Now that you’ve chosen a wedding dress, it’s time to pick your shoes! Wedding shoes tend to be overlooked because they’re usually hidden under your dress, but also due to the variety in styles and colors available, it can be difficult to choose just one pair. So if you’re thinking of just buying a pair of nude heels because you assume they’ll go with your dress, read through our top tips for wedding shoes shopping first so that you can be confident in making the right footwear decision.
The most important and probably most obvious point is that you actually have to be able to wear the shoes. From walking down the aisle to exchanging your vows to dancing at your reception, you have to ensure that you’ll be able to walk in them properly.
Be Weather Appropriate
There’s nothing worse than the sight of a bride walking uncomfortably down the aisle in heels… on the sand during a beach ceremony. Like your dress, consider weather factors when choosing your shoes. After all, you’ll prefer to wear wedges during a summer garden ceremony rather than your highest stilettos! The same goes for keeping fabrics in mind; traditionally silk and satin are the most popular wedding shoe fabrics, but they wouldn’t fare well in outdoor settings.
To ensure that you’ll be able to walk comfortably in your new shoes, the trick is to have them worn in a few weeks before your big day. There are lots of ways to do this, with some preferring to wear thick socks under the shoes while doing household shores, while some simply purchase shoe stretchers.
The heel height is entirely up to you; you could even wear ballet flats if you’d like! The most important thing is to have your wedding dress hemmed to the appropriate length once you’ve picked your shoes. It’s not only unsightly to see a too-long dress on a bride, but it could also lead to injury. If you want your shoes to peek out from under your hem, you could also instruct your seamstress to adjust your hem accordingly.