The 18 Best Press On Nails for Weddings, From Showers to Bach Parties

No salon visit required.
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Lauren Whalley
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Lauren Whalley
Fashion Editor, Beauty & Inclusivity
  • Lauren writes and edits articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a specialty in fashion, beauty and size inclusivity.
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Lauren worked in wedding editorial for Brides, Style Me Pretty and Enaura Bridal.
  • Lauren studied public relations and advertising at the University of Central Florida.
Updated Feb 02, 2023
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We all love a luxurious professional manicure, but with so many wedding events leading up to your big day, it can be hard to make that many trips to the salon. Enter: press-on wedding nails. Press-on nail designs, which were originally found in drugstores, are now a beauty must-have worn by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande and The Kardashians. They bring the spa to you with an easy application that also won't break the bank. Plus, the options available on the market are so realistic, no one will even be able to tell the difference—seriously.

Keep scrolling to discover our top picks for the best press-on nails for weddings, available in every shape, length, color and style you can imagine!

What Exactly Are Press-On Nails?

Press-on nails are faux nails that can be applied in the comfort of your own home or on the go. They are pressed directly onto the nail bed with either glue or stick-on adhesive and can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the brand. They come pre-shaped with polish and designs already applied, saving you the hassle of having to do it yourself—no messy application required.

Simple Press On Nails for Weddings

Kiss Nude Drama Bare But Better Nails

Shape: Long Coffin

Includes: 28 Nails, Pink Gel Nail Glue, Mini File, Manicure Stick

Why We Love It: If the "no makeup" look were a set of nails, these KISS press-ons would be it. If you want a minimalist look for your wedding events, consider this nude set. It's just subtle enough that it won't take away from your outfit. One reviewer said, "These nails are the perfect milky pink color for a fair skin tone; I've been getting compliments left and right! I love them."

xPRESS/On Short Solid Color Press-On Nails in Bubble Bath

Shape: Short Oval

Includes: 30 Nails, Nail Glue, Cuticle Stick, Dual Nail File and Buffer, OPI Prep Pad

Why We Love It: OPI Bubble Bath is one of the most popular wedding nail polish shades of all time, and now it's available as a press-on. These reusable tips are vegan, and the packaging is made of 94% post-consumer recycled materials, so you can also feel good about wearing them. Consider these your go-tos that can be worn to any and all wedding events. As one reviewer said, "I have tried different brands of nails, and hands down, these are my favorite; they look like a fresh gel manicure."

Kiss Crush Hour Salon Acrylic Nails

Shape: Short Square

Includes: 28 Nails, Pink Gel Glue, Mini File, Manicure Stick

Why We Love It: KISS is the queen of press-on nails, and for good reason. They have some of the best-selling French tips on the market, but their petite length takes the spotlight, especially for those with short nails or smaller hands. Not to mention the easy-apply tabs that make for a mess-free application. One reviewer noted, "I have very small, petite hands, so it's so hard to find a pack of nails that fit and come in a short enough length for my liking, but these are perfect; they look so cute and classy, and are extremely easy to put on."

Olive & June HD Press-Ons

Shape: Extra Short Round

Includes: 42 Nails, Non-Damaging Glue, Wooden Cuticle Pusher, File and Buffer, Prep Pad

Why We Love It: Your press-on nails don't need a ton of detail to stand out; check out this crisp white set from Olive & June. This kit includes 42 extra short round nails that won't get in the way while saying "I do." Another plus? According to reviews, they also stand the test of time. "I love these nails; they last so long if you take care of them, and white is perfect for any occasion!"

Luxxi Press-On Nails in Spice

Shape: Medium Coffin

Includes: 24 Nails, Ultra Strong Nail Glue, Nail Glue Stickers, Nail File, Manicure Stick, Alcohol Pad

Why We Love It: Elevate your neutral manicure with these multi-toned coffin nails. "The nails look exactly as pictured; they're sturdy and long-lasting," one reviewer says. These salon-sculpted tips are medium-length and have a trendy gloss tip effect that is sure to get you a million compliments at any fall wedding.

Static Nails Thorns & Roses Almond

Shape: Medium Almond

Includes: 24 Nails, Static Non-Damaging Glue, Dual-Sided File and Buffer

Why We Love It: This deep burgundy press-on nail set features a medium-length almond shape and a matte finish that looks straight out of the salon. For anyone looking for an Instagram-worthy manicure in minutes, Static Nails is sure to deliver. Take it from reviews like this: "They absolutely look and feel like salon nails; in fact, I've gotten more compliments than I ever did when I went to the nail salon."

Bridal Press-On Nail Designs

Wonderlies Minute Mani White Glazed Chrome Nails

Shape: Available in multiple shapes and lengths.

Includes: 24 Nails, Wonderlies' Nail Glue, Manicure Stick, Dual File, Application Instructions

Why We Love It: Achieve Hailey Beiber's glazed donut nails without the price tag thanks to Wonderlies' press-on nails. These "cool girl" chrome nails come in a set of 24 nails with 12 different sizes for a flawless wedding day mani.

