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Five Comfortable Wedding Shoe Ideas

Five Comfortable Wedding Shoe Ideas

Five Comfortable Wedding Shoe Ideas

The last thing you want on your wedding day is painful feet. There are so many comfortable wedding shoe options. There is no reason to wear painful shoes. Here are five great options to move and dance through your wedding day, pain free, in comfortable wedding shoes!



1. Sandals

Sandals are a great option for warmer weather, or a beach wedding. These sandals are a great bridal white with a touch of sparkle. They will hold your foot in place to avoid blisters, without getting into the pinching peep toe situation. The above sandals are the Olivia Miller- “Richey Multi Rhinestone Sandals” available at Macy’s and other retailers. These shoes are a great choice for their flat footed design that lets your feet do their thing.

2. Block Heels

If you have shaky ankles, a block heel is a great idea to give you a little lift in height without the lack of ankle support that comes with stilettos. These blush block heels are a cute option for a gentle pop of color. They also have great arch support. You can purchase them in store at Nora’s Shoes in Geneva, Illinois, or online.

3. Wedges

Who said wedges aren’t formal? These fancy shoes by Angela Nuran are made specifically with brides in mind. They are easily the most comfortable line of heels, flats, and wedges available in the bridal industry. Angela Nuran shoes are adjustable to be made wider or looser at the toe and ankle. You also can choose your brooch to coordinate with your wedding attire. You can purchase Angela Nuran shoes locally at Veiled In Elegance in Geneva, Illinois.

4. Flats

If you are not a heel or sandal person, you’re in luck! There are hundreds of flat shoe options that do not lack formality, color, or comfort. These beaded Bella Belle shoes have the combination of formality, beauty, and comfort that will make you happy all day. With the slightly pointed toe, no one would know you were not wearing heels! What’s not to love? Bella Belle shoes are available locally at The Crystal Bride in Geneva, IL.

5. Stilettos

We know, we know, we already showed you some Angela Nuran shoes, but we are not kidding when we say they are the most comfortable formal shoes on the market. These Astoria heels have arch support, a padded sole, as well as an adjustable broach at the toe. These details combine to give you a comfortable, stable heel to wear on your wedding day and beyond. They last forever, so dye them nude or black after the wedding to continue to enjoy these comfortable heels. Available locally at Veiled In Elegance in Geneva, Illinois. 



No matter what shoes you choose above, you are sure to have the most comfortable wedding shoes! Don’t forget, you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for comfort. For more wedding planning tips and tricks see more useful blog posts below!

Cinderella’s Shoe

Cinderella’s Shoe
Every bride dreams of finding Cinderella’s shoe – that perfect pair of shoes that will make her a princess! Gone are the days of dyed to match shoes.  In today’s wedding world, we dream of shoe art from Jimmy Choos to Louboutins to knockoffs,you can find simple, sexy, or glitzy shoes to compliment you on your big day. There’s a lot to know about wedding shoes. If you’re going to be walking down the aisle soon, you’ll definitely want to check out our tips.
There are several things you’ll need to take into consideration before you buy your wedding shoes. Of course, comfort is essential, and you’ll want your bridal shoes to be special. But, if they don’t work with your dress, you’ll be really disappointed. The perfect wedding shoes will need to be many things, but mostly, they must be comfortable. Just think, you’ll be walking down the aisle, posing for photographs, greeting attendants, cutting the cake, and possibly dancing in your bridal shoes. This could add up to hours and hours on your feet, so be sure, above all else,that you choose shoes that are comfortable on your feet. For the choosy bride, there’s always the option of more than one pair of shoes! You can have formal heels for the ceremony, and comfortable shoes for the reception and dancing.
The heel height of your wedding shoes is of utmost importance. Your dress will be fitted to accommodate the height of your bridal shoes, and if you’re not comfortable in really high heels, your wedding may not be the best time to try them out. If you want a bit of added height, but aren’t used to stilettos, you can consider platform heels, or lower kitten heels. And, of course, if you prefer a flat, satin ballet slipper can make beautiful bridal shoes.
While your shoes should be a good match to your dress and the setting of your wedding, they should also reflect your personal style. Some brides opt for two pairs of shoes, one for the ceremony and pictures and a more practical pair for dancing into the wee hours. Just be sure you wear all your shoes before the big day to avoid blisters!
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5 Unique Wedding Shoe Ideas

White bridal shoes can be so boring, and for some women, high heels are painful. Luckily, fun (and comfortable) shoes are a huge wedding trend. Check out these 5 Unique Wedding Shoe Ideas.

