If the Shoe Fits: Finding the Perfect Bridal Shoes

Have you purchased your perfect gown? The next step is to find your special bridal shoes! We all love photographs of real brides kicking up their dress to show off their flashy heels, so here are a few tips to keep in mind when shoe shopping:

  1. Begin your search ASAP once you have purchased your gown. Remember that shoe availability varies by season, so waiting until winter to purchase a shoe for a fall wedding may be a little too late to find an appropriate shoe that your looking for. Also, by shopping early, you have a better chance at hitting a great on-sale steal!
  2. Pretty does not necessarily mean comfortable. If you’ve fallen in love with a gorgeous pair that you may not be able to last all evening in, don’t be afraid to buy a comfy back-up pair! Wear the flashy blue stilettos for the ceremony and snap some fun pics showing them off. Then, when it’s time to take off your veil and add on your sparkly sash, switch those bridal shoes too! Nobody will see them under your floor-length gown unless you show them. Remember, the most important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a back-up pair is the heel height. Even a half-inch difference will mess with the custom alterations of your gown, so make sure the height of both pairs match perfectly!
  3. Getting hitched outside? Choose a wedge! This will make your farm photographs or grassy cocktail hour much more enjoyable by avoiding sinking heels. And they’re super cute, too.
  4. Decide on shoes before your first alterations appointment and make sure you bring them with you! The hem of your gown should sweep right on the floor. Having the correct height for your first alterations appointment will make the process easier for you.
  5. Pick whichever shoes you want! Just because it is your wedding day doesn’t mean that your shoes have to be “bridal.” If a perfect pair of nude pumps is calling your name, it’s ok to wear those on your wedding day (and many days after, too!).

These helpful hints are a great place to start the search for your shoes, and we can help, too! Our fave shoe designer, Hey Lady Shoes, will be featured in our store from October 16th- November 13th! It’s the perfect time to shop for bridal heels, wedges, and even flats; not to mention, we’ll be offering a 10% discount on all our shoes! For more information, contact us!