The right shoe can really finish a great outfit, and while your wedding shoes may be one of the last things you organize, they can be a very important factor in your bridal look. That’s why you need to pick something that is not only fabulous, but also suits all of your bridal needs and requirements.

The style of wedding shoes you choose can be influenced by the style of your dress, the length of the skirt, your own height and build, and whether or not you are comfortable wearing heels all day. Here are some factors to consider when selecting your shoes

If you can see your shoes…

If your feet are visible when you wear your wedding dress, then you will need to find shoes that work well with your outfit. The first place to start is to determine the style of your wedding dress, and what style of shoe will match the proportions of your dress and your build. For example, if your dress is tea-length, a pair of points or open-toe heels will match well.

If you would like to perfectly match your shoes to your dress, it is a good idea to take your wedding dress or a swatch of your dress fabric with you when you go shopping for your wedding shoes. If you can’t color match exactly, try to match the embellishment on your dress or jewelery with you shoes. If this is proving difficult, you can always have your shoes made, or even ask the dress designer to give you extra fabric to cover your shoes.

If you can’t see your shoes…

If nobody can see your feet, chances are they aren’t going to care if your shoes perfectly match the color of the lace on your dress or not. This means you have the ability to opt for a shoe that may be more practical and comfortable, rather than having to wear something that perfectly matches but is uncomfortable to wear for a long period of time.

In saying this, a safe choice is to at least pick a shoe that won’t appear too out of place if you flash your feet at some point. Colors like nude, tan, ivory, white or even pastel shades of pink, lavender and baby blue are safe choices. However, if you aren’t a big fan of dancing all night and the likelihood of anyone seeing your feet is pretty low, you can always opt for a pair of comfy heels, espadrilles or flats in any color you desire.

If you want a pop of color

If you would like to add a touch of color to brighten up your bridal look, a great way to do so is to incorporate a new color with your shoes! Many brides use their bridal shoes as a way to have their “Something Blue” , but there are so many other colors out there to choose from too.

You can choose a color that matches your flowers or bridesmaids dresses, or even select a color which matches your wedding color scheme. Metallic colors like gold, silver, rose gold and copper can have great visual effect when contrasted against white, and can also provide a very elegant and  glamorous element to your outfit.

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