What About Your Wedding Shoes?

When it comes to getting wedding attire together, the wedding shoes are often neglected or left till the last minute. When you’re so busy trying to arrange for the caterers, getting the flowers ready and getting the guest list in order, it’s only natural that a little thing like the shoes should slip your mind. However, that’s precisely where so many people make a big mistake- the shoes are in fact a very important part of the wedding.

Think On Your Feet

The truth is that those seemingly unimportant wedding shoes can literally make or break your look on the big day. People who have opted for cheap wedding shoes to save a little money have found that the shoes don’t match the dress or they don’t fit properly. Think of your shoes as the finishing touch to your wedding gown- the right pair will accentuate your look perfectly. The wrong shoes can ruin the whole look of your wedding gown.

So what should you look for when buying your shoes? The prime factor should be comfort. Sound strange to you? It actually makes perfect sense when you think about it. Your wedding day is not going to be something you’ll be sitting down for- there will be a lot of walking, standing for photographs, socializing and dancing. In fact something as simple as navigating a flight of stairs can become a little tricky in a flowing wedding gown. In order to get through all that with a smile, you need make sure every part of you is comfortable, especially your feet.

Comfort Doesn’t Have To Be Costly!

Remember that a good, comfortable pair of wedding shoes doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. However, that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice on quality to save some cents. For example, cheap dyeable wedding shoes might look very attractive on the purse strings. But can you imagine how much you’ll be shelling out when that cheap dye gets wet and seeps onto your dream wedding gown?

There are a few simple tips to keep in mind when buying your wedding shoes. First of all, be practical. If you’re not used to walking in high heels, then practice before the big day to get used to them. If you still find them uncomfortable, there are plenty of stylish flat-heeled shoes you can choose from. Take into consideration the length of your gown when buying your shoes- if possible; try them on while wearing the dress.

The material of the shoe is another thing you should consider. While silk and satin are the most popular choices, a number of other fabrics are also available, particularly for people with sensitive skin. At the end of the day, your shoes should not only look great with your gown, they should also be a comfortable fit. The right wedding shoes are the perfect complement to the right wedding dress.

Wedding Shoes – Cinderella and You

If you are already worried on what to do now that you need this very precious item of your wedding day, don’t be. Here are some things that might help you prepare for that once in a lifetime event. Yes, every woman is a Cinderella on her wedding day. She is “the one” her prince had been looking for all his life. Except that this time, the prince waiting at the altar no longer holds the other half of the shoes you are wearing. But much like Cinderella, your shoes should be unique. The one that is only yours. One that no evil sisters can take away. But please don’t buy a glass shoes if you don’t want to spend your honeymoon in the hospital.

12 Midnight.. Where are my shoes?

Are you already cramming on where to get your wedding shoes? For some countries whom the groom is the one in-charge of all the wedding expenses, he would gladly agree if you can still use his mom’s wedding shoes, well that is if it is still alive after couple of decades. But fabulously, that is not a very good choice. The best place to go to is the shop of the wedding designer you know of and most importantly, you trust. A designer can fashion a wedding shoe that is of perfect fit and the one that will greatly compliment your wedding dress. The most stunning wedding shoes can ruin your special day if will trip or fall because you are not comfortable with it. If you no longer have the luxury of time and money, well you can head for the nearest shopping mall and try to see what they offer. Again, remember the two things. It should be fashionably beautiful and comfortable.

Finding the Right FEET

So you want to add more height? Most Asian women would dare to buy a wedding shoes with heels like that of a bamboo tree just for them to look tall on this very special occasion. If you think you can handle it, why not? But remember, if you have a long wedding gown, don’t you think if will be more difficult for you to walk around with those super high heels? You might end up having the most embarrassing day of your life instead. I suggest that you stick with what you are comfortable of. You don’t have to impress anyone. Your prince already knows many things about you, especially your height. And most of your guests probably knows that too. If you can already try wearing your wedding shoes, that’s better. Try to walk around wearing it for 5 to 10 minutes. If you don’t feel any slightest discomfort, well, congratulations to finding the right wedding shoes.

Colours

Queen Victoria was the one who made the white wedding gown and white wedding shoes popular in 1840. But most of modern day wedding already has a motif. You definitely can’t wear red wedding shoes with a green wedding dress. I will trust you on your choice of colors on this. But let me give you the meaning of colors to help you decide on your motif.

American Meanings

Red = Love
Yellow = Faith
Blue = Intuition
Green = Life
Pink = Beauty
White = Purity
Purple = Wisdom
Orange = Creativity
Gray = Sophistication
Brown = Simplicity
Black = Elegance
Crystal = Clarity

Asian Meanings

Red = Love, Passion
Pink = Commitment
Yellow = Earth blessing
Green = Prosperity
Blue = Wealth
White = Cleanliness
Gold = Strength
Black = Mourning

Wrapping Up Your Shoes

By the time you get your shoes, it’ll probably sit in your closet for a few days until your wedding day. But for early planners it might still take a while. If so, you need to watch your diet. Not only that your feet might be a bit bigger for your wedding shoes if you don’t control your diet but also for your wedding gown. But most importantly, make sure you store it in a place where is it out of reach from cockroach or rodents. I might sound like your mom but this is completely for your own good. Many other challenges will arise before your wedding day and you sure wouldn’t want a destroyed wedding shoes to add up to that, would you?