Your dress isn’t the only part of your wedding day ensemble that you’ve got to find. It may be the most notable part of your outfit, but you’ve still got to accessorize—and that includes your shoes. Finding the perfect shoes can make you dress all the more perfect. For the bride seeking the shoes to complete her wedding day look, here’s our best tips for finding the right shoes:
One of the biggest keys when it comes to shoes is your venue. You don’t want to be walking in stilettos on loose sand if you’re planning a destination wedding, and you definitely don’t want to be in heels if you’re an adventurous couple eloping on a scenic hike. Comfort is key when you’ll be on your feet all day, so take your venue into account while shopping.
One of the worst things you can do is wait too long to find your shoes. There’s no reason to wait around once you’ve found your dress—give yourself time to shop. That way, you don’t have to worry about the shoe you want selling out, not coming in time, or being unable to find a style you really love. Remember we can not begin to alter your dress without your shoes!
Can We Have 2 Pairs?
The answer to that is tricky! It’s very important to understand the ‘hemming’ part of alterations on your wedding gown. The dress will be hemmed to the height of the shoe you choose. If you change shoes mid-wedding, just understand, it will impact the hem of the dress to be longer or shorter depending if you are keeping the same heel height or not.
Consider Personal Style
One of the most important parts of choosing the right shoes is picking a pair that reflects your personal style. If you’re the kind of girl who always wears flats, 4-inch heels on your wedding day may not be your best choice. You want something you’ll feel comfortable and confident in, so that you’re not thinking of your feet all day on your wedding.
Heels Aren’t Required
Planning a beach wedding? Perhaps a mountaintop elopement? You don’t have to wear heels. Flats and sandals are perfectly acceptable, and some modern brides are even opting for wedding boots, sneakers, Toms, wedges, you name it!. You’re not limited to a single shoe choice for your big day!