The wedding dress may be the star of the show, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about your wedding shoes. From comfort to looks, picking the perfect bridal shoe can complete any look and make you feel as amazing as you’ll look. Here are a few tips to help you pick the perfect shoe to walk down the aisle in.
Match Them to the Wedding Dress
If you want to look good from head to toe, it’s important that your entire bridal ensemble matches. You want your wedding shoes to compliment your wedding dress, not clash with it. Think about style, color, and length when you start trying on wedding shoes. Our wedding photographers even recommend bringing along the pair of shoes you’re considering when you do your dress fittings so you can see how they go together.
Consider the Wedding Venue
So many brides make the mistake of not considering their venue when they select their footwear. Will you be getting married on grass or cobblestone? You probably want to skip the stilettos. Are you getting hitched on the beach? Heels will probably be more harm than good. You want to feel confident walking around your venue (and hopefully avoid any disastrous tripping down the aisle), as well as match the overall aesthetic of the location.
Think About Your Personal Style
On your wedding day, you should look and feel like the best version of yourself. If you’re someone that doesn’t feel confident in a pair of heels, don’t force yourself to wear them just because that’s what you’re told to do. Rock a classy pair of flats, cute sandals, or even fresh sneakers. It’s far more important that you feel confident and like yourself than following some silly bridal styling traditions.
Once you think you’ve found the perfect shoe, take them out for a spin! Trust us, you won’t want to be breaking in new shoes on one of the most important days of your life. Your feet will be covered in blisters before you even get to the first dance! Wear them around a bit, even if it’s just in your home. This will give you practice walking in them and breaking them in.
Stay on Theme
You want your bridal look, from the dress to the makeup, to match the overall theme of your wedding. The same goes for your shoes. It doesn’t make sense to roll out in glittery, tall, princess heels if everything else about your wedding is casual and rustic. Staying on theme can make it much easier to narrow down options, and tie your look into the overall day.
Opt for More than One Pair
No one said you have to stay in one pair of shoes for the entire wedding! In fact, many brides wear heels for the ceremony but switch into more comfortable shoes for the reception. This allows them to dance away the night without being in pain. It’s totally fine if you want to rock a pair of heels for the vows and pictures and then dial it back with some cute sneakers for the party after.
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