Decisions, decisions! Planning a wedding is all about them, and if you've already secured your dream wedding dress, the time has come to make a decision about your wedding shoes. So narrow down your options and look to your wedding dress and venue for inspiration.
Whether you're hosting an intimate backyard wedding, chic courthouse ceremony, or a destination wedding, we've researched and rounded up the perfect pair of wedding shoes for every bridal style, venue, and budget. The bride who still needs her "something blue" will love the Manolo Blahnik Lurum 90 Mule and the Loeffler Randall Camellia Blue Pleated Bow Heel. For luxurious bridal ensembles, the Jimmy Choo Avery 100 Latte Pumps is our top wedding shoe recommendation.
Read on for the best wedding shoes for every style and budget.
Best with Bow
Loeffler Randall Camellia Pearl Pleated Bow Heel
Stylish and comfortable wedding shoes can be hard to come by but luckily this knotted mule falls into both categories. Beyond its ivory pearl fabric and chic bridal bow, this block heel sandal will support and hug your feet all the way from the aisle to the afterparty.
Price at time of publish: $395
Size Range: 5-12, fits narrow, size up 1/2 for wider feet | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Material(s): Polyester upper, faux leather outsole | Shade(s): Multiple
Best Strappy Heel
Bella Belle Anita Illusion Lace Cross Strap Pump
Dainty lace details and elegant straps make this pair of pumps a no-brainer for your wedding day. Subtle yet sophisticated, these shoes will complement any style of wedding dress.
Price at time of publish: $325 for ivory fabric
Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Material(s): Textile upper, leather sole | Shade(s): Ivory and black
Lulus Harlee White Patent Feather High Heel Sandals
This budget-friendly shoe from Lulus strikes the perfect balance between playful and glamorous. It looks just as luxe as other more expensive brands at a fraction of the cost. Not to mention, this feather-embellished style is equally as comfy as it is cute!
Price at time of publish: $49
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.25 inches | Material(s): Rubber sole | Shade(s): White, pink, green, blue, and nude
Best for Something Blue
Margaux The City Sandal
Are you still in need of "something blue" for the big day? Opt for this classic pair from Margaux. These soft blue sandals are both timeless and comfortable and can easily be worn long after your wedding weekend has come and gone.
Price at time of publish: $395
Size Range: 2.5-14 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches | Material(s): Italian suede and foam padding | Shade(s): Multiple
Sophia Webster Rosalind Pearl Mid-Heel Sandals
Classic in the front and party in the back! These beauties are meant for the bride looking for a traditional satin sandal with a little edge. Choose between satin ivory or glitter champagne for a little sparkle.
Price at time of publish: $650
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches | Material(s): Satin upper, leather lining and sole | Shade(s): Ivory, Glitter Champagne
Best with Sparkle
Badgley Mischka Collection Ever After Embellished Sandal
These Badgley Mischka sandals are consistently a favorite among brides-to-be because they're stylish and practical. This shimmering satin style is perfect for brides who love feminine pieces with a touch of glamour. Plus, the block heel and structured straps provide added support so you can dance late into the night.
Price at time of publish: $245
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Material(s): Satin, leather sole | Shade(s): Black, ivory, rose
Best Kitten Heels
Kate Spade Maritza Pavé Pumps
Prefer a smaller heel? A kitten heel is the way to go, especially this embellished option from Kate Spade. The height sits at just two inches and a half, so you have a good mix of comfort and length on your special day.
Price at time of publish: $279
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 2.6 inches | Material(s): Satin and sheep leather lining | Shade(s): Ivory and black
Best Classic Flat
Margaux The Pointe Shoe
For brides with traditional tastes, these classic flats are a dream come true. Opt to personalize the sole of the shoe with your new monogram to create a keepsake that you'll cherish for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $305
Size Range: 3-14 | Heel Height: 3/8 inches | Material(s): Italian suede, foam padding | Shade(s): Ivory nappa, ivory satin, blush nappa, blush satin, ivory lace, blue satin
Best Block Heels
Jimmy Choo Sacaria 85 High Block Heel Sandals
A touch of tulle and an oversized pearl — is there any shoe more fitting for a wedding? As adorable as these are, the block heel keeps makes them extra comfortable and easy to walk in. Who says beauty has to involve pain?
Price at time of publish: $825
Size Range: 5-12 | Heel Height: 3.3 inches | Material(s): Fabric, Leather | Shade(s): White, champagne
Kate Spade Bridal Bow Sandals
Beyond romantic, these sandals feature eye-catching satin bow. This style would pair beautifully with any wedding dress, from a simple slip to an elaborate ballgown.
Price at time of publish: $198
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Material(s): Satin | Shade(s): Ivory, black
Best Slingback Flat
Jewel Badgley Mischka Bambi Slingback Skimmer Flats
Flats are a practical and comfortable choice, and this chic option is ideal for any bridal style or season. Plus, you won't have to think twice about your flats sinking into the grass or stopping you from dancing the night away.
Price at time of publish: $89
Size Range: 6-11 | Heel Height: None | Material(s): Textile upper, synthetic lining and sole | Shade(s): Beige, silver, gold, and black
Best for Comfort
Bella Belle Lulu Pearls And Crystal Bow Wedding Flats
These pearl-lined beauties are proof that flats are anything but dull or frumpy. Walk down the aisle comfortably in these elegant flats or change into them before you hit the dance floor.
