The Perfect Wedding Shoes: What You Need To Know
Getting ready for your big day? Whether you’re planning your own wedding, part of the bridal party, or just getting ready to help celebrate a special couple, shopping for special events can be daunting. Particularly when you are looking to balance style with comfort.
Instead of diving into our wide range of brands without prior consideration, we recommend skimming through the below list of considerations to help refine your purchase decision. If you require further customer support or guidance please book an online shopping experience. We pride ourselves in offering great customer service which is why every online customer is offered the same fit guide and recommendations that they would receive in-store.
If you are ready to make the buying process easier, browse our footwear specialists’ top tips for purchasing special occasion footwear below.
White, Gold, and More: Selecting Your Wedding Shoes
Among the many decisions that come with planning a wedding or being part of a big event are the outfit, the decor, and the footwear. We know how important it is to look and feel your best on these special occasions, so we have summarised our top recommendations for streamlining your purchase decision, regardless of the part you are going to play.
- Consider location: Indoor events can accommodate most types of footwear. Outdoor celebrations can be more difficult. If you know your party is going to be (at least in part) outside, the base of your shoes will matter. Stilettos are more likely to present challenges when walking on soft grounds, so block heels, flats, and espadrilles are easy alternatives that will limit this risk.
- Look at existing decor choices, colour palettes, and design: If you are in the wedding party, there may be a predetermined colour palette to match. If this is not the case, consider your intended outfit and what might match both this big day as well as outfits and special occasions in the future.
- Consider the length of the event and a pair of alternates: If you are planning a full day celebration, wearing the same pair of shoes (particularly a pair that has not yet been broken in) runs the risk of discomfort. Furthermore, for those in the bridal party, some events come with outfit changes. It is likely your footwear will need to change with it. While occasions and photography opportunities might warrant show-stopping heels, feel free to source a second pair that is equally as stunning, which can more comfortably be worn long-term for dinners, dancing, and after the party.
- Break them in: We cannot stress this enough. Wearing your shoes for the first time the day of the occasion increases the risk of stiff leather, soreness, or irritation. While we fit every brand at Peter Sheppard to accommodate your unique shape and size needs we still recommend wearing your purchase several times in the comfort of your own home to soften the material and help them mould to your feet.
Comfort, Function, and Style: Our Wedding Shoe Priorities
We appreciate that shopping online for footwear can be a challenge. This is why we are making it easier than ever to find your right fit and style from the start. It is our goal for every customer to receive the same attention to detail and experience both in-store and online. Peter Sheppard Footwear offers a virtual shopping experience to help guide your buying decision. By confirming your fit, personal needs, size, and style, we will assist in streamlining the process of getting ready for your big day.