Wedding Shoe Selection

Ever bought a pair of sexy, looking heels for a lot of money and regretting it right after… because it hurts too much.

I have. Many times, indeed!

You wouldn’t want to be photographed or videographed limping your way across the church, restaurant, the beach.. whichever location you’ve decided. It’s…. undesirable.

So, here are some of the lessons learnt!

Identifying the material of your wedding shoes

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Make sure the heel is soft and comfortable for you to parade the whole day. You can always buy the heel cushion, available at Guardian and Watson for below RM20. Before hunting for a pair of wedding shoes, sit down and decide the type of materials you would want to wear. Shoes tell a lot about the owner’s personality!

Deciding the colour to match your wedding

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You can opt for the traditional and choose a color that matches your wedding dress.  Oftentimes, brides have to dye their wedding shoes to make sure that colors are accurate. There is also the option of picking a shade that diverts from your dress but matches your accessories, such as silver or gold. Additionally, you may decide that a shoe adorned with embellishments, such as pearls, beads, sequins, and rhinestones, will complement your overall look.

Choosing a comfortable pair of shoe

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Weddings are all day events and you don’t want to kick your shoes off, at least until you have finished the formal dancing. The reality is that comfort is a very significant factor to consider when choosing a shoe, more-so than looks, and you don’t want to find this out while you are cringing during the photo session. Heels should only be an option if you are used to wearing them, and if you are not, but you really want to wear them, then buy them well in advance to break them in and get used to them.

Match the style to the occasion and colour of your dress

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Take into account the formality of the wedding, the style of your dress, and the season when selecting a wedding shoe. For example, a satin, open-toe, off-white slipper would work well with an off the shoulder, open-back, satin gown. In contrast, a plain raw silk closed shoe would complement a traditional raw silk, full skirted gown. Informal weddings allow for casual looks, such as ballet slippers or embellished sandals.

Making sure the shoes will be appropriate to walk on the venue

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Heels don’t work on beaches or stone walkways. Consider your whole wedding day journey before making a final decision on bridal shoes.

Selecting the right height for the shoe

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If you are taller than your groom, or much shorter, then this should determine whether you get heels or not. Also, heels can slenderize and tone your legs, as well as lengthen your overall physique. So if there are specific looks you are hoping to achieve, allow your shoes to help you accomplish them.

 

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