Some dream one of walking down the wedding aisle in Cinderella’s glass slippers, and while the princess’ shoes are a sight to behold, they (like a lot of beautiful bridal heels) weren’t designed with the comfort of an actual woman’s feet in mind. If you’re interested in stepping away from the heel, here are some alternative that will make your feet happy whiling looking fashionable.
Western-themed and rustic-themed weddings are the perfect opportunity to get your boot-scootin-boogie on in your favorite pair of boots. Be the rhinestone cowgirl bride in a pair of flashy white boots or go bold in suede boots that color-coordinate with your bridesmaid dresses. For a winter wedding, slip on a pair of fuzzy white boots or make some memories and make a splash playing in the rain in whimsical rain boots.
Sneakers, Slippers and Flats
We’re not talking runaway bride gym sneakers. Low-top Chucks or Keds are a fun way to add a pop of color in your wedding pictures; they can also be your “something blue.” For a more traditional choice, white lace sneakers, satin slippers or glittery flats provide cushion while blending in seamlessly with your gown. And, you don’t have to be a DIY maven to dazzle up your shoes with glue, glitter and gemstones.
Sandals and Bare Feet
If you’re a boho or a beachy bride, why not ditch the shoes altogether? White flip flops with crystal straps offer an understated style that will keep your feet happy all night. If your dress runs long, consider saving the alteration cost by adding height with platform sandals. For a wedding in warm sand or on plush green, go barefoot and accessorize with sparkling foot jewelry or barefoot sandals, which hook around the second toe and around the ankle. Barefoot sandals come in lace, pearl, crystal and floral designs.