Here comes the bride, friends by her side. Wedding bells ring loud, the doors open wide.

wedding attire and shoes

We’ve all heard the traditional wedding march hymn that seems to accompany every wedding we attend. If you haven’t realized, every season is wedding season. Weddings are a time of celebration, fellowship, and most importantly, fashion. As ceremony season arrives, it’s time for you to dust off your cards and start searching for those perfect pair of shoes to match every look. Whether it’s a fall or spring, country, or trendy, or even a beach or city wedding, it is essential to look the part. Wedding dress in the US makes up a large component of your overall look. But, believe it or not, even if your hair, shoes, nails, and accessories are on point, the wrong shoe can mess up the best of outfits. Here are five wedding shoes every girl needs in her closet: 

1. Flats 

I know what you are thinking, flats really? But, depending on the wedding, flats can be considered completely appropriate shoe wear for an upcoming wedding. Not only are they comfortable, but they come in a variety of designs that are destined to impress the other fellow guest. Besides the cute design, flats can also be extremely functional. If you suffer from back pain or have never discovered how to walk in heels, flats may be the perfect option for you. Besides, if you find yourself wearing a long dress, you can cover them up if you don’t want everyone to know that you are wearing them.

2. Wedges

Like flats, wedges are for those of us who prefer more comfortable footwear. Often, people associate wedges with childlike outfits and demeanors, but that is so not the case. Wedges are perfect for spring weddings located outside because they provide just enough support for you not to get your heel caught in the dirt, but enough fashion so that you are not feeling drab. Short wedding dresses in vintage style look fabulous when spruced up with a pair of well-thought-out wedges. Depending on your comfort level, you can even adjust the heel height of your wedge. This way, you can comfortably dance the night on the dance floor without having to worry about your feet aching in a couple of hours. 

3. Boots

Colored cowgirls
When most people think about weddings, cowboy boots are not the first thing that comes to mind. A sturdy leather-covered material is not usually deemed matrimonial ceremony approved. But, for some weddings, these boots are an absolute must. If you have a friend that invites you to a country wedding, be prepared for her to either request that you wear boots, or just feel the vibe and purchase before being asked. Depending on the outfit, cowboy boots can be surprisingly stylish. They bring an extra rustic charm that is not usually brought by your traditional heel. The only thing about this looks that it’s bold. Going for this cowboy look requires full commitment. 

4. Short Heels 

Slightly fancier occasions require more dressed up shoe wear. A wedding in the city is a little different from a wedding in the country. Thus, you must treat them differently. A short heel, which is typically no larger than 3.5 centimeters of the ground, is an optimal way to balance comfort with style. With this style, you do not have to completely forget your need for additional support. Instead, you can have the best of both worlds. Shorter heels have been known to match most, if not all, wedding dress styles in the US. Therefore, if you are looking for a wedding shoe that balances style, comfort, and elegance, the shorter heel should be your go-to.

5. High Heels

Black suede peep toe pumps with bows on the heels and rhinestone straps

Two words, nine letters. High heels. Whether you call them pumps, stilettos, or high heels, these shoes are notorious for their height and show stopper characteristics. Pumps are a subsection of heels that are above 3 inches. Opting for these particular shoes usually means that you are going to a more upscale event. While beautiful, it is crucial to remember that stilettos can be quite painful. Nevertheless, counteracting the pain that they might bring is not as big of a feat as you might think. Simple tricks such as taping your third and fourth toe together, placing a Dr. Soles pad before slipping them on, and picking the right shape shoe from your foot al help alleviate the pain that is associated with these shoes. Just remember, high heels are not for the week, so if you find yourself invited to a high-end marriage ceremony, remember to strut with confidence.