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How to Choose Your Wedding Shoes

To help with how to choose your wedding shoes here is a helpful guide that you can follow to help find the perfect pair for your very special day.

These tips are perfect for choosing your wedding shoes that match your wedding dress.

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Choosing Shoe Color

When it comes to wedding shoe color, there are various shades of white, diamond white, pearl white, satin white, etc.

If you want a traditional wedding you can have white, but if you’re a liberal bride who likes colorful gowns, you can still match the color of your shoes to your gown.

Wedding Shoe Styles

Aside from color, style should be your next priority. Your wedding shoes should fit the occasion and the place.

If you have a garden wedding or a beach wedding, it’s not advisable to wear stilettos. For an evening event, you can use strappy evening sandals.

Remember, your shoes and dress do not both need to be fancy. You could wear fancy shoes for a simple dress and simple shoes for an extravagant dress. This way they balance each other.

Badgley Mischka Women’s Kiara Platform Pump View on Amazon

All-Day Comfort

After choosing the style and color, try shoes on and remember you’ll be wearing your shoes for the whole day. You might be expected to wear those shoes for more than four hours, and during the reception, you might be asked to dance in them. You don’t want to get blisters on your special day so make sure that your shoes are comfortable.

Also, when shoe shopping, you should buy shoes towards the end of the day. The foot expands during the course of the day and you want to buy shoes when your feet are at their largest size.

Additionally, wear your shoes inside the house before the wedding. Do this until you can wear your shoes for 4-5 hours without hurting. This will make sure that the shoes are soft and comfortable on your wedding day, just don’t wear them outside so they don’t get ruined.

David’s Bridal Crystal and Jewel Embellished Flat Sandals View on Amazon

Shoe Material and Fabric

Wedding shoes should match your dress. The type of fabric for your shoes is usually determined by the type of fabric of the hem of your gown.

Wear satin shoes for shiny fabrics and lacy shoes for a lacy gown. You can also use crepe shoes for fabrics that have a matte finish.

Details & Embellishments

If you want details on your shoes like crystals or rhinestones, make sure that the color, sheen, and style match those of your dress.

Don’t wear bejeweled shoes on a gown that doesn’t have a single bit of crystal on it or you’ll look funny with your glittery shoes.

Have Extra Shoes Just in Case

If you think that your dancing shoes should be different than your actual wedding shoes, and you’d want an extra pair.

Make sure that the heels of your extra shoes match those of your actual shoes so that your gown doesn’t look too short or too long when you wear them.

David’s Bridal Crochet Lace Sneakers View on Amazon

Dress Alterations

Remember to bring your shoes with you when you’re getting your dress made or altered.

This will make sure that the length of your gown matches the heels of your shoes. You don’t want your dress to drag or to look like its too short for you.

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Hi, I’m Kristin. While I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet, I’ve been dreaming of getting married for a long long time. I started this site as a place to record all the things I’ve found and researched in preparation for my own wedding someday. I can’t wait to share it all with you!

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