If the shoe (doesn't) fit ...
It's the tiniest things that can really take the edge of an otherwise perfect day ...
These simple tips - that are relevant for the bride, the groom, and the bridal party -
will help you tick one more item of your 'worry list'!
* Remember, your feet will swell during the heat of summer so shop for shoes in the afternoon
or buy half a size bigger.
* ‘Break in’ your shoes before your wedding day
– tromp around the carpet at home to protect the shoe but wear them in so they hug your feet comfortably.
* If the girls are going to be standing on grass in high heels, consider ‘heel stoppers’ to stop you sinking!
* Gel inserts can add to your comfort and help you last until at least that first dance.
* If your heels are higher than you’re used to, practice so that your walk down the aisle is comfortable and natural.
* The bride might like to pack a pair of ‘sensible shoes’ for those parts of the photo-shoot where your shoes won’t be seen.
* Pack plasters into an emergency kit left in the car – just in case!
* Make sure everyone's shoes are co-ordinated.
They don't have to be identical, but having the groom and 3 groomsmen in black shoes and
one groomsman in brown shoes, really spoils a photo (believe me, this happens!)
Similarly for the girls - avoid extremes of style.
If one bridesmaid is in ballet flats and another in strappy stilettos, it can be a real eyesore.
* Feel free to think outside the box when considering your bridal shoes
– I’ve had brides in blue Doc Martins and gumboots!
Be yourself – if the shoe fits … wear it!