Oh, the decisions! If you've already bought your ideal wedding dress, then it's time to think about the finishing touch: the shoes. Your wedding dress and location can serve as starting points for narrowing down your choices.
Lace booties or luxurious velvet pumps are perfect for a winter wedding against a snowy backdrop. Short-sleeved wedding dresses in the summertime allow the bride to show off her shoes in airy fabrics like raffia and woven linen. Black-tie brides who want to make a statement in their wedding attire should invest in quality shoes, such as mules or slingbacks made of fine satin and embellished with pearls and crystals.
We've scoured the web and rounded up the best bridal shoes for every style, venue, and budget, whether you're having an intimate backyard ceremony, a chic courthouse nuptials, or a destination wedding. Manolo Blahnik's Lurum 90 Mule and Loeffler Randall's Camellia Blue Pleated Bow Heel are two fabulous options for the bride who has yet to find her "something blue." Our favorite bridal shoes are the Jimmy Choo Avery 100 Latte Pumps and the Christian Louboutin Desert 100 Satin and Glittered Tulle Sandals.
Here, you'll find the most appropriate bridal footwear for any taste or budget.
It's not easy to find wedding shoes that are both comfortable and fashionable, but this knotted mule does just that. The block heel of this sandal, along with the elegant bridal bow and ivory pearl fabric, will keep your feet comfortable and supported from the ceremony to the reception.
As of this writing, the price is $395.
Heel height: 3 inches | Sizes 5-12 | Narrow fit; order 1/2 size up for wider feet. Size 5.5 | Upper: Polyester | Sole: Synthetic Leather | Colors: Various
These Badgley Mischka sandals are a perennial hot item among future brides, and for good reason. Brides who want something glamorous and feminine will adore this satin design. You can dance all night long without your feet getting tired thanks to the block heel and the structured straps.
Current price (as of publication): $245
Heel Height: 3 | Sizes: 5-11 Heels: 5 inches; Upper: Satin; Soles: Leather; Colors: Black, Ivory, and Rose
These pumps, with their delicate lace details and sophisticated straps, are a shoo-in for the big day. These shoes are understated and elegant, making them a perfect match for any bridal gown.
Ivory fabric costs $325 at the time of publication.
Shoes are available in sizes 6-11; have a 4 inch heel; are made of a textile upper and a leather sole; and come in ivory and black.
The affordable Lulus footwear is the ideal mix of whimsy and glamor. It's a fraction of the price of more expensive brands but looks just as high end. Furthermore, this feathered design is as cozy as it is adorable.
As of this writing, the cost is $49.
Heel height: 4"; sizes 5-11" Heel height: 2.5 inches | Outsole material: Rubber | Colors available:
The block heel is both practical and fashionable, and a simple sandal from ASOS is always a safe bet. Its ageless form means it can be worn for years after the wedding and beyond.
Cost as of publication: $42
Varying from 5 5-11 Score: 5 | Heel: 3 Inches White, black patent, beige, black, and gold; 5 inches tall; unspecified material; a variety of colors
These timeless flats are a shoe-in for the classic bride. Consider adding your new monogram to the shoe's sole for a unique and memorable keepsake.
Current price (as of publication): $305.
Heel height: 3/8 inches; materials: Italian suede and foam padding; available colors: ivory nappa, ivory satin, blush nappa, blush satin, ivory lace, blue satin; sizes: 3-14
These sandals are the epitome of romance; they are adorned with glittered tulle ties that are reminiscent of a bridal veil. Any wedding dress, from a simple slip to a luxurious ballgown, would look stunning with this cut.
895 dollars as of publication.
Heel height: 4 inches | Fabric(s): Tulle, satin | Color(s): White, red, and yellow | Sizes: IT34-IT42
This stylish option is perfect for any time of year or bridal aesthetic, as flats are both practical and comfortable. Plus, you can dance the night away without worrying that your flats will get stuck in the grass.
As of this writing, the price is
Shoe Sizes: 6-11 | Heel Height: Flat | Upper Material: Textile, Lining and Sole Material: Synthetic Colors: Beige, Silver, Gold, and Black Size Range: 6-11
These pearl-adorned flats show that comfort and style do not have to be mutually exclusive. Elegant and comfortable, these flats are perfect for the aisle or the dance floor.
Published price is $365.
Heel Height: 0 | Size Range: 5-11 Heel height: 5"; upper/lining/sole: Silk; color(s): Ivory; heel height: 5"
Is there anything more traditionally bride-like than huge bows? There's no wedding dress out there that these Jimmy Choo sandals can't make even more beautiful. If you're planning on wearing a short dress to the afterparty, these babies will make you the center of attention.
Retailing for 5 as of this writing.
