If the time has come to decide on which wedding shoes you’re going to swan down the aisle in. Whether or not you’ve been dreaming of Jimmy Choo Romy’s for 10 years now or you’d be happy in an $8 pair of op shop shoes, there are a few don’ts that you want to avoid when it comes to choosing your wedding shoes.
Forgetting to wear them in
Making sure you wear in those wedding shoes! This goes for brides and grooms to be. Make sure you have worn in your shoes! You don’t want to get to the wedding day and have them be too tight in certain areas. Wear them around the house at least, for a few times before the wedding day.
Shoes that don’t match your venue
Obviously, on the beach, heels might not be the best idea. And in the grass! You may want to consider thicker heels or wedges depending on the terrain. The last thing you want is to be sinking into the ground all day or ruining your new shoes.
Choosing height or style over walkability
Choosing a style that you literally cannot walk in isn’t exactly ideal, as you will spend the day worrying about falling over instead of focusing on your happiness and joy on this day! If you NEVER wear heels, don’t start today.
Forgetting backup shoes
If you’re planning on changing into something more comfortable, then don’t actually forget them. This actually (kind of) happened to me on my wedding day! I had packed my emergency kit and in it was my flats that I’d been planning on wearing as soon as the ceremony was over… but in the little dustbag that the shoes were meant to be in only had one shoe in it! The other had fallen out somewhere. They were those little ballet slipper type shoes, so they could have been anywhere! My hero, my mum came to the rescue and went back to our Airbnb to find it, and she did, thankfully, so I didn’t have to spend 5 more hours in heels.
Forgetting heel savers, tape or bandaids
If there’s any chance that you or anyone else in the bridal party will get blisters, then having some tape or bandaids on hand can be really helpful for everyone! Make sure there are some on hand in your emergency kit. Heel savers like Our Little Shoe Secret are super helpful as well.