Choosing the wedding shoes is one of the “biggest issues” of every bride. You will not only be wearing them for many hours, but they must also help to support the weight of the wedding dress while making you feel comfortable! Undoubtedly, you can find a model that perfectly goes with your personal taste, but still, there are some facts to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect bridal shoes:

Most of the wedding photographers are looking forward to make some nice pictures to showcase the bridal shoes. Your guests will also ask you to show them your precious heels and they will fall all surrendered to your selection, but in addition to the aesthetics, there are some things to keep in mind:

Even If you already chose those lovely heels for the most important moments of the day, it will be a very good idea to have a second pair of shoes available: you can choose a nice, good quality pair of wedges, flats or even sneakers, to hold your feet firmly and to give them support, so you’ll be comfortable since the moment you need to, especially during the reception, allowing you to dance and enjoy your party to the fullest.

Without a doubt, it is very important to consider the place and the season of your wedding. If you’re getting married during the winter, it will be better to opt for closed-toe shoes that protect your feet from cold and damp. For spring or summer weddings, you will have to consider the place as well. Wearing extremely high heels on the beach or at some outdoor places, where you’ll be walking on sand or grass almost all the time, would not be the most appropriate decision.

The style of the shoes should match the total look of the bride. If you wear a classic dress you must choose a classic shoe (this doesn’t mean boring). There’s a wide variety of classic shoes that have very special ornaments in both, the shoe and the heel.

If you opt for colored modern shoes, keep in mind that you should combine them with the other accessories, so the color palette of your wedding makes a little sense.

Brand new shoes are always equal to shattered and sore feet. However, you can’t allow yourself to be suffering from scrapes and wounds on the most special day of your life!

There are some tricks we want to share with you, that will help you avoid unnecessary suffering. Of course, let’s start assuming that you have bought a quality shoe…

  • Prepare your shoes a few weeks before the wedding, putting on some non-greasy  moisturizing lotion on the inside. Wearing thick socks, walk with them around the house as often as you can.
  • Another option is to take the shoes to the shoemaker so he puts them on a last for a few days. This helps to widen them a bit.
  • Another trick to widen the shoes is to put inside a bag of water and let them inside the freezer for one night
  • Our “better safe than sorry” advice is to bring any “anti-friction” product, as it is perfect to avoid chafing. Just apply it in the areas that you know beforehand that often annoy you. The product remains as an invisible film. However, if applying the stick is not enough, then a box of Compeed Ampoules will save your life! these bandages are like a second skin and guarantee immediately relief. In fact, they are perfect to include in the emergency baskets placed in the bathrooms for the guests. They will love you!

So these are our tips for choosing the perfect bridal shoes and to avoid spoiling your day. Remember that it’s imperative to have a plan B: do not give up on those comfortable pair of wedges or flats… you’ll miss them!. Do you know any other tricks to help avoiding painful feet? Please share it on the comments… We would love to hear about them!