Colored Heels

If you want the look and feel of high heels but you think white shoes are plain and boring, consider wearing colored heels. You can choose a color that matches your bridesmaids, or you could choose a color that is important to you. Another option is to wear blue shoes as your “something blue.”

5 Unique Wedding Shoe IdeasConverse Sneakers

Who says you can’t wear sneakers on your wedding day? Fun converse sneakers are a great way to add personality to your wedding day. You can choose colors and designs that go that with your theme or that have special meaning. You could also have groom and/or bridal party wear converse sneakers for a unique look.

Cowboy Boots

If you plan on getting married on a farm or in a field, your heels might stick in the ground. Go ahead and wear a pretty pair of boots. This is a great look for a country wedding. You can also let your bridesmaids wear boots. This looks great with knee length dresses.

Gladiator Sandals

If you are more a sandal girl, go ahead and rock those gladiators. These shoes would like great with a shorter dress, and you can find a pair with cute embellishments. You may consider letting your bridesmaids wear these as well.

5 Unique Wedding Shoe IdeasBarefoot

Do you just hate all shoes? Well, go ahead and walk the aisle barefoot. This is especially acceptable if you are getting married on the beach. If you want to dress up your feet, you can wear these adorable barefoot sandal jewels. They are perfect for a beach wedding.

Whatever style shoes you decide to wear, make sure they are comfortable and the correct size. Also, wear them around the house a few times before the big day to break them.5 Unique Wedding Shoe Ideas

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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed…

A recent post discussed fun and stylish ways to incorporate something blue into your wedding day attire. So, what about the rest of the cliché? Well, here are a few ways to fulfill the rest of this old rhyme.

What does it mean?

This saying is believed to have originated in Britain during the Victorian era. Each item is supposed to bring the bride good luck. Something old represents the bride bringing her past into her future. The item is usually associated with family, and it represents a continued family relationship after marriage. Something new symbolizes hope and optimism. This represents the bride’s dreams for her future life. Something borrowed is an item from a married family member or friend. It is supposed to bring good luck to the newly married couple.

Something Old

Old is a tricky word. Does old mean a few years old, or does it mean half a century old? Honestly, it is up to you. You may choose to wear a piece of jewelry that is only a few years old, or you may wear an heirloom from your great-great-great Aunt Sally. Here are just a few ways to incorporate something old into your wedding day.

  • Wear a piece of jewelry your parents gave you as a little girl
  • Carry a handkerchief given to you by a family member
  • Clip an old brooch to your bouquet
  • Wrap an old strand of pearls around or in our bouquet
  • Use an old piece of fabric to wrap your bouquet
  • Wear a family member’s  veil
  • Wear a family member’s wedding gown
  • Wear a family member’s headpiece
  • Wear a hair accessory you loved as a little girl (even better if you use to wear it while playing wedding)

Something Borrowed

Usually, something borrowed can be from a family member or friend who is already married. The difference between something old and something borrowed is that the something borrowed has to be given back. If the item is given to you to keep, it doesn’t count. Here are just a few possibilities.

  • Borrow wedding jewelry
  • Borrow a wedding gown
  • Borrow a veil
  • Borrow a headpiece
  • Borrow shoes
  • Borrow a silk flower bouquet
  • Borrow a brooch to attach to your bouquet
  • Borrow hair accessories

Something New

Something new is the easiest part of this cliché. Most of the items you will wear on your wedding day will be new. Just in case you need a reminder, here are a few things that might be new on your wedding day.

And a Silver Sixpence in Her Shoe

The complete saying goes “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” A sixpence is a British coin worth six cents. This item symbolizes wealth and financial security. According to several sources, the coin should be placed under the left foot. Today, many brides choose to place a penny or dime in their shoe. If you want a traditional sixpence, some companies sell keepsake coins for weddings.

What suggestions do you have? We would love to hear your ideas.

