So you’ve found your perfect dress, veil, accessories and got all the venue plans in order, what next? Of course, it’s the shoes. With that in mind, today I am sharing some tips for choosing your wedding shoes. It goes without saying that the shoes you choose to wear to your wedding need to make a statement. It’s the one time you get to splurge, to ensure you look extra glamorous on your special day.
My Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Shoes
Shopping for wedding shoes isn’t as easy as you would assume. Don’t despair just yet though! Here are a few tips that will help you find the perfect shoe…
1. Set a budget
There are wedding shoes available to suit all budgets. Mine only cost £26, while my Sister In Law’s ran into the hundreds. If you are very particular about the features you want your shoes to have… It goes without saying that you need to have a budget in place. Decide on the amount of money you want to spend on shoe shopping before you even set foot in a shoe shop. This will, in turn, guide the consultant to direct you to the shoes that are within your budget.
2. Consider the venue
Are you planning to tie the knot on the beach, in a garden setting or a church? The venue is a significant consideration when it comes to choosing your shoes. For example, you cannot expect to walk down the beach with heels on. Firstly, your walking style will rather be funny as the heels will keep on sinking in the sand. Secondly, you will not be comfortable. If you’re having a beach wedding, barefoot or ballet pumps are probably the best options for you.
3. Remember, comfort is key
Yes, you might be dreaming of the 6-inch heels for your big day, but the question is, will you be able to walk with them? Remember, you will be in them for the whole day, meaning that you cannot risk having uncomfortable shoes. If 6 inch heels are too high for you… You can always look for a lower heel or even consider wearing wedges, which are more comfortable. I would recommend having a flat pair on standby, just in case. When I was a maid of honour, all of the bridesmaids and the bride had ballet pumps to change into after the first dance. This made the evening reception much more fun! If you are planning a formal dance at your wedding, then you could always choose to have dancing shoes on.
4. Don’t be afraid to break some rules
Who said you have to wear sparkling shoes at your wedding? Or even white shoes? Gone are the days where such rules were applicable. Get creative, think out of the box. You can choose to wear sneakers or boots on your wedding day. Your personality also comes in handy when choosing the shoes to wear.
Make a statement with your shoes by choosing footwear that will complement your personality. And remember, it never hurts to be a little creative! Finally, if you’ve enjoyed these tips for choosing your wedding shoes, check out more of my wedding posts here.