How To Find The Perfect Pair Of Wedding Shoes
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How To Find The Perfect Pair Of Wedding Shoes

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Whether you’re opting for a ballgown, minidress or suit for your big day, you’re almost certainly going to need a cracking pair of shoes to finish off the bridal ensemble. But where do you start? If you’re all for making a statement with your footwear, this is the place for you. We’ve called on the experts at Steve Madden to find out how to find the perfect pair of wedding shoes, and curated a list of the best for you to get some inspiration below.

How To Find The Perfect Pair Of Wedding Shoes

What should we consider when looking for the perfect wedding shoes?

‘When looking for the perfect wedding shoe, you need to consider lots of different factors to ensure you find the perfect pair,’ says the Steve Madden team. ‘Your shoes are equally as important as your dress, as they carry you through your special day. Your wedding is your very own Cinderella moment, so it’s important to consider all of the details that will make you feel and look good.

‘Before looking for shoes, you need to consider your dress, the style of your wedding, and the kind of wearability you’ll need – you will likely be spending a lot of time on your feet, after all. It’s also worth thinking about the right fabric for you, whether that’s satin or rhinestones, clear or leather. And then there’s the colour; will you opt for white, metallic, cream or champagne? There’s lots to take into account!’

Close up of woman in wedding dress trying on shoes

(c) Steve Madden

What key bridal shoe trends are expected to pop up in 2023?

‘Bridal shoes in 2023 are all about the shimmer! Whether it’s rose gold, silver, or neutral shades with glittery embellishments, this year’s brides are going to sparkle on their way down the aisle. Shimmer is also a running theme throughout the Steve Madden SS23 bridal collection. With a range of finishes including satin, rhinestones, leather and clear materials, you can quite easily make this trend work for you and your individual style.’

Close up of woman in white suit trying on shoes

(c) Steve Madden

Should we pick shoes that we can wear after our wedding day?

‘Selecting bridal shoes is a completely personal experience, some brides like to wear their shoes on their wedding day and save them thereafter, other brides look for a shoe they can wear again. We like to create bridal shoes that will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day and work for lots of other special occasions afterwards if you’d like to get additional wears from them.’

And any general tips for brides-to-be?

‘You’re going to look and feel fabulous on your special day, so try to relax, have fun and remember it’s all about you!’

Wedding Shoes To Shop & Rent Now

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White wedding shoes with heel and gem bow

Steve Madden

Viable Sandal in White Satin, £130,

White slingback heels

Rosamund Muir

Augusta White Slingback Pumps, £425,

White boot with red roses

Freya Rose

Bertie Valentine ‘June’ Pearl Heel, £845,

Blue heel

Malone Souliers

Bella 70 Blue Satin Heeled Mules, £650,

White heeled sandal with flowers

Di Minno

Bayley Bride Sandal, £770,

White platform heel

Paris Texas

White Jane 130 Leather Platform Pumps, £535,

Blue heels with gem beading on the back

Freya Rose

Celine Blue Heels, £395,

Champagne heels

Steve Madden

Wynnie Sandal in Champagne Satin, £120,

White leather sling back heels

Amina Muaddi

Begum 95 Slingback Leather Pumps (UK 7), rent from £80.51,

Clear heel with gem bow

Steve Madden

Clear Valance Sandal, £140,

Pearl heels with sandal straps

Freya Rose

Flora Pearl Heel, £695,

Silver gemstone heels

Steve Madden

Revert-S Sandal in Silver, £140,

Cream mules - brands the royals love

Jimmy Choo

Minea 45 Leather Sandals (UK 5), rent from £51.86,

See-through white heels

Gianvito Rossi

Plexi 105 leather and PVC courts, £615

Silver wedding shoes

Steve Madden

Annual Sandal in Silver, £130,

Pearl-detailed platform shoes

Jimmy Choo

Sacaria 120 embellished satin platform sandals, £1,595,

Silver heels

Steve Madden

Top-Notch Sandals in Silver, £110,

White shoes with red hearts on the front

Christian Louboutin

Cora Heart Heels in White (UK 6), rent from £69,

Crystal pump shoe

Steve Madden

Lillie Pump in Crystal, £130,

Floral Beaded Lace Wedding Heel with Tulle Bow

Bella Belle

Floral Beaded Lace Wedding Heel with Tulle Bow (UK 5), rent from £69,

White ballet flats

Maison Margiela

White Tabi Leather Ballet Pumps, £620,

Silver heel

Steve Madden

Entice-R Sandal in Silver, £120,

Featured image: Steve Madden Revert Sandal in Silver, £130,