(Closed) What are you doing, what have you done with your wedding day nails?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I am doing French gel/shellac. Getting them done Thursday afternoon for a Saturday wedding (Friday is a crazy setup day). I will make sure they don’t make the white tips too thick.

Light pink also looks really nice, especially on shorter nails.

ABSOLUTELY would recommend the gel/shellac. I wreck a regular manicure within 48 hours – a shellac/gel lasts minimum of 10 days on me. That’s great if you’re going on a honeymoon.

I’m doing a fun glittery color (pink or red) on my toes. I am wearing close-toed shoes so they won’t really be seen, so I want something fun for the honeymoon.

I’m getting married the same day as you are and have gel on my nails right now and will go in several days and get it re-done one last time before the final wedding appointment. The great thing about gel/shellac is that it keeps your nails really strong so if you need to grow them out a bit in the next two weeks before the wedding or want to make sure they don’t break, I’d go get a gel manicure about 10-14 days before you are getting your wedding nails done.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@agaldesign:  If you have the time/money I would recommend going to get the gels now & then have them redone the day before.  If you get them done now, your nails will grow out evenly for the next couple weeks and it will be the perfect time for a touch up right before the big day 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just got a gel french manicure.  And I got a pedicure but used a sangria color (my wedding color).

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@agaldesign:  It is confusing because there are two things people call gels. One is gel overlays, which are sort of like acrylic (I’m sure people with gel overlay nails will yell at me, but this is the easiest way to understand it). They are fake nails.

Then there is the gel/shallac. This is just a UV-light hardened nail polish that goes on your natural nail and lasts 10 – 14 days without chipping. Usually called a no-chip manicure or gel or shellac. That’s what I am talking about. The polish comes off by soaking in acetone.

Do you like the shape of your nails? I personally would suggest the gel/shellac no-chip manicure, not fake nails. If you want them a little longer, then yeah, get a manicure now and they’ll start growing out and then they will take all the polish off and re-do it right before your wedding.

I am no help on fake nails!

Soooo, just over 2 weeks out… what things do you still have left to do?!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@agaldesign:  gels are not fake nails, acrylic is fake. Gel is just a (magic) top coat that goes over your nail polish (you can do a french or a solid color, I think whatever you want) and the top coat dries within like 2 minutes under a UV light, and it is hard as ROCK. I got them done for my e-pics, and the manicure lasted through 3 weeks that included working out, camping, and being really clumsy. Not a single chip. The only reason I removed the polish was because my roots were growing out and my nails were getting too long for comfort. It takes some effort to remove it, but it doesn’t damage your nails at all.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just want to tell you NOT to do something called EZ Dip!  It’s like a crazy shellac thing with powder and filing…

I liked how my nails looked and they lasted for three weeks (and I only went to remove it because they grew out) – but they are A MAJOR BEEOTCH to get off of your nails.  You basically have to file them down and it ruins your nails until they grow back.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Definitely investing in a shellac mani before we leave (DW).  I loved them when I’ve had them in the past and they last forever!  Prob a light color, or depending maybe a color matching a bold color in my bouquet. 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@agaldesign:  Seating chart is done but I’m not getting it printed for another week (doing two large posters) in case there are last minute changes. Our final meetings with vendors are on Friday, and we’re getting our marriage license that day, so I guess those are biggies! And I pick up my finalized dress and bridesmaids dresses tomorrow, so that is exciting.

I have a bunch of DIY stuff to finish doing – ironing a couple of table-cloths, tying the ribbon that is to go across the aisle, putting together the “Bible” for my day-of coordinator. I think most everything is ordered/done, it just isn’t very organized yet.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I got a gel manicure for my wedding in a light pink color. Like ballet slipper, or something like that. I got the matching color on my toes. It is understated, elegant and pretty. I do like french manicures but I don’t always love the way they come out on my fingers so I went with the light pink. 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@agaldesign:  I am laying out everything I can think of that’s in my head. I’m sure she doesn’t need it, but this is only her second wedding and I do have a LOT of components, so I just don’t want her to miss a beat. So I have all sorts of headings – cake table, signage, bar, vendors, important phone numbers, aisle runner, programs, place settings, etc.

If I would tell it to her verbally when walking through what I want for the day, I am documenting it in that document.

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