Your wedding is a time where you need to put your best foot forward, but that foot doesn’t necessarily need to be in 6-inch heels. More and more brides are ditching their heels and opting for something that just feels more them. If you never wear heels, why succumb to tradition and wear them on your wedding day?
Here are 5 reasons why you should ditch your heels on your wedding day.
The best part about ditching the heels is the comfort. Blisters and squashed toes have no place on your big day. If you love heels but can’t stand wearing them (or stand in them for that matter), sporting a flat shoe at the reception just might be the solution. After the ceremony and photos are finished, slip into a stylish flat shoe. You can then mingle, dance, and gallop around like an absolute queen and all with the correct ankle support.
Gone are the days where sneakers were daggy, it’s now the complete opposite. Wearing crisp white sneakers under your dress is a simple way to buck tradition, and it’s just oh-so-cool. Kate Spade recently partnered up with Keds to release a range of bridal sneaker, and we’re all acutely aware of those Gucci sneakers captivating the hearts and feet of the most stylish. Although wearing sneakers on your wedding day is unconventional, it’s a trend that is here to stay.
Some women wear heels to make themselves taller, while others are already blessed with long limbs and prefer to look shorter. We all want what we can’t have, hey? If your height is something you’re self-conscious* about, then consider wearing ballet flats or sandals for the ceremony and reception.
Side note: ‘Husband-to-be feels inferior because you will be taller than him at the wedding’ is not an appropriate reason to ditch the heels. If that’s case, google the definition of ‘fragile masculinity’ and let him sit with that one for a while, then go find a pair of heels that are two inches higher than they need to be.
We have a feeling that you won’t reach for those white, crystal-encrusted Louboutins when you take Boris the Basset Hound on a walk to the local park. They’re kinda a one-wear shoe. On the other hand, donning a ballet flat or sneaker on your wedding day increases the likelihood of repeat wear after the confetti has settled. These shoes are staples for the modern woman and will fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. Best of all, you get to bring a bit of wedding back into the everyday.
Everyone knows weddings are cheap so you can splash the cash on small things like monogrammed napkins and ice sculptures. Zing! That is only correct if you wish to spend the first three years of married life eating instant mi Goreng noodles. Why not cut down on costs by cutting down on your heel size? Boots and sneakers are usually much cheaper than their heeled counterparts, and there are always plenty of offerings on the market.
*not that you need to because you’re goregous!
Written by Sarah Mourtos