An important part in any woman’s life is the time when she would walk down the aisle to exchange vows with the love of her life. But what if this dreamy moment turns into a disaster when the bride slips, trips, or feels every inch of pain and discomfort as she treads down the aisle?
This is something that you would never want to happen in your own wedding. That is why you vow to yourself that you would find the perfect pair of bridal shoes that will help you turn that dream moment into a reality. Now, if you have no idea how to find the right pair, here is some vital information that would surely be of good use to you.
Comfort = Happy Feet
Sometimes, brides fall in love with a beautiful pair of shoes that they ignore the fact that they do not feel comfortable wearing them. They make the mistake of thinking that it would not matter. Come the day of the wedding and they realize they have made a huge mistake when blisters start showing up or when the bride could hardly walk halfway during the event. For this reason, it is of utmost importance to ensure that a pair of shoes is comfortable. A bride should feel comfortable wearing and walking with her pair of choice.
The Fit Factor
The fit of the shoes is one factor that affects the degree of comfort. Since the feet are at their largest during the end of the day, it would be better to do your shoe shopping at this time. It is also essential that you do not simply fit the pair but you try walking on it as well.
To Heel or Not to Heel
Another factor that contributes to comfort is the heel. Some “vertically challenged” brides would prioritize height and opt for killer high heels just to look good even when they are not used to it. But the smart thing to do would be to choose a heel height that you are comfortable wearing since you will be doing a lot of standing, dancing and walking all throughout the day.
If you really are not a fan of high heels, flat shoes like satin ballet slippers can also be a nice pair of bridal shoes. Moreover, choose a heel height that would complement the length of the dress and not make the gown drag the ground while you are dancing or walking.
All in the Style & Color
Many brides choose bridal shoes depending on the style and color. There are various styles a bride can choose from such as pumps, sandals, strappy, stilettos, silhouettes, sling backs, ballet flats, open toes, close toes, pointed, rounded, squared and so many more. Apart from this, there are also various embellishments available, which include jewels, bow, beading, lace, color trims, and embroidery, all of which can make the pair more stunning.
As for the color, most bridal shoes come in bronze, silver, gold, white, off white, pewter metallic shades, cream, light gray and light brown. Choose style and color that would enhance the wedding gown (without drawing attention away from the bride) and would complement the overall theme and style of the affair.
The two most common choices for wedding shoes are silk and satin. If you are non-traditional or if the wedding is not a typical wedding gown, you may choose other kinds of fabric. However, it would be best that the fabric of the wedding gown and shoe match closely to achieve a harmonious feel.
Designer Bridal Shoes: Chic & Trendy
When it comes to bridal shoes, some of the most popular choices are Vera Wang, Kenneth Cole, Jimmy Choose, Gina Shoes, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Delman, and Manola Blahnik. Choose a pair of designer shoes that would best fit your style, taste, comfort degree, and budget.
Bridal shoes should be of good quality and stylish design but remember that comfort is still the most important factor. After all, she will be wearing this pair all throughout the day. She will dance on it, walk on it, and even jump while wearing it (if she is that happy). She would walk on carpeted floors, on slick ones, and probably on rough terrain (if the wedding were outdoors). Therefore, it is a must to find a pair that is beautiful, elegant and most of all, comfortable.