Picking out the perfect pair of wedding shoes is like the topper on your wedding cake, it’s an accent piece that makes a statement. Depending on the cut of the dress, it’s an accent piece that very few people may actually see.
2. If your feet are visible when you wear your wedding dress, then you will need to find shoes that work well with your outfit. The first place to start is to determine the style of your wedding dress, and what style of shoe will match the proportions of your dress and your build. For example, if your dress is tea-length, a pair of points or open-toe heels will match well.
If you would like to add a touch of colour to brighten up your bridal look, a great way to do so is to incorporate a new colour with your shoes! Many brides use their bridal shoes as a way to have their ‘ SOMETHING BLUE’, but there are so many other colours out there to choose from too.
3. If you are planning to wear an anklet or paayal on your wedding day, then do not buy footwear which have ankle straps on them.
Apart from hiding your gorgeous mehendi, the paayal and the ankle strap can start to feel pokey over the course of the day. Instead, wear open-toed or even peep-toe platform heels, these will help you show off your mehendi design.
4. Once you have finalized your wedding shoes, it is important to test them often. Wear them a few times so that they open up and take the shape of your feet. This will make sure there are no last minute shoe troubles..
5. Choose a forever colour-
Even though you would want your shoes to match your lehenga perfectly, we suggest you choose a colour you could wear in the future too. Champagne, silver, nude and gold are great bets and would complement most traditional outfits.
Opting for the right heel-height is vital. Stiletto-loving brides may have to compromise on the inches as it’s definitely not okay to look and feel uncomfortable on your wedding day. You need to keep that sunshine smile on your face for the whole day. Kitten heels are the best bet in such a situation. Also consider your groom’s height as it’s his Big Day too, and it’s so uncool to tower above him in your wedding photographs.
7. Treat your feet:
Don’t forget the pedicure appointment! Your feet need to look beautiful on your wedding day so it’s best to go for regular pedicure starting a few months before the wedding. Once your feet look like lotus petals, pick a shoe pattern that will show-off the nicely done feet. Also keep in mind the fact that as an Indian bride, your feet will also be henna-clad so pick a shoe-style that will flaunt your beautiful mehndi.
8. Plan your budget:
An Indian superstar once said in a movie, that we only live, love and marry once. So because this is the biggest day in our lives, I’d suggest getting everything right on and dream-like. So have your shoe-budget planned out well in advance and stick to it.