When brides think wedding, it’s mostly the wedding gown. The shoes are always a second thought. Agreed, it’s your gown that needs to be the best, but a pair of perfect wedding shoes allows for some fancy and interesting photographs.
Flats, heels, pumps, sandals and peep toe wedding shoes… there are ample choices when it comes to bridal shoes. Be prepared to hop from store to store and go through a dozen trials to get the best combo of comfort and good looks. And here are some tips to help you with your purchase.
Confused which wedding shoe style to settle for? Think about the level of formality of your event as well as the type of dress you will be wearing.
Peep toe wedding shoes with ankle straps, sling backs or a covered heel are the most preferred option. They look elegant yet flirty and suit a daytime or evening event. The open front gives the foot more space, making them very comfortable. You can also show off your perfectly manicured nails. Peep toe wedding shoes and strappy sandals look great paired with sheath or mermaid gowns. Choose flat peep toe wedding shoes for a casual, beach wedding. Wear it with a full length skirt.
Closed shoes have a formal edge to them. They offer good foot support. There is a choice between pointed and rounded toes. While pointed toes make them look sleek, a rounded toe makes your foot look smaller and wider. Know the difference and choose accordingly. Show off your kitten heels with your short or tea length dress. Strappy sandals and stilettos are your other options for wedding events that are neither too formal nor too casual.
The thumb rule is either you match it perfectly or choose a contrast that complements. Ivory and white are the most easily available colors as they are the most standard colors for bridal gowns. If your gown is a unique shade of white, cream or ivory, you can get your shoes dyed in the color of your gown.
A modern trend among brides is bright colored shoes. The safest option is the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses, or your accent color. This way you won’t go wrong. You can also co-ordinate it with your wedding jewelry.
Metallic gold dazzling pair up with a champagne colored gown while silver pairs well with sheer white gowns.
Choose a height that is comfortable for you. If you are already tall, you don’t want shoes than add too much height; you don’t want to look taller than your groom.
You can incorporate elements from your wedding dress on your wedding shoes. Peep toe wedding shoes allow for the most decoration. A nice little bow, fabric corsages, crystal studded straps, rosettes, ribbons, feathers, and rhinestones make great embellishments for your wedding shoes.
Given the long hours of standing, not to forget a night long of dancing, your legs will kill you at the end of the day. Hence, comfort is something you should definitely give a thought. Go for the right fit; too small or too big can be extremely uncomfortable to walk in. Your feet will thank you for leather footwear, as this natural fabric is soft and allows them to breathe. Have a pair of additional footwear to change into just in case the shoes you have chosen starting getting uncomfortable. “Buy first
You wedding shoes should not be your last purchase. Get them immediately after your dress, so that you can have your dress altered to the desired length, according to heel height. Buying ahead is also more practical if the shoes need to be resized.
If you are looking for peep toe wedding shoes, BridePark is your one stop solution. With an extensive collection of shoes from peep toes to pumps to sandals, you can get the best pair for your D-day. Also, shop from a wide range of colors, from pure whites and ivory to bold blues, reds and metallic silver and gold. If you are looking for a really special pair of wedding shoes, in terms of a specific color, embellishments and materials, you can have your shoes custom made for a price that won’t dent your pocket.