For many brides, their shoes are the finishing touch for their perfect wedding day look. You’ve already chosen your bouquet of flowers, hair accessories, and dress. Now, you just need to choose the perfect shoes for your wedding. Here’s how to select them.
Use the Color Palette
One of the simplest ways to choose a pair of shoes that ties perfectly into your wedding day look is to work with the color palette you’ve already created. For example, if your wedding colors are navy blue, blush pink, and ivory, you can choose any of those colors for your wedding shoes.
Assuming you’ve gone with the traditional white dress, ivory shoes will create an understated, traditional look. Blush pink shoes will add a touch of whimsy and fun while still being a subtle color. Navy blue shoes will create an elegant, sophisticated feel and a bold look.
Working within your existing color palette gives you plenty of room to let your personal style shine while keeping your outfit consistent.
When selecting your shoes, remember that you will be wearing them the entire day. If you’ll be wearing heels, make sure they’re comfortable and supportive enough to wear for hours on end without hurting your feet. You don’t want to spend your wedding day in pain!
It’s often better to go for a less glitzy pair with lower heels than sky-high bedazzled shoes. While they’re beautiful, they can cause more foot and ankle pain. Plus, if you choose a simpler pair that you love just as much, you can wear them again for other formal occasions.
Many brides choose to wear flats or bring a second pair of shoes to the reception. It’s also a good idea to save your heels for the formal portion of the evening and wear your flats while taking pictures—especially if you’ll be standing in the grass.
There are many must-have photos that you’ll take during the course of the wedding, so choose shoes that will work for the most photos. You have all kinds of options for flat shoes, such as bridal converse, bedazzled sneakers, ballet flats, and cowboy boots.
Consider the Theme
Keeping your wedding theme in mind can help make settling on a pair (or pairs) of wedding shoes easier. For example, if you’re having a western barn wedding, why not style a pair of cowboy boots with your dress? A black-tie affair would pair well with elegant heels or ballet flats. For a festival wedding, you could even wear your best pair of raver boots!
Now you know how to choose the perfect shoes for your wedding. People also ask whether you should wear heels or flats to a wedding. If you can only pick one, we say to choose which one will make you feel the most comfortable and confident. After all, it’s your big day!