Wedding Day Necessities

Wedding Day Necessities

Wedding Day NecessitiesRegardless of what time of day your wedding will be held, the fabulous wedding shoes you purchased, and whether you’re doing your own hair and makeup or hiring a professional, there are a few wedding day essentials that you won’t be able to live without! Avoid pre-wedding disasters by packing a kit of necessities (or delegate the task out to the maid of honor or close friend). Don’t forget these Wedding Day Necessities.

Hair Maintenance: Whether you’re styling your coif yourself or bringing in a professional hair guru, make sure you bring along hair care products for touch-ups throughout the day. Regardless of how perfectly your noodle nest is styled, hair mishaps can happen during your commute to the ceremony/reception sites or during outdoor photo shoots. Be sure to pack some extra hairspray, bobby pins, and a brush or comb to fix unruly tresses.

Make-up Kit: Be sure to come equipped with make-up essentials for touch-ups all day long. Most important is powder to eliminate shine and concealer to cover up blemishes. Also, be sure to keep some extra lipstick/lip gloss, waterproof mascara, and nail polish with you at all times.

Hygiene Products: It’s better to be safe than sorry! Bring along a small container of deodorant, dental floss, tissue, perfume, q-tips, feminine hygiene products, and breath mints to avoid unpleasant mishaps.

Dress Prep: Avoid dress disasters by packing items needed for repairs. Be sure to have a small sewing kit with you for any unfortunate accidents, as well as hem tape, safety pins, double-sided tape, static cling spray, spot remover, chalk (to cover stains on the wedding dress), and scissors. Finding Your Dream Wedding Dress.

Back-ups: It never hurts to have a backup, especially on your wedding day. Pack an extra pair of pantyhose, earrings (and backs), hair clips, and even shoes, just in case.

Sustenance: Most likely, you’re going to be feeling an overwhelming mix of emotions on your wedding day, from excitement to nervousness to last-minute stress, and such anxiety can diminish your appetite, but it’s essential that you have something in your stomach. Pack some bottled water and snacks to make sure you, and all of your bridesmaids, don’t get weak or light-headed.

Miscellany: In addition to your beauty essentials, bring along some additional items for any unforeseen circumstances. Pack some aspirin and band-aids, tweezers, nail file, camera, cell phone charger, cash (just in case), handheld mirror, matches/lighter, and scotch tape.

Bridal Beauty Kit

BHLDN has arrived – Anthropologie Weddings

Monday was a big day in the bridal world.  BHLDN, the bridal brainchild of the people at Anthropologie was launched.  The whimsy, magic, and delicateness of Anthropologie has now been packed into a beautiful world for brides.

BHLDN is of course heavily focused on wedding gowns.  Their selection is one-of-a-kind and makes almost any past, present, or future bride swoon.  They’ve got something for every body type and every type of bride.  If you want elegant, they’ve got it.  If you want romantic, they’ve got.  Vintage inspired, garden appropriate, whimsy laced…yep, they’ve got those too.  The selection is nothing short of beautiful.  However, just because Anthropologie is a big name, doesn’t mean they’re pumping out their gowns by the thousands.  Dresses are sold on a limited basis, so brides don’t have to fear seeing their dress on every corner or at every alter.

And in true Anthropologie fashion, the customer service of BHLDN is special and sincere.  Their website abounds with ways to narrow down your style and find the perfect look. Shipping is affordable and returns are free with a prepaid label.  And don’t fret about confusing bridal sizing.  The folks at BHLDN have made it easy, with a focus on traditional sizing and a fit guide that can help even the most size confused bride.

But BHLDN doesn’t stop at bridal gowns, they make it a point to continue the bridal experience creating party inspired dresses for attendants, family members, and guests.  These dresses are also perfect for the bride to wear to other wedding related events and festivities.  BHLDN is the antithesis to stuffy, cheesy, and unwearable bridesmaids dresses.  It’s hard to find one dress on their site that you don’t love.

Continuing the magic, BHLDN offers shoes, lingerie, accessories, and more.  Their shoes are Cinderella worthy, and their accessories are statement pieces fit for a queen.  Glancing at their website, its easy to forget you’re in wedding world, because their pieces are so timeless, you’ll be swooning and loving them long after the wedding has passed.

Please enjoy the following images from the BHLDN collection.