When creating your bridal ensemble for the big day, it’s important to pay attention to the details, from the neckline of your gown right down to the style of your shoes. But don’t forget about your nails! After all, you’ll be showing off that new wedding ring all night, so you’ll want to have gorgeous nails to go along with it. Here are some inspirational ideas to get you started:

Match them to your bouquet
Coordinate your manicured fingers with your beautiful arrangement of blooms.

Bright colors: If you have bright flowers, you can stick to a nude polish, which looks clean, elegant and sophisticated. It complements the brightness of the blooms well, not to mention the opaque formulas are perfect for concealing spots and even making your nails seem longer than they actually are.

Whites: For all-white blooms, consider using cream, ivory or beige nail polish – all of which complement white very well. You can add some glam with silver or gold tips or even choose a metallic neutral shade for drama.

Pastels: If you’re a bride who’s chosen pastel buds, lucky for you Essie has a 2013 bridal collection that is filled with floral-inspired shades, making it easy to coordinate with any arrangement. The polishes include various shades that match popular blooms like lilacs, roses, peonies and hydrangeas. You can even add a floral design to your nails like this bride did.

Pick a texture
Look at the details of your dress – what do you see? Maybe there’s lace trim around the waist or accents of metallic shimmer around the neckline. You can apply these details to your fingertips. This bride chose lace nails, while this manicure is simple with a touch of glam glitter.

Choose a fun design
There are so many designs that you can choose for your nails. Search around on Pinterest, and we promise you’ll get lost in all of the pretty patterns. Look to your wedding theme or color palette for inspiration for your manicure. From polka dots and chevron to ombre and half-moon glitter, you’re bound to fall in love with at least one.

Use nail jewelry
Want some bling for your nails? Try out some nail jewelry. It’s like a necklace or brooch for your fingers! This bride opted for a neutral gloss polish, but then dressed up her ring finger with some jewelry.

How are you dressing up your fingernails for the big day? Share your thoughts with us!