The wedding shoe is one of the most important accessories in the long list of bridal accessories. While some bride might equate this experience to what it feels when one find Mr. Right, for others scoring a solid wedding shoe is as simple as considering comfort (which is key no matter how much you value style). By the end of the day, make sure that you are comfortable as you will be with them the whole day. Here are some of the Do’s and don’t you should consider before buying that wedding shoe!
First Do: First find your wedding gown!
This principle applies even if you have stumbled upon your perfect shoe first before the gown. The reason why is that you want your wedding-day shoes to complement your dress in every aspectstyle, color, detail, etc. In addition, the length of your dress matters. For instance, if you have a shorter dress, your shoes can serve as a statement accessoryadding color, glitz, glam, whatever you feel your ensemble is missing.On the other hand, if your dress is on the longer side, your shoes can serve more of a comfort purpose, and how seamlessly they match might be less important. Another reason to buy your dress first is that youll need your shoes at each of your dress fittings.
Second Do: Always Shop around
To avoid both waiting until the last minute and finding your wedding shoe too early, youll want to set aside a lot of time to browse and compare many stores for both price and better options before saying, this is the one.
Dont: Buy your wedding shoe online
Unlike the wedding gown which can be adjusted, a wrong pair of shoe can be any bride’s nightmare. Online websites are one of the simplest ways through which one can explore styles and get a feel for whats available at your local stores, buying your wedding shoes in-person also allows you to check where the hemline of your dress would fall when you wear them, so you can avoid stylistic faux pas.
Do: Know your venue
Just as you check the weather to make sure youre wearing the appropriate footwear before venturing outside every day, don’t forget to consider your venue and check whether your shoe is a suitable choice.Your wedding venue will influence how much heel you should wear, since trying to look graceful while walking through sand on a beach is much more difficult in heels than strolling down an aisle in a church.
Dont: Be afraid of colors aside from white
Like any other style decision you make for your big day, what color shoes will depend on what kind of bride you are. For example, if youre more classic and traditional, youll likely be drawn to traditional whites, champagnes, ivories, and nudes, but if youre slightly less traditional, dont be afraid go outside the box in the color department.