Post # 1
I’m having a major struggle deciding on the type of shoes I want to wear for my wedding. I’m torn between the “style over comfort” or “comfort over style” decision! I would hate my aching feet to put a damper on my wedding day, but I’d also hate to have ugly shoes peeking out from under my dress! I need to wear at least a 3-3.5″ heel because Fiance is tall. So I want to hear from those who have just been married…what type of shoes did you choose and were you happy with your selection? Did you choose “style over comfort” or “comfort over style” or somewhere inbetween? Would you have changed anything looking back? Thanks!!!!
Post # 3
In between – I wore these 4.5″ heels for my ceremony and most photos:
And switched to these 3.5″ platform wedges to dance in:
Nobody can see your shoes under your dress, so don’t worry too much about it!
Post # 4
I’m not yet married but I’ve bought two pairs: a high, strappy pair (3.5 inch heel), and then a peep-toe pair with a 2.5 inch heel; both are beautiful and I’m undecided when to wear which (had originally planned to wear the higher ones for the ceremony and photos, and the lower ones for dancing, but I think I might actually wear the lower ones for the day, and higher ones for dancing).
IMO there are things other than height to consider: I swear by designer shoes as IME they are way more comfortable, so I’m happy to pay the extra. I’ve never had any of my designer pairs rub or make my feet burn.
Also, height doesn’t = beauty. My 2.5 inch ones are extremely comfortable (you barely notice you’re wearing a heel at all) but very beautiful (they’re the Jimmy Choo Isobel and I love them); you can get gorgeous shoes in lower heels if you shop around.
So in my case, I haven’t had to compromise 🙂
Post # 5
I wore slight wedges (around 1″), so probably not what you are looking for. BUT, I felt like I struck a nice compromise between style and comfort. I wore these shoes all day and all night and didn’t have any problems at all! I know these shoes come in many different colors.
Post # 6
My heels were around 3 inches. I definitely chose style over comfort, but I put on blister block and that seemed to work well. My feet definitely hurt the most during family pics – it was like I was standing still for 45 minutes while people changed around me, lol. Otherwise I felt pretty good but I was definitely happy to have them off after the reception.
Post # 7
I chose style over comfort and went with 3.5″ peep toes:
I was ok for most of the day/night. I put the shoes on at 3pm and only went barefoot for the last 30 min of my reception so I lasted until 9:30.
I LOVE my shoes though and cannot wait to wear them again, even though my feet were sore for a few days after wearing them.
I don’t usually wear heels though, so my feet weren’t conditioned to wearing heels.
Post # 8
Wedding Shoes! Pic
I went for comfort over style. I was still glad when I switched my heels for slippers after our dances. No rubbing or anything, and I did like the way they looked.
Post # 9
I wore 4 inch wedges for the ceremony and outdoor pictures but then i changed into flip flops at the reception. i was super comfortable when I changed my shoes. I had a ball gown with a hoop skirt so no one could even tell. My feet were killing me by the time we got to the reception
Post # 10
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
I wore crazy high heels– they were just so pretty!
I took dance lessons in them and wore them while I cooked to break them in. Admittedly, by the end of the night, i was dancing in bare feet, with a dress 5 inches too long 🙂 I was happy, though.
Post # 11
I wore flats as I’m the same height as my husband.
The crystals rubbed slightly, so I changed into some ballet slippers for dancing.
Post # 12
I wore these Kate spades with my wedding dress! They were pretty comfortable until the last couple of hours.
Post # 13
My heels were about 4.75″. They were comfortable AND stylish! I wear heels regularly though so my feet are “broken in”. But these were probably the most comfortable shoes! I was literally running around in them. For me what made it comfortable enough to run in was the ankle strap. My foot wasn’t slipping in and out of it like it would with a pump.
Post # 14
I wore sparkly flats on my wedding day. I wanted to be comfortable, but I also wanted something that would look nice. The shoes looked great with my dress, but no one ever saw them! My dress was a huge poofy ballgown and you couldn’t see my shoes under it!
Post # 15
Thanks, this was really helpful!
Post # 16
Mine were 4 inches. I managed them through pictures, the ceremony and the cocktail hour and then changed into black flats for the reception.
They were not the most comfy, but they sure were pretty. 🙂 It was worth it for me.