You’ve got your dream wedding dress, now you shopping for your dream wedding shoes. Shopping for wedding shoes is just as much fun as shopping for your dress. With so many styles and options to choose from it can become quite a daunting task though.
Here are 6 tips that will help you choose your perfect wedding shoes:
1. Stick to a height you are comfortable in
If you don’t normally wear high heels, don’t invest in stiletto heels for your big day. You will be walking and standing A LOT on your day, so picking the right heel size, that you are comfortable with is crucial. Comfortable heels will be a lifesaver.
2. Stick to your budget
We all know weddings are expensive. There is no right or wrong amount to spend on your wedding shoes, it all boils down to your priorities. If you want to splurge on shoes, splurge away. If you want to spend more money on something else for your wedding then do that. Wedding priorities are different for everyone and that’s ok.
3. Wear them before the big day
The last thing you want on your wedding day is blisters and painful feet because you didn’t wear in your shoes before the big day. Wear them around the house a few times – even in your pjs. A TIP that my mom gave me many years ago – if your shoes feel a bit snug, wear them in with thick socks a few times. They will stretch and have a better fit.
4. Fit them with your wedding dress
Take your shoes to the fitting of your dress. It will help to see if the length of your dress is perfect for your shoes.
5. Heel protectors
Heel protectors are great if you are having an outdoor wedding. They will stop heels from sinking into the grass and protect them from damage on cobblestones, gravel and any uneven surface. They’re also a great gift for your bridesmaids.
6. Have a back up pair
By the time the party starts you might want to change into something more comfortable so you can bust some moves on the dance floor. Flat shoes is also a brilliant idea if you are heading off to the beach for some sunset photos.