If you are going to have to grow your nails, then you’ll need at least 4 months beforehand to get your nails in the right condition. This will help your manicurist to deal with any problems such as dry or split nails. One quick tip is to wear rubber gloves whenever your hands are going to be in contact with water for more than a few seconds. Constantly immersing them into water will soften the nails and they will break easier.
Regularly clip your nails as this will help them to grow and always clip them from side to side. Don’t start in the middle. When you file them, use the whole file and never ‘saw’ your nails with the file.
It is wise to have a manicure the day before your wedding and as late as possible to avoid breaking any nails or chipping the polish. Also, if you have a bath the night before your special day, then keep your nails out of the water as much as you can because otherwise the manicure will not last as long and the hot water will encourage the polish to peel quicker. This includes your toe nails too if they will be on show.
Choose your nail colour carefully. You don’t want them to clash with your colour scheme and you don’t want them too pale. If you are going for the French manicure look, then have an off-white shade on the tips so you have a more natural look.