If The Shoe Fits…

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If Cinderella has taught us anything, it’s that the right pair of shoes could be the difference between being a maid and being a princess. While most brides focus on finding the perfect wedding dress, having the perfect pair of shoes to compliment that beautiful dress can add that perfect finishing touch. After all, Cinderella may have had the beautiful ball gown, but in the end, it was her shoes that really set her apart!  The shoe hunt can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve compiled some tips to help you pick out the perfect shoes for your big day:  Shoe-Collage-1-e1315310446548 -Know your comfort level with heels. If you aren’t comfortable wearing higher heels, don’t be afraid to opt for a lower heel or even a pair of flats! You don’t want to be hobbling around like a new born calf in a pair of 4 inch heels when you would be much more comfortable and stable in 2 inch heels.  -The perfect pair of wedding shoes shouldn’t just be gorgeous, but also comfortable. Even if you are a stiletto pro, make sure to break your shoes in prior to your wedding day, and if the shoes aren’t comfortable when you’re trying them on in the store, you are going to be miserable by the time the third hour of your wedding rolls around.. Wearing them even 10-15 minutes a day will make a huge difference, but just make sure to break them in inside to avoid possible staining and scuffing before your wedding day.  Looking for a way to break in your shoes AND squeeze in a work out? Check out this work out video. Who doesn’t love a little multitasking? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZQDf1OfGvE -Found THE shoes, but no matter what you do, they just can’t be made comfortable? It’s not uncommon for brides to wear a pair of heels for the ceremony and change into more comfortable shoes for the reception. Brings new meaning to the term dancing shoes huh?  -Consider all the different types of shoes out there and how the styles fit your needs. Got an awesome pedi? Flaunt it with an open toe shoe. Having a beach wedding? Stay away from thin heels and opt for a wedge, sandals, or even flats.  Wedding Shoes Collage -A wedding shoe should compliment your wedding dress. The matchy-matchy trend is passé. Instead, pick certain details of your dress and have your shoes reflect that. If your dress is a soft, romantic confection, throwing on a pair of leopard print heels might clash. Instead, opt for a shoe with a softer fabric in a complimentary shade. If you dress has a slim cut, consider a sleeker shoe to lessen the chance of any embellishments getting caught on your dress. If your dress is a short dress, where your shoes will always be visible, pick a pair of fabulous shoes that aren’t too distracting. You want to attention to be on you, not your footwear.  -If your perfect shoe is not the perfect color, it may be possible to dye the shoe to be the right color. This applies to bridesmaids shoes as well, and is an easy craft to do together!  -Score the bottom of your shoe. Most new dress shoes are smooth on the bottom. Fight the urge to keep the bottom of your shoe pristine. Trust us, the ants don’t care about how your shoes look from the bottom! Take some fine grit sand paper and score the bottom of the shoes so you can get traction on slick surfaces like tile, polished wood and stone. You wouldn’t want to slip and fall as you walk down the aisle!

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