Good brides know to at least wear their shoes once to break them in before their big day. Great brides will go beyond that one day and wear them for several events before their wedding. Why? Well, okay, there’s that worry and superstition that it’s bad luck to wear your shoes for things other than your wedding.
For me, I’m tired of watching brides stumble, yes stumble, trip, walk funny, down the aisle. It pains me to watch father’s hold their daughter as if they were drunk and walking out of a bar.
To remedy this, I recommend wearing your shoes to but not limited:
- Engagement party (if you have them)
- Rehearsal dinner
- A night out in town
Doing this will truly break them in and also teach you how to walk in them. Now for the brides that decide to keep their wedding shoes in pristine condition. Since you’ve decided to walk funny and probably get callouses, here are some ways to avoid it.
- Wear your shoes down the aisle.
- Bring a pair of backup shoes to wear during the reception.
Let’s get real for a minute here. If you don’t bring a 2nd or 3rd pair of shoes, you’re going to end up looking like how you did on your prom night walking bare footed across the dance floor. Then you’ll end up with your new husband carrying you to the car because your feet hurt. I’m very sure this is not what your husband had in mind for his first day of marriage.
In terms of shoes, I recommend bringing at least 2 extra sets. I’d go with a designer bling bling shoe from Keds. And then also bring a flat that you’re used to wearing. There is a 3rd option of wearing slippers.
“Oh no! People will see that my shoes do not match my dress!” The truth is, no one will care. In fact, your guests will think you’re a genius.
My only warning in using the second set of shoes is that your dress might touch the ground if it was made to fit you with heels. I think it’s better to save your feet.