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How to Choose Your Wedding Shoes


February 23, 2023

Are you feeling excited to choose your wedding shoes? When you’re planning your wedding, making sure you have every detail of your outfit perfected is at the TOP of your priority list—and it should be!

The perfect wedding shoes for you will complement your entire look, making you feel stunning and confident from head to toe on your special day.  ⁠

But with so many options to choose from, how do you choose your wedding shoes? By the end of this post you’ll know the most important factors to consider so you can make your final decision with ease.

What to Consider Before You Choose Your Wedding Shoes

⁠Before you go out shopping to buy your wedding shoes, there are a few things you’ll need to know to ensure you’re making the right decision. Ready to jump in with both feet (see what I did there)? Here are some factors to keep in mind:⁠

Consider the venue.

Before you choose your shoes for your wedding, think about where your wedding will be held and what shoes will be appropriate for the setting. For example, stilettos may not be the best choice for a beach wedding—flats or wedges would be more practical.⁠ 

Think about comfort.

At your wedding there’s a good chance you’ll be on your feet for most of the day, so it’s important to choose shoes that are comfortable! No matter what they look like, they should fit your feet and not be designed in a way that could cause you pain or discomfort throughout the day. Even if you’re getting sky-high heels, look for shoes with cushioned soles or consider adding gel inserts to your shoes for added comfort.⁠

✨Consider the length of your dress.

The length of your wedding dress will have a significant impact on the style of shoe you choose. If your dress is long, you may want to go for ultra-comfortable lower heels or flats. If your dress is shorter and you want to show off your gams, choose a higher heel.⁠ 

✨Match your style.

Whether you’re going all out in cowboy boots or converse, your wedding shoes should reflect your personal style and the overall look you’re going for. Formal options include classic pump heels and stilettos, whereas a more casual wedding may call for sandals or even sneakers. (Pro tip: It’s always fun to change into sneakers once you’re ready to boogie on the dance floor. It makes for a great photo op too!)⁠

✨Check the weather.

This might seem obvious, but it gets missed more than you think! If you’re getting married in the summer or in a warm climate, consider shoes that are breathable and won’t make your feet sweat. If you’re getting married in the winter, consider closed-toe shoes or boots to keep your feet toasty warm.

✨Practice makes perfect.⁠

Before your big day, practice wearing your wedding shoes around the house to ensure they’re comfortable and broken in. Plus, this provides the perfect opportunity to see if you need to add any inserts for added comfort. ⁠

✨Bring a backup pair.

Why not? It’s better to be safe than to have sore feet. On rare occasions I’ve seen a backup pair come in handy when the primary pair lost their functionality. Keep an extra pair around just in case, or as a strategic move to change up your look midway through. Either way, you can’t go wrong having a backup pair of wedding shoes.

Enjoy Every Step of Your Big Day

⁠After reading this blog, you should be feeling confident about picking your wedding shoes! If you know your venue, anticipate the weather, consider comfort and the length of your dress, practice in your shoes and bring a backup just in case, you’ll feel light on your feet from beginning to end. 

Remember: Your wedding day is all about you. You deserve shoes that make you feel comfortable and confident as you walk down the aisle! 💎⁠

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