Price at time of publish: $365
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 0.5 inches | Material(s): Silk, leather lining, and leather sole | Shade(s): Ivory
Jimmy Choo Averly 100 Latte Pumps
Is there anything more bridal than oversized bows? These Jimmy Choo sandals have wedding written all over them and are the perfect complement to any style of wedding dress. If you're changing into a short dress for your afterparty, these beauties will undoubtedly steal the show out on the dance floor.
Price at time of publish: $995
Size Range: 34-43, fits small to size, size up | Heel Height: 3.9 inches | Material(s): Mesh and leather lined | Shade(s): White and black
Stuart Weitzman Goldie Convertible Sneakers
We're totally coveting these simple yet elegant bridal sneakers embellished with luminous pearls. As stylish as they are versatile, this pair can easily be worn for your ceremony, afterparty, honeymoon, and beyond.
Price at time of publish: $196
Size Range: 3.5-12 | Heel Height: 1 inch | Material(s): Leather, rubber outsole | Shade(s): Seashell and blush
Best Slingback Heel
Aquazzura Love Link 105 Crystal-Embellished Grosgrain Slingback Pumps
If you're stuck on what shoes to wear for your wedding day, white slingbacks are always a smart pick. This Aquazzura pair features crystal-embellished straps for a special touch of glamour.
Price at time of publish: $1,195
Size Range: IT34-IT42 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Material(s): Grosgrain | Shade(s): White and hot pink
Reformation Camilla Lace Up Wedge Espadrille
Beach brides, take note: If your wedding is set in the sand, espadrilles are the way to go. Not only do they embody the carefree vibe of seaside nuptials, but they're also supremely comfortable and supportive. It's a win-win!
Price at time of publish: $178
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3 inches | Material(s): Cotton grosgrain ribbon | Shade(s): Cream
Manolo Blahnik Lurum 90 Mule
Calling all winter brides! Whether you're saying "I do" at the city courthouse or in a grand ballroom with a snowy backdrop, these luxurious satin shoes are an utterly stylish pick for your cold-weather nuptials. Plus, they pull double duty as your wedding shoes.
Price at time of publish: $1,395
Size Range: IT33-IT43 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Material(s): 72% viscose, 28% silk, cow leather sole, goat skin lining | Shade(s): Multiple
Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps
A classic white wedding pump remains a classic for a reason: It will always be timeless. This versatile pump from Sam Edelman can be worn with any style of dress from a clean and modern ball gown to a sheath dress with allover beading.
Price at time of publish: $140
Size Range: 4-14 (narrow, wide, and medium available) | Heel Height: 3.75 inches | Material(s): Leather, suede, fabric, liquid metallic, linen, patent, or brahma hair | Shade(s): Multiple
Steve Madden Viable Off-White Heel
The slender heel on this stiletto is surely show-stopping, and will forever be a pair you'll always want to wear. Other stand-out details on this well-priced heel are the rhinestone embellished straps and elaborate rhinestone bow.
Price at time of publish: $110
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.25 inches | Material(s): Textile upper, synthetic sole, vegan leather lining | Shade(s): Off-white
Belle Belle Nikki Ivory Ribbon Tie Lace Embroidered Bootie
A lace bootie is an unexpected choice, but perfect for a winter wedding. Covered in Damask roses crafted from lace, these shoes are the perfect compliment to a lace dress. The open toe silhouette is suitable for wide feet, and extra padding make these shoes comfortable for up to 12 hours of wear. Needless to say, you won't want to take these off.
Price at time of publish: $395
Size Range: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Material(s): Lace, silk, and mesh upper, leather sole, leather lining | Shade(s): Ivory
What to Look For in Wedding Shoes
Think about your personal style and what shoes would best coordinate with your dress. Brides looking to up the ante at their black-tie wedding will love investment pieces like mules and slingbacks encrusted with crystals, like Aquazzura Love Link Pumps. Brides wearing a short wedding dress should seize the opportunity to showcase elaborate shoes, like Lulus Feathered Heels.
Venue & Weather
If you're having a winter wedding at a venue with a snowy backdrop, consider booties like Belle Belle Lace Embroidered Bootie. If you're throwing a seaside or garden wedding, make sure to choose shoes that are sand- and grass-friendly like espadrilles like Camilla Lace Up Wedge Espadrille or block heels like Loeffler Randall Camellia Pleated Bow Heel. For formal ballroom weddings, closed-toe pumps like Sam Edelman Class Pump always make for a timeless choice.
Comfort is key when walking down the aisle so it's important to pick a pair of shoes that you know you can walk confidently in. Look for styles with ankle straps for support and padded foot cushions for added comfort, like Margaux The City Sandal. Or you can even opt for flats or sneakers like Stuart Weitzman Goldie Convertible Sneaker if you prefer.
What are the most comfortable wedding shoes?
For most comfort, you can opt for sneakers or a flats like Margaux The Pointe. If you still want some height, try kitten heels or block heels like Jimmy Choo Sacaria Tulle Peep-Toe Pumps.
Do wedding shoes have to be white?
Wedding shoes come in an array of sophisticated and statement-making colors from soft pastels to rich jewel tones. If you're a bride-to-be with bold tastes, colorful wedding shoes are a great way to have fun with your look. For instance, you can with a glitter champagne like Sophia Webster Rosalind Crystal High Heel Sandals. For a more color, check out Manolo Blahnik Lurum 90 Mule, which comes in a wide range of jewel tones.
What shoes are best for a beach wedding?
Espadrilles, flats, and sandals are all great options for a seaside wedding. If your nuptials are taking place directly on the sand, opt for beach-friendly options like flat sandals or wedges like Camilla Lace Up Wedge Espadrille.
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Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, bridal parties, and more.