So let’s talk ‘Shoes for the Bride’ again… I won’t pretend to be indifferent…I LOVE SHOES! Wedding shoes are one of my favorite bridal topics. There are so many choices. But before you fall in love with a shoe, take a look and STUDY the chart below. You may seriously reconsider your choice. Will you dance the night away? Even if you don’t, you’ll still be on your feet for hours and want a degree for comfort.
I am one to talk…I wore sky high heels at my own wedding, and truly do not remember my feel hurting. My daughter, Maggie, wore gorgeous light blue heels and never complained herself. My next bride, KK, on the other hand, may be wiser than we. She has chosen delightful, darling flats. But when your feet are a delicate size 6, you can wear anything and it will look feminine.
I’ve included some beautiful shoes in this post. I know that if I had it to do all over again – not to worry my dear husband, 🙂 I would wear something a little more flashy than what I chose 31 years ago. I would definitely consider one of the gems above, or even a colored shoe…
The chart above gives a nice description of different heel options, but after that decision is made, you still must chooses color, fabric, and whether you desire a bit of “bling” or not. I say, YES! Go for the bling! You’ll never wear these particular shoes again (although I DID!). Make them spectacular!
You may even like something like the shoes above. This bride, I’m guessing, had a summer wedding, and took to heart the ‘summer color’ theme. I love it! This photo may appear on my blog header one day!
Image #1 www.bhldn.com
Image #2 and #3 www.pinterest.com
Image #4 ringologs.com
Image #5 bagshoes.net
I have four daughters. When daughter number two became engaged, she of course asked her three sisters to be bridesmaids. Lots of drama in the house with a bride and three bridesmaids in residence. You may think the bridesmaids’ dress was the main topic of conversation…well, you’d be wrong. It was the shoes! There were four very different ideas, well FIVE if you count mine… So I ask you, “Must The Bridesmaids Shoes Match?”
In the photo above, from the bridaldetective.com, all the bridesmaids are wearing different shoes, but they are the same shade of red. I happen to love this. It flows, but allows for individual tastes, comfort, and age appropriateness. The bridesmaids and shoes can also be a way for the bride to express her color scheme or theme. The picture below, from theweddingspecialist.net, shows how a bride used her attendants shoes to create a unique color scheme and tone for her wedding. I like how the bouquets match the maids’ shoes. I’m guessing that this tone was carried throughout the decorating and floral arrangements. The black of the bridesmaids’ dresses, (once a social taboo), provides the perfect backdrop for the vivid shoe and flower color.
The photo above, merle shop.com, takes shoe color in a whole different direction. It appears the dresses are the same style, but different colors with shoes to match. The bouquets are the same for each lady. The theme goes back to my era, where a “rainbow” color scheme was popular, and shoes were purchased in a stock white fabric and dyed to match the dresses.
And what did my daughters finally decide? Well, a gold tone was the color of choice, so half the girls wore flats, and the other half heels. Maggie left it to the desecration of her attendants. In the photo below, you can see that two of my daughters opted for heels, and the oldest, flats.
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