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Wedding Tips ~ The Right Shoe!

posted Jun 1, 2015, 2:25 AM by Wedding Tales Wedding Planners   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 4:30 AM ]

No, we aren’t going to do a generic article on what kind of shoes looks good with what outfit and what height of heel you should wear for your height. That is something that you know best. You don’t need a twenty-something girl sitting in Starbucks to tell you that.

But what we can help you with is how to go about choosing shoes that will make the day perfect as opposed to an uncomfortable nightmare.  Comfort is key at a wedding. Yes they need to look perfect too, but you must remember that you will be standing/dancing for hours on end during your wedding – the last thing you need is to burst into blisters that bubble up and hurt.
So here are some helpful tips on choosing comfortable footwear for your big day:
v Buy your shoes at least two months before the wedding – The Most important thing to do is to break them in. All shoes at some point give you blisters. So buy your shoes in advance and break them in by wearing them around the house when you are home. This will help mould the shoe to your foot structure and in turn reduce the chances of blistering on your big day. This goes for the boys too. Buy those mojris/joothis beforehand and break them in to avoid the awkward blister walk.

v Girls, avoid shoes that are sky high – No we aren’t trying to ruin your outfit or vision. Heels that are too high (read 4-6inch) tend to strain your ankles, calves, knees and back more than say a 2-3inch heel. Trust us when we say that, after every event you will have swollen feet that ache more than you can imagine (we speak from experience).

v  If you are having an outdoor wedding, avoid stilettoes as they will sink into the grass every 5-10 mins and there is a decent chance you may hurt your ankle in this process. Having said this, if you want to wear stilettoes or have already bought them, no fear! You can buy Heel Protectors. Heel protectors are small plastic plugs that go on the heel that prevent them from sinking in. They are available in black, silver, gold and clear. Unfortunately, no Indian site has them but they are available for international delivery on https://www.thesolemates.com/shop
What’s better is, if you have family/friends coming in from the US or UK you can ask them to pick up a set for you. J

v  If you aren’t used to wearing heels, but plan to wear heels on your wedding – Please, please, please practice walking in them. Heels are a bit tricky if you aren’t used to them.

Hope these tips help you have a pretty yet comfortable ‘wedding shoes’ experience. Do let us know what tricks you would use when it comes to your wedding shoes in the comment section below.
[Photographs by Ankit Singh - Studio ANK]