If The Shoe Fits
It’s no secret you’ll have little to no time to sit on your wedding day – from making the most important walk down any aisle you’ll ever take, to posing for hundreds of pictures then rushing off to dance the night away – it’s important to make sure your shoes are comfortable and can support you for the duration of your big day. Here are some simple steps to ensure you start your big day off on the right foot!
Bring Options- Many brides have a ceremony dress and then change into a reception gown that allows them to dance and move from table to table greeting their guests – why not have ceremony shoes and reception shoes? Go for the stylish, indulgent shoes for the ceremony and photos, but bring some fashionable wedges or even ballet flats for the reception. Both are more forgiving options that will allow you to give your feet a rest after that long walk down the aisle.
The Right Fit- Although you may have found the perfect shoes to go with your dress, don’t ever buy shoes that simply don’t fit for the sake of fashion on your wedding day. Yes, they will be amazing for photos, but your focus will be on your uncomfortable shoes rather than your big day. Insist on finding shoes that fit. Understand that your feet keep growing throughout your lifetime, so they may be a half size larger than the last time you checked.
Break Them In- Just as you wouldn’t climb Half Dome in brand new hiking boots, your wedding day is not the day to try on your shoes for the first time. Strap on your beautiful shoes and take a walk around your house, ensuring you step onto many different surfaces. If they are slippery on any surface, use a piece of fine grain sand paper and lightly scratch the soles. Make sure to scratch evenly, focusing on the toes and heels of the shoes. Pay attention to any areas where the shoes are too tight and create friction to ensure these problems areas can be addressed prior to your big day.
Keep It Natural- They may seem like a great deal but cheaper shoes made from synthetic materials are not as breathable or flexible as leather or natural fibers like silk. Stick with natural materials to ensure your feet are not constricted or too hot.