How To Choose Wedding Shoes: Essential Tips & Advice

There’s an undeniable art for picking the perfect pair of wedding shoes – and making the right choice is a must! There’s also no avoiding the fact that comfort is key, but this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. 

This guide on how to pick your wedding shoes should help to simplify the process; giving busy brides more time to focus on planning plenty of other important details ahead of the big day.

Wedding shoe guide: heel height and style

High heels might give you ‘heart eyes’, but they’re going to be hard on your feet in the hours that follow walking down the aisle – especially if you’d usually opt for a lower heel or even flats.

Seasoned stiletto wearers might be able to breeze through their ceremony right through to the dancefloor without any aches or pains, but if you’d usually avoid wearing heels then we’d advise choosing a heel height that you know you’ll be comfortable in. We’ve shared some of our go-to heel options for wedding shoes below.

Block heels

Block heels are a staple for brides that want some height from their wedding shoes, while still feeling comfortable. Our range of Harlo shoes features some of our favourite block heel styles; from intricate, embellished sandals to dainty wedding shoes with adorned ankle straps.

Court couture

Court shoes have an air of sophistication, and they’d be the perfect accessory for a fitted crepe wedding gown; such as our Kendall Crepe Made With Love wedding dress. They’re also perfect for winter weddings, providing some more coverage than a strappy sandal. 

Low Heels

Many of our brides choose a low or mid heel, purely for the fact that they’ll be able to last their entire wedding day without reaching for a pair of flats. We have a selection of low heels in our Loeffler Randall shoes collection – look out for the ultra-feminine, on-trend bow detailing that some of the styles feature.

Dress Length

You’ll also want to consider just how much of your shoes will be on show once your dress has been altered. If you’re picking a pair of statement bridal shoes, then it’d be a good idea to take them along to your seamstress appointment. This way, you’ll be able to explore options to ensure that your shoes get the attention they deserve – after all, every detail matters when you’re the bride! 

On the contrary, some brides opt for minimalistic wedding shoes, keeping the focus on their other eye-catching accessories. There’s no end to the ways that you can compensate in this sense – from picking an ornate wedding headband, to choosing some dazzling bridal earrings.

How to choose bridal shoes: top tips from Marrime

If we could give brides-to-be one piece of advice for choosing their wedding shoes, it’d be to see them as complementary to the entire look. Most (but not all) brides purchase their shoes once they’ve chosen their dress, and this gives them some valuable foresight when it comes to footwear. Whether you’re looking for a perfect match with your gown, or if you’re looking to create some contrast, consider how your shoes tie into this.

As a wild card, it’s also worth noting that you don’t have to just pick one pair of bridal shoes – you could have a style that suits the daytime (we’re thinking pictures, here) and a pair for the evening.

Whether you’re looking for the final touches or if you’re yet to find a gorgeous gown, you’ll find a stunning bridal selection in our Newcastle boutique and online. Discover our designer wedding dresses, or book an appointment and bring your bridal look to life with Marrime.

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