Static Nails At The Ivory Almond Reusable Pop-On Manicures

Shape: Medium Almond

Includes: 12 Nails, Non-Damaging Glue, Dual-Sided File and Buffer

Why We Love It: These stylish press-ons have a touch of sparkle that will elevate any neutral wedding manicure. According to reviews, brides are loving this set in particular for their special day: "I bought them to wear for my small courthouse wedding ceremony, and they look great in person and really tied the whole look together." Plus, the instructions come with multiple application techniques depending on whether you want them to last for a one-night rehearsal dinner or a week-long honeymoon.

Glamnetic Goal Digger

Shape: Short Round

Includes: 30 Nails, Nail Glue, Double Sided nail file, Cuticle stick, Alcohol Pad

Why We Love It: This selfie-worthy nail set from Glamnetic is the perfect way to uplevel your wedding day manicure game. How can you not love the understated gold foil pattern placed on the natural nude base? It will perfectly complement a yellow gold engagement ring or wedding band.

Chillhouse Chill Tips Editor-In-Chill

Shape: Short Oval

Includes: 24 Nails, Dual-Sided Buffer and File, Cuticle Stick, and Gentle Glue

Why We Love It: Say hello to this retro take on classic French tips. The Latina-owned nail brand Chillhouse creates high-quality press-ons that are vegan, cruelty-free and non-toxic. Plus, reviewers love their two-week average lasting power. That's a wedding win in our books.

FranVictoriaNails French Pearl Press-Ons

Shape: Available in multiple shapes and lengths.

Includes: 10-20 Nails, Mini Nail File, Wooden Cuticle Pusher, Nail glue, Nail Adhesive Tabs

Why We Love It: For brides loving the pearlcore trend, this hand-painted set with oh-so-chic pearl detailing and white French tips is a must. You can order them in nearly any length and shape that fits your aesthetic, from square to stiletto. "I think the quality spoke for itself," says one reviewer. "These are amazing!"

Kiara Sky Professional Nails Xpress Pro in Glisten Here

Shape: Medium Almond

Includes: 24 Nails, Static Non-Damaging Glue, Dual-sided file and buffer

Why We Love It: Glitter nails will always be a bridal go-to. These press-on ombre wedding nails fade into a sparkly champagne gold glitter that works for every skin tone. Apply with your preferred method of acrylic, nail glue or adhesive sticker tabs for a long-lasting, sparkly mani.

Fun Press-On Nail Designs for Weddings

Glamnetic Sugar Rush Press-On Nails

Shape: Short Almond

Includes: 30 Nails, Nail Glue, Double-Sided Nail File, Cuticle Stick, Alcohol Pad

Why We Love It: All the heart eyes for these Glamnetic press-on nails! This set has a glossy nude base adorned with the cutest mini pastel hearts, and reviewers are loving the length. "I love that they're shorter than most other brands but still have the trendy almond shape." They are also waterproof and reusable, so you can wear them to all of your wedding events.

imPRESS Press-On Manicure in Tropical Vacay

Shape: Short Almond

Includes: 30 Nails, Prep Pad, Mini File, Manicure Stick

Why We Love It: This tropical yet modern press-on set will have you honeymoon-ready in seconds. The design gives "beachy-chic vibes for my vacation," as one reviewer puts it. The best part? You don't need any glue. Simply peel, stick and you're ready to jet off.

Chillhouse Checked Out Chill Tips Press-On Nails

Shape: Short Oval

Includes: 24 Nails, Dual-Sided Buffer and File, Cuticle Stick, Gentle Nail Glue

Why We Love It: In case you haven't heard, checkerboard nails are going to be one of the hottest trends for summer weddings. Wear them for a playful wedding guest look or even a 90s-themed bachelorette to get the party started.

Glamnetic Mariposa

Shape: Medium Coffin

Includes: 30 Nails, Nail Glue, Double Sided Nail File, Cuticle stick, Alcohol Pad

Why We Love It: The Mariposa nails have us completely smitten, and you will be too. Soft lilac and iridescent nails with tiny purple butterflies will look stunning at a garden welcome party or bridal shower. One reviewer says, "I saw these all over my TikTok FYP and was so curious to try them; just after two days, I have gotten so many compliments."

Dashing Diva Magic Press Premium in Blue Velvet

Shape: Short Square

Includes: 30 Nails, Prep Pad, Nail File, Manicure Stick

Why We Love It: "Something blue," but make it trendy. Velvet nails have been all over TikTok lately, and now you can get them at home. These multidimensional nails have a glossy finish that reviewers say "literally look like they'd feel like velvet if you touched them." Plus, they have a short length that will last the entire duration of any bach party trip.

CoolNail 3D Black Bling Press-On Nails

Length and Shape: Short Stilleto

Includes: 24 Nails, Static Non-Damaging Glue, Dual-Sided File and Buffer

Why We Love It: If you are looking for colorful, blinged-out nails for a bachelorette weekend, check out this set from Amazon for only $8. "These are absolutely beautiful, and they look so much more natural than salon nails," one reviewer mentions, so best believe you'll be bejeweled when you walk in the room with these beauties.

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