Choosing Wedding Shoes that Compliment Your Dress

By: lynter
On your wedding day, everything needs to be perfect. It has to be a sunny day, the birds must be singing, your makeup has to be just so and your hair dare not be out of place. You have picked out the perfect wedding dress, now all you have to do is find the perfect wedding shoes. Should be easy enough, right?

You may not realize how much time you will be spending on your feet on your wedding day. There is, of course, the walk down the isle. The receiving line in which you must stand to thank guests for attending your wedding will require more standing time than planned. Walking in to the reception hall, cutting the cake and dancing all night long.

You may fall in love with the beautiful high heel shoe, but keep comfort in mind. During the long day, you will be standing, dancing and walking and you won't want to be in pain. If you are concerned that you will not be able to get into shoes that are stylish and elegant as well as comfortable, fear not, there are getting to be a lot more options in wide width styles.

Make sure you have your wedding shoes on while you are getting fitted for your dress. Wearing 3" heels to fittings only to change your mind and go with a pump will effect how the dress fits overall. Try wearing your shoes for a full day, doing normal activities that will undoubtedly include walking through the store, dancing while cleaning and standing in line. Get a feel for the shoe and break them in a bit. You will not want a stiff shoe when you are trying to smile and be pretty.

There are plenty of wedding shoes options available - pumps, heels, stiletto heals and even flats or sandals that will be good for a more informal event.

Fabric is a factor that will go into deciding what wedding footwear you will be happy with. Traditionally, wedding shoes are made of silk or satin. Often, shoe fabrics are matched to the dress. Dresses made from satin or other shiny fabrics, as a rule of thumb, will require satin shoes. If you go with a matte dress fabric such as chiffon or crepe, the shoes should match, being made from crepe as well.

If you go with a non-traditional wedding dress or a more informal affair, make sure your shoes are in sync with this. Don't, for example, wear overalls to your wedding and then attempt to add some tradition with 3-inch silk shoes. Make your wedding what you want it to be, but make sure your wedding shoes match. Having a western-themed wedding? How about a pair of brocaded wedding boots? There are plenty of options when it comes to wedding shoes.

Your personality should come through in your wedding shoes. Don't be afraid to spice it up a bit. Maybe you let your niece decorate them or maybe you add your own embellishments. You can get see through shoes that will remind your guests of Cinderella. This is your day and it should be what you make of it.

Summary:

Your wedding day is probably one you have been planning your whole life. You want everything to be perfect. Make sure you pick out wedding shoes that are comfortable and reflect your personality both as a bride and as a person. The possibilities are almost endless.
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