To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve come up with a list of tips and suggestions designed to lead you to the perfect bridal shoes.
- Comfort wins over style, cost and design.
What’s the use of having gorgeous footwear if you can’t dance or walk in them? Stylish shoes may be great to look at, but if they’re causing your feet pain, then those shoes are not worth it.
Although you don’t have to spend a small fortune just for your bridal shoes, it’s better to choose a pair of moderately priced, simple and stylish low-heeled shoes, than go for cheap shoes that would break with the slightest pressure.
- Pick the right size.
Purchase bridal shoes that are around half a size bigger than what you normally wear. When bridal shoe-shopping, be sure to wear your stockings or your dress socks while trying on different shoes.
- Before the ceremony, walk around with your shoes and break them in.
In the same way you break your other shoes in, your bridal shoes shouldn’t be an exception. Stretch out your shoes and try to climb stairs or walk with them to help your feet get accustomed to the shoes’ style, height and material.
- Decide on whether you should buy high-heeled bridal shoes or flats.
If your groom is only a couple of inches taller than you, avoid looking like an awkward couple by going for low-heeled bridal shoes or flats. If height is not a problem, then just keep in mind that the higher the heels, the more difficult it is to walk around.
- If your heart is set on going for high-heeled footwear, practice your walk.
While for some women, walking with high heels is as effortless as breathing, some of us are simply not that fortunate. If you’re great with heels and stilettos, then kudos to you, but if you tend to lean towards the clumsy or the klutzy side, then practice walking with your heels before your big day.