Must-See “6 Tips for choosing the right wedding shoes”


1. Get the size right

When trying on wedding shoes, make sure you try on several sizes to see which one fits you best. We would recommend a round or open toed wedding shoe for comfort as you are less likely to get sore toes.


It is worth bearing in mind that on hot summer’s day your feet will naturally swell so go shoe shopping in the afternoon after you’ve been on your feet for a little bit so you will get a better feel for how the shoes will fit on the day.



2. You need to find comfortable wedding shoes

Remember, you will be wearing your shoes from early in the morning until the last thing at night.


Proper wedding shoes are specially designed with comfort in mind and have additional padding exactly for this purpose.  Don’t make the mistake of buying cheap shoes that lack this padding and the extra support that makes wearing them not just tolerable, but comfortable, on your big day.



3. Consider the fabric

Silk and satin are traditionally the two most popular choices for wedding shoes, but naturally your wedding dress and personal taste are going to have the greatest impact on the shoes you choose.


One piece of advice we always give our brides is that if you’re wearing a non-traditional wedding dress, your shoes don’t need to be traditional either.


4. Would you like to wear your shoes again?

Consider having your shoes dyed black after the wedding.  This means you can get more wear out of them, and on occasions like anniversaries they become a perfect memento of the special day.



5. Put a strap on it

Pick wedding shoes that will allow flexibility, wear ability and most importantly stability! The last thing anyone wants is a black eye from your shoe flying off mid-way through the ketchup song. The best thing you can do is pick a shoe with a secure heel hold or a strap that will help it stay on your foot (may sound obvious but it’s so important you don’t injure anyone around you!). If you have chosen to wear heeled shoes higher than you normally would, then we would highly recommend purchasing a strap shoe for comfort.


6. Heel height, sexy heels or versatile flats?

Our suggestion to brides is that they stick with what they are used to and comfortable with on their wedding day.  So, if you normally wear 4 inch heels and you choose this heel height for your wedding shoes, then you know that you’ll be comfortable.


Ultimately, if you’re not used to wearing sky high heels, then why take the chance on your big day?  It’s probably not the time to experiment, and as we mentioned in point one, comfort is probably the most important factor for brides.


However, if you do want some height then great alternatives are available like platform heels or lower kitten heels, while satin ballet slippers make beautiful bridal shoes for those of us that prefer flats.