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Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend obviously didn’t have enough shoes. Though they may hide beneath your skirt the entire night, wedding shoes are the finishing touch to your perfect bridal look.

It can be difficult to choose just one pair of shoes to wear on your wedding day! Do you want different shoes for the ceremony and the reception? Do you want to be comfortable or look glamorous? Should you spend hundreds of dollars or wear a pair you already have? Here are some tips on how to choose the best wedding shoes for you!


wedding shoes | B Frohman Imaging | As seen on

B Frohman Imaging

Wedding Shoes | Genevieve Nisly Photography | as seen on

Genevieve Nisly Photography

If you’re wearing a hi-low skirt or tea length dress, you will definitely want to show off those legs with some stellar pumps. If you’re wearing a longer dress, the decision of what to wear is yours. Though they’ll be hidden the majority of the night, an expensive or glamorous pair of heels may make you feel more confident. You only get married once, so why not get the shoes of a lifetime for the occasion? If you’ve always wanted a pair of Jimmy Choo’s or Louboutin’s, now is the time to spoil yourself!


If you value comfort over the look of a sky-high stiletto, then you may opt to wear your favorite pair of shoes. Whether they’re ankle boots, flats, or broken in heels, you’ll still rock confidence knowing you’re wearing your favorite shoes. Plus, just because a pair of shoes are comfortable doesn’t mean they’re not glamorous! Wedges and flats can be just as sparkly and sophisticated as heels!

Wedding Shoes | Jadie Foto | As seen on

Jadie Foto

Wedding Shoes | Malick Photo | As seen on

Malick Photo



Wedding Shoes | David Corey Photography | As seen on

David Corey Photography

For those of you who are wearing a long gown and want to make sure you can dance the night away, you might want more comfortable shoes. Flip flops, tennis shoes, or slip-on flats are choices that will be comfortable and cost efficient since you can wear them again! Just make sure that your seamstress knows the shoes you’re wearing before she makes any changes to the length of your dress.

Wedding Shoes | Klodt Photography | As seen on

Klodt Photography

Wedding Shoes | LMAC Photography | As seen on

LMAC Photography



Wedding Shoes | Cleveland Photo Group | As seen on

Cleveland Photo Group

Wedding Shoes | LMAC Photography | As seen on

LMAC Photography

If you have a theme or style to your wedding, your bridal accessories should match! For a rustic or antique setting, rock your cowboy boots! If you know it’ll rain or snow, show off some adorable boots. For a Cinderella theme, find transparent heels. Throwing a boho beach wedding? Strappy sandals are perfect.

Wedding Shoes | Orchard Photography | As seen on

Orchard Photography

Wedding Shoes | Sabrina Hall Photography | As seen on

Sabrina Hall Photography



If you truly want a custom, one-of-a-kind pair of wedding shoes, consider adding adornments! Bejewel them yourself, add glitter heels, or have your fiance write a handwritten message on the sole!

Wedding Shoes | JazzyMae Photography | As seen on

JazzyMae Photography

Wedding Shoes | Orchard Photography | As seen on

Orchard Photography

Wedding Shoes | Spencer Photography | As seen on

Spencer Photography


You’ll be on your feet the entire day of your wedding. From the moment you wake up, to saying your vows, to dancing the night away, your feet will be supporting you. Though they might not be the focus of the day, you’ll want to make sure that they are supported properly so you can enjoy the day without any pain!

Break in your heels the week before your wedding by wearing thick winter socks and walking around your house wearing them. You can try blowdrying your shoes while wearing the socks to speed up the process.

If you’re having a choreographed first dance or are taking dance lessons, wear your shoes to practice in. You may be able to master the moves in flats or barefeet, but dancing in heels is a completely different story!

Take your shoes – or shoes similar in height – to your dress fitting to ensure the perfect length,


If you’re having an outdoor wedding, purchase heel stoppers. They go on your heel to prevent it from sinking into the ground!


Looking for more inspiration? Check out our Pinterest Bridal Shoes board for some of our favorites!

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