Accessory or Fashion Statement?
If you will be wearing a long bridal gown that will cover your shoes, it really isn't necessary to get too elaborate with the style that you choose. If, on the other hand, you picked out a shorter style for your wedding dress, you will want to wear a pair of shoes that compliment the gown in a beautiful way.
Also, if you just happen to be a shoe fanatic and are looking forward to picking out a fabulous pair to wear whether they show or not, then go ahead and get fancy! Decide how important the shoe style is to you and how much you plan to budget for them, them use those decisions to help you pick a pair.
Comfort Over Style
You will be wearing these shoes for a very long time on the wedding day, and most likely you will be standing most of that time. Comfort should be a big deciding point when you begin shoe shopping.
If you aren't used to wearing high heels on a daily basis, this may not be the day to start. With a little searching, you will be able to find footwear that won't cause you pain yet still looks beautiful. Of course, if you are used to wearing heels every day, that may be what is comfortable for you.
Style Over Comfort
There is always the chance that you will fall madly in love with a pair of shoes that isn't necessarily the easiest to wear for long periods of time. You can make that work too.
If they are too gorgeous to pass up yet too uncomfortable to wear for the entire wedding, find a second pair that you can change into when needed. Also, don't keep the stylish shoes on any more than you have to if they hurt your feet. Wait until right before you walk down the aisle to slip them on, and when you are out of the sight of guests, kick them off to give your feet a short break.
Plan For a Backup Pair
The best way to have a successful wedding is to plan ahead for every possibility. It's wise to have an inexpensive pair of shoes for backup just in case something happens to the pair you planned to wear. More than likely you won't need them, so there's no reason to spend a lot unless you know you can wear them for other occasions. If you do end up needing this spare pair for any reason, a lot of stress will be avoided because you thought to plan ahead.
Buy Shoes Early
Don't spend too long deciding on the perfect pair of shoes. You will need to have them with you at your first bridal gown fitting. The shoes you wear will affect the hem of your dress, and the seamstress can do her best work when there is no question of where the hem needs to fall.
Also, buying your shoes early will give you a chance to break them in so they are more comfortable for the wedding. Occasionally spend a few minutes walking around the house in them. The more practice you get, the more graceful you will look walking down the aisle!
Although it's not the norm, some brides do come into our South Florida bridal boutique with their shoes already picked out even before they begin dress shopping. If you happen to find the shoes before the dress, bring them along to your shopping appointment. They can be a wonderful tool for our consultants at Angelus Bridal to help you find a wedding dress that was made to go with those incredible shoes.
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