When it comes to your wedding day, there are so many things you should pay attention to, along with the gown – makeup, hairstyle, accessories, as well as the wedding shoes. Believe it or not, the shoes that you need to pick for your big day are equally important as the dress.
From starting early to incorporating the wedding shoes into your personal style – there are so many things you need to pay attention to. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we have prepared a short but handy guide about choosing the right and perfect wedding shoes.
The rule of thumb for your wedding shopping in general is – don’t wait until the last minute. Start with the dress and then pick the shoes. You can use social media channels like Pinterest or Instagram to make your boards and to save shoes you see around the web.
Even if we don’t recommend it, you can also buy your shoes online. However, you should definitely buy them early, since the sizes can run out easily.
Buy Wedding Dress First
Your wedding gown should compliment your style and your shoes as well. So, the safest way to get everything match perfectly is to buy your dress first, and then to start looking for the shoes. The cut and length of the dress would determinate how much your shoes are going to be exposed, as well which style you should pick.
Think About Wedding Shoes
Many women give an enormous amount of money for the pair of wedding shoes that they end up wearing only for a day. Determine your budget and think about what do you want from your wedding shoes.
Think about what do you want to achieve with your shoes. Would you like something that will make a statement or a pair of classic, chic shoes that you can wear afterward? Ask yourself how high your heels should be. Always pick comfort above the trend and super high heels.
Consider the Venue
You should also consider the venue for your wedding day. Is it a ballroom, a barn, will your wedding take place indoors or outdoors? Keep the location in mind, since heels can’t take the barn or beach sand.
Always go for Comfort
When buying shoes for your big day, always put comfort above the style. The fact is that you will spend most of your day in those shoes, so it is the best that they fit perfectly. However, always have a few band-aids in your clutch or ask a bridesmaid to carry them, just in case. Some brides prefer having sneakers or flats, so they can change after a while, especially when the dancing part starts.
Break Them In
You can try to wear your wedding shoes in the house. That is the best way to see if they fit perfectly, as well to break them in before the big day. Wear them for an hour or two, on a clean carpet inside your house.