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ShoeMall’s Shoes to Say I Do – Wedding Hints

Image Courtesy of (lauren nelson)

If you’ve been following our wedding blog post series, you may have noticed that we’ve been sprinkling some wedding advice into our writings each week. If you’re getting married or know someone who is, we want to help you out! We’ve compiled all our hints into one convenient blog post for you to read or share with your friends and family. Have some other great advice to share with our readers? Please leave us a comment and let us in on your bits of wisdom!

Wedding Dress + Shoes = Alteration Hints:

1)      If you plan well, you may be able to use your wedding shoes to save on alteration costs. Dress too long? Try a pair of higher heels. Dress already the perfect length? Stick to a pair of flats.

2)      Don’t forget to bring your wedding shoes or a pair with a similar heel height to your alteration appointment. You don’t want to have your dress altered for flats and end up with a four inch heel! 

Be Bold – Wedding Shoe Color Hints:

'Something Blue'

1)      Wearing blue shoes will help you cover your ‘something blue.’

2)      If you’re a bride looking to tie in colorful footwear, a tea-length dress can really help to show off a colorful pair of heels.

3)      If you choose to wear a lighter hued shoe, be sure to watch your step during any outdoor pictures to avoid soiling your shoes!

4)      Colorful shoes make a cute statement as the only pop of color in an otherwise black and white wedding picture.

5)       It’s a fact of life – white shoes may get dirty. If you’re worried, bring a pair of flip-flops to wear anytime you’re outside and not taking wedding pictures.

Reuse Your Shoes and Other Shoe Style Hints:

Honeymoon Ready!

1)      Choose a pair of wedding shoes that will transfer well to the honeymoon. An embellished women’s sandal is a great option for a dual wedding-honeymoon shoe.

2)      Buy a pair of shoes in a color and style you would wear again. It’s a great way to get more mileage out of a pair of shoes you love! (And a great excuse to buy a pair of cute high heels.)

3)     Choose a shoe you can wear with other outfits. Whenever you wear them you’ll be reminded of your walk down the aisle! A pair of colorful, fancy flats would be a great everyday shoe to pair with a wedding dress.

4)      Choose a peep toe shoe to show off your wedding day pedicure.

No Pain, No Gain? Hints for Preventing Sore Feet:

Wedge = Comfort

1)      A wedge helps to give you the height without the hurt.

2)      Practice wearing your wedding shoes around the house before the big day to get a realistic idea of how your feet will feel after a few hours in them.

3)      Be comfortable, and choose a style you are used to wearing to eliminate sore feet that night or the next day.

4)      If you aren’t used to wearing high heels, don’t introduce your feet to them on the big day! Get a similar heel height, preferably in the same brand as your wedding shoe, and work to incorporate that style into your day-to-day life. By the time your wedding rolls around you should have no problem with the added height!

5)      If you’re worried about your feet making it through the whole day, bring along a pair of cute flip-flops to the reception. You can even go barefoot for the dance if you’re comfortable doing so – I did!

6)       You never know how your feet will feel on your big day. Be sure to create a bride emergency kit that includes band aids for any unexpected blisters.

Image courtesy of [lauren nelson]