I love short wedding nail designs for their cute style
and their ease of wear. You don’t need to worry about them on the big day and they look fantastic at the same time. Short wedding nails give off that gentle and feminine vibe while still exhibiting luxury and elegance.
After scrolling through
thousands of wedding nails and artists, we put together the list of our favorites. A little bit of something for everyone here whether you want to do your nails yourself, or some inspiration to show your nail tech. We do have a bigger list of wedding nail designs but sometimes less is more and these short styles might be my favorite. Short nails for the big day! 💍
We’re starting this collection with a classic look. We’ve got your pink to white ombré nails on some short, almond-shaped nails. This is a great choice since it’s completely versatile and could fit almost any look.
If you prefer hints of pink with some highlights, these diagonal gold tips might be a good choice. You can also change your base color and leave the tip designs as is.
This nail set also features your classic pink to white ombré but this look also has some nice dainty flower touches. If flowers are a big part of your theme, this charming set would be well-fitting.
These fit more of your traditional, dressed-up nail looks. They are filled with these elegant flower touches and silver bands. It’s definitely a bridal look.
If you’d prefer to be simple, you could never go wrong with your classic white French tips. They’re great for whether you’re simply attending the wedding as a guest and even if you’re the bride herself.
These nails are a beautiful milky pink topped with some white marbling. These nails are great if you’re aiming for more of a uniform look. You can also switch out the base color depending on the mood you’re going for.
This is another one of those traditional bridal looks. I’d definitely keep these elegant flower toppers for the bride since they completely embody a wedding ceremony.
These nails are a bit more simple. We’ve got some really soft white tips paired with these beautiful flowers. These are a great flower design alternative if you find the 3D flowers a bit too traditional.
I absolutely love the look of short, coffin-shaped nails. They really give off that sharp and clean look, especially when painted with a beautiful cream color.
Here’s another French tip look you can replicate. You can opt for these square-shaped nails which are a bit more sharp and clean but you could also round them up a bit more for a gentler look.
This is the simplest look of them all. It’s like your nails but better! It’s got that beautiful shine to it and it looks so clean and put together.
I also love the thicker French tip look. These flower details make the set look customized for the wedding. It’s clean and straightforward.
Here are some short, almond-shaped nails with a beautiful natural matte pink. My favorite part of the design is these fluffy leaves that look so elegant. It’s definitely a more modern look, but it’ll soon become something that’s timeless.
If you want a more prominent pink look, you can opt for this set that includes a variety of designs. This is great if you’re simply wearing a white dress and want a gentle pop of color.
If you’ve got a full set of plain polish, you can still jazz it up a bit by adding some glitter line designs. Silver wedding nails give off more of a subtle look.
This is a set that’s a bit more modern. Pearls are such a classy accessory and I love seeing them on the nails. A top look if you want something simple and easy.
If you’re going for a garden wedding or simply a huge fan of flowers, these flower tips would look great on you! It’s got that cute garden charm!
Of course, we could never forget our classic Swarovski crystal nails. It’s bright, blinding, and classy. It can instantly elevate a look and if a wedding isn’t a good time to rock this look, I don’t know when is.
Here are some more dainty looks that I’d recommend. I absolutely love the use of pearls instead of gems. It gives off a softer shine that’s also delicate.
These nails are a beautiful alternative to your typical French tips. You could add any color you desire as well!
If you want some shine but you don’t want it to be too much, these beautiful chrome nails are a perfect choice. Matching it up with 3D toppers is also a great idea to add more depth to the look.
We’ve got another beautiful pink to white ombré feature. When you’ve got plain nails like these, what can really elevate the look are the toppers you choose. Try to go for something that’s unique and dainty at the same time!
Here’s another modern nail set. If you want something that’s a bit chicer, definitely try these white swirls. They look clean and classy. If you want an extra shine, adding in that colored glitter lining is a great choice too!
I’m completely in love with melted gold designs. They are on a completely different level and they look ancient and luxurious.
