High heels can add height and shape to the legs, but are rarely comfortable. If you plan on doing a lot of dancing at your wedding, or simply want to be comfortable for the duration of the event, you may want to consider the following wedding footwear alternatives.
Kitten Heels and Wedges
A short heel is a great option if want to give a little boost to your calves but don’t feel like standing in sky-high heels for hours on end. Alternatively, give yourself a bit more height but take the pressure of your feet with a pair of wedges.
Donning a pair of wedding styled boots as opposed to shoes is definitely in and regardless of the height of the heel, a pair of stylish lacy tie-ups look particularly fabulous with a short wedding dress.
Julia Roberts showed us that wedding sneakers can be sexy too in the movie Runaway Bride, not that you are trying to make a speedy getaway. Not only are they comfortable but they are practical too and there are plenty of wedding styled sneakers out there just waiting to be part of someone’s special day.
Why not enjoy the best of both worlds by wearing heels for ceremony and changing into a pair of old trusty faithfuls for the evening disco dance. Go boho-chic with a pop of colour and have some fun with your photos.
Cowboy boots are the latest trend in wedding wear for country wedding theme, and usually have a very small heel. If you choose a pair that has already been broken-in before the wedding, they will usually be quite comfortable. You want to spend the night dancing and having fun, not worrying about a blister from uncomfortable shoes. Why not have your bridesmaids wear them too, they’ll surely thank you for sparing them a high heel!
Flat shoes are the most practical choice for wedding footwear. Canvas shoes, such as Tom’s or Van’s, protect the feet and offer breathable comfort during warmer months. Once upon a time, brides would hide this practical shoe choice, but they now often flaunt it with shorter wedding dresses and highly decorated shoes. For something a bit more formal, try a cute pair of ballerina flats. Ballerina flats can also be customized with bows, flowers, or jewelry to spice them up a bit, and look great with shorter dresses.
Sandals or Bare Feet
For casual, outdoor weddings, why not consider ditching the full shoe idea altogether. Sandy and grassy locations are the perfect settings in which to go barefoot and when you do require a bit of foot protection, you can have some stylish beach footwear at the ready. Choose from wedge flip-flops to elaborately decorated flat sandals to stay comfortable during your wedding; just remember to ensure the area is clear of any pointy objects like sticks or anything that could hurt you or your wedding party.
High heels are the typical choice for wedding footwear but that doesn’t mean that they are the right choice for you. Flat shoes can be beautiful, comfortable, and wedding-appropriate. By choosing short heels, flats, or no shoes at all, you can dance all night, entertain your guests, and enjoy your special day without enduring painful feet.
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