WEDDING SHOES - TIPS AND IDEAS
Since the dawn of time, Humankind has been ruled by the greatest of Nature’s forces: gravity. It pulls the tides around the earth, it spins the earth around the sun. But there is one place in the universe where this force is more compelling than anywhere else: The undeniable, inexorable attraction between a woman and her shoes. But how does a girl choose a single, solitary pair of shoes to represent her entire extraordinary collection?
Finding the perfect wedding shoes is as tricky as picking the dress. Time to hit the shops, ladies! Grab your dress swatches and a good pair of stockings and head out for the day. As well as all your favourite shoe stores, drop in on a specialist wedding shoe shop or two and get an idea of what’s available at the top of the pile. Wedding shoes have to meet a special set of demands, so check out what the experts are doing to combat tricky aisles, bridal waltzes and long days.
Style is very important – your wedding shoes should match your dress, but more importantly they should match you – don’t wear something you hate just because it’s the done thing. Select a style you’re comfortable with but make sure that it also coordinates; if you’re unsure, a good rule is to get fancy wedding shoes for a simple dress or vice-versa.
You’ll be on your feet for around ten hours on the big day, so it’s no exaggeration to say that a good pair of wedding shoes will stand you in good stead. As well as deciding on a style you adore, make sure you’re buying quality pumps. Look closely at the finish and materials, and make sure the shoes are a glove-perfect fit.
Suede, synthetic, silk or satin? The choices are virtually endless – and that’s why you’ve got your handy fabric-swatches with you. Matte gowns go well with matte fabrics like crepe and suede, while satin gowns love shimmering wedding shoes. But in the end the choice is yours – it is your wedding after all. If you’ve had your heart set on amethyst-encrusted, 7-inch, purple patent platforms, there’s nothing stopping you having the wedding shoes of your dreams.
No matter how well you choose your wedding shoes, you may still struggle to keep comfy in them all day. It’s worth having a back-up pair (of similar height, so your dress doesn’t drag) just in case. You’ll probably be able to avoid this contingency if you spend plenty of hours wearing-in your wedding shoes beforehand. Start with short strolls around the house and build up until you’re confident you can stand in your fabulous footwear all night long.
There is an undeniable love connection between a woman and her shoes. From Cinderella’s glass slipper to Carrie Bradshaw’s fabulous stilletos, it is an undeniable bond between heart and heel so choose something special.
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