Here’s another easy-to-achieve nail set for the girls who want a no-fuss look. Simply add an accent nail in your choice of color and a grand topper, and you’re pretty much good to go!
One of my favorite details of wedding looks is tiny glitters. When they’re spread out all over the nails, they create such an angelic effect!
This set shows that you don’t have to keep a uniform design on all of your nails. Switching it up with one or two accent nails will also work, but I would stick with these light tones.
I love a nail set that’s all about shine. This one looks extra clean and well put together. I love the varying level of shine on each nail as it adds variety to the look.
These nails are delicate and elegant all at once. These nails remind me so much of simple Korean-style nails with such beautiful, subtle details.
We’ve got some more gorgeous wedding looks for those who want something crisp and clean. I like the glitter details here that are textured but still really well-made.
This nail set is a perfect balance of everything. It’s got these large, mixed crystals with some soft gold shimmers and a classic soft French tip.
If you’ve been following the latest trends, you know that everyone has been raving about Hailey Bieber’s glazed nails that look exactly like this! It’s clean, elegant, and most important of all, it shines!
Here’s another gorgeous pink to white ombré set that’s topped with lots and lots of shine. The white flowers give more definition to the look. This set has really good topper placements as it doesn’t look crowded at all.
if you’re wondering, yes, you could totally wear some dark colors to your wedding. This nail set has a beautiful balance of light and dark. It’s got cool design variations that are much more artistic than your usual set.
If you’re having a beach wedding, I’d recommend this gorgeous brown and blue nail set. It’s got these gorgeous clear, shell-like details and a lovely brown to blue blend that looks like the waves crashing against the ocean.
If you want something that’s soft but still has a whole lot of depth to it, these pink nails with a dark jelly topper are the best. They’re quite trendy right now in Korea and they look absolutely phenomenal.
This nail set is clean and it’s also got that fairytale touch to it. I truly love the look of the soft marble against the sharp touches of gold lining on some clean white nails.
If you want some shine and texture, but you don’t want to overdo it, you should give these embedded glitters a chance! You can leave them as is or you could create a subtle glitter reveal effect.
Here are some more luxurious nails that are clean and crisp. When you’re working with these gorgeous chrome details, you don’t have to do much more! They’re already alluring in themselves.
I would say that these are the perfect cream nails. They’ve got this subtle two-tone blend that creates such a beautiful monochromatic look.
If you want a nail set with a lot of different designs, these nails will surely make you stand out. It’s just a little bit of everything, and it forms into this gorgeous shiny work of art.
This is a white and gold masterpiece. I like the border effect since it’s a lot more subtle than a full nail design. It’s a great way to incorporate some bright touches of glitter.
If you want to go for a really simple nail set, I’d recommend this beautiful shade of gray mixed with tints of purple. It’s classy and clean, and most importantly, it’s different.
When it comes to wedding nails, I love a bit of shine. This is probably the best way to add subtle, delicate, and not overwhelming shine.
This nail set is a great choice if you have hints of blue at your wedding, as it’ll perfectly fit the theme. The blue tone is soft, but it still offers that pop of color.
These nails are fit for royalty. There’s a unique, intricate design on each nail that features a different set of colors and shine. I absolutely love how it looks so well-crafter. It’s truly breathtaking.
If you want to go for a full white French tip set, consider embellishing it a bit with some silver glitter. You can also keep your nail base bare or add a different base coat.
Here’s another French tip idea. These gold linings are on a whole other level. I truly love the tiny hearts since they add more character to the set.
If you’ve settled on keeping your nails as simple as possible, you can still add a few intricate designs to add some elegance. These stars are perfect! They’re easy but they still give off that luxurious feel from celestial bodies.
Some brides like to wear bolder looks and this is a beautiful way to do that! I especially love the deep red nails topped with a beautiful clear gloss.
You can also choose to go with a nail set that’s got two different designs to it. My absolute favorite has to be these encased flowers in clear polish. They look unique and they also have tiny pops of color.
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