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Brides Prefer French Manicure

Most brides will have a beauty check list when it comes to making themselves look great on their wedding day; from eye lash extensions to manicures and anything in-between.

A recent conducted on revealed that almost half of brides (46.2%) will choose a French Manicure to have put on their nails ahead of their wedding day and just under a quarter (24.9%) will choose a clear, nude or neutral shade.

Just over 10% of brides said they were opting for a bright or colourful wedding nail shade, and just under 15% will go for a pastel shade.

The French Manicure seemed to be a clear winner with UK brides when it came to choosing the perfect bridal nail shade.

Brides Prefer French Manicure

We surveyed 197 brides-to-be.

Top tips from for brides planning a bridal manicure:

  • Book an appointment with a professional nail salon in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Plan to have your wedding nails done a day or two before your wedding so they look great on the big day.
  • Why not make it a girly event and invite your mother or bridesmaids to get their nails done at the same time
  • Ensure you’re happy with your chosen nail colour or style, as your hands will feature in a lot of wedding photographs.
  • Don’t touch up your nails right before the wedding as getting nail polish on the dress could be a disaster.
  • Take your own nail colour to the salon or buy a bottle of polish to match so that you can top up your manicure whilst on your honeymoon.
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