1. Have Fun
These days there are no rules about anything wedding related, least of all shoes. They don’t have to be white or ivory. They don’t have to be heels. They don’t even have to be dressy. Cowboy boots or sneakers are absolutely acceptable. You can choose a bold pattern or a bright color. You can opt for bows or flowers or glitter because why not? If you want to splurge and treat yourself, (again why not?) then by all means hit up the designer labels, but if that’s not your thing, that’s ok, too.
2. Be Comfortable
I’ve heard advice before that you should wear heels because you will walk more gracefully, more erect, more regal on your big day, and maybe that’s true, but not if you don’t usually wear them. You want to be comfortable, not that you would even notice or care if you weren’t, you’ll be too happy for that, but still pick a shoe that can at least make you through the ceremony, picture taking and cocktail hour.
3. Don’t Overthink It
This should really be your wedding mantra. There are millions of pairs of shoes for you to choose, but you do have to choose. Prolonging the decision can delay other things, like getting your gown altered, so don’t lose too much sleep or time over it. Once you’ve found the dress, find the shoes immediately, tuck them into their box under your bed and move on to the next thing. Is there a better pair out there somewhere? Maybe, but if you let yourself travel down that rabbit hole you’ll never get anything planned.
Happy shoe shopping!