You may not see them the entire day under your dress, but shoes are the one item that can make or break how much fun a bride has on her wedding day. I’ve seen countless brides come in with the cutest pair of color coordinated heels that wind up killing their feet before they finish their pre-ceremony pictures! Here are my wedding day shoe tips and tricks-of-the- trade:
Make sure they fit! Nothing is worse than trying to glide down an aisle with a shoe slipping off your heel with every step. If the shoe doesn’t quite fit but you are absolutely in love with it, invest in a good pair of inserts that will help fill the extra space.
Break them in. It may seem ridiculous, but start wearing your shoes around your house at least two weeks before the wedding to help loosen them up. Walk around outside on a sidewalk to scuff the underside and increase your traction.
“Are you gellin?” I am in love with the line of insoles and inserts that Dr. Scholl’s makes for heels! You can buy them at any grocery store or Target. I bought my first pair of gel inserts for my cousin’s wedding a year or so ago and still switch them in and out of my shoes. Believe me, they are worth the $10!
Bring them to ALL of your wedding dress fittings! Don’t rely on how high the heel is by measuring or looking it up online. I have a friend who was supposed to have her last dress fitting yesterday, and the company hemmed her dress too high for her heels. Luckily, she brought her heels to every fitting, so the company can’t charge her for the adjustments. Better safe than sorry!
Buy a different pair of shoes for pictures and reception. Who needs to know that you switched from your super cute, but super uncomfortable shoes after the ceremony? Buy a pair of jeweled flip flops or flat shoes to quickly switch in to during the reception and post-ceremony pictures. I bought this awesome pair of Toms shoes to wear during my reception. Comfort with a hint of bling! : )