Consider the Venue
The thing that will drastically inform your decision is where you are getting married. No one wants to walk down a sandy aisle in stilettos. Think about the surface. Are you indoors or outdoors? Will there be grass, sand or a wooden sturdy platform to walk across? Is your venue up a gravel driveway or surrounded by cobbled pathways? Will your shoes be ok if it rains, or do you need a back-up option? This is by far the biggest thing to think about when deciding on what style of shoe you want to waltz around in. Perhaps you might even consider something flat to dance the night away in?
For a beach wedding we would suggest embellished sandals or perhaps even going barefoot with a cute ankle bracelet to jazz it up a little. For a garden wedding you might consider some high wedges that give you the height you desire but are still more trustworthy than a platform heel.
If your wedding is inside and you are going all out in a fab pair of heels make sure that the floor isn’t too slippery. If need be, sand down the soles of your heels to ensure the best grip…that way you have no worries and can dance the night away.
This may seem like a no-brainer but we felt it was super important to point out. If your personal style is casual with a hint of glam why not throw on a white pair of trainers and add your own touch to them either by drawing on them, writing your wedding date on them or bedazzling them. Whatever your style is make sure you are comfortable and the shoes, like the dress, feel like you!
Wear them and wear them some more
We cannot stress enough how important it is to break your wedding shoes in. Wear them around the house or for a walk to the shops. See how they feel in your stride and know where they rub and prepare for that eventuality.
Like your emergency kit for your dress as well as your own personal kit, a shoe emergency kit is a must. Gel cushions, plasters, baby powder, these may not be used but will be important to have on hand in case your feet start to ache or anything is uncomfortable.
There are so many wonderful ideas to choose from when looking at what your cinderella slipper will be. We hope this helped give you some more to think about and if you haven’t found your dream dress to match the shoes just yet, take a look at our amazing wedding gowns.