The shoes you wear on your wedding day are important, and you should take your time to find the wedding shoes. Neglecting your tootsies on your special day is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Invest the time and money to find a stylish yet comfortable pair of wedding shoes, and you can boogie the night away. Skimp on your shoes, and you’ll have nothing but blisters and sore feet.
“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue – and a sixpence in her shoe” – Old English wedding tradition.
While this sentiment is lovely, nothing is more uncomfortable than a coin in the shoe. Feel free to skip this tradition. No one will know. If anyone asks, say you’ve invested many coins in your wedding shoes.
Another tradition surrounding them was set by Queen Victoria in 1840 when she wore a white wedding gown and white wedding shoes. She bucked the traditional color of blue, and white weddings have been the rule ever since. This doesn’t mean you must wear a white gown with matching shoes. If you prefer ivory or some other color, you can buck tradition.
When picking out shoes, you should match the style to the dress.
This isn’t as necessary when you have a long, flowing gown, as few will glimpse your feet. However, you will still need a quality pair of shoes. Planning a beach wedding in a short dress? Bejeweled flip-flops are the obvious choice. This wedge is now offered at Lily’s Bridal and Prom Boutique.
Because wedding shoes cost hundreds of dollars, many brides opt for styles they can wear again. Say goodbye to the standard white satin pumps and hello to designer footwear with fresh and fabulous new looks. Consider slingbacks, strappy sandals, ballet slippers, and pumps. While heel choices range from flats to stilettos, the best choice is a heel you can walk in without having to practice – a low heel. If you need the added height, go for a shoe with a wedge rather than a stiletto, as they are much more forgiving.
Buying wedding shoes is just as important as buying your wedding dress, maybe even more so, because foot comfort can dramatically affect how you feel throughout the day. Pay attention to the details and pick a stylish pair of shoes that can stand up to the test you’ll put them through on your wedding day. Once you buy the shoes, practice walking so you are completely comfortable on your feet. Consider buying a set of reception shoes for even more comfort throughout the day.
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