Today, there are many choices when it comes to picking the perfect shoes for your wedding.
From stilettos to slippers, each one flatters different dress styles and personalities. With so many options, you don't have to sacrifice comfort for appearance. Bridal shoes are more beautiful and versatile than ever! Some are lacy, others made of silk. Elegant styles offer beads or sequins securely sewn in.
The most important thing to consider when choosing your wedding footwear is comfort. After all, you'll be on your feet for hours on end -- through the pictures, ceremony, receiving line, socializing, and dancing. Contrary to common belief, high heels are not a necessity, especially if you have difficulty walking in them. One trip (literally) down the aisle and you'll wish you'd chosen practicality over style.
The two most popular fabrics for bridal shoes are silk and satin. However, match your shoes to your bridal gown if you wish. Different fabrics compliment different dresses. Remember, there are many shades of white, so when you're shopping, bring along a swatch of fabric from your dress (your bridal salon can provide this for you.)
Taking a backseat to dyed shoes, elegant, strappy sandals are setting a new trend in rich, neutral gold and silver colors, allowing brides and bridesmaids to wear their shoes again for other events and occasions. Now that's one way to make your wedding party happy!
Overall, you can use your heels to adjust your height, which will also depend on the height of your fiancé. Keep in mind that your shoes will not be highly visible as most long dresses cover the shoes, another reason to opt for comfort over style. Your goal should be to find a happy in-between that will satisfy both your feet and eyes.
There are many options to decide which style suits you best. You can choose from pumps, kitten heels, stilettos, open-toed sandals, or ballet slippers. Consider buying ballet slippers in addition to your bridal shoes to change into for the reception and dance. A win-win situation for tired feet!