What to Look for in Wedding Shoes
Just like your wedding day, you'll want your wedding shoes to be absolutely perfect. Here are a few tips and things to consider when shopping for shoes for your wedding.
Comfortable Wedding Shoes
The perfect wedding shoes will need to be many things, but mostly, they must be comfortable. Just think, you'll be walking down the aisle, posing for photographs, greeting attendants, cutting the cake, and possibly dancing in your bridal shoes. This could add up to hours and hours on your feet, so be sure, above all else, that you choose shoes that are comfortable on your feet.
Heels of Wedding Shoes
The heel height of your wedding shoes is of utmost importance. Your dress will be fitted to accommodate the height of your bridal shoes, and if you're not comfortable in really high heels, your wedding may not be the best time to try them out.
If you want a bit of added height, but aren't used to stilettos, you can consider platform heels, or lower kitten heels.
Fabric Choices for Wedding Shoes
Silk or satin are traditionally the two most popular choices for wedding shoes, but of course, your wedding dress and personal taste should have the greatest impact on the shoes you choose. If you're wearing a non-traditional wedding dress, your shoes do not need to be traditional either.
Wedding Shoes to Suit Your Style
While your shoes should be a good match to your dress and the setting of your wedding, they should also reflect your personal style. For example, a funky, trendy bride might consider bridal shoes with chunky heels; while a romantic at heart might love a pair of lacy white "granny boots" as her bridal shoes. Your day, your style!
Trying on Wedding Shoes
When shopping for wedding (or any) shoes, be sure to shop toward the end of your day. Our feet swell over the course of a day, and you'll want to try on shoes when your feet are largest. Also, if you'll be wearing hose on your wedding day, be sure to wear them when trying on your bridal shoes.