For a bride, her wedding is highly significant and whatever she desires is never too much. After all, she is the centre of attention, and for her, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. She has spent years dreaming for this special day and visualizing herself in the perfect bridal dress and designer wedding shoes. It may take months for a soon-to-be bride to find what she wants. Probably she will make plenty of trips to bridal boutiques, formal clothing stores, shoe stores, browse through thousands of products on several websites, try on many wedding gowns, and perhaps twenty pairs of shoes.
Every girl wants everything perfect on her wedding day, from the hair and makeup to footwear. Your wedding footwear is no less critical than your gown. However, bridal shoes are an item that a bride chooses after her gown and jewellery, but that doesn’t mean it can be compromised in any way. Hence, while choosing a perfect pair of shoes to go with your perfect dress, keep the following things in mind.
Things to remember when buying wedding shoes
There is a reason ‘comfort’ always comes first for footwear. Do you wish to spend your whole wedding day with sore feet or blisters? Of course not! So before you pick one, you must try on different styles, materials, heel heights and find out which is most comfortable for you. Plus, make sure the one you choose has padding in the sock to give you extra comfort.
Second comes the quality. Investing in good-quality shoes will make you feel comfortable because they are made of soft natural materials and sturdy. You will be standing up for several hours on your wedding day; keeping this in mind, look for shoes made with solid materials and straps made sturdy enough to hold your feet.
The height of the heel solely depends on what you prefer. If you wear heels in your day-to-day life and feel comfortable, sure you can go for stilettos. However, if you prefer flats, it is probably not a good idea to go for 3-inch heels for your wedding day. Bridal shoes are available in loads of different designs and styles in heels and flats. Make your decision carefully such that you are not tottering around all day.
Colour & Style
Another important thing for bridal footwear is style and colour. With so many highly creative and skilled shoe designers around, finding a mind-blowing design is not at all problematic. Similarly, you have ample choices in colour as well. It is a misconception that your shoes should match your bridal gown. Most bridal dresses cover the feet, so the shoe colour doesn’t fit. You can choose any colour or style of shoe which you can use later with other dresses.
It is strange but true that your wedding venue is also a determining factor for your footwear. For example, if you are getting married in a farm venue, stiletto heels are, of course, not a good idea. Similarly, not all heels are an ideal choice for a beach wedding. You may not want your shoes that would sink into the grass.
When to buy?
The last piece of advice for you is, always buy your gorgeous wedding shoes only after you have purchased your wedding dress and jewellery. But don’t wait until the last minute. Especially when you plan to buy online, it is always a good idea to buy early as sizes and designs run out fast during the wedding season.