Style tips for selecting wedding shoes
Simplicity is usually the key with wedding shoes and most brides stick with the traditional silk or satin in a colour to match your dress. However, if you’ve found a fabulous pair of shoes and want to build your wedding day look around them – that’s fine too.
Whatever style you choose, they will need to be comfortable: if you don’t usually wear very high heels, your wedding day is probably not the time to start! It is advisable to sandpaper or scuff the soles to prevent slipping on your way up the aisle.
We have put together a few tips to help you choose the perfect shoe for your wedding day.
- If you are aiming for a long slinky silhouette, then a pointed toe peeping out from under the dress will help continue the elongating effect.
- If you want to bring out your inner diva, consider a strappy shoe with plenty of sparkle to help you dazzle .
- Going for vintage style? A round toe Mary Jane in ivory and lace would be the perfect finishing touch, and look great with gold vintage jewellery.
- If you are loving the current trend for bright colours, why not add a pop of vivid colour to your wedding outfit with a stand out pair of shoes.
- For a casual or beach wedding, a shoe with a lower kitten heel would be much more suitable.
- For a shorter length prom or ballerina style dress, then a court shoe with a ruffle and diamantes will make a real statement. The superstition of placing a silver sixpence in the brides left shoe is supposed to bring the couple not only financial wealth, but also joy and happiness. Shoes are also a symbol of fertility which is why they are often tied to the bumper of the wedding car.