You have the dress, the veil, and the lingerie; now the shoes. So, you want to find the perfect blue shoes for your wedding day.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. If you’re trying to pull together these four elements for your wedding ensemble, consider adding blue shoes.
Can a bride wear blue shoes?
The answer is a resounding YES.
Colorful wedding shoes, whether you show them off below a knee-length to tea-length dress or hide them beneath a voluminous gown, can be a striking and memorable addition to your perfect wedding day.
And as a bonus, don’t be surprised if you decide to wear your blue shoes after your wedding day for parties and other occasions, too!
Whether your shoes are being used for your “something blue” or to add a pop of color to your wedding dress, blue wedding shoes are more popular than ever.
If you keep a few important details in mind, you can hone in on your perfect blue wedding shoes with relatively little effort.
First of all, choose the style of shoe. Do you want a high heel? Or, would you rather pick a mid-sized heel for ease of walking and stability?
Perhaps a great pair of flats would better suit your personality or comfort level. Any of these styles are acceptable choices, and this decision is an important one for the bride.
Comfort, of course, is basic and necessary, but you must also consider your walk and stride.
Your wedding day will give you a unique opportunity to make what may be the most beautiful entrance and walk of your lifetime; take advantage of that and wear a type of shoe that you can walk in with grace and confidence.
consider the season
The time of year will also inevitably play a part in what style you ultimately choose for your blue wedding shoes.
If you’re planning a warm-weather wedding, you’ll have plenty of options. Sandals, wedges, and ballet flats are all readily available in shades of blue.
Choose a barely-there T-strap for just a hint of blue or a gladiator style to make the color stand out. If most sandals feel too casual for your wedding, try a small heel or a sleek peep-toe style.
Blue ballet flats are available in leather, patent leather, and fabrics. Go for a solid in your favorite shade, or choose a fun print.
From snakeskin to floral, designers like to experiment with these versatile flats, which gives you lots of blue footwear options for your spring or summer wedding.
In the cooler months, you can choose from various heels and pumps. Designers at all price ranges regularly offer shades ranging from navy to electric blue, so you can be as conservative or eclectic as you like.
If you want truly unique shoes, search online retailers for funky heels with blue-hued prints.
If your wedding is suited to a rockabilly vibe, seek a cool pair of blue suede shoes.
If your dress is long enough to cover your feet, feel free to get comfy with blue suede chukkas or oxfords. Before the reception ends, you’ll be glad you chose one of these comfortable but unconventional options.
a rustic touch of cowgirl fashion
Boots are another fun option for wedding footwear. If your big day will have a Western vibe, choose a rustic pair of beautiful blue boots.
With intricate designs and handcrafted leather, they could become one of your favorite wedding splurges. And consider vintage blue boots as well, as they often have a charm of their own.
What shade of blue is for you?
The next issue is color. You’ve chosen blue, now which shade of blue? Are you matching it with the shade that your bridal party is wearing?
If so, and the bridesmaid dresses have been purchased at a bridal store, that bridal shop may have that particular color available in certain styles of shoes.
If your color varies from that of the bridal party make sure that the shade of blue that you pick works with the overall color palette of your wedding.
The bridal shop may be able to provide the service to dye your chosen shoes or, if your local bridal shop does not offer this service, you may be able to find a local dry cleaner that will do it. There are also several online shops that offer dye treatments for shoes.
Navy, pale blue, royal blue……..these hues are just the start, and you may well have something more specific in mind.
In fact, the dye option is often overlooked and it can save a lot of time and allow you to match a specific shade, regardless of what color you’re looking for. The benefits of dyeable wedding shoes are well worth knowing!
Lighting and shoes
Important considerations when choosing to dye your shoes are lighting and fabric texture. It is important to tell the person doing the dye work about the lighting that you plan for your big day. Will the wedding be outdoors in natural light, or will your venue be indoors with an artificial light source?
There are real differences to the way the colors will appear according to the light source. Be aware that different fabrics absorb color differently and that your shoes may not look exactly like the other objects you are trying to match. Offering a sample of the material or object you are trying to match could be very helpful.
Budget enough time for shoes
Now, don’t hesitate to get the shoes done. Give yourself as much time as possible as this is not a perfect science and you may need that extra bit of time. You’ll need it for such things as your blue bridal bouquet and other accents, no doubt!
A good guideline is to have your shoes picked out and ready to wear for the wedding within a few weeks of purchasing your wedding dress.
Now, you’re ready for that first dress fitting!
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