Perfect Wedding Shoes? It’s Easy If You Do It Smart.
Bridal shoes are an important element of the wedding look. However, shopping for wedding shoes can be quite a challenge for a future bride-to-be. Finding the perfect pair to wear on your big day is easier said than done. There is so much choice out there, both online and in-store, and not enough time to try them all on.
But selecting shoes for this special occasion which are not only comfortable but also look amazing doesn’t have to be hard.
Read our suggestions that will help you out!
The secret to the perfect wedding shoes is finding a pair that suit your taste and are personal to you. Also, choose a shoe height and width that is suitable for your feet. And don’t leave shopping for your shoes until the last moment because any dress alterations will need to take any extra height into consideration.
Pick A Shoe Color
Even though most brides decide to wear white, cream, champagne and ivory colored shoes for their wedding as these colors match their wedding attire perfectly and are also widely available in stores, you can be daring and opt for something a little bit different.
Pairing your wedding dress with a pair of shoes in navy, emerald green, rose gold, yellow, or shoes with red bottoms can add a burst of color to your look! Imagine walking down the aisle and everyone looking at you and your gorgeous shoes!
Did you know that the old wedding tradition of “something borrowed, something blue” is supposed to prevent the Evil Eye from threatening a woman to become infertile? Even though many brides are not that superstitious these days but they love a traditional touch anyway.
The old-school version of “something blue” is often hidden in the form of a garter or a piece of blue fabric sewn into the bridal gown. Why don’t you take these cues to a little more obvious form and wear your “blue something” on your feet? A pair of blue wedding shoes from a great designer will be a serious showstopper! That way you’ll be paying heed to tradition while also getting your hands (and feet!) on a pair of shoes you can have and wear again and again.
Need some inspiration? Check out these cute wedding shoes with a blue heart-shaped bow!
Women tend to sacrifice their toes for the stunning high heels and suffer from the pain of badly fitting shoes. It’s important to make sure that your feet don’t let you down on your big day. You’ll definitely won’t be happy for the rest of your life whenever you see your face filled with pain in the wedding photos.
However, with the right attitude and advance preparation you will easily have your feet fit to dance the night away.
Below we share a few tips for having healthy and pain-free feet on your wedding day.
Avoid Pointed Shoes
When your shoes make your toes squeezed and irritated this can lead to nerve pain in the ball of your feet. Pointed shoes can also give you painful blisters and bunions. To prevent this from happening, make sure there is enough room in the shoes to wiggle your toes without any problems.
Allow Your Feet To Breathe
Choose shoes that give your feet room to breathe and avoid the plastic options that cheaply available. Even though the high-quality bridal shoes will cost more, it’s best to pick leather or any other natural material, if possible. Wedding shoes with open toes are also a good option for allowing your feet to breathe. If you’re having a beach wedding, then gorgeous sandals would be your best choice for wedding shoes. You’ll want to ensure that your feet stay comfortable, cool and pain-free!
Relieve With Ice Bucket
Soak your feet in a basin filled with ice or very cold water the night before the shoe fitting and before your wedding day. This trick will help you to soothe the swelling of your tired feet.
Less Height Is Best
If you want to avoid back pain, you need to pick a good height for the heels, which is around 1 – 1.5 inches (2.5 – 3.8 cm). Pick a pair of wedding shoes with thick or chunky heel for stability, low heal, or no heel at all (if you are a tall bride). This should give enough height for under your wedding dress and make you comfy enough to walk down the aisle. And you wouldn’t want to end up face down in front of all the guests!
Invest In Insoles
When buying bridal shoes it’s also important to have in mind good quality insoles. They provide padding for the balls of your feet and reduce the impact on you knees. They can also be reused long after your wedding day.
Choose Bigger For Best Results
It might be surprising to you but most people have one foot that is bigger than the other, so it makes sense to fit the shoe to your larger foot. This will provide you the best comfort when walking and standing during your big day.
Don’t attempt to buy shoes that feel too tight when you first put them on in the store and expect them to stretch later on to fit your feet. They may give you that Cinderella moment but you will surely regret it afterwards.
When you’re first trying the shoes on, stand up and pay close attention that there is enough space (3/8 – 1/2 inch) for the longest toe at the front of each shoe. You can easily test it by making sure there is a thumbprint between the toe and the top of the shoe while standing.
Visit A Podiatrist
If you have any issues with your feet, take a trip to a podiatrist. Podiatrists, who are experts in the field of feet, can identify were your problems lie. They will diagnose if you are flat footed or have high arches, and what needs to be done to alleviate foot pain.
Take Short Breaks
During the day take a break every about 20 minutes as it is a must for any bride in heels. If possible, try to elevate your legs which will help with blood circulation. While sitting down, make use of this time by chatting to your wedding guests.
But what if you bought the wedding shoes already?
You may take advantage of an old-school modelling trick from Naomi Campbell. Tape your third and fourth toe together with a medical tape. It will allow for more room at the front of the shoe and help with balance control giving you a steady walk on your wedding day.
If you decide to follow our advice, you’ll have not only fabulous shoes but also healthy feet that will last the whole wedding day and night.