You’ve already said yes to the perfect dress, so now it’s time to accessorize! Your first and foremost quest will be to find the right wedding shoes. We recommend shopping for footwear early on since it’s a good idea to bring them along to dress fittings. From strappy high-heels and glittering peeptoes to vintage booties and comfortable fashion sneakers – just about any shoe style is fair game these days when it comes to wedding footwear.
How to Choose Wedding Shoes
When selecting your wedding shoes, be sure to consider the style, color, and length of your wedding dress. A classic white lace gown might call for elegant white heels, whereas a short ivory dress may allow you to make more of a statement with your shoes – but in the end, it’s your call. Keep in mind that if you’re wearing a wedding gown that trails on the ground, your feet may be barely visible.
While some brides will undoubtedly prioritize fashion over sore feet, others will opt for the most comfortable pair of wedding shoes. The reality is you might want to settle on a happy medium between the two. When making this important decision, factor in both your wedding venue and the weather – particularly if any portion of your event will be held outdoors. Many a bride has regretted the decision to wear stilettos to a garden or beach wedding. If you’ll be making an entrance down a grand staircase, navigating ice or snow, or walking relatively long distances, make sure you are stable on your feet. You certainly don’t want to trip or sprain an ankle on your Big Day!
In the end, if you just love the look of those incredible 4-inch Louboutins for your wedding photos, but can’t imagine wearing them for the entire event, you can always change into a more practical pair of wedding shoes for the reception. After all, you don’t want your extravagant footwear choices to keep you from dancing the night away.
Definitely not! Although brides often choose white, ivory, champagne, or other neutral colors, it’s also becoming increasingly common to wear bold hues. These can match bridesmaid dresses, wedding flowers, or tuxedo accessories. Don’t hesitate to express your personal style.
No matter the color of your wedding shoes, the Knot can help you pick the perfect pair. Whether you dream of designer Jimmy Choos, or prefer something more budget-friendly, you’ll find plenty of online options that include popular wedding shoe brands Nina Bridal, Blue by Betsey Johnson, Le Chateau Wedding Boutique, and Hey Lady Shoes. Browse through a range of styles and fabrics that include peeptoe wedgies, elegant sandals, vintage booties, suede pumps, satin heels, glittery flats, and rhinestone-embellished slingbacks.
Remember to spend some time walking around at home in your new wedding shoes to make absolutely sure they’re the right ones for you.