Bridal Tips: The Best Shoes to Wear to Your Summer Wedding


Some people think that wedding couture is just all about the dress. But the reality is that most women love shoes, so getting the right pair for your wedding is vital, if you want to put your best foot forward! Matching your shoes to the season is important – not many brides opt for Victoriana style boots at the height of the summer, but your decision also clearly depends on the type of wedding you are having. If you are planning to have a summer wedding, you may want to know some of the best wedding shoe ideas.

Formal, traditional weddings with classic, ball gown glamour demand a sophisticated style, whatever the weather. Most brides in this category opt for the elegance of heels to set off their dream dress. Satin courts are a safe bet, but peep toe styles are also popular and strappy sandals will give your feet a better chance to breathe in the summer heat! Ivory and cream are oft favored options for this style of wedding, but you could always mix things up a little and go for silver or gold.

Cocktail style ceremonies give the contemporary bride the chance to really go to town with her shoe choice. A shorter length dress means that your shoes are much more of a feature on your big day. Bling is king when it comes to detailing, but remember, a little diamante goes a long way. A more daring option would be to go for a completely contrasting color – red will certainly stand out or what about an emerald green (if you have Irish roots like me)!

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The fun and funky bride may also get to enjoy the comfort factor if she goes down the sneaker route (or should I say aisle)! Contrasting a bridal gown with fashion forward foot wear like Vans or Converse could give you the edgier look you desire. With so many color and pattern options available you’ll have a great choice of options, or you could even design your own using an online tool.

Perhaps the ultimate intimate summer wedding is a casual beach ceremony, and when it comes to footwear for this option, anything goes. Of course, you may decide that shoes are not part of the dress code at all, and make your vows a barefoot affair, but if you prefer a slightly more dressed approach, flip flops may provide the answer. Before you baulk at the thought of saying ‘I do’ in a pair of plastic eyesores, fear not – flip flops have come a long way. Be dazzled by the range of choices available, with bejewelled styles a current favorite.

Whatever style of shoe you choose do make sure you can walk in them – no one wants to see the bride hobble down the aisle. Take no chances and break them in before the big day if you want to avoid a painful path to marriage. Also be aware that if you do go for a more open type of shoe, then your feet will also be on show. Sounds like the perfect excuse for a pedicure to me!

If you already have your perfect wedding dress, now it’s time to find the perfect pair of wedding shoes. The options are endless these days so don’t relax and start thinking of and looking for your shoes right now. What’s your choice?