The key to any great outfit is the shoe. Whether you are choosing an outfit for a Saturday night at the clubs or your neighbors child’s baptism, the shoes are the key item that will make an outfit work or fail. While most people focus on the wedding dress itself when they get married great attention must be paid to the shoes as well. The accessories in general on the wedding day are very important but a bad pair of shoes could make your day a nightmare. Read on for our top tips on choosing the right shoes.
The heel size
This is a critical choice when it comes to selecting your wedding shoe for a number of reasons. The first and most important reason is clearly comfort. While you may be tempted to wear a beautiful pair of heels you should remember that you will be wearing them for a long time. Four inch heels can be painful after two hours on a typical night but six to eight hours may leave you in pieces. We recommend sticking to three inchies or less to ensure you have a good blend of comfort and style.
Similarly spare a thought for your groom and your wedding photos. Although we sometimes forget it, the wedding day is a big day for him too. He is likely imagining leaning down to kiss you and say I do. If you turn up two inches taller than usual he may be thrown off and that perfect kiss he has been working on may not work out as planned. Even if it does it will look strange in wedding photos if you appear taller than him (unless you are actually taller than him).
If you are set on having high heels than we recommend bringing a back up pair of flats to the wedding as well. You can slip into these for the couples photos and use them on the dance floor. The last thing anyone wants is a broken ankle on their wedding day after all.
You must make sure that your shoes fit comfortably. If you usually enjoy a loose fitting shoe then you likely to need to get something a little tighter so that it doesn’t slip off when you are walking up the aisle or moving around the dancefloor. Our advice is that when you are shopping you do a few twirl tests to see if those potential shoes stay on.
Make sure you get your size right too. While that may seem like obvious advice, many people are now having their weddings in exotic locations. If your feet swell up in the sun then you may end up unable to fit your shoes on. Size your shoes for the right location.
The wedding day is one of glitz and glamor but hold back with your shoes. This is not for fashion reasons, although less is often more there too, this is for practical reasons. You have just spent a large sum of money on your wedding dress and the last thing you want is to ruin it. If you have shoes that have too many jewels or decorations they may catch your expensive dress and rip it. Play it safe by sticking with some basic yet beautiful shoes instead.
These are our key tips for wearing the right shoes on your wedding day. While these tips make sense for all occasions it is especially important to get it right on your wedding day. The day where you will need to plan for a marathon of greeting people, dancing, and memories. The day that should be perfect.