51 Chic Nail Designs for Wedding Guests

With the big day going on, you want something fun, elegant and chic without looking like you’re trying to look better than the bride. Nail designs for wedding guests should look great without getting in the way of enjoying the day.

We went through thousands of wedding nails to find a little bit of everything. From the simple and minimalist to the glam and fantastic. From the ones, you can do yourself with a bottle of polish (or three) to the intricate designs to show at your next manicure.

Something old, something new, something borrowed… and something manicured!

wedding guest nail design ideas
We are starting this collection with these gorgeous natural pink nails that are topped with very simple but chic white designs. Wedding nail designs tend toward white and subtle colors but you also want something durable that you don’t need to worry about breaking.
wedding guest nail design ideas
Here we’ve got these shiny pink nails which are designed with a bunch of rose gold glitter and a classic white tip. I love how the rose gold adds both texture and shine to the look.
wedding guest nail designs
Here’s a great set for those who’ll be wearing earth-tone colors during the wedding. This set just has enough color to it that it seems fun and chic.
wedding guest nail design ideas
If you haven’t decided what you’re wearing to the wedding, then this nail set gives you enough room to switch between different outfits. The colors are simple enough and very versatile as well.
wedding guest nails
Here’s another clean, chic, and classy design that you could wear to the wedding. White pretty much goes with anything, so this is a very safe and beautiful choice.
wedding guest nails
I love a good nude nail set. It’s classy without being boring, and it’s definitely so much prettier with the gold vertical glitter line in the middle.
wedding guest nail art
This set has some slight differences from the previous ones we’ve seen. This one has got a darker pinkish nude base and is tapered instead of round. The shapes are also a lot sharper than round.
wedding guest nail design
This is the easiest nail set you can wear to any event, may it be formal or casual. No one can go wrong with a very clean and classic look. Oval French tips give you simple style, a durable nail and it’s flexible with any outfit.
wedding guest nail designs
This nail set is something I’d recommend for those who have bigger roles during a wedding. We’ve got these classy V-shaped Frenchies matched with some 3D flowers and gems.
wedding guest nail design ideas
If the theme is a bit dark or if you’re wearing a darker dress to the wedding, then I’d definitely recommend this set. It’s got this pretty silver glitter that livens up the look a bit.
wedding guest nail polish design
I’d definitely go with these yellow-themed nails if you’re feeling a more colorful set. They’re light and bright but not too flashy. The flowers add a nice elegant touch.
wedding guest nail design ideas
These nails are so pretty. I love how clean they look with the pinkish-white base. The silver glitter border is just so posh and high fashion.
wedding guest nails
If you’re looking for some hints of gold, then we’ve got the look for you! We’ve got a mix of cream and white with some deep gold detailing.
wedding guest nails
wedding guest nail design ideas
Gold glitter is such a beautiful addition to a nail set. This one’s predominantly made out of nude polish, which perfectly matches the gold nails.
wedding guest nails
This one’s a simple nail look that’s got a simple design to it too. I think that the two-tone dried flowers add a nice touch to the entire look.
wedding guest nail polish design
I love these rose gold nails. We’ve got these nude painted nails which can be worn with almost anything. The white detailing and rose gold foil serve as really classy designs.
wedding guest nail design
Here’s a classic. You can never go wrong with these plain porcelain white nails. Whether you’re wearing a dark dress or a light one, this one will surely match no matter what.
wedding guest nail design ideas
These dazzling blue nails would look so good with matching blue nails. I love how they’re not too bright and flashy, which makes them perfect for a formal event.
wedding guest nails
These nails would be great for a nice wedding in the summertime. It’s bright and fresh, but it’s also subtle enough because it’s only a thin French tip design.
wedding guest nails
Here’s another bright and fresh look that’s a lot posher. I love the subtle gradient and the beautifully done layered swirl designs.
wedding guest nail design ideas
I love these posh black and white nail sets. We’ve got the same designs on both nails, just in different colors. I like how subtle the designs are, which is great since black can sometimes be a bit too dark for a wedding.
wedding guest nails
These would be the perfect nails for a wedding by the beach. I love how the colors resemble the ocean, especially with the wavy designs.
wedding guest nail designs
This is definitely a perfect wedding set. We’ve got these gorgeous micro tips that outline even the sides of the nails. They’re a lot simpler and modern than your classic French tips.
wedding guest nail polish design
If you really want to wear black nails to a wedding, then this set is your best bet. We’ve got these micro French tips which are subtle and classy.
wedding guest nails
