Once you’ve found the wedding dress of your dreams, it’s time to start thinking about your bridal accessories for the big day. All accessories are fun, but there is something simply magical about the perfect pair of shoes! From funky flats to sassy stilettos and every fashionable style in between, there are many things to consider before deciding which shoe is best for you. Here are our pros and cons of many popular bridal shoes to help make your decision just a little bit easier!
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It’s no surprise that flats are the comfiest of all wedding shoe options. They offer the most stability for your feet, so you can bet that you’ll still feel like dancing in to the wee hours of your reception! These are a great option for tall brides that don't want to tower over their groom. As comfortable and cute as flats can be, they may feel too “casual” for some brides looking to have a formal ceremony and reception.
The support of flats with the look of heels...what a perfect combination! Wedges are popular with brides due to this style having “the best of both worlds”. Be aware of the width of the wedge you purchase, though. Some wedges may seem stable but if they are too skinny, you could end up wobbling instead of gliding gracefully down the aisle .
Not all of us are confident and graceful in sky high heels, but you can still choose to look fabulous in a low, or kitten, heel. Although not as tall as their saucy counterparts, kitten heels allow brides to feel a bit more dressed up than they would in flats. If this style is best for you, be prepared to do some hunting for the perfect pair as there is not always a large selection of formal styles.
For those few, brave souls (or shall we say soles!) that want the ultimate touch of glamour on their big day, stilettos are the way to go! Unfortunately, glamour comes at a price and you’ll likely sacrifice some major comfort if you choose this style. Also, if you tend to be a bit clumsy, make sure to practice walking in tall heels before the wedding; no bride wants to trip in front of her guests and her groom!