Wedding Accessories: Must Wedding Shoes Be White?

Q:

I can't seem to find white wedding shoes that I like anywhere, and I need to settle on a pair soon so I can have my final wedding dress fittings done while wearing the right heels. Is it way too tacky to wear wedding shoes that aren't white?

A:

Though brides traditionally wear shoes to match their wedding gowns (which are almost always some shade of white), you don't absolutely have to. In fact, many brides -- having gone conventional with the white dress -- choose to have a little more fun with their wedding footwear . You could have your shoes be your "something blue," or pick a metallic pair that matches with your jewelry or the embellishment on your gown. Or you can go really crazy with footwear that matches your interests -- we've seen brides walk down the aisle in everything from biker boots to custom-made cowboy boots (with the bride and groom's initials on them, naturally). Get out there and find a wedding shoe -- any shoe -- that you love. No matter what it's color, you're sure to put your best foot forward.