*This post is a collaboration between Bride Magazine and The Best Beauty Blog
My husband and I met on 31st October 2009 and around 7 months later, we got married – and let me tell you, it was the best decision I ever made. There was only a short period of time between our engagement and wedding – one and half months!! – so I didn’t have a lot of time for wedding planning so I needed to make quick snap decisions. For example, shopping for a wedding dress only took me 20 minutes because I bought the first wedding dress I tried on. However, when it came to buying wedding shoes, it took me slightly longer – and that was because my dress was not floor-length which meant that my wedding shoes would be on show so I really had to hunt down the “perfect wedding shoes”. When I found them, I was ecstatic – they were PERFECT! It turns out my wedding photographer thought so too because she took a few wedding shoe shots.
Anyway, I have collaborated with Bride.com.au, to give you 3 helpful tips on how to choose the perfect wedding shoes :-
1. Comfort trumps style.
Unless you’re having a short and sweet wedding, you will have to wear your wedding shoes for a long time. If it aint comfortable whilst you try it on in the shops, it aint gonna be comfortable when you wear it all day. It doesn’t mean that you have to choose unstylish dog ugly shoes, you just have to find comfortable AND stylish shoes.
2. Size does matter.
Like Cinderella, you want to wear the perfect size for your feet for maximum comfort. However, if they are half a size too small or too big, there is still hope…
I found my perfect wedding shoes in an outlet store where they only had one size left and they were just half a size too big for my right foot (yeah, my feet are not the same sizes!). Insoles saved the day.
If they are slightly too small, you can stretch them by wearing thick socks.
3. Stylish is only stylish if you think they are stylish.
Choosing the perfect wedding shoes is like choosing a husband. You will know it’s The One when you try them on. It doesn’t matter what other people think about the style of the shoes because everyone has different tastes. If you love them, that’s all that matters.
If you have any more helpful tips on finding the perfect wedding shoes, please feel free to share them in the comments section.