Wedding gown? Check!
Wedding venue? Check!
Gorgeous fiancé? Big Check!
Wedding shoes? Uhm… check?!
Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… feet sore and swollen. Wait… that’s not how the song goes. Of course not. Let’s take a step back… get it? Step back? Because were talking about shoes? (Anyway weird and corny joke aside).
Let’s take a step back to the moment when you selected the gorgeous white stiletto trimmed with shiny, glittery rhinestones to complement your off-the-shoulder, Morilee Blu mermaid dress, with a sweetheart neckline. They are gorgeous aren’t they? But the question is… Are they comfortable? Chance are, not really. Choosing the right shoes for your wedding day is very important.
Let’s look at the 5 commandments for choosing wedding day shoes.
1st Commandment: “Thou shalt not pick beauty over comfort”
Comfort should be the biggest factor when choosing your wedding shoes. This is simply because, there is a big chance that you’re going to be wearing these shoes the whole day. As a bride you want everything to be perfect or as close to perfect as possible on your big day, you don’t want to appear as doing the lean-back-waddle as you limp down the aisle, and let’s not get started on the photos, awkwardly smiling for the photos as you endure foot aches. Ouch!
2nd Commandment: “Thou shalt test thy shoes”
You’ve picked your shoes and you’ve paced a few steps back and forth, but in all honesty, this is far from being sufficient. Considering the fact that you will be wearing your wedding shoes throughout the whole day. You will have to walk down the aisle, stand for the vows, take photos and still dance during the reception. The test is simple, walk in your shoes for more than just a few seconds, try walking up a flight of stairs. Walk around on different surfaces, like the grass, the carpet, the wooden floor and of course, tiles. You don’t want to slip and fall on your wedding day, now, do you? Stand for a while whilst wearing them. If you and your hubby will be doing a little dance number, practice dancing in your shoes.
3rd Commandment: “Thou shalt choose shoes that can be worn more than once”
Finding a pair of shoes that not only looks good, but feels good as well is important. Not only that, they should also be durable. Choose shoes that you can be able to wear more than once. A pair that you can still wear to other occasions after the big day.
4th Commandment: “Thou shalt account for the weather and environment”
If you choose to say I do in an outdoor ceremony, on the sand or maybe on the grass, consider the fact that there may be a possibility of rain, this equates mud. Therefore, selecting something a little more practical like a wedge over a stiletto is advisable.
5th Commandment: “Thy personality and Style is key”
Don’t let your personality and sense of style get lost in the whole process. Stay true to you. If you like more bling or an off-white, ivory colour rather than the traditional white; go for it. It is your day after all.
If you’re not a stiletto person try a kitten heel. On the other end of the spectrum if you’re more of a 9inch stiletto, any day, all day type of girl, go for it. Whatever type of wedding day shoes you’re looking for, the friendly representatives at Cinderella’s Closet will be able to help you select your perfect shoes.