Last week, a good friend of mine asked where she could find good bridal shoe options. The question excited me for two reasons: 1. WEDDINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL! The ceremony, the pledging of eternal love, the flowers…I could go on and on. 2. I’m getting married myself! (When? The date is not set, but that doesn’t stop me from shopping — for myself, or for you brides to be out there!)
I couldn’t tell my friend just WHERE to go since she lives in a different city than I, but I did tell her I would make brand suggestions on WB4S and now we ALL benefit from my habitual shoe shopping!
Favorite Bridal Shoe Brands
1. Badgley Mischka — This brand is at the top of my list because they make an endless variety of styles in many colors and combinations. Always beautiful, I can always picture the shoes BM makes as those you keep and cherish forever. Brides interested in “Randee” can click here.
2. Kate Spade — In addition to being from Kansas City, Missouri (like me!) Kate makes magical bridal footwear. This particular style, “Charm,” comes in more colors! The Kate Spade site seems to cater to today’s modern bride who may not have the traditional white dress by offering colors and styles like flip-flops for those dream beach weddings.
3. Stuart Weitzman - What SW shoe do you know that you wouldn’t wear?? That’s what I thought. Can’t think of one! The same is true for his bridal shoes. Delicately beautiful, this brand had to make my list. Brides interested in “Blitz” can click here.
4. Benjamin Adams — I only recently became acquainted with this designer, but I really admire the different styles of wedding shoe. The style featured here, “Rhiana,” is not usually what you would think of for a wedding shoe, but I think it would be perfect for some of the shorter, party style dresses some brides opt for or even that fun reception dress you’re planning on sporting.
The best thing about my “BEST BRIDAL SHOE” list, is that you can plug each designer’s name into a Google Shopping search, and find where they are sold both in your city and online.
Shoe Shopping Considerations:
- Make sure your bridal style will be comfortable and appropriate for your walk down the aisle. If you’re going to be walking on sand or grass, you may find it hard to walk in a stiletto heel.
- Remember to try on your shoes WITH your dress to avoid any last minute surprises like, “my buckle keeps getting caught in the tulle!” The horror!
- Practice walking in your shoes! Depending on the length of your nuptials, you want to be sure you can stand comfortably in them.
- Go for what YOU like. You’re the one who has to wear them — end of story.
By JaNea @janeaNOTjane
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