Bridal 101: 5 Tips On Choosing Your Bridal Shoes

Even if you’re not wearing a high-low or cropped gown that shows off your heels, don’t scrimp on this important detail of your bridal look. Many brides pick something simple as they don’t think their heels will be seen under a long dress – and that’s great too. But, I think having a jazzy pair of shoes hidden under your dress is a fun detail that fills you with confidence and makes you even more excited to strut down that aisle.

For my own bridal heels, I went for sky high, sparkly, leg-wrap Stuart Weitzmans. I loved them. They totally embodied my own version of ‘bridal’: neutral enough, but with a big twist. Plus, brides don’t realize how much they’ll be lifting their dress throughout the day to get around, meaning everyone will see plenty glimpses of your heels – so they shouldn’t be a footnote (excuse the pun). Read my tips on choosing your bridal shoes below!

5 Tips For Choosing Your Bridal Shoes

1) Go for it. This is your big day, and while simple is a great option, don’t be afraid to be bold. I went for sparkles, but a color pop can be fun too. Try to match an accent color in your wedding theme, or go for something different altogether! Your bridal shoes can be a fun and unexpected way to make a statement.

2) Wear them beforehand. While I’m used to sky-high heels due to my job many brides aren’t, so you’ll want to wear your prospective heels for a few hours to test them out – even just at your house. If they become absolutely unbearable after an hour or so, you’ll know it’s time to scrap them. And whatever you do, don’t forget gel insoles for the balls of your feet – trust me, they’re an absolute life saver.

3) Try them on with your actual dress. This is so important, because you don’t want any surprises on the big day. You’ll want to see if they’re the right height for your dress, if they catch on the train, or anything else that might cause a problem. Plus, you’ll want to see your whole look and feel confident (and excited!) about your choice. Although you don’t want to be taller than your new hubby, being the same height is actually very flattering in photos (our photographer told us that) and the higher the heel, the more statuesque the outline of a long dress looks.

4) Mind your venue. Having a beach or outdoor wedding? Probably best to avoid stilettos and go with wedges or even flat sandals (who says you have to wear high heels on your wedding day?). Keep in mind the environment and what you’ll be most comfortable in.

5) Trust your gut. Your wedding dress and your shoes should make you feel completely confident and excited – happy tears are a good indicator that your look is right! If any part of you is unsure, trust that instinct and keep searching until something feels like “the one” – just like you did with your partner! 😉

xx,

4 responses to “Bridal 101: 5 Tips On Choosing Your Bridal Shoes”

  1. MARIANNA says:

    Dear Louise,

    I really agree with your idea of bridal shoes.
    For my wedding (just 3 mounths far) I choose a Pronovias dress too and I realized that shoes are important not only to be armonious with the dress but also to be confident with yourself.
    You have to feel like a princess!!!

    Ehi girls, please, don’t choose a silk white pair of shoes to store in your closet after the wedding party!!! There are many nice shoes you can use more and more!!!
    Weitzmans or Choo are a valid alternatives.

  2. Orianne says:

    Thank you for the useful post Louise 🙂

  3. sara says:

    Hi Louise
    i like your dress , from where you bought it ?

    Regards ,
    Sara

  4. Love this list Louise. Ladies check out https://jamescarletons.com/collections/bridal-collection for alternative hand made Italian shoes for your special day.

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