Jay and I have two weddings to attend next month. I’m reminded of the stresses that a bride will go through to make her wedding “different.” Men have it so easy when it comes to preparing for the wedding-all they need to do is find someone like a Bespoke Tailor that will help them look nice and sharp and then they’re basically ready to go. For us women, it’s much harder to come up with creative ideas to put into our wedding. There are so many ways to put your personal spin on your wedding day — your dress, the venue, the invitations, your shoes!
My good friend Arianny Rodriguez, is the owner of Bridal Shoe Style and thinks that your shoes are a great way to make your big day unique. So she’s given us a checklist with some ideas.
by Arianny Rodriguez
We’ve heard it before – people saying “I have 5 weddings in the next 6 months!” They are more annoyed than excited for each of the couples entering a new and happy stage in their life. Wedding after wedding, they all start looking the same.
If you are a bride and want to stand out, why not do it with your shoes? They are hidden under your dress but it doesn’t mean they don’t get noticed. As soon as the formal ceremony is over, your dancing feet will pop out from under that mountain of satin or tulle and the guests will surely take notice. Make a memorable moment out of it with these simple ideas for shoes:
*Wear a Bright Color – when I say bright, I mean BRIGHT! Think HOT, HOT, HOT. A neon color if possible! The contrast against the white dress is intense and surely to catch anyone’s attention. The latest trend is the wear a hot pink shoe. Think about it, it’s girly so you feel great in them, and you don’t have to throw them in the pile a long with your other bridesmaid’s shoes that you will never wear. Next summer, throw them on with a black dress to a party or club. At the very least it will make for a great conversation starter with whomever you are hanging out that night.
*Wear Blue – Doing this can double as your wedding shoe and your “something blue.” And this is sure to fit into your regular wardrobe for repeat usage.
*Wear Metallic – nothing is easier to find than a gold or silver shiny shoe. It’s been the “it” thing for quite a while. They are also the sexiest of these options and dare I say they probably go with every single dress in your wardrobe.
*Wear Sneakers – For those brides who prefer comfort over style, wear a sneaker. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up your style. You do not have to wear the Nike sneakers you wear to work everyday. There are cute sneakers out there with embellishments like rhinestones to dress them up. All it requires is a simple online search for “rhinestone sneakers.” Chances re they are probably not marketed as wedding shoes — so you can find them cheaper. Or better yet buy a plain white set and jazz them up yourself. For a woodland wedding, you could even visit Vessi Footwear to try and find some weatherproof yet stylish sneakers for the big day!
*Wear Cowboy Boots – This is a no-brainer for the cowgirl at heart – wear your favorite cowboy boots. Not only will you save money but you’ve already broken them in so they won’t hurt your feet. And best of all, they are probably the best bet for dancing the night away.
So if you want to add a little jolt to the dance party, wear anything but white shoes. It doesn’t stop here — use this idea in other aspects of your wedding. Instead of a white formal handbag, use your favorite bright-colored travel bag, like I did. It was certainly more helpful because I could stuff anything in it, including the critical bridal emergency sewing kit. Happy Wedding!
Arianny L. Rodriguez is devoted to helping brides find the perfect wedding shoes for their perfect dress. For easy to find white, ivory and silver wedding shoes, visit http://www.bridalshoestyle.com. You can also find elegant evening shoes, prom shoes and matching handbags. Check out her Facebook page for more fun wedding ideas.