Gorgeous and Comfortable Wedding Shoes: You Shouldn’t Have to Choose
When it comes to enjoying your wedding day, there is no underestimating the importance of comfort. And when it comes to comfort, there is no underestimating the importance of your feet. Comfortable wedding shoes are not an option, they’re a must. From your walk down the aisle, to mingling with your guests, to tearing up the dance floor, your shoes are your ticket to maintaining your energy, vitality, and good mood on your big day.
A common misconception a lot of brides have is that you have to sacrifice style for comfort. If there were one myth we could bust in the wedding industry, this would probably be it. So many brides leave finding a pair of shoes to the last minute, or cheap out on this important accessory. Your Ma Cherie Bleue consultants are here with a How To Guide for finding the right pair of wedding shoes to complete your look and make you feel as good as you look (see: absolutely amazing) both on and off the dance floor.
What Wedding Shoes to Wear: A How-To Guide for Choosing Comfortable Wedding Shoes
There are a number of factors to consider in choosing the height of the heel you’ll wear on your wedding day.
The first is personal preference. Are you used to walking around in 6 inch heels? If so, and if that’s the look you’re going for on your big day, by all means! If you are used to sneakers and flats though, we recommend taking some time to get used to the feeling of walking around in higher heels before committing to an entire night in stilettos!
After that, consider the style and length of your dress and choose a heel height that pairs well. We highly recommend knowing what height your wedding shoes will be before getting your dress altered or hemmed.
Wedding Shoes for Wide Feet
In the end, whether you opt for a platform heel, a wedge, a kitten heel, or a 4 inch stiletto, if your shoes are too narrow for your feet, you’ll be cursing the day you bought them. Shoe sizes vary across borders and brands, a good way to know for sure if your shoes will fit is to measure your feet in different conditions – i.e. different temperatures, at the end of a long day, after a night of dancing, etc. – and opt for a shoe that matches your foot at its widest. Another important tip is to try the shoe on. More and more people buy online. If you do so, try to budget enough time to process an exchange or return if the shoe arrives and doesn’t fit.
Pairing Your Wedding Dress and Shoes
We already mentioned that your shoes will affect the hemming of your dress. There are also certain styles that pair better together than others.
Shorter, more vintage style dresses can look really nice with classic pumps and more stylized heels, for example, while a longer, sleeker, more modern dress with a slit might look nice with a chunkier heel or more contemporary flare.
In many cases, your wedding dress will cover your shoes when you’re standing, which for some brides is a permission slip to forego style for comfort. You do you! But as we’ve already stated, one does not need to come at the expense of the other. A really fun trick for dramatic effect on your wedding day is to choose a shoe that will catch people’s eye when you’re seated with your legs strategically crossed to reveal a little sparkle or flare.
Alternative Wedding Shoes
The truth is, 2022 is the year where every bride really gets to embrace their truest self, and that means wearing whatever feels right. If cowboy boots, converse sneakers, or flip flops are your thing, then let the real you shine! There are no limits to what you can wear on your feet at your wedding.
Buying More Than One Pair
If your budget allows for it, lots of brides also opt to buy one pair of more formal shoes for the walk down the aisle and dinner, and another pair of more dance-floor-friendly flats for the reception. It’s like having your wedding cake, and eating it too.