Choosing shoes for your wedding day is a difficult task. You’ll be wearing them most of the day, and you don’t want to trip walking down the aisle! Here are a few tips for choosing the perfect shoe for your big day- along with some of our favorite shoes worn by our past brides. Who doesn’t want an excuse to look at some gorgeous shoes?
Make sure you try on the shoes in store and walk around in them for a while. I’ve been burned before by online shoe shopping, a mistake you don’t want to make for your wedding day. Also walk around on different surfaces if possible, it’s easy to like a shoe when you’re walking on perfect tile floors.
Be sure to break in your shoes! I cannot emphasize this enough, you should never wear shoes for the first time to a big event. Wear them around the house while doing chores, or to a night out. It’s not fair to only wear a stunning pair of shoes once, might as well make good use of them!
Make any necessary adjustments to your shoes. If your venue is outside and you’ll be walking on grass or an uneven surfaces you may want to add some stability to your shoes. There are products that can do this without ruining the shoe, like a clear cap to add to the bottom the heel. You can also add inserts to "up" the comfort level of your shoe, which will help with standing and dancing in them for a long time.
Don’t feel like you have to wear a certain type of shoe. If you rarely wear heels you are not forced to wear them just because it’s your wedding day. It is your day; so wear flats, sandals, a wedge, a tiny heel, a huge heel, whatever you feel like! The last wedding I worked the bride changed into Ugg boots right after the ceremony because her feet were cold. And no one cared! You do whatever will make you happiest on your big day.
Add special touches to your shoes. Match your shoes to the colors of your décor if you want. Maybe make your shoes your something blue, you can even pick a pair with blue bottoms! Another cute way to personalize shoes is have your groom write a note on the bottom of them, and you do the same for him. It’s a small detail, but it is a sweet way to include your love in the getting ready process. Overall the most important part of your wedding shoes is that you love them, and they don’t stop you from getting down on the dance floor!
Blog Post by Sammy Lepse