Bespoke wedding shoes can help you to look your utmost best during your wedding. With stunning shoes that fit snugly and are absolutely comfortable, you will be able to walk down the aisle, stand for any length of time, dance your heart out and see your guests out with sure-footedness. Bespoke wedding shoes can also help you to express your personality and make a memorable statement on the big day. So, how can you get the best out of your bespoke wedding shoes?
(a) Prioritize comfort and functionality of the shoes
Many brides are often carried away by so many fantastic ideas when ordering their wedding shoes that they even forget the basics. But if you want to get the most from your bespoke wedding shoes, make sure they are designed for utmost comfort and functionality. Remember, as you will be walking down the aisle, eyes will be glued on you and you should be able to walk gorgeously and gracefully all the way. And while almost all bespoke shoes are designed to fit well, just make sure to verify that everything is alright and that the shoes will not be killing your feet and affecting your posture and face on your big day.
(b) Match the shoes to your dress
Before ordering your bespoke wedding shoes, make sure the shoe material you choose matches the color and texture of your dress. Just take a swatch of the dress material from the dressmaker and share it with the shoemaker so they are matched perfectly. Do not assume that you know what shade of ivory or cream your dress is and then use this assumption when choosing the color of your shoes. If you do this, the slight difference in color may appear awfully odd once your bespoke wedding shoes are completed. In fact, it is even advisable to consider how shiny (or matte) the shoes will be in order to know how reflective they will be under different types of light. Besides, you should choose the right heel height for your dress (remember the higher the heels, the longer the dress should be).
(c) Letting your personality to shine
If you choose not to match your shoes with your dress, you need to go with a bright or bold shoe color which reflects your personality. There is no rule stating that you must wear stiletto princess pumps on your wedding day and you can go with what you like the most. For instance, you can match your bespoke shoes to the wedding theme or color scheme, or just wear a pair of gorgeous sneakers if that is what gives you more confidence.
(d) Break the shoes in
Although bespoke wedding shoes are designed according to the measurements of your feet, you still need to spend some time wearing them so your feet can get used to them before your wedding day. In fact, this will help you to avoid problems on the special day. Remember that on your wedding day you will be on your feet most of the time, taking photos, standing up for vows, dancing and indulging in various fun activities and you will need to be absolutely comfortable in the shoes. Therefore, do not wait until your wedding day to try the shoes out. Instead, try the shoes a few days before your wedding, walking on different surfaces (like hardwood, tile and carpet), up and down the stairs and standing up for many minutes to get a feel of how comfortable the shoes are.
(e) Check the weather
If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding, you need to keep an eye on the weather when ordering your bespoke wedding shoes because the weather will affect many aspects of your great day. In fact, the weather should determine the types of bespoke shoes you order. For example, if you will be having your wedding ceremony on a grass surface, you should opt for wedges instead of stilettos. And if it may rain on your wedding day, you should know that mud may ruin heels and so having a pair of flats or boots when going out and then changing into stunning heels at your reception is a better idea.
(f) Have a back-up plan
While ordering bespoke wedding shoes is a great step towards having a memorable day, it is advisable to have a back-up pair of shoes to help you out just in case something (like discomfort or broken heel) is wrong with the primary pair. Similarly, it is a good idea to have a different pair of shoes (such as flats) to dance in at night or at your reception.