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50 best wedding shoes for the stylish bride to complete your dream look

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Last Updated on April 3, 2023 by Eve Dawes

Bridal shoes that wow from wedding flats and low heels to soaring stilettos to wear on your big day

Wedding shoes for the bride are one of the most important aspects of your wedding day outfit. It’s one thing having a stunning gown but if you don’t have comfortable shoes you’re going to be miserable as it’s a long day to be on your feet and no one wants to face plank or be hobbling down the aisle. Being comfortable doesn’t mean sacrificing style or not wearing pretty footwear on your special day. These bridal shoes check all of the boxes for wedding shoes for brides. From stunning crystal encrusted stilettos like custom Jimmy Choo wedding shoes to flat and wedding shoes with low heels. As well as tips to make them as comfortable as possible so you can get on with enjoying your day.

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How to find the perfect wedding shoes

There are so many different bridal aesthetics and locations that there’s a lot of ways to narrow down your search to find the perfect pair for you. As everyone’s idea of the perfect pair is different and there’s no one style that fits all. When shopping for your wedding shoes consider:

  1. Where are you getting married?
  2. When are you getting married?
  3. How long are you going to be on your feet?
  4. Do you want a heel or flat wedding shoes?
  5. What’s your budget?
  6. What’s the aesthetic of your gown?
  7. How much will you see your shoes?

Outdoor weddings from beach to garden weddings tend to mean different heel types to indoor weddings. If you’re getting married on grass or an unstable surface you’re probably going to want flat, block heels or low heel wedding shoes for more stability. If you’re getting married on the beach maybe you’ll want to wear flip flops or pretty bridal flats and then change for the celebrations. I wouldn’t recommend going bare foot to avoid burning your feet on the sand. If it’s a traditional church ceremony or a shorter day you might want a higher heel.

When are you getting married? Open toe, satin or suede wedding shoes won’t do as well on a cold rainy or snowy day as closed toe leather shoes or boots.

How long are you going to be on your feet? Is it a lot of walking, standing and dancing or are you planning on sitting a lot or maybe you’re just a pro in heels and it doesn’t matter.

All of these things will help you decide on your heel height. As well as personal preference. I wore 4″ Gucci satin heels for a 12 hour day on grass, gravel and for dancing as I had a total princess gown. I’m used to wearing heels, wanted the height (I’m 5’2″) and because I fell in love with the shoes. Sometimes want outweighs logic when it comes to wedding heels and my feet didn’t hurt for one moment. I was too busy enjoying the day.

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Don’t tease yourself by looking at shoes outside of your budget. That’s like a real estate agent showing you houses outside of your budget as then nothing else compares. You can find the perfect pair of wedding shoes without going over budget.

What does your gown look like? Do the shoes match the aesthetic of your wedding day look and your personal style. Don’t get something because you think it’s the done thing or how something should look. Get the pair that speaks to you and feels good on.

Also, if you’re not going to see your shoes a lot, you might be able get away with something more comfortable but that doesn’t mean you’ll want to. I had a full length gown and train and wasn’t planning on doing a garter toss but good shoes make me feel different and heels change the way I walk and carry myself.

Best wedding shoes for the bride

I’m covering every kind of bridal shoe in this edit from affordable styles to designer wedding shoes to custom Jimmy Choo wedding shoes for brides. Yes, you really can go out and say “I DO” in custom Jimmy Choo, more on that below. There are a lot of designer shoes on here as honestly they do the most stunning styles and if you can’t splurge and spoil yourself on your wedding day, when can you. There’s also a variety of heel heights. So whether you’re looking for the most comfortable wedding shoes or towering heels there’s an option for you to take you from the ceremony to the dance floor. Don’t feel like they have to be just white or cream. Blue, silver and gold wedding shoes are also popular choices.

If you really want something special and memorable my top pick is Jimmy Choo’s bespoke bridal shoes. Once you choose the style, you can customize the heel height, material, personalize them with a date or name plaque. They have over 81 styles in their bridal shop from high strappy heels to pumps covered in swarovski crystals pumps to flat wedding shoes so there’s a style for everyone. Just make sure to order far enough in advance so you get them in time for your wedding not your one year anniversary!

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Comfortable Wedding Shoes For The Classic Bride

If you’re looking for comfortable wedding shoes with a heel, Sarah Flint is known for comfort, extra padding and superior construction. These white satin, comfortable wedding shoes by Sarah Flint have a lower heel, 6mm of extra footbed padding and the steel rod stiletto means the heel won’t snap on you. The blue insole makes these the perfect choice if you still need to check off your something blue.

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Stunning Crystal Wedding Shoes For The Glam Bride

These sparkly sandals are the shoes wedding dreams are made of. White satin closed toe pumps are adorned in crystals at both the ankle straps and bows. If you’re torn between mules and having ankle straps I always suggest ankle straps for extra support and to avoid risking losing a shoe walking down the aisle or getting in and out of cars or carriages.

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Low Heel Wedding Shoes

If you’re worried about high heels or being comfortable these classic white Manolo Blahnik mules are a timeless choice. They’re still stunning, elegant bridal shoe but with lower kitten heels making them the perfect shoes for brides who are going to be on their feet all day.

Practical & Glam White Leather Bridal Shoes

Similar to the style above but made of leather. As much as I love satin for bridal shoes, leather is a more practical option. Especially if there’s a chance of rain or you’re going to be on grass a lot so that they don’t stain as much as satin or suede would.

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Super Cute Bridal Shoes

If you’re looking for a high wedding heel, how cute are these white satin bow heels that come in at around the $200 mark. These versatile heels are a pair that you can wear on repeat. They’d look just as good with any of your other summer cocktail dresses or jeans as with your wedding dress.

Cinderella Wedding Shoes For The Bride

If you’re not sure if you’re feet are going to shrink or swell with the weather on your big day these have an elasticated slingback strap. The crystal embellishment is super pretty and clear heels are still in style making these an on trend choice. They’re also on sale for under $200. Just add a little baby powder before wearing to prevent condensation build up. Not cute!

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Flights of Fancy Bridal Shoes

When it comes to feminine designs these are a fun, flirty and feminine pair to wear if you know it’s going to be dry and you won’t have cats attacking the feathers. These dainty shoes are ones you can wear again for special occasions and that are fashion forward and stylish.

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Whether you’re looking for a stunning pair you can wear again or a more traditional bridal shoe that maybe you’ll showcase in a cloche later these are all great options every budget. As well as all heel heights from platforms to low heels and flats and pops of blue in case you still need your something blue. I’ve added quite a few spool heel shoes as they’re so good on grass as they don’t sink in like stilettos do. As well as some foldable flats in case you want to change at any point.

Some are a little more fashion forward and statement making and others are timeless and elegant classics. I hope you’ll find a pair you love as much as your gown whether you’re having a black-tie wedding or a beach wedding. Have the most magical day.


Tips for making your bridal shoes more comfortable

Obviously start by making sure they fit and take into consideration whether you’re expecting your feet to swell or shrink on the day depending on the weather.

Remember to break your wedding shoes in around the house before your big day and to practice walking in them. You can always pop a pair of your fiancees socks over them to protect them and so that they don’t see them while you’re breaking them in.

Ask someone in your bridal party to hold onto bandaids/plasters, a safety pin and insoles on your wedding day incase they start to rub, slip or a strap breaks.


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Eve Dawes is a fashion & lifestyle blogger with an eye for accurate fashion & shoe trend forecasting. She share the best shoes, footwear reviews, how to wear, when to invest & when to save & the latest shoe trends.