Most of us love a good shoe-shopping trip, but when it comes to finding the right pair for your big day, it can become a bit of a chore. It's easy to be tempted to buy something that's wildly different from your usual style because you're the bride. For example, I hate heels or anything vaguely OTT, yet I ended up wearing a pair of bedazzled suede court shoes. Don't ask me why—I blame Instagram.
Ultimately, the most important thing is that you feel yourself and take into consideration your dress and the setting of your nuptials. Thankfully, there are more styles than ever to choose from, so you can pick a pair that you would actually wear IRL (and continue to do so after the big day) but will still feel special enough for the occasion.
Conventionally, this season's shoe trends lend themselves well to a bridal getup. Just look at the It '90s strappy sandals, which, when feature low kitten heels, are perfect for a chic city 'do. Or, if you'll be trudging over fields in the English countryside, I'd recommend 2019 mini wedges for comfort and style kudos. Whatever your wedding, we've got a shoe style for you. Scroll down to see and shop our full edit of bridal shoes.
Best for a City Wedding: Kitten-Heel Sandals
Best for Far-Flung Nuptials: Metallic Sandals
Best for Stately Home: Classic Courts
Style Notes: Okay, this isn't exactly a trend, but some brides like to keep it classic, and we say all power to them. A pair of classic court shoes will look the part if you're holding your nuptials in a grand stately home. You can't go wrong with blush pink, or for a little personality, opt for a coloured or embellished pair.
Best for a Countryside 'Do: Wedge Heels
Style Notes: There's nothing chic about getting stuck in the grass en route to your party, so when holding a wedding in the English countryside, you might do better to stick to a wedge. This season has seen mini wedges proliferate, and we love Staud's minimalist mule interpretation—a great option for fashion brides.