Shoes are one of the most important accessory purchases to make for your wedding. They are an integral part of your wedding look and you will spend hours in them. Comfort should be a high priority when it comes to wedding shoes. It may tempting to choose a pair of glitzy stilettos, but unless you wear such shoes regularly, your feet will be aching by the time you say “I do.” It’s also important to find a pair of shoes that you will want to wear again. That $100 pair of heels won’t look nearly as fabulous after they collect all the dust bunnies in the back of your closet for a year.
There are many comfortable shoes in a vast assortment of styles, making it possible for you to find the perfect fit for your big day. Our top five picks are flats, wedges, boots, low heels, and sandals. Whether your wedding is all glitz and glam or simple and rustic, we’ve got your feet covered.
Flats are very trendy right now. They are shoes with flat soles and no added height. Youcan find flats in just about every color of the rainbow and a vast assortment of styles. One of the most popular styles for a modern look is a simple ballet flat. These are typically soft and resemble ballet slippers. Ballet flats are available at all ends of the budget spectrum. Even high-end designers have fabulous styles of ballet flats.
Also in the flats category, you have the option of peep toe flats. These have an open toe to display your amazing pedicure. Peep toe flats have a very soft feminine look to them and are available in a wide array of styles and fabrics.
For the more bohemian chic, you can go with espadrilles; these are canvas style flats. Available in most shoe stores, you are sure to find a pair that match both the style and color of your dress. Espadrilles can also be painted or dyed to get that exact shade for perfect coordination. Any of these flats are sure to be comfortable for hours of dancing and whatever else your big day entails. Most flats also have a casual look to them so you can pair them with your everyday wardrobe to get the most bang for your buck.
Wedges are a great option for those looking add some extra height to their wedding look. These shoes have a more stable base than most heels. The solid bottom provides a stable base so there’s less of a chance of tripping on awkward heels, especially for those unaccustomed to wearing heels. Wedges come in many different looks. From blinged-out glam to rustic casual, there’s a wedge for you, your personality, and your dress. Available in peep toe, closed toe, and more patterns and colors than you could possibly dream of, these shoes are highly versatile. Wedges can be paired with everything from an elegant wedding dress to your favorite leggings. If you choose a pair of wedges for your big day, remember to wear them to any fittings and alteration appointments. Wearing different shoes than you intend to wear with your dress can drastically change how the hem falls.
Another popular option for wedding shoes is a nice, comfortable pair of boots. Cowboy boots make a cute accessory for a rustic wedding or country bride. Think beyond the typical brown, worn-out boots and a ceremony in a barn. Modern brides can also wear cowboy boots with a wide variety of dresses. A quick look online will show you the possibilities of one of the hottest trends in wedding footwear. Also, knee-high boots can be a bold statement for the brazen bride.
4. Low heels
Low-heeled shoes are a great way to look more formal while still maintaining comfort. These shoes typically do not add much height, but you have control over the exact height. You can find these in a wide variety of design styles. Low heels have the perfect balance of elegance and functionality. However, these shoes may not have quite the wardrobe adaptability as some of the others on this list.
Last but not least, sandals are great for warmer weddings. If your venue is outside during the hotter times of the year, sandals give your feet plenty of room to breathe. And no one wants stinky feet on their wedding night. Strap sandals are very cute and feminine. Thong or flip-flop sandals are top in comfort and can still be found in dressy styles. Even after the wedding, sandals can be worn all summer long with practically any outfit and for any occasion.
At the end of the day, it’s your wedding and your feet. Style and comfort can go hand-in-hand. You don’t have to sacrifice the look you want or spend all day in agony over uncomfortable shoes. You are the star of the show and no one will remember what your shoes looked like. But they will remember celebrating this huge milestone in your life, and that is what’s important.