What shoes to wear with my wedding dress?


So now that you have said yes to your dream wedding dress, you are probably wondering what shoes to wear with your dress? There are many factors to consider when deciding on your wedding shoes, everything from venue location, to your dress style, to your personal style and the level of comfort you would like to be in. Of course, many brides feel they want to be as comfortable as possible on their wedding day, but some don’t mind wearing some fancy heels to match their wedding dress for a few hours or for their wedding pictures. So let’s take a look at a couple of factors that will affect your decision!

Wedding Venue

If your wedding is taking place outdoors at a farm or in the forest where there is soil and leaves everywhere, you may consider wearing flats or wedding shoes with a thicker heel. Stilettos may be tricky because the heel will start digging into the soil. Aside from ruining your beautiful wedding shoes, it may prove to be difficult to walk around one. One option is to wear flats or even runners to your location, then change into heels for pictures! If your wedding takes place in a restaurant or in a ballroom (predominantly indoors) any types of heels would be appropriate. If it is a fancier location, heels or embellished flats (such as cute sparkly keds) would be a fun choice! Some may feel that for a ballroom you would need to wear stilettos or heels, but at the end of the day, it’s your big day, it’s your wedding, so you should wear what makes you happy!! If it’s a country style wedding, cowboy boots would be a perfect match, don’t you think?

Dress Style

If your wedding dress has a long train or a poufy bottom, it would be nice to wear a pair of heels to give it some height! If your dress has lots of bling and details, perhaps you can select a pair of simpler wedding shoes as not to take the attention away from your dress. Mostly, your wedding dress will cover your shoes, so don’t be afraid to opt for a comfortable pair of wedding shoes. If your wedding dress has a slit in the front or is a hi-low dress, or just a short wedding dress in general, make sure you wear super cute wedding shoes! Typically, we find nude coloured or white shoes are the safest in terms of matching your wedding dress. But that is not to say you can’t do something super fun and pick a pair of blue (something blue) or red sexy heels to spice things up! I mean, why not??

Personal Style

Always ask yourself, what is my personal style? Sometimes in the midst of all the craziness during wedding planning, we forget what we love! If you are one who is more practical and love to be comfortable, perhaps getting a pair of nice sneakers or simple nude heels are your best choice to match whichever wedding dress you say yes to. If you love to stand out from the crowd and love bling bling, go for a pair of sparkly wedding shoes or ones with a brooch in the front. At the end of the day, remember you can also always swap shoes at any point. If your wedding dress accommodates for a 4” inch, it would be best to get a pair of platform runners if you are planning to swap shoes. This way, your wedding dress won’t be dragging too much on the floor if and when you swap to your more comfortable option.

At Je Vis Bridal, we not only help you with saying yes to your dream wedding dress, but we can also help provide you with tips and advise on what shoes to wear amongst other accessories. We offer custom veils and suggestions on where to find your wedding shoes. So book a consultation with us today for a stress free experience.