If you thought choosing a nail look to go with your engagement ring was a tough decision, brace yourself. Because now that you’ve found the person of your dreams, you have another very serious decision to make: WTF you’re going to do with your nails for your actual wedding day itself. By default (or, like, crippling indecision?), most brides tend to stick to barely there nudes, soft pinks, or just plain ol’ clear.
But we’re major proponents of everyone feeling a hundred percent themselves on their big day—even if that means choosing an untraditional design to go with your preferred type of manicure. So whether you skew more classic or cool, here are the 41 prettiest ideas for wedding nails that will make you want to say “I do.” Twice.
These Sheer Nails Outlined in Rose Gold
These Minimalist Wedding Nails
These Rhinestone French Tips
While all your bridesmaids and guests are trying to catch the bouquet, you’ll want a nail look that’ll catch all the light for the action photos. This blinged out look is it.
Recreate it with: Gleam Team Stud and Rhinestone Kit
These Nude Wedding Nails
These Abstract Wedding Nails
Play off your platinum or white gold wedding band with these matching silver abstract lines on a neutral background.
Recreate it with: Zoya Nail Polish in Trixie
This Negative Space Mani
Add a little interest to your otherwise simple solid white mani with these asymmetrical negative space designs.
Recreate it with: Floss Gloss Mrs. Tony Montana
These Minimalist Pink Nails
These Half-Moon Ombré Nails
These Modern French Tips
These Blue Wedding Nails
These Elegant Wedding Nails
These Peach Ombré Nails
These Thin French Tips
These Simple Wedding Nail Art Decals
These Rose Metallic Nails
If your personal preference falls somewhere between nail art and plain nails, try a light color in a metallic finish for your wedding day.
Recreate it with: Orly Nail Lacquer in Lucid Dream
These Diamond Accent Nails
These Natural Wedding Nails
These Embellished Nails
These Heart-Shaped Wedding Nails
This Ring Finger Accent Nail
These Pearlescent Ombré Nails
These Pearl Wedding Nails
Who said pearls were old-fashioned? This decorative mani features not one but two accent nails that go perfectly with a fistful of pearls.
Recreate it with: B Nail Art Rhinestones Fake Pearl Gems
These Neutral Nails With Thin Gold Bands
You know what would go perfectly with your thin gold wedding band? Well, yes, your engagement ring, but also this nail look. Start with a creamy white base, and top it with a thin gold strip of foil tape or wire.
Recreate it with: Jocestyle 1 Roll 0.2mm Copper Craft Wire for Nail Art
These Thin French Tips
This Marbled Mani
Himalayan salt, rose quartz, marble—call it what you want, but I’ll be calling this design stunning, mmmk?! For this quartz-nail look, start with a neutral base coat. While the coat is still wet, paint thin, fine, tiny lines of cream polish over your nail, then add a second layer of your base coat on top to blend it out.
Recreate it with: OPI Nail Lacquer Long Lasting Nail Polish in Bubble Bath
These Neutral Wedding Nails With Glitter
These Swarovski-Studded Nails
These Bedazzled Nails
Whether you have a simple gown that you’re looking to dress up, or you have a gown that’s covered in beads and detailing (and you need somethin’ a little more neutral), this bedazzled mani is perfect for The Big Day. You might have to leave these clear extensions to the pros, but a set like this is worth all the extra time and money.
Recreate it with: Nicole Diary 1 Bag Gold Nail Art Metal Studs
These Gold Foil Cuticle Cuffs
This Negative Space Design
These Sheer Nails With Sparkles
This Gold Wedding Mani
This Classic Pink Mani
This Bright White Nail Look With Stars
I know, I know—matchy-matchy can feel so early aughts, but just like a white wedding dress will never go out of style, neither will a matching crisp-white mani (which means no nail-trend regrets 20 years from now). Keep it simple with a pure-white shade, or show off your personality with some nail decals or freehand nail art.
Recreate it with: Olive & June Star Bright Mani Kit
These Baby Blue Wedding Nails
These Confetti Glitter Nails
This Neutral Tone Mani
This Rule-Breaking Red Mani
Don’t @ me, but I firmly believe that a bold red polish is a hundred percent acceptable on your wedding day. Why? Because it looks great on every skin tone, and it adds a subtle pop against your crisp white wedding gown. (Bonus points if you have killer hand tattoos too.)
Recreate it with: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Carnal Red
This Apricot Wedding Look
Not quite pink, yet not quite nude, peach is the latest hue seen on bridal runways, and soon, your entire social media feed.
Recreate it with: Orly Nail Lacquer in Peachy Parrot
These Iridescent Almond Nails
The perfect balance between out-there and barely-there, this iridescent design will make your wedding day just a touch more fun. If, you know, that’s even possible.
Recreate it with: Inc.Redible Cosmic Blur Set
Brooke Shunatona is a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com.