When preparing for your wedding day the most important thing after the wedding gown is bridal shoes. You want to make sure that before buying your shoes, you first have purchased your wedding dress. The reason why this is important is not only will it help with any alterations that you may need for the hemline, but it will also help you match your shoes properly. Shoes for brides are considered accessories to the actual wedding gown and picking the right shoes can enhance the dress.

Shoes for brides should match the texture and fabric of the wedding gown or at least blend very well together. One example is you could choose shoes for brides that have a glossy satin finish, if the bottom of your wedding dress has satin fabric. If the dress is silk, then matted ultra-satin or peau-de works together beautifully. You want to make sure that your bridal shoes and wedding gown do not clash.

The next important thing you need to consider is the color when shopping for shoes for brides. It is very difficult to get the exact color match for your gown and shoes because of the textural differences of the two materials. However, there are several types of white hues to select from. If you plan to dye your bridal shoes, provide a swatch from your gown and the company will be able to make sure the shoes match. They will be able to effectively and expertly maintain perfect blending of the depth and hue of your gown.

Shoes for brides come in an assortment of styles. There are sling backs, sandals, flats, pumps, platforms and evening shoes. There are also several types of heel heights that you can select from. Make sure that the shoe does not garner too much attention because the goal is to complement the dress; not overshadow it with the shoe. When shopping for the shoe styles do not forget the importance of comfort. You will be standing in the shoes for the whole day. It is best to pick a type of shoe or heel height that you are already comfortable in. You do not have to pick a high heel, because your dress will already be hemmed at floor length. If you decide to take off your shoes, then your wedding dress will most likely drag across the floor. Wedding dresses tend to cover shoes for brides as well as the heel itself.

Consider the environment of the wedding. If you choose to have an outdoor wedding, grass stains can easily occur with satin shoes. If you are getting married at the beach, a pair of bridal sandals or flip-flops will be more appropriate and comfortable. Before your wedding day, you want to break in your shoes to guarantee comfort. It is also a good idea to use sandpaper to sand down your shoes or you can superglue a piece of sandpaper and attach it to the bottom of your shoe. This will prevent slippage.