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Manicure Inspo For Every Wedding You’ll Attend This Summer

Christin Perry LitteThings writer by Christin Perry
Christin is a mom and editor specializing in lifestyle content. She also hides cookies like a boss.

It’s almost summer, which means we’re about to be peep-toe deep in wedding season. We’re willing to be your calendar is filling up with invites fast! And while everyone knows that it’s the Bride’s Day, you know you still want to look good. A killer manicure is one way to take your wedding guest look to the next level. Whether you choose to rock coordinating nails, or something more sheer, the right mani is a great way to pull any look together. Gather some inspo from our roundup of fresh, feminine, and downright funky manicures for every type of wedding you might attend this summer.

1. Incorporate A Floral Accent Nail

1. Incorporate A Floral Accent Nail

We love this unique mani that incorporates an accent nail of spring flowers with soft pink and a rich maroon, which is a traditionally cold-weather color. This combination offers a hint of spring while still pairing perfectly with a totally glam, floor-length maroon or wine-colored gown.

2. Bloom Bright With A Garden-Inspired Mani

2. Bloom Bright With A Garden-Inspired Mani

A scenic garden is a common backdrop for a springtime wedding. After all, Mother Nature pretty much handles the flower budget, right? Channel that vibe with this adorable garden-inspired mani on a sky-blue background. Go matchy-matchy by pairing it with a floral dress, or add a pop of color to a white or neutral-colored knee-length frock.

3. Rock A Royal Look

3. Rock A Royal Look

Stay on trend with these statement purple nails that give a nod to the 2018 Pantone color of the year, Ultraviolet. This deep purple hue manages to look fun while channeling royalty, and you can too! We love that this mani incorporates gold accents—a perfect choice alongside a shimmery gold evening gown.

4. Add A Delicate Touch

4. Add A Delicate Touch

Tradition dictates that only the bride should show up in lace. Consider this mani if you want to add just a hint of lace to your wedding guest attire. And here’s a bonus—these nails would be equally at home at a barn wedding as they would at a black-tie affair.

5. Use Your Words

5. Use Your Words

Do we have to spell it out for you? Opt for a mani that states exactly why you’re there. Here, the word “love” is scrawled on an accent nail, giving a nod to the bride and groom, while the white background will pop against bronzed summertime skin.

6. Go For A Shore Thing

6. Go For A Shore Thing

Beach weddings call for more a casual, but still festive, look. We’re in love with this beachy mani that feature a bright coral polish—a summertime staple—with a starfish accent nail. Pair it with a flirty off-the-shoulder frock for a look that’ll have you catching waves and eyes at your next beach wedding.

7. Get Back To Basics

7. Get Back To Basics

Sometimes keeping it simple is as effective as a flashy look. We love this classic nude mani that works with just about any outfit and any occasion. This one’s just as much at home at a black-tie affair as it is at courthouse nuptials.

8. Orange You Glad You Chose This Shade?

8. Orange You Glad You Chose This Shade?

The answer will be yes if you choose this bright mani. This shade will really pop against tan skin, and will pair well with just about any dress with a hint of orange, or will serve to add a flash of color to a classic LBD.

9. Be Berry Nice

9. Be Berry Nice

This raspberry shade looks good enough to eat. We love this fun, flirty mani that marries (get it?) one of spring’s hottest colors with some glam glitter and funky stripes for a stand-out look that’s almost bright enough to steal the bride’s spotlight. While definitely not suited for, say, a black tie affair, this mani will add a sweet note to a bucolic barn wedding.

10. Be An Ace Of Hearts

10. Be An Ace Of Hearts

The heart: the universal symbol of love. This manicure nods subtly to the occasion with an accent nail featuring a delicate gold heart, kept demure by the pale pink base shade. Plus, the versatile shade matches with just about any dress you choose.