If you’re struggling to find your dream wedding shoes, Elegant Steps are here to help with their top 5 tips for choosing the perfect pair…
“For many brides, with everything else there is to think about in the lead up to the big day, the wedding shoes are almost an afterthought. However, your bridal shoes are actually pretty important; pick the wrong pair and you could regret it – nobody wants blisters on their wedding day or to stumble down the aisle! Here are our top tips for picking the perfect pair of wedding shoes…
Opt for the lowest heel-height that you’re happy with
Some people are used to wearing 5-inch heels day in and out and would have no issues navigating a walk down the aisle in them. For the rest of us, using your wedding day to try out super-high heels probably isn’t the best plan. It’s not just the grand entrance for the ceremony you need to think about; it’s being on your feet the rest of the long day that you need to take into account too. Whilst some brides are happy with flats, low or kitten heels on their wedding day, mid-heels are also a popular choice. Our advice is to go with whatever you’re most comfortable in normally when it comes to heel height.
Test out your shoes with your dress before the big day
There could be few things worse than getting dressed for your wedding and then realising that your shoes and dress don’t quite look right together when it’s too late to do anything about it. For those brides who are not able to get their dress home with plenty of time to spare before the day (perhaps due to alterations being made), you can usually arrange with the retailer to pop in with your shoes in the meantime and make sure the two work together as they should.
Don’t feel that you have to conform when it comes to colour
For brides getting married in white or ivory, there is still a myth that you need to match your shoes exactly to your dress. Increasingly popular, especially for spring and summer weddings, are shoes in a completely different shade, providing a bright pop of colour and adding another dimension to the whole look. Greens and blues are becoming more commonplace elements of the wedding day outfit for non-traditional brides. The great thing about coloured wedding shoes is that you can wear them again and again in the future too.
If you can’t find the right colour of shoe, get them dyed
Having your shoes dyed might seem a little bit retro these days, but there is no better way to colour match a wedding scheme if you’re after something to express your individuality as a bride. A professional shoe colour shoe studio, like the Elegant Steps Colour Studio, will be able to dye a wide range of bridal shoes to match any shade you need.
Opt for shoes you love, not just shoes that ‘go with your dress’
High quality wedding shoes don’t come cheap; they might not be high up the scale in comparison to your dress or the cost of your venue and catering, but we’re increasingly seeing brides opt for shoes they love and can get significantly more wear out of than one day. By choosing shoes that you love the style, design and fit of, you are buying them for more than just that one occasion. Many white, ivory or pale coloured shoes can be dyed after your wedding to another shade, or for the ultimate flexibility, dyed black, so your great memories of wearing them don’t have to stop at your wedding day.”
To find your dream wedding shoes, head to elegantsteps.co.uk today!