Friday, August 20, 2010

Fancy Feet: 5 Tips for Wedding Shoes

A lot of women (and some men) take much pride in knowing the exact number of pairs of shoes that reside in their closet. I am not one of those people. I know that if I counted out that number, it would bring me back to reality and eventually I would guilt myself into taking half of them to Goodwill. Point being, "Hi, everyone. My name is Katherine and I'm a shoe addict."

Addiction and (partial) kidding aside, today's post is about bringing together two of my very favorite things: shoes & weddings!

Choosing the perfect pair for your wedding probably seems simple and it can be. Though there are some key points to keep in mind while on the hunt!

  1. Stick to Your Style: Don't feel obliged to go out and buy the first creme, satin slingback you find. If you're getting hitched on a beautiful farm in the mountains, throw on some cowgirl boots. If you're fairly tall, do not hesitate to go the sparkly, ballerina flat route. Beach wedding? Open-toed sandals, flip-flops or maybe none at all! If you're traditional, that satin slingback may be perfect for you. *Try to stay open-minded for your beau/partner - lots of grooms and groomsmen are rocking the Chuck Taylor All-Stars these days and trust me, it's adorable and they'll thank you over and over and over...
  2.  Don't Sacrifice Style for Comfort: You should always take comfort into major consideration, as you will be on your feet for most of the wedding day. I know it may seem daunting, but it IS possible to find a beautiful shoe that won't kill your feet. Be patient - they are out there! *Ask friends or family if they have a particular brand they would recommend.
  3. Have a Back-Up Plan: If you don't care to take comfort into consideration, have a plan B. You WILL, without fail, begin to regret this decision sometime during the reception (if not sooner). Grab your favorite flip-flops or purchase a comfy pair of kitten-heels to slip on later. Then pat yourself on the back for planning ahead!
  4. Break 'Em In: If you are purchasing brand new shoes for the big day, break them in. Four days in advance should do the trick. If you plan on using inserts, break in the shoes WITH the inserts. *Choose wisely when you do this - don't want to ruin them. Also, I recommend the groom break in his shoes too.
  5. Take Shoes to Your Fitting: Height is the biggest factor here. You will want the length of your dress to be proportioned to how tall you will be when walking down the aisle.
That about covers it.  Here's a peek at some of my favorite feet decor from Style Me Pretty - enjoy!

shoes II
shoes I

If you have any wedding shoe tips, please share in the comments! Peace, love & happy feet!



  1. Wow, wow, wow! Gorgy shoes! Thanks for stopping by! I'm following your blog now! Cheers, Vanessa

  2. Thanks, Vanessa! Love your writing :)


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