When it comes to being on your feet all day, trust me when I say us Wedding Planners feel your pain! Being in uncomfortable shoes for 10+ hours won’t give you fond memories of your wedding day but when they’re a brand new pair of Badgley Mischka’s can we blame you? We get it! They’re fab and they make you feel like a million bucks! Besides us females are definitely not unfamiliar with strutting our stuff at the mercy of our toes, but why go through the pain if you don’t have to? Taken from the pages of our past weddings, here are a few wedding shoe tips our brides can’t live without! (How else do you think our bride Brittney wore these stunning pair of Brian Altman’s while prego?!)
Keep Two Pairs of Shoes On Hand – One formal pair for your ceremony and formal photos, and another more comfortable pair for the rest of the night. Whether it a cute pair of flats or sparkler pair of converse, you’ll want to select a 2nd shoe you won’t mind rocking on the dance floor, such as the ever popular Betsey Johnson studded flats.
Break Them In – Bought a brand new pair of shoes? That’s awesome! Just be sure to break them in! A couple weeks prior, take a walk around the house in your new shoes as you’re tiding up to help. This will help eliminate any wedding day blisters as they’ve already adapted to the shape of your foot. Pro Tip: Shoe still feel a little snug? Throw on a pair of socks with them and turn your hairdryer on high. Tilt the hairdryer towards potential problem areas such as the back of your heal and near your pinky toe to help loosen the shoe and voila! Perfectly broken in shoes.
Take Your Shoes to your Fitting – This ensures your hem is accurate. Trying the shoe on with your actual dress is the only real way to be sure you’ll love them and the hem is just right.
Last but not least…
Be True to Yourself – Be sure to pick a shoe that complements your dress and your own style. After all, you’ll be seeing them in pictures and maybe even video for the rest of your life. Don’t choose a super high 6″ heal if you’ve never worn a heal past 3″. Wobbling out of your shoes is never a good look, and especially not on your wedding day.