22 Gorgeous Wedding Shoes for Every Bridal Style, Season and Budget

From classic pumps to satin sandals to embellished flats.

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Decisions, 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. Whether you're opting for an intimate backyard wedding, chic courthouse ceremony, or a destination wedding – we've found the perfect pair of wedding shoes for every bridal style, venue, and budget.

To help narrow down the abundance of options available, look to your wedding dress and venue for inspiration. If you're having a winter wedding at a venue with a snowy backdrop, consider lace booties or sumptuous velvet pumps. Summer brides opting to wear a short wedding dress should seize the opportunity to showcase their wedding shoes and pick styles in easy, breezy fabrics like raffia and woven linen. Brides looking to up the ante at their black-tie wedding will love investment pieces like mules and slingbacks crafted from fine satin and encrusted with pearls and crystals. Still searching for your "Something Blue"? We've got you covered there too with styles in the most beautiful shades of blue from dusty pastel to deep navy. And of course, there is no shame in playing it safe with a pair of timeless white pumps – they're a classic for a reason!

Ahead, the best wedding shoes from classic pumps to satin sandals to embellished flats and more.

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For a Formal Wedding: Jimmy Choo Lace and Pearl Heels

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Is there anything more bridal than pearls and lace? We think not! 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 dancefloor.

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For the Classic Bride: Sam Edelman Pointed Toe White Pump

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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 dress from a clean and modern ballgown to a sheath dress with allover beading. And, at such an affordable price, it doesn't get better than this!

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For a Summer Wedding: Gianvito Rossi Woven Leather and Raffia Sandals

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Heading to fab warm-weather destination for your wedding? Then you need these sandals. Not only are they crafted from raffia which is the fabric of the summer, but the block heel is extremely comfortable and won't let you down when walking on grass or even sand.

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For a Beach Wedding: Castaner White Espadrilles

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Calling all beach brides! 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, they're also supremely comfortable and supportive. This particular style also comes in many different colors making it a great choice for your bridesmaids, too!

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For the Glamorous Bride: Valentino Garavani

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For a shoe with a little built-in jewelry and a pop of metallic, you can't go wrong with this sophisticated gold slingback pump. A crystal-embellished toe will look as equally stunning peeking out from underneath a dramatic ballgown or a simple slip dress.

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For the Romantic Bride: Loeffler Randall Knot Mule

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Stylish and comfy 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 from the aisle to the afterparty.

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For a Fall Wedding: Malone Souliers Lace Mules

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A fall or winter wedding calls for a bridal bootie but if you're not into wearing completely enclosed shoes, direct your attention towards these lace mules. Open at the top and at the back, these mules are easy to slide on and have all the benefits of a winter wedding shoe without the constricting nature of a bootie.

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Best All Season Bootie: Christian Louboutin Lace Sandal Booties

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This bridal bootie is quite versatile and suited for every season. While it won't exactly keep your feet warm in winter, it will still complement a wintery venue. For warm-weather weddings the sweet floral lace details feel light and springy and an open toe design is perfect for showing off a summery bridal pedicure.

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Best Hint of Sparkle: Aldo Embellished Straps Heel

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No matter your budget, a wedding dress is a major investment so if you're looking for wedding shoes that are stunning and easy on the wallet, head over to Aldo and scoop up this pair of these embellished strappy sandals for glitz and glam that doesn't break the bank.

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Best Metallic Mules: Rachel Zoe Embellished Sandals

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For a spring or summer sandal that feels dressed up, opt for mules in a classic silhouette with crystal embellishments that make them feel a little more special than your casual go-to warm-weather shoes.

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Best Summer Wedding Pumps: Bella Belle Illusion Lace Cross Strap Pumps

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Danity lace details and elegant straps make this pair of pumps a no brainer for your wedding day. Subtle yet sophisticated, these shoes will won't detract from your dress.

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Best Flat: Badgley Mischka Jeweled Slingback Flat

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Flats are a practical and comfortable choice and there are tons of chic options out there for any bridal style or season. Plus, you won't even have to think twice about your flats sinking into grass or stopping you from dancing the night away.

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Most Effortless: Saint Laurent Knot Mule

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By now you've probably noticed our affinity for mules but they truly are the style of the season! Comfortable? Check! Stylish? Check! What more could you possibly want? This particular style from Saint Laurent is crafted from woven cotton making it the perfect pair to wear to a summer wedding.

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Most Comfortable: Bella Belle Pearl Flats

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These pearl lined beauties are proof that flats are anything but dull or frumpy. Walk confidently down the aisle in these flirty flats or opt to switch out your sky-high heels for them when it's time to hit the dancefloor.

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Best Embellished Heel: White by Vera Wang Crystal Back Heels

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Sleek and sophisticated in the front and all glam in the back, these crystal back heels will photograph beautifully from every angle.

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Most Boudoir-Inspired: Loeffler Randall Feather Suede Heels

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These fun feather suede heels in bridal blush have a total boudoir vibe to them and will make great props in all of your getting ready photos. Needless to say, you'll be dreaming up excuses to wear these stunners again and again.

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Best Classic Flat: Margaux The Pointe Shoe

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For the minimalist or the traditional bride who appreciates comfort and style–these Margaux flats are for you. With options to customize the color and personalize the bottom of the shoe with your monogram, these flats will feel completely personal to you–made for you, by you.

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For the Traditional Bride: Sarah Flint Perfect Pump

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Still not quite sure what you're looking for when it comes to your wedding day shoes? Fret not! Because you truly cannot go wrong with a classic white pump with a low heel. This style from Sarah Flint is called the "Perfect Pump" and we couldn't agree more!

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For the Fashion-Forward Bride: Jimmy Choo Tulle Pumps

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We are living for these totally unique mesh pumps! Crafted from soft tulle flecked with metallic crystals, these Jimmy Choo beauties are made for the fashion-forward bride who loves feminine details.

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For a Winter Wedding: Manolo Blahnik Embellished Velvet Mules

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Winter brides take note! Whether you're saying "I do" at the city courthouse or in a grand ballroom with a snowy backdrop – your search stops here with these luxurious velvet mules.

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Best for Glitz and Glam: Badgley Mischka Embellished Sandal

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These Badgley Mischka sandals are consistently a favorite among brides because they marry the best of both worlds. They have the benefits of utilitarian design with a sturdy block heel and straps that fasten at the ankle for support, as well as the allure of stylish details like silky satin and shimmering jewel embellishments.

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For a Formal Wedding: Sophia Webster Satin Embellished Pumps

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Classic in the front and party at the back, these beauties are meant for the bride looking for a traditional satin sandal with a little edge.

Shopping FAQs

Searching for the perfect pair of wedding shoes? We've answered three common questions bride-to-be have when shopping for wedding shoes.

  • What shoes should I wear to my wedding? When it comes to picking out the perfect pair of wedding shoes, let your venue, wedding dress, and personal style help guide your decision. If you're throwing a seaside or garden wedding, make sure to choose shoes that are sand and grass friendly like espadrilles, block heel sandals, or flats. For formal ballroom weddings, closed-toe pumps or embellished sandals always make for a timeless choice.
  • What are the most comfortable wedding shoes? For brides looking for added comfort and support, shoes with a kitten or block heel, flats, and bridal sneakers will take you comfortably from the aisle to the dance floor.
  • Do wedding shoes have to be white? Absolutely not! Wedding shoes come in an array of sophisticated and statement-making colors from soft pastels to bold jewel tones.

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