We have carefully curated The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Wedding Shoes for your special day. Have a look at our blog post below to give you the tips you need!
Choosing the perfect wedding shoe isn’t as simple as it may seem. It should be the top priority on your wedding accessory list and is essential in creating your dream outfit ensemble. Fortunately, there are an abundance of shoe options that are suited to your every need. Which begs the question, how do you find the perfect fit?
The good thing is that there’s no rule that you should be limited to just one shoe. Whether you opt for one, two or even three pairs of shoes we’ve compiled the ultimate list to guide you through your shopping experience.
1. Dress First, Shoes Second
Chances are, you’ve spent hours finding your dream wedding dress. Now that that’s out of the way, it is essential that your shoe choice complements it. The style of your dress should determine which shoes you choose. Not the other way around.
If your dress is a shorter length, your shoes can be a fun, statement accessory adding a touch of glitz and glam to the ensemble. Whereas, if your dress is longer your shoes won’t be as visible. In which case it’s better to opt for a more simple design. Essentially the style, colour and embellishments should all complement your dress.
2. Determine Your Style
It’s important to wear something that is true to your personality and individual style. Think about your everyday fashion choices when shopping for your bridal shoes. If you’re someone who seldomly wears high heels, then opting for the six inch pumps may not be the wisest choice.
We’re all for stepping out of your comfort zone. However, when all eyes are on you, you should feel one hundred percent confident and comfortable in every aspect. Straying from your usual style, may make you feel out of sorts and risks an unintentional fall down the aisle.
3. Try Them on First
These days there are a vast variety of shoes that can be bought online. It may look stunning, but does the sizing fit correctly?
Remember you will be spending hours mingling, walking and maybe even dancing in these shoes. It is essential that they are the perfect fit. Pro-tip, try the wedding shoes on before swiping your card.
4. Comfort is Key
We’ve all heard the saying ‘beauty is pain’. When it comes to weddings we beg to differ. Our golden rule is that comfort should take preference over everything else.
That of course doesn’t mean that your bridal shoes need to be unflattering or out of style. In today’s market there are a diverse range of shoe designs to cater to your every need. Long gone are the days where your only options were flats or six inch heels.
If you’re looking for stability opt for shoes with a thicker heel. If that’s not an option, consider designs with a strap or wedge.
5. Don’t wait until the last minute
It’s essential to buy your wedding shoes in advance. First and foremost, this will ensure that all final dress fittings and alterations are done to the perfect length.
The next point is one that we cannot stress enough. Break your shoes in. Give yourself enough time before the big day to wear your wedding shoes around the house and get more comfortable. Not only will this ensure that you are more confident and stable on your feet but it will reduce the chance of blisters later on.
6. Keep your venue in mind
The location of your venue should be a big deciding factor on your choice in wedding shoes. If your wedding is on the beach, in a garden or forest there is a chance that the terrain is uneven, making it more difficult to walk gracefully down the aisle. The weather could also affect the condition of these surfaces, so choose your shoes wisely.
When in doubt, always choose a low-to-mid height heel. This provides stability and bridal elegance, perfect for almost every terrain.
We hope our tips for, ‘The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Wedding Shoes’ have come in handy for your special day.
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