Choosing the Perfect Shoes for Your Wedding!
Most brides agree - finding the perfect wedding outfit is only half the battle won! Matching it with gorgeous accessories is a whole new task! And apart from jewellery, many brides face a dilemma about what kind of shoe would be perfect to wear for their big day. There’s so much to consider – the colour, style, heel height, material etc.
It is always best to buy one’s wedding shoes before the final gown/lehenga trial so that the height of the bridal outfit can be adjusted accordingly. If you’re bold rather than conservative, you can try a pair of shoes in a colour which contrasts your outfit. For instance, you can pair your pristine white wedding gown with bright red or deep purple heels, according to the colour theme your bridesmaids will be wearing. Or you can pick a small element from your outfit and match the colour of your shoes to that.
Be prepared to shell out approximately 10% of the cost of your wedding outfit on your shoes. There’s no point picking up a cheap pair off the street, because even if it looks good, chances are it will feel very uncomfortable by the end of the day. Of course, you can’t forget the groom while buying your wedding shoes! If you are taller than him, you may find it more appropriate to wear flats. If he is a lot taller, you can consider wearing a shoe which gives your height a boost.
But whatever you do, be sure that you keep comfort in your priority list! No matter how amazing a pair of 4 inch heels may make your feet look, be sure that you will be able to carry them off for the entire evening…. Blistering heels and aching toes can be complete mood spoiler - the last thing you want to happen on your own wedding! In case you have your heart set on a very high pair of stilettos, you can consider buying a second, more comfortable pair to slip into later. Even if you need both pairs to be the same height, platforms are always more comfortable than heels. And lastly, do keep your wedding venue in mind when making your selection. If you’re having a beach wedding, narrow-stemmed stilettos will not work!
So go have your “Cinderella” moment! Happy shoe shopping, and good luck to all you soon to be brides!