Once you have chosen your wedding dress, then it is time to pick out the wedding accessories that you will wear as you walk down the aisle. Many brides buy two pairs of shoes, one for pictures and the ceremony, and one for the party. When deciding on shoes, there are a few factors to take into consideration including style, height and fashion. Here is a list of trusty tips from the team at True Bride to help you decide what shoes to wear.
Heels or Flats
If you are about the same height or taller than your husband-to-be, you may want to buy flats for under your dress. A second reason to buy flats is for balance if you have a case of nerves. The third reason is for comfort. Many brides prefer to be comfortable instead of high fashion on their wedding day. You can make a compromise if you want the stylish look of heels in your wedding photos. You can have two pairs of shoes. Wear your heels in the ceremony and pictures before and immediately after the ceremony. Then ditch those shoes for a fancy pair of sneakers to wear during your party. Then you can dance all night and feel great doing it.
Your wedding dress is tailored to your body and height. Therefore, your seamstress will ask you to bring your wedding shoes with you for fittings. If you plan to change your shoes after the ceremony to flats or sneakers, bring those shoes to your fittings so you don’t end up tripping over your dress.
Dancing at the Party
Often, the bride and groom have a special dance to start the party. You do need to be able to dance without falling flat on your face at your own party. That would not be a great start to your new marriage. There are many ways to get around this potential disaster.
- Take dancing lessons!
- Practice dancing in your wedding shoes with your husband-to-be or anyone else that will practice with you.
- Wear comfortable shoes during your wedding dance.
If you think that you might embarrass yourself by tripping during your wedding dance, then you should definitely trade out your shoes after the ceremony. Slip on your flats or sneakers, and then confidently walk to the dance floor to start your new life in front of your family and friends with a beautiful wedding dance. You can be classy and confident.
In the end, it is up to you as the bride as to which type of shoes you want to wear at your wedding. Follow your own wishes; however do remember that you won’t be able to switch back and forth all night. Once you start dancing, your feet will not be up to going back into a set of high heels after putting on sneakers or flats. So take all of your photos that may show your feet before you switch to more comfortable shoes for dancing.
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