Choosing amazing wedding shoes that perfectly suit your style can be a tall task. With so many options out there, it’s tough to know where to start. If you’re like many brides and are looking for non-traditional wedding shoes that showcase your personality, you have come to the right place. We have compiled a list of alternative wedding shoe options that are sure to make a statement on your wedding day. From comfort to cobalt, we have you covered.
A pretty pair of flats is a great alternative to high heels. Remember ladies, your wedding day can be anywhere from six to twelve hours and you’ll be on your feet a majority of that time. Rather than having to kick off your stilettos half way through the evening, and risk your gorgeous gown dragging on the dance floor, choose a pair of stunning flats you can spend the entire day in. If you would prefer a more formal feel, we suggest selecting a pointed toe flat. They will look sophisticated when peeking out of the bottom of your wedding dress but will remain easy to walk and most importantly, dance in!
If boho better describes your wedding day style, we have the perfect alternative wedding shoe for you. A simple pair of lace espadrilles will add a laid back vibe to your wedding ensemble. Espadrilles offer the comfort of a flat, with a much more casual feel. An added bonus, you most certainly can and will want to wear them again after your wedding. It’s no secret that many wedding shoes may cost you a pretty penny. While there are certainly less expensive options to choose from, you can also decide to make more philanthropic choice. TOMS has a fantastic line of wedding shoes including some lovely lace espadrilles. With their One for One® program, you can feel good knowing TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. This choice is truly a win, win.
Another great wedding shoe option for a more laid back event is a strappy sandal. Heeled, wedged or flat, these little lovelies are the perfect way to embrace the warmer spring weather. Gorgeous jewels add an extra touch of glamour to this casual alternative to high heels. Ladies, don’t forget to book a pre-wedding pedicure because your toes will be peeking out.
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Another non-traditional wedding shoe trend we love is slipping into something a little more comfortable for the dance floor. Of course we love a great pair of heels for the ceremony, but what bride doesn’t want to kick those off when it’s time to part? Yes, you can have the best of both worlds. Want to add a little “uptown funk” to your wedding day look? Perhaps a sparkly custom sneaker is the way to go! Add your own personal touch to the classic Chuck Taylor and be sure your photographer is ready to capture the shoe switch.
If your wedding is taking place with your toes in the sand, a barefoot sandal is a true alternative wedding shoe. This option gives you the casual comfort of going barefoot with some added style. There are many options from lace to beading that will compliment your dress perfectly.
While traditional wedding shoes are typically white or ivory, seeing some on trend fashionistas having fun with their bridal footwear always makes us swoon. Rose gold and metallic accents are super popular for this spring wedding season and we can certainly see why! Still haven’t found your something blue? Take a page from Carrie Bradshaw’s style book and done some colorful cobalt heels under your gown.
By: Dana Bates