So here’s our guide to getting your wedding shoes right. Read on…
Make sure you buy shoes you can wear. You may live in flats but then decide that you’ve just got to have heels on your big day. Well, in that case you’re going to have to put in a lot of practise wearing your heels around the house beforehand (on the carpet so they don’t mark).
High-heeled sling backs look great but can be slippery when worn with tights.
Wear heels but remember that stilettos can catch on long wedding dress hems, just saying.
On the other hand, we wouldn’t recommend completely flat shoes either (unless you are getting married on a beach). A heel will show off the line of your dress better and flatter the ankle. You’ll also walk taller.
Don’t feel you have to wear white or ivory wedding shoes. Whilst they may be traditional you can also rock a wedding look with red, blue, lilac or pink wedding shoes which would look fabulous peeking out from beneath your bridal gown. Metallics also work well.
If you’ve always longed for a pair of Jimmy Choos, then buying them for your wedding day is actually a good investment. Seriously. If you buy a pair of white wedding shoes you’re unlikely to wear them again, but if you buy some Jimmy Choos in a style and colour you love and you can wear them over and over again at evening dos.
If you’re having a destination wedding and getting married on a beach then there are two golden rules. The first is to have a pedicure. The second is to not wear high heels on the beach. It will look ridiculous and you won’t be able to walk anyway. Instead, opt for pretty flat sandals in metallics or even bare feet.
Don’t feel your bridesmaids have to wear the same colour shoes either. Mismatched bridesmaid shoes look great in different shades; you could go for jewel shades or different pastel tones or even mix up bronze, silver and gold.
Finally, the rule is to wear in your wedding shoes before your big day so you don’t get blisters. Wear them in the run-up to your wedding around the house, on the carpet. That way they will soften and mould themselves to your feet and stretch a little bit.
Oh, and always take a picture of your wedding dress with you when you buy your shoes. When you go for your dress fittings, take your shoes with you so you can see how they look with the dress and how the length works.