How to choose your bridal shoes

Let’s be honest, wedding shoes are a big deal to every bride for different reasons. From flip flops, to cowboy boots, pumps to runners- each bride is unique. However, there are other key elements that come into play when a bride chooses her wedding shoes, here are some of them.

Less is more

Some brides don’t feel the need to go all out on their shoes because they feel the dress will either cover it up or that the dress itself is enough. This is fair; for the most part it’s true, no one will really be looking at your feet, especially if your dress is floor length. A cute kitten heel will do the trick in this scenario!

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There is absolutely no point in wearing and ruining gorgeous heels if you are standing on a sandy beach in Acapulco. You will either be bare foot with some sweet ankle adornments or in pretty white flip flops so you are prepared for the grains of sand and dust.

Time of Year

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Spring and fall outdoor weddings can be tricky in terms of predicting the weather, three days before it could indicate sunny skies and the day off its soggy. Why not have some fun with it and rock rain boots? The photographer will have a blast shooting those bridal party boot pictures!

Height

It’s real love when you don’t want to be taller than your groom. These thoughtful and self-sacrificing brides, who deep down might love heels, may be sweet and opt for lovely flats. The right flat can look just as pretty as a heel. Just be sure you find out the fabric and if they stretch so you can get the right size.

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So back to my high school friend who wore runners to her wedding (not the Julia Roberts runaway type) did it in only a way that emphasized their couple style. They BOTH rocked running shoes since she married a band rock star so it was only fitting- plus I never saw her wear even a wedge in high school!

 

Wedding Theme

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If your style is country rustic, designer stilettos won’t be your go too since they will sink in the grass. Some brides have proudly chosen to don cowboy boots to match the scenery and theme of their outdoor, country wedding. It’s a fun way to say “surprise” underneath your beautiful dress and it will certainly work in your favor when you start line dancing in the barn!

Too much…huh?

I feel like Pnina Tornaithis would be me. I will never pass up an opportunity to wear amazing heels. In fact I’d buy them months in advance just so I could wear them around while doing the dishes and stretching them out so I could wear them for the entire wedding! Some brides don’t care and want it all and go all out with the heel height, glitz, glam and bling- Pnina Tornai style!

 

Images: pninatornai.com; weddingwindow.com; bridalmusings.com

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