So you have found the star of the show, the wedding dress of your dreams, but the fun isn’t over - it’s now accessories time, so let’s talk wedding shoes!
From the classics to statement-makers, courts to sandals, stilettos to kitten, the choice can be overwhelming. You might be a bride who’s always dreamt of saying “I do” in a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes, but for those of us who don’t know exactly what we want, this can make finding the perfect pair quite the challenge.
First thing, if you’ve found the perfect bridal footwear, it might be hard but try to hold off from buying them if you haven’t bought your wedding dress. Your shoes should complement your dress, especially if you are planning to wear a shorter wedding dress, as the style and colour will be a statement accessory.
It’s also common for brides to purchase a gown that’s very different from what they ever imagined, from a-line and mermaid to tea-length and ball gown even down to overall styles such as vintage, chic or retro.
Also consider your venue, one of our brides wore wellies, here’s why…
“On my wedding day, much to many guest’s amusement, I wore hunter ankle wellies. We got married in a tipi in a field and it rained on and off, so it was a perfect choice. I had a second pair of sparkly sandals ready to dance the night away but I didn’t end up changing them over. I don’t usually wear heels and even though this was the perfect opportunity to, I decided that flats would give me the best chance of not tripping over down the aisle!” - Laura Swatton
So, when it comes to style who better to ask what shoes to wear than you! We asked our Facebook community ‘What shoes did you wear or plan to wear on your big day, flats or heels?’ and you voted an overwhelming 75% in favour of heels. Here’s what some of you said:
“Probably both at different stages!” - Charlotte Pattison-Rideout
“I wore personalised white converses under my Stella York dress!” - Emily O'Sullivan
“Heels during the day. Then broke out the flip flops in the evening” - Karen Grey
“I wore low navy blue sparkly heels and took them off to dance the evening away" - Tamarra Wood
Do you have to pick comfort or style or can you have both? You’ll need to be ready to wear them for up to 15 hours and dance the night away after all.
Here at Fross Wedding Collections, we think you can absolutely have both. Our top tip is to wear them in around the house before the wedding. A great time to practice your walking down the aisle and dance moves all whilst feeling glam! Remember, you’ll also need to have your shoes when you see the seamstress so your wedding dress has the perfect fit.
Once you’ve decided on heels or flats (or both!), it’s time to decide where to shop. With so many ways to purchase shoes, we decided to go back and ask our Facebook Community ‘Where did you or where do you plan to buy your wedding shoes?’ The votes are in and it was an even split, 50% voted online and 50% in-store.
We’d recommend having a look online to get an idea of styles and pricing, but what better way to spend the day than with your bridal party hitting the shops. Once you have an idea of style, and if the shoes are available in-store, a try before you buy is a great option, you might even spot a pair of shoes you hadn’t seen.
Shoe shopping with a stop off for some bubbles, what more of an excuse do you need to relax and have a day all about you!