Choose Gorgeous Wedding Shoes For Comfort and Stand Out On Your Big Day

This article comes to you from someone who has a long established love of footwear and who has supplied, dyed and decorated wedding shoes for a living for the past 25 years. Over that time, I have learned a thing or two on the subject of how to go about choosing the perfect wedding shoes for what will, undoubtedly, be one of the best days of your life!

I don’t know of any woman who can honestly say that a stunning pair of shoes doesn’t make her feel great – even on a normal day! But on your big day, a gorgeous pair of wedding shoes becomes even more important and will make sure you feel even more beautiful. And, of course, don’t forget your hen night when you will most definitely need lots of ‘sparkle’ on your toes….

On a more serious note – your wedding shoes are just as important as your wedding dress – but many brides are so engrossed in the mountain of arrangements they need to address that they neglect prioritising their shoes. You should choose your shoes around the same time as you are choosing your dress as you will need them for your dress fittings. Any alterations being made to the length of your dress will be determined by the heel height of your shoes. Also, surprisingly, it may take more time to source your shoes than it takes to find your ‘dream’ dress.

They say ‘no pain – no gain’, however, when it comes to your wedding shoes, comfort must be your number one priority. No matter how stunning your shoes are, if you are in pain or discomfort, your mood and your face will reflect it! Your wedding day will most certainly mean many hours of standing and walking and, later, dancing too….

So, you should ask yourself a few basic questions:

Can I walk upright and straight, without stumbling in my shoes?

  • Platform (4 inches +) – requires courage and confidence – for that ‘model’ look. Shoulders back, chest out, great pout……….
  • Stiletto heels (3 – 4 inches) – elongates the legs helping to ensure you appear taller, slimmer and definitely more glamorous.
  • Stiletto heels (2 – 2.5 inches) – great for Mother of the Bride/Groom.
  • Kitten heels and flats – perfect for tall ladies. If you are not used to wearing high heels then stick to what is familiar. Otherwise you will be ‘teetering on the brink’ and appear unstable on your feet or – worse still – look like you’ve had too much champagne!
  • Victorian wedding boots with ‘bustle’ dresses make a statement and are great for winter weddings.

Also, consider your surroundings – wedge and flat shoes may be more suitable for weddings in gardens or beach weddings for example….

Will my shoes be comfortable all day?

  • Is there any padding in my shoes?
  • Are my shoes made with padding/strong soles so I don’t feel every ‘pebble’ when walking?
  • Is there any slippage on one shoe? (Everyone has one foot bigger than the other). You may like to consider buying a pack of ‘party feet’ and using just one of the pads under the ball of the foot that is slipping to ensure a comfortable fit or, alternatively, purchasing a product made from memory foam which you can cut to size.

Can I dance in my shoes?

  • The same as above applies…… However, you may like to consider having two pairs of shoes, one for the day time and one for dancing the night away….

Is the heel height practicable for day wear and evening wear?

  • Consider the length of your dress – very high stilettos or shoes with crystal embellishments could snag your dress while you are dancing. (Having two pairs of shoes, one for the day time and one for dancing may be the answer).

Are my shoes too high for my partner?

  • Could wearing 4 inch heels mean you embarrass your partner if you are towering over him during the ceremony or in photographs?
  • Consider the reverse – wearing flats could mean you are too short and he is towering over you!

Are my shoes suitable for all weather eventualities?

  • Don’t care so long as I am wearing my fabulous shoes!
  • Consider spraying your shoes with a water repellent such as Scotchguard. Spray 6-8 inches away from the shoes – do not saturate – and allow to dry naturally overnight. Re-spray if you know rain is forecast!
  • Getting married on a beach? Flat shoes make it easier to walk on sand. Consider spraying with Scotchguard to off-set the effects of salt in the air.
  • Water sodden grass? Flat shoes ensure you don’t destroy delicate stilettos – though they should be sprayed with Scotchguard or similar.

Can I wear my wedding shoes again after my wedding to get the most wear out of them?

  • If you have sprayed your wedding shoes with a water repellent then they cannot be dyed successfully as spraying the shoes makes them water resistant and therefore the dye won’t penetrate as it otherwise would. There are some companies who use ‘colour matching’ techniques as opposed to a traditional ‘dyeing’ process which means that any colour applied sits on top of the fabric rather than being absorbed into it.
  • Purchase good quality dyeable satin wedding shoes to ensure that they can be dyed in any colour after your wedding day.

So you see, choosing comfort on the day doesn’t necessarily mean jeopardising your style. Choosing wedding shoes you love doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them again after your wedding. As I have explained, if you pick good quality, dyeable satin shoes, they can be dyed after your wedding and you can wear them again and again for other special occasions.

Lastly, I would say that if your budget allows – treat yourself to a pedicure to ensure your feet feel silky soft and that your chosen nail polish has been beautifully applied…..

Then, relax and enjoy……

White Wedding Shoes – Some Important Tips

A wedding is the most important day of a life. Brides usually purchase a lot of things for weddings and their most important purchase is a wedding gown with matching shoes. Buying and choosing a wedding gown is very easy but buying matching shoes especially if you are looking for white wedding shoes is very difficult. This is because white shoes for a wedding are not common in markets for normal wear and hence people in markets do not prefer keeping it. So it is finding that a pair of shoes which are white in color is a hectic task.

A deep search in required to find a pair of wedding shoes in white. In this article I will give you some ideas using which it becomes very easy for you to buy a pair of white colored shoes. Shoes in white color are not common ones so it is very difficult to find a pair matching with your gown. Some brides also opt for shades of white like cream. But you will be double happy if you find a pair in pure white.

Some brides wear shades of white if they do not get shoes white in color and some brides who do not want to wear any other shade with a white gown wear white tennis shoes. Yes, believe me this happens. But for you there is no need to worry. All you have to do is just follow the steps that I am going to tell you and you will be able to get a good comfortable pair of shoes easily without any hassle. Also there is no need to roam around in busy markets.

I am not saying that you will not find even a single pair of wedding shoes in white color. You will find a lot of pairs but what also matters is the comfort. If you find a pair of wedding shoes which are not at all comfortable then you will not be able to enjoy your wedding. So choose a pair of shoes which will not make your feet swell the very next day.

If you have the ability to spend a good amount of money on your wedding shoes then you can consult a designer. Ask him what type of shoes you need and he will design a pair of your choice matching your gown. Also the designer shoes will be comfortable. It is recommended that you design your shoes in such a style and way that you can also wear in parties and other wedding ceremonies after your wedding. There are different places where you can wear your wedding shoes.

You can also see bridal shoes at bridal boutiques. In bridal boutiques you will find all types of shoes matching all types of gowns. The majority there is of wedding shoes which are white in color. This is because they understand that brides usually wear white wedding going and look for matching colors.

The best place to buy wedding shoes is the internet. Yes, now you can buy your wedding shoes from the internet. All you have to do is just search on the internet and you will find a large amount of sites that work in this field. Just find out a trusted site and check the list of white shoes available. Order ones you like and just get it at your door step.

Keep in mind the comfort that the shoes provide. If the wedding shoes are comfortable then you will be able to enjoy your wedding.