We’ve all seen them, that couple who thinks they are so cute and practical because they decided to wear matching converse on their wedding day. It’s so easy because converse come in every color (so you can choose the colors of your wedding, score!), you aren’t rubbing your feet after a day in high heels, and how adorable are the pictures that photographers take of the wedding parties shoes!? Well, I guess I’ll be the one to break it to you but, it is not cute at all. Some think, “no one will see my shoes so they don’t matter that much.” WRONG. There is a trend right now of taking photographs of shoes as one of the “detailed shots.” Not only this, but I guarantee that during some dancing, hugging, raising your arms to cheer in photographs, etc, the hem of your dress will pop up and people will see what shoes you are wearing. This goes for girls who think their southern themed cowboy wedding in Utah is a good idea as well. These girls have obviously chosen to wear *shudder* cowboy boots with their wedding gown. And I’ll tell you, it’s not cute. It’s ugly, and it’s the easy way out. There ARE shoes out there that won’t kill your feet at the end of the day and still look appropriate. This is your wedding day for crying out loud! Granted, I spent a couple of months looking for the right shoes and I still wasn’t completely thrilled by them. For those who are thinking about sneakers, you’ll be much easier to satisfy.
This is my advice, go to a department store. They have the best selection, the best quality, and the best customer service. If you walk into Forever Young Shoes in the University Mall and grab the first pair of heels that match your colors you’ll be disappointed. That, my friend, is how you end up with broken ankles because you will be wearing those shoes all day long. It’s worth spending $80 on a pair of shoes instead of $15 for comfort and class. Besides, you’ll probably want to keep your wedding shoes for a long time. Remember, this is one of the only things you’ll still be able to wear after the wedding day has passed.
When choosing the actual shoe consider the hight (flat’s vs. pumps vs. stilettos) and the style (glitzy vs. plain). Grab a sales representative immediately, let them know what you’re looking for and the size and have them bring out every shoe that matches your criteria. You might be surprised which shoes you fall in love with.
Shoe shopping is not as difficult as other aspects. It’s straight forward, takes little effort, and is such a relief once it’s over. So don’t be lazy, don’t be unoriginal. Take a little bit of time and find your perfect shoes.