Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I know you have a million tasks to cross off your to-do list, so today I want to help you knock out one of the more fun wedding-day decisions: Comfortable wedding day shoes. I made a really bad shoe choice on my wedding day (you can see them here), so I want to help you all avoid the same 4.5 inch mistake I made. Whether you’re looking for flats, low heels, or even sneakers, I’ve rounded up a gorgeous selection of comfortable wedding day shoes that will work with your personal style and wedding dress.
COMFORTABLE WEDDING DAY SHOES | FLATS AND LOW HEELS
Below, you’ll find a selection of comfortable wedding-day shoes organized into sections labeled flats, 1-2 inch heels, 2-3 inch heels, and sneakers. I would consider 3.5 inches and up to be pretty high, and since you’re going to be walking around and dancing for HOURS on end on your wedding day, consider wearing a lower heel. I LOVE super high heels and bought these for my big day, but I was in so much pain by the time we were doing toasts, it wasn’t worth it.
PS—Click here for a more reasonable version of the shoes I wore on my wedding day.
Without further adieu, here are my top picks for comfortable wedding day shoes:
If you don’t want to worry about whether or not your feet will be comfortable all night long, opt for an elegant pair of flats. Just make sure you do some walking in them before the big day to ensure you won’t have any uncomfortable rubbing.
1-2 inch heels
If flats are your go-to shoes on typical day and you want to dress up your feet more than usual during your wedding, you’ll be comfortable in a heel that’s between 1-2 inches. The heel is definitely there, but you’re not going to experience a ton of pressure on the balls of your feet at this height. And the kitten heel is *really* trending right now, so there are a ton of pretty options.
2-3 inch heels
If you’re typically a high-heels person but don’t want to overdo it on your wedding day, stick with a shoe with a heel that’s between 2-3 inches. You’ll get that lift you love without sacrificing your feet (like I did).
I have seen so many brides wearing adorable sneakers lately! Designers have started to take notice of the bridal sneakers trend and have come out with some gorgeous options. You could even have these as a backup if you plan on wearing heels most of the night.
Best of luck to you with the rest of your wedding planning! I hope today’s post at the very least gave you some inspiration as you shop for comfortable wedding day shoes.
I’ve written some other wedding-related blog posts that might be helpful to you, including this post about mix and match bridesmaids dresses, this one about asking your friends to be bridesmaids, and this one on bachelorette parties.
What kind of shoes do you envision yourself wearing on your wedding day? Something high or something low? Let me know in the comments below!