Choosing that perfect shoes for wedding is not an easy task, it is, after all, the make or break for all-day comfort – we’re sure you don’t want to deal with sore feet and blisters after.Gone are the days when bride buy wedding shoes purely based on aesthetics. At the end of the day, your wedding-day shoes have a major role to fulfill. Liking them is crucial, but more importantly, you must also be able to wear them for a long stretch of time (think about that for a moment). So how do you figure out what type of wedding shoe is best for you? In this article, we will be sharing TOUFIE’s top tips in picking out your perfect wedding shoes.
Tip 1: Always buy them early!
Our first golden rule for brides is to not wait until the last minute to find your wedding shoe! For a start, you can always create a list of the criteria you are looking out for in a wedding shoe. In this day and age, brides are so busy with many wedding preparations to juggle that most of their wedding items are bought online – we agree, it is a brilliant choice!
So, if you are planning on shopping online for your wedding shoes too, it’s always a good idea to buy early as sizes can run out really fast! If the sizes run out, the lead time can be long, especially if it’s handcrafted. So, it is always a good idea to get the shoe early rather than later.
Tip 2: Get your shoes before your dress
If you get your shoes before your wedding dress fitting and photoshoot, you’ll be able to wear it to ensure that it matches your dress and the hem is right. This will help you save alteration costs later down the road. It will also solve that headache of trying to visually match your dress to your shoes! Also, logically, it is easier to bring the shoe to the dress, than the other way around, right?
Tip 3: Consider your wedding venue
Where will your wedding be held? Is it a magical outdoor wedding? At the garden? The classically beautiful ballroom? Think about where you’re having your wedding when choosing your wedding shoe.
Many modern brides today have traded the uncomfortable stilettoes for a more practical style based on their wedding venue. Shoes that score high on aesthetics but super low on comfort, practicality and re-we arability seem to be a thing of the past for most modern brides. Today, modern brides search for practicality. Try focusing your search on shoes that you can re-wear after your wedding day. Instead of a white shoes, look for nude shoes, or go bold with a black or rose sand beauty.
Also, do consider wedding flats. Especially if you are thinking of a garden wedding,you may want to consider wearing a comfortable wedding flat which works better for the garden and outdoor terrain. If you love a good heel, a low heel (preferably 5cm) would suit the uneven surface well. Not only are they comfortable but the style is usually one where you can re-wear many, many times after your wedding! This way, you’ll be able to relive your wedding day every time you put them on. And on top of that, they’re super chic!
Wherever you decide to have your wedding, always ensure that your shoe choice works well with the venue.
Tip 4: Comfort, comfort, comfort!
Always think about your everyday style.
If you are woman that loves sneakers or sandals, then stick to a lower heel height for your wedding. We don’t recommend testing a new height on your wedding day as all eyes will be on you. If heels are important, consider a low heel (about 5cm) option so you still get the experience of a heel without the ambitious height.
Next, always choose shoes made from quality natural materials such as genuine high-grade leather such as lambskin that is forgiving for long wear. Material that is stretchable and breathable. Just remember to stay true to who you are and not compromise on comfort.
Tip 5: Get them worn in
Try, try and try them again! Wear them around the house (preferably on a clean, indoor and carpeted surface in case you need to return if needed) to test the comfort of the shoe.
If the size is right, gradually increase the hours that you wear them at home. Start from 2 hours, then 6 then 10, if possible. With high quality material like leather, the more you wear, the more comfortable it will get. If you really want to go all out, try dancing in them to really wear them in!
Besides, it is also fun to wear them before your wedding in the house so you can truly imagine how you’ll look on your big day!
Tip 6: The more, the merrier!
Finally, remember that it is totally normal to have a pair for the ceremony and another for the reception. If brides can change wedding dresses, then the same logic applies to wedding shoes!
Most brides prefer to have at least 2 pair of shoes – such as nude and rose sand or nude and burgundy. It makes it easy for them to match. Versatile colours are the best! Avoid picking shoes with multiple colours on it, it will take the focus away from you.
Since your wedding day is all about you, you have every valid excuse and reason to splurge on new shoes.
So, there you have it! We’ve made the hunt for your comfortable wedding shoe a breeze.
Keep in mind the tips above and we promise that you’ll have a pain-free wedding.