According to Seo Min Hyun ‘good shoes take you to good places’. Therefore it would be wrong to walk down the aisle in anything less than fabulous.
Before you say ‘I Choo’ read our advice on aspects you should consider when purchasing the shoes that will walk you to wedded life.
A perfect match…
Although your wedding shoes should perfectly complement your wedding dress, this doesn’t mean that they have to match exactly. White & ivory shades are still the most popular choice, however some of the most divine wedding shoes we have seen have been brightly coloured, becoming a huge feature point. Don’t be afraid to splash out on something colourful!
A good rule to remember is to wear simple shoes with an elaborate dress, or alternatively elaborate shoes with a simple dress.
If your dress is tea-length or shorter you want your legs and shoes to look their best. Flamboyant shoes tend to go well with little dresses, however consideration must be given to the style. Shoes with ankle straps can make legs look shorter so if you really heavily strapped shoes you may be better off buying a long dress.
Every bride wants to walk the aisle with style and without any slip ups. If you are walking on a hard surface make sure you scuff the bottom of your shoes in advance to give you extra traction on the day.
You want to look and feel comfortable walking down the aisle. If you are having a beach or garden wedding consider how likely you are to sink into the ground. If you have stunning stilettos then you may want to invest in some heel protectors. These are clear plastic caps that are slotted onto the heel to save you from sinking. Under a full skirt no one will ever know!
A Pair and a Spare
Why buy one pair when you can have 2?! Although it sounds lavish we would strongly recommend having 2 pairs of shoes for your day. The second pair could be as simple as some havaiana’s. Whatever you choose, make sure they’re extra comfy – you’re feet will love you forever!
If the shoe fits…
Believe it or not our feet are bigger in the afternoon than they are in the morning. Over the course of the day feet tend to swell, so for good fitting comfortable shoes avoid shopping in the morning as we can guarantee your feet will swell on your wedding day.
To ensure your feet are as happy as you are it is essential to break your shoes in well before the big day. Start off wearing them for short stints and gradually build this up over time. Don’t forget to pop some band-aids in your emergency kit in case of any unexpected sore feet.
Some taller brides opt for flat shoes to ensure they are not taller than their groom on the day. This is purely a personal choice, so if you’re tall and want to wear high heels then go for it!
Once you’ve made your purchase don’t forget to take your fabulous footwear to all of your dress fittings to ensure your hemline is just the right length.