While diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, shoes are certainly her lover. And that doesn’t change when it comes to wedding shoes! But wedding shoes pose a different challenge. You might love your blood red six-inch stilettos, but will they be the best choice when you say your wedding vows? There are many things to consider when selecting your footwear you’re your wedding day. Do you want your shoes to perfectly match your gown? Do you want your guests to catch the glimpse of a hint of colour as you walk down the aisle? Or does fashion matter little and you’ve got your heart set on comfortable running shoes? No matter your choice, we’ve come up with some things to consider before you purchase your wedding shoes.
- Comfort matters. In fact, it’s paramount. Select wedding shoes that are as comfortable as possible – even if it means paring down the fashion. You will be on your feet all day – standing in front of your guests during the ceremony, mingling with them before dinner, during the wedding dinner and dancing during the party afterwards. You don’t want to be sidelined because your feet are blistered and sore.
- You might be dying to wear six-inch stilettos, but think about forgoing the traditional shoes in favor of flip flops, sneakers or ballet flats, especially if your dress is long enough to hide your feet. The last thing you want to worry about are achy, cramped feet.
- Pick wedding shoes that compliment the style of your wedding dress by considering different options, such as closed-toe shoes, shoes with or without a strap, sandals or peep-toe shoes.
- Also, keep in mind that your feet will swell during the wedding day so you consider buying a shoe that is a half size bigger than your usual size.
- Always choose wedding shoes that are sturdy enough to last all day. If you’re getting married outside, delicate shoes aren’t a good idea. You don’t want to be worrying about a heel breaking. As well, add some non-slip pads to the bottom of your shoes or rough them up on concrete so there’s so slipping or sliding on the wedding day.
- If you want white or ivory-coloured shoes, they should match the color and fabric of your wedding gown. At the very least, they should not clash. It’s remarkable how jarring bone white and ivory can be when paired together. Bring a swatch of your wedding dress material with you while shoe shopping. That way, you can perfectly match the two shades.
- White shoes are no longer a prerequisite. If your dress has some pink, blue, or other colour in it, dye your shoes to match. Or, if you’ve been dying for an occasion to wear fire engine red, emerald or another bold coloured shoe, then knock yourself out.
- If you insist on having the sexy stilettos, buy two pairs of wedding shoes – the must-have outrageous ones, as well as comfy ones. Make sure you have both of them with you during your wedding day, and choose when to wear each of them wisely.
- Wear your wedding day shoes as much as possible before the wedding. You’ll appreciate it when your shoes are comfortable and you won’t be breaking them in the day of the wedding. To accomplish this, wear your wedding day shoes about one hour each day one to two weeks prior to your wedding.
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