How To Choose The Perfect Wedding Shoes

Congratulations! You’ve managed to find a dress that perfectly suits your unique style and personality, but have you found the perfect shoes that go with it? Here are some things to consider before buying your wedding shoes so you are beautiful and comfortable from top to toes.


There are many factors to consider when searching for your wedding shoes but one of the first is, do you want them to match your dress or are you using them to add a pop of colour to our wedding ensemble? If you’re adding colour to a white outfit you aren’t restricted to a certain shade or hue, which makes your life a lot easier. If you want your shoes to match your dress, you need to be careful that they match exactly. One shade different could make your dress look discoloured and dingy so be careful.


The most important thing to consider when choosing your wedding shoes is how comfortable they are. If you’re planning to wear heels, make sure you can walk comfortably in them and they fit really well. Make sure to break in your shoes and don’t let your wedding day be the first time they worn. Wear them for a couple of hours a few days before the big day and see if they pinch. Bring a ‘feet-saver’ emergency pack with you so you have blister plasters and gel inserts just in case the worst happens. You don’t want to be the bride who couldn’t dance the night away because her feet are swollen!


The height of the heel often has a direct impact on the comfort of the shoe. Don’t choose a 6-inch stiletto if you’re used to wearing short block heels every day. Not only will your feet hurt but it will have a bad effect on your posture and cause back pain. If you don’t like wearing high-heels, then don’t! There are so many beautiful flat shoes to choose from that won’t take away from the beauty of the dress. Some brides even opt for a pair of customised converse or other white trainers. It’s all about your personal preference!

Useful Tips:

  • Remember to bring your shoes with you to your final dress fitting so your tailor can ensure your dress is the exact right length for you without looking like it’s too short.

  • Try to decide the style of shoe you want before you start shopping (sling back, strappy sandal etc). it will make your search go a lot faster if you have an idea what you want.

  • Bring a colour swatch of your dress if you’re unsure of the exact shade. If you can’t find one, to fit a classic silver shoe can be a lifesaver.

  • Consider buying a pair that you might wear again, to another wedding or event. No point spending so much money to only show them off once.

Make your dream wedding a reality in a venue where nothing is too much trouble, and nothing is overlooked. Osprey Hotel offer flexible wedding packages to suit your unique needs and requirements. Contact our dedicated wedding team for more information.