The 5 Wedding Day Nail Tips Every Bride Needs to Know
There's more to nailing the perfect wedding manicure than choosing between OPI GelColor, Infinite Shine or Nail Lacquer! From choosing the perfect shade, to prepping your nails for the big day, we’re on hand to ensure the exchange of rings looks and goes smoothly.
Wedding Day Prep
Nails will only be as photogenic as the level of groundwork you put in, so keep nails in tip-top condition by allowing enough time to correct any nail care issues. For regular nails, we recommend visiting a professional for at least 2 manicures before the big day to make sure your nails and cuticles are as healthy as they can be.
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The quality of a wedding day manicure is entirely dependent on the condition of your nail beds. If they’re cracked, ridged or dehydrated, chips can happen. To make sure the only chips you have on your wedding day come with salsa, we recommend investing in a good treatment like one of our Infinite Shine Primers (we’ve designed one for every issue) at least two months before the big day.
Then don’t forget to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. No one wants dry, cracked hands when exchanging vows. Apply OPI ProSpa Hand Nail & Cuticle Cream and OPI ProSpa Cuticle Oil at least two times a day for glowing, younger looking hands. Bouquet shot nailed.
Choose a nail color that complements your whole look. Neutral, nude or blush nail polish on a bride always looks clean and elegant and these shades won’t distract from your bouquet or ring. Don’t be afraid to be bold either - a red nail polish can perfectly match your color scheme too, and you can always let OPI nail polish be your something blue.
When choosing a shade, it’s always worth looking at your skin’s undertones, as certain colors brighten while others can clash or make skin look washed out. Cool skin tones are typically fair and have blue or pink undertones, which usually suit pinky nude shades like Baby Take A Vow. Olive tones suit peach or a golden neutral nail polish, making Throw Me A Kiss your perfect polish.
No chips, no problems. Don’t add any extra stress to your big day and ensure perfect nails by choosing OPI GelColor formula. We’ve developed our gel nail polish formula to promise up to three weeks of wear and shine, meaning you can get through your big day purely focused on love. Even better, the perfect gel manicure will last during your honeymoon.
Brides, what better chance than your wedding day to try out nail art? Don’t go for anything too bold, like palm trees and diamanté. Instead, opt for something more subtle and non-distracting. We recommend a statement nail, a few subtle embellishments or glitter tips for your “I do” moment.
You're now ready to nail your big day! Shop the OPI Always Bare for You collection to discover our favorite bridal nail polish shades. Don’t forget to tag us on social media when you wear OPI on your wedding day with #OPISheers!