Brides take bridal shoe shopping very seriously! After all, they are a statement piece to your overall bridal look. You could even say they are the runner-up to the wedding gown itself. Bridal shoes are a reflection of your unique style as well as your comfort level. So what do you need to remember while shopping for this beloved accessory? Ask yourself these five questions and use them as rules of thumb.
1. Do they go with your wedding gown?
This all comes down to one thing… style! The style of your shoes should complement your wedding dress. Go for bold colors like red or blue, go for metallics, go for sleek and chic, or go for loads of bling… nothing is off limits as long as they mesh with your dress. Have fun!
2. Are they comfortable?
Comfort is a HUGE factor in choosing a bridal shoe. No matter how fabulous the shoes are, you don’t want throbbing feet on your wedding day. So, make sure the shoes you pick are comfortable. For example, if you are not used to a very high heel, you might want to avoid it. If you’re not sure, try borrowing or buying inexpensive pairs of heels and test them out around your house. A comfy bride makes for a happier bride!
3. Are they within your budget?
Your wedding shoes should be counted as part of your wedding dress budget. Don’t try on super expensive shoes that you can’t afford. You are setting yourself up for disappointment. There are loads of stunning styles at great prices out there.
4. Do they fit the ceremony theme?
You must consider what type of wedding you are having and make sure the shoes fit the bill. For example, if you are having a beach wedding, stilettos or heels may not be the way to go. You don’t want to get stuck in the sand. And vice versa, if you are having a semi-formal or formal wedding, you don’t want something super casual like a flat sandal.
5. Do they reflect your personality?
More than anything, choose a bridal shoe that speaks to you. Don’t settle! There are tons of options to choose from, so take your time and pick something that YOU love. Dive into your personal style and personality and you simply can’t go wrong.