Confession: When I was planning my wedding, I definitely exceeded my budget in a few areas, and by the time the big day rolled around I was running on fumes. As a result, I actually contemplated forgoing a manicure and pedicure altogether. Who notices nails anyway—right? Wrong. The receptionist at Stella Nova in Charleston, SC, looked at me like I was insane when I checked in for my hair and makeup appointment, and thankfully insisted that I get a fresh coat of polish. I still think fondly of the shade they suggested for my toes, but can’t for the life of me remember the name. To help you plan—and keep you from making the same mistake I did (my mani pedi was practically an afterthought!)—we’ve rounded up 12 perfect, pretty—and unforgettable—polishes and categorized them by bride.
Yves Saint Laurent
Smith & Cult