We take a look at differences between wearing flat wedding shoes compared to Heels.
Flat wedding shoes, for me, were a big no-no. I’m 5’3″ and standing next to my 6’3″ husband at the altar required some pretty hefty heels. Heels make your legs look longer, make you stand up straighter and give your outfit a more glamorous edge. On the flip side they can make negotiating uneven floors a nightmare and dancing until dawn a near impossibility.
Are flat wedding shoes for me?
Right now, there are more gorgeous flat wedding shoes than ever on the market. In fact, many brides are actually treating themselves to two pairs for their special day – a pair of leg-legthening heels for the ceremony and a funky pair of flats for the evening reception. Take a look at some of our favourite flat wedding shoes from the high street, all under £40, here!
Whether you want funky flat wedding shoes, wonderful wedges or pretty platforms, here’s our guide to buying the perfect pair…
Can I walk in them?
You’ll want to spend your wedding day walking around, smiling at guests not crying over blisters in the toilets! Make sure you can walk in your shoes. Try them out on carpet at home before the big day and get used to the heel height. If they make you feel unsteady or nervous, they may not be the pair for you.
Do they match my dress?
Shoes won’t be seen under the majority of wedding dresses but your photographer will want to capture all your details before you get ready so your shoes do have to fit in with your dress. Colour wise they don’t have to be an exact match to the white or ivory of your gown, but they should complement them by having similar details – things like lace, diamanté or pearls. Remember, you need your shoes before your final dress fitting because your boutique will need to finalise the length of your gown.
Are they suitable for my venue?
Heels + sand = sinking brides! Make sure the shoes you buy are suitable for the wedding venue you’ve chosen. Flip flops or flat wedding shoes for the beach, wellingtons for a muddy reception in the country and killer heels for a chic city venue.
Are my feet ready for them?!
There’s no point in showing off a pretty pair of peep toes with knarled, unsightly nails poking out! Book yourself in for a pedicure and polish before the big day so your toes are in tip top shape and ready for their close up!