Here’s a gorgeous nail set for those who are aiming for a regal look. We’ve got these pretty milky white nails topped with some melted gold. These are definitely nails fit for a queen.
wedding guest nail polish design
If you don’t really want a fully painted set of nails, then you can easily wear a set with just some gold on the moons of the nails.
wedding guest nail designs
Here’s a pretty classy nail look with predominantly white painted nails. These are then decorated with a bunch of criss-cross silver glitters.
wedding guest nail design ideas
If you’re attending a very festive wedding that’s full of color, this set might be something you’re interested in. We’ve got pink and blue bright nails that have got these fun layered waves on them.
wedding guest nail design ideas
wedding guest nail polish design
Here’s a colorful nail set with very bright colors that are still pretty posh and chic. We’ve got interesting wavy abstract designs with some hints of glitter. It’s a pretty classy design and colorway which could definitely fit a wedding.
wedding guest nail polish design
Here are some pretty nude pink nails with some glitter on top. It’s a perfect shade for a classy nail design as it’s not too bright. The gems band is such a classy addition to the look as it looks like a ring.
wedding guest nail design ideas
Black can sometimes be too bold or intimidating, but you can make it a better fit for a celebration by adding some gold shine. I really love the diamond and gold toppers the most.
wedding guest nails
You may like this set if you’re going for a more artistic and minimalist design. We’ve got these plain painted nails topped with two-tone dots.
wedding guest nail designs
This might fit the theme if you’re attending either a floral or dreamy wedding. I love the cute sparkly patterns along with the multi-colored flowers. It really gives off a fantasy-like vibe.
wedding guest nails
This bright coral pink has been used countless times in a wedding, and I don’t see any reason to stop now. It’s definitely a bit more dated than other colors and designs, but if the color fits you, then why not?
wedding guest nail design
If you’re looking for some hints of blue, we’ve got you! These are some bold blue tips decorated with a blue floral accent nail. The design is pretty simple, and the floral feel definitely makes it livelier.
wedding guest nails
Now, these nails are definitely fit for a wedding. Just look at these gorgeous flower arrangements on the nails. The colorway is absolutely stunning and definitely fits a wedding theme.
wedding guest nail design
If your everyday white French tips are a bit too bland for your liking, you can easily spice it up with an accent nail filled with loads of multi-colored gems.
wedding guest nail design
wedding guest nail design
If you’re wearing a yellow dress to the wedding, why not match it with these yellow sparkly nails? They’re plain enough while still having enough classy designs on them. The gold accent nail definitely is the star of the show.
wedding guest nail polish design
Here’s another glitter border nail set that I love. This is definitely much less intimidating than the white version. This pink shade definitely makes it more of a casual look, while the rose gold makes it a lot more elegant.
wedding guest nail design ideas
How stunning are these nails? I really love how they used a natural nude base to make it more subtle but added a bunch of gold and white detailing to achieve that luxurious look.
wedding guest nails
Here’s another nail set for those looking for a hint of blue. These are perfect if your dress is really plain or it matches the colorway of these nails. The designs on this set may be too intimidating, but they’ll definitely look gorgeous if you can carry them!
wedding guest nail design ideas
Check out these natural pink sheer nails. I love the softness of this look brought by the shortness and roundness of the nail. It’s embellished with these pretty diamonds and sparkles, resulting in a soft glam look.
wedding guest nail design ideas
Red is a bold statement, but they are definitely a classy look when worn right. Here are some classy red painted nails matched with a red-filled multi-colored glitter nail which adds a bit of fun to the look.
wedding guest nail design
Here’s a full rose gold nail set that’ll definitely make your nails shine. I love the texture of these nails and how simple and straightforward they are.
wedding guest nail design
Here’s a multi-hue blue nail set that I think would look gorgeous for a beach wedding. Again, the tones of blue used reminds me of the sea, and the glitter sparkles serve as a nice bright touch.
wedding guest nail design ideas
This is such a cute and simple floral nail look. The flowers seem to be growing on the tip of your nails. I love the pretty subtle colors and the adorable design.
wedding guest nail design ideas
Here’s a glamorous and classy set with a beautiful complimentary colorway. I love the addition of the silver glitter nails because they definitely take a look to the next level.

Really anything can work as nail designs for a wedding guest, but some just have more of a… wedding vibe than others. Whatever you decide on, let us see them! Our inspiration photos come from user submissions and open sources and we’ll always give credit. All of the fantastic styles belong to their respective owners. If we’ve got a credit wrong or you’d rather we don’t feature you – just drop us an email.

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