With so many shoes and dresses available, it can be hard to pick the perfect ensemble for your wedding day. You want to look your best and make the most of your day, but even though you never wear heels, a niggling part of you is telling you that tradition means that you have to wear heels. How do you know which is best for you?
Your day, your shoes
While tradition is all fair and well, your wedding day is about you. If you like the whole traditional side of the wedding ceremony, that’s great – if you aren’t going in on the whole big traditional church wedding thing though, don’t feel pressured to wear a traditional outfit. Likewise, if you don’t wear heels in your day-to-day or on your nights out, don’t feel like you have to wear them for your wedding. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing shoes on a night out with your friends, there’s no reason to think that even the comfiest heels are the right choice for you.
In short, don’t wear heels just because you think you’re supposed to.
Optimise your height ratio
Some people are tall. Some people are less vertically gifted. Some brides like their groom to be noticeably taller than they are. If you’re one of those brides to whom height matters, perhaps a pair of flats will give you the perfect him-to-her height ratio that you’re looking for. For example, if you’re adamant that you want your groom to be 5 inches taller than you, but only come up 2 inches shorter than him with the smallest heels you can find, flats will probably make your wedding day, and wedding photography, a lot easier for you.
If height matters to you, flats may be the way to go.
Back to point number one, it’s your day, and you want to be yourself. If you aren’t going in for the whole traditional thing, perhaps you want to do something a bit more unique. There is a massive variety of wedding shoe styles out there, pick the pair that you are drawn to, not the pair that your grandmother would want you to wear. Unless you have the same taste, in which case, go and rock the traditional style.
Besides, it’s much easier to bust a move on the dancefloor in flats.
Weddings are expensive. That is never going to change. You’re not likely to get a second wear out of your wedding dress (people may raise an eyebrow in the street if you do, but if that’s your style, go to town,) but there’s no reason you can’t get a second, third, fourth wear out of your wedding shoes. This is made remarkably easier in flats - you might think you'll wear those bedazzled stilettos again, but I promise it’s going to be a lot trickier matching those to an outfit than a pair of satin flats. Loads of celebrities have been seen wearing designer shoes from our Benjamin Adams collection – if you own the same pair of shoes as your favourite celeb, why wouldn’t you wear them as much as you can?
If you can wear your wedding shoes to the office, you’re bound to have a much better day reminiscing about your wedding than if you just wear the same old pair of office shoes.
Don’t risk a dress disaster
If you’re ready to start your dress fittings but haven’t found your shoes yet you are playing with fire. Fire and wedding dresses do not mix. If your dress is hemmed to a certain heel height and then you wear a different pair of heels, you are in for a disastrous day. With flats it doesn’t matter if you pick up your shoes the day before your wedding – the difference in height is so minimal that you wouldn’t have needed them in the fittings anyway.
Don’t risk the dress disaster – flats are an easy solution to any wedding dress hemming problems.
Paradox London has created a fantastic amount of high fashion bridal shoes, both in flats and heels. If you’re looking for the perfect pair of shoes for your wedding, check out their site now. If you want advice on how to pick your perfect pair of shoes, why not stop by one of their stores or drop them a message today – with 30 years of experience they’re bound to be able to help you pick the perfect pair of shoes for your big day.