The World at Your Feet: How to Choose the Best Wedding Shoes
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From picking the date to finding a shoe, nothing about making wedding decisions is easy. Here, our focus is on the shoes. Here’s how to buy best wedding shoes.
Your big day is approaching and it is time to put your best foot forward…literally!
Finding the best wedding shoes for your special day can seem like yet another daunting wedding planning task, but it doesn’t have to be.
We have put together a simple guide for choosing the perfect fit.
Let’s get started!
Choosing the Best Wedding Shoes
There are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect shoe. Comfort and style are both important. Ill-fitting shoes can lead to severe issues like foot pain and back pain, and that is no way to start off your newlywed adventure!
Here are the steps you need to take to find the perfect wedding shoes and avoid any pain or discomfort on your big day.
Buy Your Dress
First things first, choose your dress! This will help you decide on the style of shoe that will work best for you.
If your dress is full-length you might consider opting for a higher heel whereas if your dress is tea-length a kitten heel or flat might work better for you.
Buying your dress first will help you establish a style. Your wedding shoes are meant to be a supporting actress, not the movie star, so when you choose your dress first you will be able to determine what style shoe will complement your dress perfectly.
Write a List
Writing a list of what you want from your shoes and establishing a budget will help you to narrow down your choices. In fact, lists have been known to ease stress and anxiety which you will probably have heaps of before the wedding.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before making your purchase:
- What is my budget
- Will I wear these shoes for the entire day or only for the ceremony
- Do I want my shoes to be a statement
- Will I wear the wedding shoes again after the ceremony
- Am I looking for style or comfort or an even mix of both
These simple questions will help you to find the right shoe for your wedding day with ease. Oftentimes brides sneak the something blue into their shoes, so deciding whether or not you want to participate in that tradition can also help you pick the shoes.
Know Your Venue
High heels and a beach wedding…probably not a good fit. Knowing your venue can help you make the best decision. Consider things like the following:
- How many stairs will you have to climb
- Are there rocky or gravel-covered pathways
- Will you be walking through grass or dirt
These environmental factors should be considered when you are choosing a shoe. IF your wedding is outdoors on the beach or a grassy area a wedge heel or flats may be a better option.
Be Nice to Your Ankles
No one wants a twisted ankle on their wedding day, so be true to yourself! If you have never worn a 4-inch heel your wedding day is probably not a good place to practice!
If you do opt for a higher heel than you are used to and you know the terrain might cause you a little trouble, practice walking in your new shoes before the big day!
Buying The Best Shoe
Finding the best wedding shoes won’t be hard with our simple guide. Your feet and ankles will thank you for taking the time to find the perfect fit!
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