There are many stunning designs of wedding shoes available
Beautiful design, complementary to your dress and quality of your wedding shoes are all very important, but don't forget comfort when considering your wedding shoes, as you will be wearing them for some time.
On your wedding day it's likely you will be spending many hours on your feet, so it's a good idea to try and break your shoes in well before your big day. Around the house, sitting watching television, taking care not to damage them. If you have an office job, it's even a good idea to wear them just sitting at your desk to mould them to your feet over time.
Whilst trying to keep them as pristine as possible, it is sometimes a good idea to scuff the sole to make sure that your wedding shoes aren't slippery on the day, particularly if your unlucky enough to come across drizzle or rain.
Whilst most work towards a wedding budget, this is one area where we suggest not to compromise comfort and style, so don't waste money on cheap wedding shoes. A well know specialist in bridal shoes or a bridal boutique is one of the best places to start looking for wedding shoes as they are likely to have the largest variety of wedding styles. Whilst you may find quite a few styles online, it's always advisable to try them on somehow before you buy, unless you are prepared for the hit and miss approach, which is often the case with shoes online.
It's a good idea to buy your wedding shoes early if you can, not only so you can break them in and make them as comfortable as possible, but also to they can be fitted with your wedding gown, ensuring your gown is the right length for the heel height of your wedding shoes.
In terms of colour of wedding shoes, many opt for the traditional white, cream or even silver, tying them in to the colour of their wedding dress. However, we have seen quite a few brides choosing different colour wedding shoes. A popular choice, seems to be blue wedding shoes, pale blue, royal blue and other shades of blue. The thinking behind this is to meet one of the elements of the tradition, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue". So the bride can tick off 'something blue'! Another option for brides, is to match their wedding shoes with the colour of their bridesmaids dresses. Imagine red bridesmaids dresses and the bride wearing dramatic red colour wedding shoes under the stark white of her wedding gown. Certainly a statement piece!
In the end the design of the wedding shoes you select will be personal, complementing your wedding dress or contrasting your wedding dress, picking up on tradition or matching your bridesmaid dresses. Whichever you choose, remember, comfort is paramount, so plan ahead and gently break them in over time.