Sep 29 , 2021
Tags - How to Choose Bridal Shoes
On the overwhelming list of bridal accessories to shop for, finding the perfect bridal shoe that matches effortlessly with your wedding day ensemble is a top priority.
For some brides, it’s the ultimate fashion quest and sometimes it can be more difficult finding shoes than it can to find a dress.
No matter which style you value, comfort is key. Yes, you have to like them, but you also have to wear them for a very long time - sometimes a 15-hour day or more!
So how do you go about picking the perfect bridal shoes for your big day?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top 4 tips for choosing your bridal shoes.
1. Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute
The first top tip is to always buy early and do not wait until the last minute to find your wedding shoes.
A good place to start is to create a mood board of all the different shoe styles you love, so when you do go shopping you have a better idea of what to look for, as well as keeping this at the back of your mind when trying on dresses.
On the other hand, if you’re planning on doing your shopping online, you’ll want to buy early so that your size doesn’t get snapped up and that you have enough time to try them on, return and reorder if necessary.
Plus, buying your wedding shoes early means you can wear them during your dress fitting to ensure any alterations are made correctly which can save you costs later down the line.
2. Comfort is Key
We’re all guilty of focusing on style, but if your feet are in pain you’re not going to enjoy your big day.
And if you end up taking them off, then what’s the point in getting them in the first place?
Firstly, consider heel height: the higher the heel, the more pressure that’s applied to the ball of your feet. So, a low to mid heel height with a chunkier heel will feel much more comfortable and keep you standing all day and dance the night away.
And actually, you don’t necessarily have to wear heels either. There is a wide range of bridal flats available too, which is definitely worth considering especially if you have wide feet.
When picking your shoes, keep in mind your everyday style. Do you usually wear 4 inch stilettos? If so, then stick to this for your big day, just make sure there is extra padding inside. However, if you’re a woman who’s normally strutting her stuff in trainers, it wouldn’t be a good idea to wear a new heel height on your wedding day.
Lastly, check the material your shoes are made from. For instance, leather allows for stretching and has breathable qualities, arguably making them more comfortable to wear.
3. Consider Your Venue
The same way you check the weather before choosing the appropriate footwear each day, brides must consider their venue when selecting their wedding day shoes too. Especially if your ceremony is going to be outside on the lawn or on the beach.
Your wedding venue will influence how much of a heel your shoes should have. Trying to look elegant walking down a beach is far more difficult in heels than it is walking down the aisle indoors.
Regardless of where you’ll be getting married, always ensure your shoe choice works well with your location and venue.
4. Define Your Style
It’s quite unlikely you’ll buy all your bridalwear from the same shop.
So it’s important to have a firm grasp of your bridal style to ensure you remain consistent in all your accessories.
For example, if you’re choosing a vintage theme, make sure the shoes you choose matches this era too. Here, you’ll want to pay close attention to detailing, (specific materials, like lace or satin) or embellishments in your gown that can be matched with your bridal footwear too.
More than anything, you want to feel amazing! So even if your dress is floor length, you’ll probably still want to give your guests an occasional sneak peek at your shoes so they shower you with compliments.
Moreover, don’t be afraid of colour. Traditional brides will opt for whites or ivories, but if you’re not afraid to go out of the box, this could be a playful twist on tradition “something blue” by choosing wedding shoes from pastel blues to deep royal hues.
Finally, don’t forget it’s completely normal to have more than one pair of wedding shoes: one for the ceremony and one for the reception.
If brides are allowed to change their dress, then you can for sure change your shoes too.
Keep in mind the above tips when choosing your bridal shoes, but most of all, have fun in the wedding shoe hunting process!
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