I get it, it’s easy to overlook small details at your wedding. You’re already worrying about her dress, his tux, the bridesmaids dresses, the groomsmen’s suits, makeup, jewelry, cufflinks- but what about shoes? As small of a detail as they may seem, the bride and groom’s shoes can help set the feel of a wedding and keep them dancing the night away.
Let’s face it, guys have it easy when it comes to wedding fashion. He can never go wrong with some shined-up black or neutral dress shoes. Polished and tidy dress shoes give his tux a sharp look for any formal occasion.
If you want to have a formal look but with a little more personality, change up the socks! Colorful socks make for great pictures!
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Brides have a few more decisions to make for a formal wedding. Normally, brides wear shoes with a low to mid-height heel. Heel height may change how much alteration you’ll need on the hem of the dress, so bring them with you to a fitting.
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As tempting as stilettos are, avoid them on your wedding day. Remember, you’ll be wearing these shoes all day long. If you aren’t comfortable in them, you’ll be miserable. Even if you choose a shoe with a lower heel, wear them around the house to break them in. Read How to Break in Your Wedding Shoes here. Your feet will thank you when you’re still tearing up the dance floor at 2am.
The color of your shoes isn’t too important if you’ll be wearing a long dress, but you can choose a color that matches your wedding colors just for fun. Plus, like your groom’s socks, they make for great pictures!
One more thing to keep in mind when choosing your bridal shoes: consider the ground you’ll be standing on. High heels can sink into grass or sand, so choose your heels wisely or have something solid to stand and walk on. No one wants to see the bride fall while she’s walking down the aisle. You already fell for your groom once! Make sure you get down the aisle (with your dignity) in one piece.
This clever trick keeps high heels from sinking in the ground. It looks much cuter than wearing ugly heel covers and it keeps your bridesmaids perfectly spaced out.
Certain ceremonies call for a more laid back vibe. If you’re getting married at the edge of the surf, consider both of you going barefoot. Count on rolling up his pants or wearing shorts and wear shorter or lighter dress.
See the rest of this glamorous destination wedding here.
If you want a little more sparkle but still want bare feet, check out these lovely barefoot wedding sandals and the entire bohemian inspired wedding’s gallery.
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Cowboy boots are a must have for a country or rustic wedding. They can unite your fashion and theme, but keep your boots simple- they can easily take your look from cute to cringe-worthy. There’s nothing but country charm with this one!
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Even if Toms aren’t your go-to shoe for every day wear, you may want to invest in some Toms for your wedding. You can purchase them in your wedding colors, personalized, or these gorgeous lace Toms in natural or white for the reception. You’ll be glad to have some flats to change into instead of wearing heels all night.
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Chuck Taylors have practically taken over the wedding world. But just because they’re everywhere doesn’t mean you can’t put your own spin on them. Customize them yourself or personalize them through Converse’s website here.
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You could even use personalized Converse as bridal party gifts and leave them on your bridesmaids and groomsmen’s seats before the reception.
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Don’t forget the little ones!
So though wedding shoes weren’t made for walking, you, your groom, and your bridal party can still be fashionable and comfortable while you’re all burning up the dance floor!