How to pick the perfect bridal shoe
It doesn’t matter if your bridesmaids have already said yes or if you are starting from the feet up, selecting the right pair for your wedding is an exciting part of the planning process.
You are likely to wear your shoes for at least 12 hours on your wedding day. A lot of time will be spent on your feet from the moment you walk down the aisle to the end of the dance floor.
How should you choose your shoes? You will need to consider everything, from the season and location to the color and height of the heels. Here’s some advice to help you select the perfect wedding shoes.
What shoes should a bridal wear?
The season is key to choosing the right pair of bridal shoes. Closed-toe sandals will be the best choice for a winter wedding. Peep toe sandals will keep your feet warm in summer. It is important to consider whether you will be getting married outdoors or indoors. Indoor weddings allow you to choose your shoes more freely, while outdoor events on grass or in the sand might require block heels or flat shoes for your bridal party.
Perhaps the most important aspect is finding shoes that compliment your dream dress.
The ideal height to wear bridal shoes
It is a good idea choose a heel height that you are familiar with and feel comfortable in. It could be that you opt for a pair with a low heel or beautiful flat shoe. Do not feel pressured to pick a shoe that is high. If you don’t know how to walk in them, you should avoid wearing them. If you have doubts about whether or not they can be worn for 12 hours or more, it is best to steer clear.
Block-heel bride shoes are great if you wear heels.
Pre-purchase your bridal shoes, so that your tailor can adjust the length of the dress.
The best colour to wear for bridal shoes
Your wedding theme and your choice of shoe color will affect your decision. A traditional pairing for ivory is white, nude, or ivory bridal shoes. Pale blue, however, is a playful take on tradition. Many brides have chosen to wear blue shoes as their something blue’.
Metallic tones are a great option for modern weddings. They can shine and sparkle, and even bright and bold shades of pink and green. Match your shoes with the colour of your bouquet. You might also consider choosing a pair of shoes that is a key colour to your theme, perhaps one that matches the shoes your bridesmaids wear. The advantage to choosing an alternate colour for your shoes after your special day is that you will be more likely not to wear them again.
Do not forget to give comfort priority
Although it is tempting to only focus on the style of your shoes when you shop for your wedding shoes. Comfortable bridal shoes are essential. It’s important that you choose shoes that fit correctly, offer extra cushioning, aren’t too high, and can be worn for the entire day.
When shopping for shoes, it is essential to find the right fit. Clarks can help you find the perfect fit, regardless of whether your feet are wide or narrow.
It’s a good idea also to get your shoes inspected before the big day. This allows you to spot any potential problems and gives the shoes time for adjustment.
How to clean wedding heels
You can protect your shoes with a shoe care spray to protect them before the big day. You don’t have to worry if you find that your champagne wedding shoes have become scratched after the big day. Most bridal shoes are made of leather, suede or satin and can all be cleaned. It is easy to clean suede shoes and leather shoes.
You should carefully read any instructions you receive if you are going to use a special shoe cleaning product. Use the product sparingly and start with the heel.
Tissue paper can be used to keep shoes clean until they are worn again.
Our collection of wedding shoes includes classic nudes, bold pinks, and metallics in a variety of styles.
How to pick the perfect bridal shoe