Courtesy of Shoes to Dye For
Picking the right pair of shoes for your wedding day isn't an easy task. You want shoes that look great, of course, but they also have to be comfortable. I talked to Ron Davis of Shoes to Dye For in Natick, who gave great tips about finding the perfect pair. You can shop online at the Dyeable Shoe Store.—Kim Forrest, Editor, Brides Boston
When should you pick out your shoes, and what information should you have before you start shopping? "You should buy your shoes before your first dress fitting," Ron says. "That way, your dress can be properly hemmed. We recommend the bride bring a swatch of her wedding dress fabric (or the color she wants her shoes dyed) when she comes in. You might think your dress is white, but there are lots of different shades of white. A fabric swatch can help us find a shoe that matches your dress fabric, or we can dye a shoe to match."