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The Final Touches… Your Bridal Shoes

The Final Touches… Your Bridal Shoes

All women know that a bride will spend as much time and thought choosing her wedding shoes as she would choosing her wedding dress. With that in mind, here are a few tips and helpful advice to help you enjoy your big day without having your feet begging for mercy.

  • When to Buy Your Shoes:

You need to have your shoes ready by the time you start looking for your wedding dress. Yes, that early! You need to bring your shoes to your dress fitting, in case your dress needs alterations in terms of the length of the dress.

  • Look for Comfort:

It is best advised to pick your heel height for your wedding day similar to what you usually wear. If you are used to wearing a specific height, then you’d best stick to it (unless you’re used to wearing flats all the time, in which case you need to start practicing walking and dancing around in some heels.) You also have to break into your wedding shoes at least a few days before the wedding. Read: "5 Ways to Break in Your New Shoes"

  • Tall Bride:

A bride always has to take into consideration the height of her groom. You don’t want to end up much taller than him, so try to pick a pair of heels that are at a reasonable height. Read: "Flats for the Tall Bride"

  • Find the Perfect Fit:

Your shoe should be firm but not tight and definitely not loose.  Don’t try on shoes when your feet are swollen, some people get swollen feet after standing for a long period of time or going around the mall for hours, so keep that in mind.

  • Pick a Color:

Traditionally the bride wears either white or ivory shoes on her big day. But these days, brides are getting more creative and trendy by choosing silver or gold shoes or even bold and bright colors such as blue, green, red or pink. Some brides have their shoes match their wedding color and theme. Your shoe color depends on your style and how you envision yourself to be on that special day.

  • Have Backup:

If you really like a specific pair of shoes but you are worried that they might not feel comfortable later on, wear them anyway and get another really comfortable pair (you can even have a pair of flats or sandals) which you can change into later at night after all the formalities are over.

At the end, it's all about you being comfortable on your wedding day and feeling your best.

For more bridal shoes tips read our article: "6 Wedding Shoe Tips to Remember"