Here comes the…wedding season!
To help lessen the stress of planning for your big day, we’ve curated a guide on summer wedding themes + summer wedding nails for would-be brides and grooms.
The overarching wedding motif? A summer wedding that’s either perfect for the outdoors or your budget.
Whether you are planning to have a big wedding on a small budget or maybe you want your wedding to be more intimate, here are 10 summer wedding ideas to suit your personality or preference, including the dip mani inspo for your chosen wedding theme colors.
1. Budget-friendly DIY Summer Wedding
News flash: Minimony and micro-wedding continue to be all the rage to this day and would fit well on your DIY budget.
For more bang for the buck options, head over to Pinterest or Etsy for DIY wedding ideas for summer — from bridal veils to wedding shoes.
You can also save even more if you choose to do an outdoor wedding in a picturesque venue that only requires a little decorating. So when the sun’s out, take your wedding out!
Last but not least, DIY your wedding mani with Dipwell’s easy acrylic dip system.
Pick 3 or 6 dip powder colors of your choice with Dipwell’s Build Your Own Bundle (BYOB) Kit. Not sure which colors to pick for your DIY wedding nails? (There are just so many lovely colors to choose from, right?!) Another stress-free option is to shop for a curated dip nail starter kit such as the French Set or Naturale Collection. That’s one less wedding planning headache to worry about!
2. Classic Summer Wedding
Aah, the classic wedding elements: white wedding gowns, neutral color scheme, clean and elegant designs, to name a few. It’s a timeless wedding style that screams “and they lived happily ever after”. And just because it’s classic doesn’t mean it’s plain and boring as cardboard. For your wedding nails, you can give a traditional manicure a new twist and still keep a classic aesthetic. Below are some fresh takes on the classic wedding mani.
Don a white wedding dress that makes you feel like a princess — a trend started by Queen Victoria in the mid-19th century. Image by Getty Images via Vogue. ▪️ JL01 Clear Jelly dip powder mani that sparkles like a royal gem, courtesy of Natalie L.
Accessorize with silver wedding jewelry that adds a gorgeous luster to your wedding day look. Image by David’s Bridal.▪️Glitter French Mani featuring Limited Edition Winter Disco Silver and NA21 Naked Nail dip powders
Step into a pair of ivory-colored, pointed-toe satin wedding shoes with a hint of sparkle. Image by David’s Bridal.▪️MK01 Milky White dip powder mani with a glitter accent nail to boot, courtesy of Alisha D.
3. Bohemian Summer Wedding
For the free-spirited couples, get creative on how to make your bohemian wedding as carefree as it can be. FYI: You can never have enough flowers, greenery, and succulents at your dreamy boho wedding. And don’t forget to use different colored gemstones to make the occasion more magical.
For your bohemian wedding manicure, choose nude colors from Dipwell’s Naturale Dip Powder Collection to match the Earthy look of a Coachella-esque style summer wedding.
Here are more June outdoor wedding ideas.
Plush seating that looks like a luxurious lounge straight out of the most expensive Coachella campground. Image by 100 Layer Cake.▪️NA18 Rose-tinted Taupe dip powder mani that gives off au naturel vibes, courtesy of Ivy M.
Flower crown not only for the boho bride but also for the rest of the wedding entourage. Image by Mario Testino, Alfred Lor, and A Crimson Kiss via Bridal Musings.▪️NA29 Light Taupe dip powder mani with gold accents, courtesy of Stephanie A.
4. Garden Summer Wedding
When it comes to outdoor wedding ideas for summer, a garden wedding is always among the top options. Because what better way to enjoy the summer weather than to dine al fresco, dance under the blue sky, and celebrate love against a backdrop of breathtaking flowers?
Turn to mother nature for decorating ideas. Consider bold hues when picking the flowers that’ll adorn the venue. And then match them with a floral dip manicure to double your summer wedding’s flower power. Refer to Your Guide to Buying Yourself Flowers for more floral nail design ideas.
Go for a European-style garden wedding in soft pastel tones that are perfect for spring or summer. Image by MunaLuchi Bridal.▪️A fun and colorful springtime or summertime mani with dainty embellishments featuring PA06 Light Violet, PA01 Cool Pink, PA19 Light Periwinkle, PA15 Pale Mint, & MK05 Milky Purple dip powders, courtesy of @clawqueendipnails. Read Pastel Nail Designs for more pastel wedding nail inspo.
