Special nail art, available as stickers or by a live nail artist at a salon

When it comes to wedding nails, whatever your wedding party decides to do will look great – as long as you all do it together. Discuss length, shape, and color to make sure that your bridesmaids match each other on the big day. And if you’re wearing open-toed shoes, make sure to go through the same details with your toenails!

♥ Jenny Evans
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