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How to Find the Perfect Wedding Shoes

Shoes are an essential part of your wedding day look. They can make your outfits or ruin them, compliment or clash with the rest of your ensemble. Your choice of shoes for your walk down the aisle determines whether your big day is a smashing success or a total embarrassment, so the shoes must be perfect. 

Here are some tips you should note when you’re choosing wedding shoes:

1. Prioritise Comfort Over All Else

Your wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, so you should choose your shoes based on comfort. Your shoes will be not only a part of your wedding photo shoot but also the part of your outfits that you’re going to wear for a minimum of eight hours straight. You can’t possibly dance in shoes that aren’t comfortable or that don’t suit your feet, so prioritise comfort over all else.

2. Keep It Matching

The shoes you choose for your wedding day should match your wedding ensemble, so you should follow the same colour palette you used for the rest of your outfits. For instance, if your dress/suit is white, you should pick white shoes too. Shoes in complementary colours will complement your outfits and provide an overall feeling of cohesiveness.

3. Choose a Versatile Look

If you want to wear high heels, you should make sure that you choose a pair of shoes that will work well with your dress/suit. In addition, you should make sure that the shoes you choose are versatile enough to be used again in some of your future outfits. You can look at open-toe shoes that can be worn with casual and formal outfits in the future.

4. Consider the Weather

If you’re walking down the aisle, you should make sure to choose lightweight shoes, as you have to walk a considerable distance. In addition, you should ensure that your shoes are waterproof, as you never know when the weather might turn.

5. Make Sure They’re Comfortable to Dance In

Shoes made from light materials with good arch support are the most comfortable to wear for dancing. They will let your feet breathe and be light enough for you to dance with for hours.

6. Make Sure They’re Appropriate for Your Dress/Suit

What type of shoes you choose for your wedding day will depend on the type of dress or suit you will wear. If you’re wearing a gown, you can wear whatever you want, but if you’re wearing a suit, you’ll want to make sure that you choose shoes that will complement the overall look of your outfit.

7. Have Your Shoes Professionally Shaped

Wedding shoes that don’t fit properly can result in blisters or, even worse, a twisted ankle. So, it’s best to have your wedding shoes professionally shaped so that you can walk comfortably in them for hours.


Above all else, you should choose comfortable shoes, as you’ll be wearing them for a considerable time. There are many things to think about when choosing your wedding shoes, but if you want to ensure the success of your wedding day, you should choose a pair that is suited for comfort.

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