Getting your wedding outfit together is one of the most exciting parts of the planning process. It isn’t any wonder because your wedding day is the one chance to play princess for a day, and where best to start than the outfit!?

But creating your dream look isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. Even if your dress and the shoes are perfect on their own, the combination might not always work.
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Matching the shoe with your theme

As you know, not all weddings are the same. Think carefully about matching your shoes to, not only your wedding dress, but also your theme. For brides organising a laidback garden wedding, a stiletto from La Redoute might not be the way to go. On the other hand, your beautiful strappy Ecco sandals aren’t the right pairing for a glamorous evening in a historical hotel.

Consider what type of wedding you are organising to narrow down your shoe-search. The more formal the wedding, the more formal you want your shoes to be. Think practically!
After you’ve narrowed your search based on your wedding theme and vibe, you can start thinking more in terms of your dress.

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Matching the shoe with your dress style

Matching the right wedding shoes with the bridal dress doesn’t mean they both have to be the same style. In fact, it can be exactly the opposite. If you have a very simple dress, fancier shoes is a great idea to add some colour and a bit of pop to your look. On the other hand, your dress might be full of small details and embellishments, so you’ll want your shoes to be simple.

But then again, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of glitz on both your shoes and dress. In these instances you should carefully co-ordinate them; if you’ve got a sequinned dress with jewels, you might opt for rhinestone or crystal shoes. If you’ve got a pearled wedding dress, beaded shoes from retailers like Little Black Dress are a fab option!

Matching the fabrics

You need to think about the fabric of your shoe and how it pairs with the fabric of your wedding dress. Wedding dresses from a shiny material would look great with a satin pair of shoes, pairing beautifully with the gown. A gown with a matte sheen would be perfectly complemented with crepe shoes.

There are also some materials that pair well with each other, for example, a lace dress could easily be paired with lace shoes. You can never have too much lace!

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Matching the colour

Alternatively, there’s no reason why you can’t be playful and go for a colourful pair of shoes instead! Your bridal shoes could be your ‘something blue’, or you could match with the theme with your colour of shoes. We LOVE this idea.

You could even match them with your bridesmaids’ dresses or your groom’s boutonniere! A bright accent colour in your look could easily be highlighted with the shoes – have a look at Dorothy Perkins (LINK) for some great offers! B&W-8-2

Don’t forget comfort!

Finally, don’t forget to keep comfort in mind when picking your wedding shoes. This is especially important if your wedding venue and location requires a lot of walking or spending time outdoors. proof-131020-0015

While you’ll probably end up spending quite a bit on your wedding gown, your shoes don’t have to cost a fortune. You can definitely find plenty of discounts – all the shoe designers mentioned above have special discount vouchers available at!

You could look for shoes online well in advance the big date. This will give you enough time to walk around and get used to the shoes – never wear them properly for the first time on your wedding day! We’ve got the best ways to break in your shoes here – click here!

Let us and other future brides know about your favourite shoe designer or look by leaving a comment below! And don’t forget to check out the website for all the latest wedding trends and tips.