Bridesmaids show their nail color as part of bridesmaid nail ideas.

What color should bridesmaids wear on their nails? Good question.

Being selected as a bridesmaid can be an exciting moment in any woman's life, but we all know that along with that personalized invitation comes hair appointments, bridal showers, and, of course, manicures and pedicures.

Picking the perfect color to match your bridesmaid dress can be stressful. Unless your bride has requested a specific type of manicure, keep to these basic tips to ensure your nails complement your dress shade as you (hopefully) glide down the aisle.

You want your nails to stand out, but not to steal the show. If your bridesmaid dress is...

Red: With a bold shade like red, you'll want a more neutral nail to balance out the color. Try a beige or soft pink tone and keep your nails simple and somewhat short.

Yellow: You can get away with a lot more when you're wearing a yellow dress. Since the shade itself is already unconventional, pair it with equally eye-catching color, like a bright red or orange. If you really want your nails to pop, opt for a blue or aqua shade.

Blue: Blue remains a popular dress shade among brides during all seasons, and since it pairs well with so many other colors, have a bit more fun when doing your nails. If you want to keep it classy, a chrome or gold shade does the job. However, if you want to mix it up, try a classic pattern, such as a French manicure or slanted dual-color pattern.

Pink: When in doubt, match it. Pink is among the most versatile shades, so try to match your nail color as closely as you can to your dress. Your nails will look very chic and complete your outfit.

Purple: Dark purples shades should be paired with neutral nails such as beige or white. Light purples shades are well suited to a wider range of options such as red, gold, silver or black.

White: If your bride chose white bridesmaid's dresses, perhaps consider a reverse French manicure. You can try pink as a nail base, and then accent your nail bed with a semi-circle of white, or gold. Another option is to stay with a light neutral shade with a subtle glittery topcoat to add some visual interest and depth.

On a final note, leading up to the big day, make sure to moisturize your hands each day to avoid any crackly or dry hands in those close-up shots. Click here for a few of our favorite moisturizers.