Sizes 34-43; if between sizes, order the larger. Suggested Heel Height: 3 in. Height: 9 inches | Depth: Mesh and leather lining | Color(s): White and black
We can't get enough of these bridal sneakers with shimmering pearl details. This pair is the epitome of chic versatility, as it can be worn anywhere from the ceremony to the afterparty to the honeymoon and beyond.
As of this writing, the price is $196.
Range of Sizes: 3 Sizes 5–12 | 1′′ heel | Leather upper, rubber sole | Seashell, blush
White slingbacks are a safe bet whenever you're unsure of what to wear on your wedding day. These shoes by Aquazzura are glitzed up with crystal embellished straps.
The list price is $1,195 as of this writing.
Heel height: 4 inches; available in sizes IT34–IT42; made of grosgrain in white and hot pink; available sizes: 34–42.
Attention, future beach brides: espadrilles are the footwear of choice for a nuptial ceremony on the sand. Not only are they extremely relaxed and supportive, but they also capture the spirit of a wedding on the beach. Everybody benefits.
Currently, the price is $250.
Heel height: 4 inches; available in sizes IT35-IT41; made of broderie anglaise cotton and canvas; available in shades of white and beige
Invites all brides-to-be getting married in the colder months These luxurious satin shoes are an excellent choice for a winter wedding, whether it takes place in a city courthouse or a grand ballroom against a snowy backdrop. In addition, they can serve as your wedding footwear.
The list price is $1,395 as of this writing.
Heel height: 3 | Sizes: IT33–IT43 Heel Height:.5 Inches | Fabric(s):.72% Viscose,.28% Silk; Sole:.5 Inches of Cow Leather; Lining:.5 Inches of Goat Skin | Color(s):
There's a reason why a pair of traditional white wedding pumps has stood the test of time. This Sam Edelman pump is so adaptable, you can wear it with anything from a sleek and modern ball gown to a sheath dress covered in beads.
Time of publication price: $140
Heel height: 3 inches | Sizes 4-14 (narrow, wide, and medium) Measures 75 inches; comes in a variety of leather, suede, fabric, liquid metallic, linen, patent, and brahma hair colors; has a patent or brahma hair finish.
The front is classic, while the back is a dance floor. The bride who wants a twist on the classic satin sandal will adore these.
The current asking price is 0.
Heel height: 3 inches; sizes 5-11 Heels: 25 inches | Upper: Satin; Lining and Sole: Leather; Color(s): Ivory
Do you have "something blue" for the wedding yet? Invest in this timeless pair of shoes from Margaux. These light blue sandals are incredibly versatile because you can wear them well beyond your wedding weekend.
Current price (as of publication): $395
Range of sizes: 2 Heel Height: 2 | Sizes: 5-14 5 inches | Foam padding and Italian suede | Various colors
The slim heel of these stilettos is undeniably eye-catching, guaranteeing that they will remain a favorite pair of yours for years to come. The rhinestone-studded straps and ornate bow are two more eye-catching features of this reasonably priced heel.
As of this writing, the price is $110.
Heel height: 4"; sizes 5-11" Size 25 | Upper: Textile, Sole: Synthetic, Lining: Vegan Leather | Color(s): Off-White
Like a lower heel height This embellished pair of kitten heels by Kate Spade is the best choice. The height is a modest two and a half inches, giving you just the right amount of both comfort and length for your wedding day.
As of this writing, the price is $279.
Heel Height: 2 | Sizes: 5-11 Ivory and black; 6 inches tall; satin and sheep leather exterior and lining.
Your venue, wedding dress, and personal taste should all play a role in the selection of your wedding footwear. Shoes that are not going to sink into the sand or grass, like espadrilles, block heel sandals, or flats, should be worn by guests at a wedding held on the beach or in a garden. Closed-toe pumps or embellished sandals are ever-classic options for weddings held in ballrooms. Finally, choose a pair of shoes that you feel confident walking in because that will be the pair you wear down the aisle. Try to find a pair with a sturdy ankle strap and a cushioned insole for optimal comfort.
What are the most practical options for wedding footwear?
Shoes with a kitten or block heel, flats, and bridal sneakers will take you comfortably from the aisle to the dance floor if you're a bride looking for added comfort and support.
Do white shoes have to be worn on a wedding?
Colors for wedding shoes range from subtle pastels to bold jewel tones, each making a bold fashion statement. Brightly colored wedding shoes are a great way to express your personality as the bride-to-be.
Shoes for a beach wedding: suggestions
Shoes for a wedding on the beach can range from espadrilles and flats to sandals and even bare feet. Choose footwear that is appropriate for the beach, such as flat sandals, if your ceremony and reception will be held there.
Sophie Moore, a former fashion editor at Brides and now a contributing writer, is an expert on all things bridal, from haute couture gowns to the ideal "something blue." She finds the most stylish options for wedding parties, guests, and the happy couple themselves.