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9 Best Wedding Nail Colors for 2023

Everyone is going to want to see your ring so when you’re showing off your hand to all your guests make sure your wedding nails are on point.

Planning a wedding is way more stressful than you’d expected and making those decisions on dresses and suits and flowers can be tough. But picking how you want your wedding nails to look can actually be a fun, relaxing part of your planning for a change.

Unlike with gowns or shoes, you can buy a couple of polishes without breaking the bank and try them all on at home as many times as you like until you find the look that’s perfect for you.

Plus, if you buy one and decide you won’t want to wear it on your wedding–you can still wear it the rest of the year.

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Wedding nails tips & tricks. 

Start early. If you plan on sparing your hands the process of artificial nails, you want to start thinking about getting your natural nails in shape early. Nails take a long time to grow, as in one tenth of a millimeter per day, so you want to give yourself at least three months of time for your nails to grow out.

If you have brittle nails or you think they could use a little help, check out my guide to the Best Products for Stronger Nail Growth.

Keeping your nails properly shaped polished with help provide even more strength so they can grow without breaking

Check different lighting. When you're deciding on a nail polish color, try to copy the same lighting you'll have on your wedding, that way you'll have a better idea of what it will actually look like.

If you can set your hand against something resembling the color of what you'll be wearing all the better. That taupe polish is going to look much different against a coffee table in your living room than against cream white out in the sun.

It's not just your nails that need care. Don't forget to keep your hands moisturized and cared for so they'll photograph well. (And be at prime hand-holding softness.)

Experiment. Don't be afraid to try several different shades. Even if you've been planning on a nude, go ahead and try that deep red or that metallic that caught your eye. You can surprise yourself with how unexpectedly perfect these turn out to be.

Keep it fresh. Don't have your bridal manicure done until right before the wedding. Two days before maximum. One day before is better. Even the best lacquers and top coats can lose their shine over time and you'll be so busy that chips can happen despite the best precautions.

Bring it with you. Make sure once you have your polish color picked out that you pack it in your wedding emergency kit to clean up last minute chips. Bring it with you on your honeymoon to freshen up your color too.

You do you. Listen, you know you best. If the color you have your heart set on bucks tradition, wear it. If the shade you fall in love with is last year's trend, who cares? If the classic look feels romantic to you, don't be pressured into going bold if you don't want to. What matters is that you feel fabulous.

I've gathered together some of the best bridal nail colors around for perfect wedding nails. I've tried to pick shades that look amazing on all skin tones and work for all seasons. Come daydream with me.

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