Picking wedding shoes can be some of the most difficult decisions a bride can make! When you decide to pick the last shoes you will wear as a single woman there are a few things to need to think about. We’ve teamed up with legendary Cheshire Wedding Photographer Dan Charles to create some great ideas for your wedding shows. Follow our tips, and you will be splashing out on a super pair of shoes you will never want to take off!
If you’ve fallen head over heels (see what we did there) with a pair of killer heels it might be worth remembering you are going to get to walk down the aisle in them! You’re also going to be standing for photos in them, dancing in them and walking all day in them.
Tring to stand up in heels that are too high is not a great look, and you do not need to grab high spiky heels on your dress. Legendary designer Rachel Simpson tells us “Choose shoes that make you feel amazing! Even if your gown is floor height, giving your guests the occasional glimpse of a beautiful pair of shoes will make you feel similar to a real princess! Wedding shoes do not have to be dull — combine classic style with contemporary detailing, and you will love them for ages.”Don’t wear your sneakers for the first time on your wedding day. Be certain that you have them a couple of weeks before the wedding and wear them around the house (on carpet) to have them worn in a bit before the big day so that they’ve moulded to fit your feet and eased up.
Remember your dressmaker will have to know the precise length of your shoes for your final fitting so she can alter your dress respectively. You will have to be wearing your shoes at this fitting so once you order them to investigate how long it will take for them to be delivered, so you don’t have any last minute panics. Try not to panic if you’re unable to find shoes in the particular colour you want.
A website called Rainbow Club provides a superb service at #30 to dye your shoes in various shades (useful for bridesmaid shoes too).
Consider the kind of wedding you’re having! If you’re arranging a country garden wedding where you are going to spend a whole lot of time out-of-doors, then wedges or flats would be a fantastic option or wear heel protectors. On a related note, communicate with your venue about your footwear, some historical wedding locations ban stiletto heels to secure their wooden floors. If you’re holding a wintertime wedding or just generally getting married in the Britain (where rain is common!), think about a pair of ‘Weddington Boots’ so that you can step into the snow and puddles and not ruin your new shoes.