Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How to Choose The Best Wedding Shoes For Your Magical Wedding


Based on TV shows like "Say Yes To The Dress" and "Bridezilla" it is easy to think that everything is about the dress.

And while the dress is the most visual element to the wedding outfit - you cannot forget about the shoes.

And unlike when you buy other shoes - there are more things you need to consider when buying your wedding shoes.

Many people overlook the importance on how the dress matches with the wedding shoes because they both play a critical role for each other.

First and foremost, you should try on your wedding shoes together with your wedding gown.

Many dresses have a long train and can be a little hard to walk in. You won’t want to trip during the wedding so you should have a good amount of control in the shoes that you choose.

Give yourself a basic set of routine to try the shoes with – you should have no difficulty walking, climbing stairs and even dancing in your wedding shoes.

When you choose your shoes - you have to think not only about how the shoes look on their own. But rather - how will they look with your dress.

And I don't just mean about the colors - but can you even see the shoes with the dress.

If you have a floor length dress - you won't even see the shoes. Plus you need to know how well you can walk in the dress with the shoes - in particular if it's a flowing dress.

You don't want stilettos that will catch on your dress and send you falling down.

Speaking of stilettos - if you are going with heels make sure you know how to walk in them.

If you have not worn heels until your wedding day - you must practice walking in them.

Or you might even want to go with a platform shoe.

Many people overlook the importance on how the dress matches with the wedding shoes because they both play a critical role for each other.

First and foremost, you should try on your wedding shoes together with your wedding gown.

Many dresses have a long train and can be a little hard to walk in. You won’t want to trip during the wedding so you should have a good amount of control in the shoes that you choose.

Give yourself a basic set of routine to try the shoes with – you should have no difficulty walking, climbing stairs and even dancing in your wedding shoes.

When you choose your shoes - you have to think not only about how the shoes look on their own. But rather - how will they look with your dress.

And I don't just mean about the colors - but can you even see the shoes with the dress.

If you have a floor length dress - you won't even see the shoes. Plus you need to know how well you can walk in the dress with the shoes - in particular if it's a flowing dress.

You don't want stilettos that will catch on your dress and send you falling down.

Speaking of stilettos - if you are going with heels make sure you know how to walk in them.

If you have not worn heels until your wedding day - you must practice walking in them.

Or you might even want to go with a platform shoe.

It gives you the benefits of heels (making your legs and butt look sexier - there is a reason why models area always up on their toes) but with less risk.

And make sure the shoes fit well - you don't want to be uncomfortable in your shoes on your special day.

You wear the uncomfortable shoes to woo the man - not to join him at the alter :).

And to be perfectly candid - if your dress covers your shoes - don't worry about style.

Go for comfort.

You'll be happier.

This means you could go with flats or even a new pair of tennis shoes.

If you feel like you must have style with your shoes - you could look into getting designer tennis shoes.

Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Shoes

Choosing A Color

When you start looking for wedding outfit - you will discover there is more to white than white.

There are almost as many shades of white as there are colors of the rainbow.

And shoes are no different.

Of course you could decide to go with a colored shoe like a navy blue wedding shoe instead of a traditional white shoe.

For example that can be a fun way to wear "something blue".

Or as a way to match your gown if you're going with a non-white gown.

Style

For many women - the style of the shoe is the most important.

Though keep in mind what type of wedding you're having.

You're 6 inch Louis Vuitton's are not going to work for a beach wedding.

And flat sandals would look out of place at a lavish hotel.

Comfort


Remember - you might be wearing your shoes for several hours.

So make sure you choose shoes you can wear for a long time and not just something that you can suffer through for 30 minutes for the ceremony.

It's not a day to suffer your shoes.

You want something that is comfortable and stylish.

Also, buy shoes towards the end of the day.

The foot expands during the course of the day and you want to buy shoes when your feet are at its largest size.

Tip: Wear your shoes inside the house before the wedding, do this until you can wear your shoes for 4-5 hours without hurting, this’ll make sure that the shoes are soft and comfortable on your wedding day, just don’t wear them outside.

Make Sure Your Shoe Material And Details Match Your Dress.

Fabric

The fabric of your shoes will need to match to the fabric of the hem of your dress.

So for example - a satin dress should match to shiny shoes.

Or lace material on your shoes if you have a lace hem.

And you go with flatter material on your shoes if you have a matte style finish on your dress.

Details



If you want to have bedzallzed shoes - make sure the crystals on your shoes match well with your dress.

The dress is the lead singer of this group.

The shoes are the backup singers.

Extra shoes



If you want to wear different shoes at the reception but still wear your dress - make sure your reception or dancing shoes heels match to your wedding shoes.

This way you don't find yourself tripping or just looking a bit off because the shoes make the dress look too short.


Wear Your Shoes For Your Alterations



When you go to get your final fitting by the dress tailor - make sure you wear the shoes you'll be wearing for the big day.

If you will be switching shoes - bring both pair.

This way when they measure you for your alterations - they will be measuring you as you plan to look for the big day.

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1 comment:

  1. I love to wear heels and have lots of designer branded heels in my shoe rack. But this time, thinking to buy sandals for my wedding. We have booked one of famous Seattle Venues. My height is approximately 5 feet 8 inches and planning to have elegant sandals.

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