Decorate with brightly colored flowers for a bold and beautiful garden-inspired summer wedding. Image by Wedding Wire.▪️Butterfly Wing Nail Art featuring NE17 Neon Pink and CL64 True Black dip powders
5. Barn or Farmhouse Summer Wedding
Next on our list of summer outdoor wedding ideas is a charming wedding theme that features wonderful woodwork, stunning stonework, and gorgeous greenery. Throw in some mason jars, wooden barrels, and fairy lights for good measure. Think rustic wedding for cottagecore-loving couples. Cue Taylor Swift’s Folklore or your favorite country music album!
For cool country vibes on your wedding venue and your wedding nails, opt for a color palette that includes lots of browns and greens.
6. Vineyard Summer Wedding
Make it a wedding weekend to remember at a winery with stunning scenery and, of course, an extensive wine list to sample. A vineyard venue can be the location of your bachelor or bachelorette party, the wedding ceremony itself, and the post-wedding reception. Talk about a multitasking summer wedding theme!
Against the backdrop of gorgeous grape-bearing vines, a wine-inspired color scheme would surely make your wedding (and your dip manicure) stand out.
Rich-colored florals add oomph to a bold and beautiful wedding bouquet. Image by Shoshana Kruger via One Fab Day.▪️Encapsulated Floral & Gold Mani featuring CL40 Deep Wine, CL43 Spicy Red, and NA07 PSL Orange dip powders
7. Green Summer Wedding
Are you an eco-conscious couple looking for a summer wedding theme that’s both environment-friendly and budget-friendly? The green wedding or sustainable wedding is for you.
There are many ways you can lessen the environmental impact of this special occasion. Start with scouring the internet for wedding vendors or service providers with a strong commitment to the environment to help you plan your eco-friendly wedding. If you’re DIY-ing the wedding planning, take note that a green wedding is a perfect opportunity for you to take the ‘something borrowed’ tradition to the next level while caring for the environment at the same time. For example, rent a gown instead of buying a new one. You can even rent your wedding bouquet.
Here are more green ideas, plus the green dip manicure to match them.
8. Beach Summer Wedding
Sun and sand in a stunning location? Sounds like the perfect theme for a summer wedding that offers many color choices for all wedding things, including your dip nails. You can either opt for a wedding palette that complements the color of the sea or the sunset. Better yet, just go with your favorite color, which will surely pop out in any white or beige sand setting. You can also stick with a neutral summer wedding color scheme to match the shore for that monochromatic look.
Gorgeous white and green summer wedding palette.▪️NA23 Buff dip powder mani courtesy of the Rasmussens.
9. Travel-inspired Summer Wedding
Can’t make it to your dream summer wedding destination abroad? Not a problem! Recreate an international wedding in your own backyard — without the logistics headaches of an away wedding and breaking the bank. The best part? You can metaphorically transport your wedding guests to whichever country as you please. To luxurious Morocco. To romantic Paris. Or to dazzling Italy. Your imagination is the limit! Even your summer dip mani can exude destination wedding vibes.
10. City Hall Chic Summer Wedding
If it’s good enough for Carrie Bradshaw, it’s certainly good enough for us! It’s your special day, so you make your own rules on how to make a simple city hall ceremony as magical as a summer wedding at, say, Buckingham Palace. If you want to inject some tradition + style into your city hall summer wedding, this is the perfect time to wear something blue. Yup! Just like Carrie Bradshaw did. Who could forget her iconic blue wedding shoes? For the final theme in our outside wedding ideas for summer, here are more ‘something blue’ wedding and dip nail inspo to help you with your chic city hall look.
Pick your perfect summer wedding color palette
Whether it’s for a budget-friendly DIY wedding or a city hall chic wedding, a dip manicure that fits right into your overall wedding color scheme is always a good idea.
For more wedding dip mani inspo, check out Wedding Nail Ideas: Bridal Nails & Wedding Guest Nails and The Perfect Shades For Wedding Season.
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