The 33 Best 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 a backyard bash, chic courthouse nuptials, 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!

Lastly, when it comes to choosing the right wedding shoes for you, take into consideration the level of comfort you're going for. If you know that you can't walk very far in heels but you've just got to have those sky-high stilettos, opt to have a pair of flats or even sneakers handy to change into. For brides getting married on grass or sand, look for sandals with sturdy block heels. Not only are they supremely comfortable, but you won't have to worry about your heels sinking into the ground–win, win!

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

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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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Aquazzura Crystal-Embellished Leather Mules

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It's your wedding day so naturally, you should be dripping in bling! This cream Aquazzura mule boasts an impressive crystal-encrusted strap and is an elegant take on statement-making sparkle.

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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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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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Sophia Webster Crystal and Lace 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 pump with a little edge. With a heel stacked high with crystal embellishments, you'll feel statuesque and completely elegant.

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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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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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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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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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Manolo Blahnik Crystal Strap Mules

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At first glance, these exquisite satin mules look like they might be a light shade of blue but they're actually a soft shade of green and are the perfect pair of shoes to inject a little color into your wedding day look. Not overly bridal, these Manolos will quickly become your go-to shoe for any fab formal affair.

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Jimmy Choo Blush Tulle Pumps

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We are living for these blush 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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Stuart Weitzman Blue Satin Pump

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The search stops here for your "something blue." This instant classic pump is crafted from pristine satin in the prettiest powder blue hue. With a heel height of 105MM, these pumps are definitely for the bride who is well versed in walking in sky-high heels!

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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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Brock Collection Floral Jacquard Bow Mules

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For brides looking for something a different that still airs on the side of traditional–check out these gorgeous bow accented mules. Impeccably crafted from floral jacquard these mules could easily be worn under a classic ballgown or a slinky slip dress.

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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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Christian Louboutin Leather and Satin Bow Sandals

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We're not allowed to play favorites, but these satin bow sandals by Christain Louboutin are definitely pretty high up on our favorite's list. These incredibly elegant heels are a particularly sophisticated choice for black-tie wedding and are almost too beautiful to hide beneath a gown.

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Rachel Zoe Embellished Mules

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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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Steve Madden Dusty Blue Strappy Heels

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A simple, sleek, "something blue" sandal certainly has a place at your wedding and in your closet. This dusty blue is a subtle but fun pop of color for under your wedding dress and will pair well with all of your fave summer outfits.

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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 navy mules in sumptuous velvet.

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Reformation Strappy Sandal

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If you're a bride to be, chances are you've already checked out Reformation for their selection of minimalist and affordable wedding dresses or for their cool-girl bridesmaids dresses that your bridal party will actually want to wear, but you may not know that they also offer a selection of modern, well-priced bridal shoes. And now you do!

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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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Jimmy Choo Black Suede and Crystal Pumps

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A classic black heel is always a good choice but is black too harsh to wear under a white wedding dress? Absolutely not! Sleek and sophisticated, these crystal-embellished black suede pumps are dying to be worn to your formal wedding. A little pricey? Yes, but these shoes are an investment piece that can be worn long after you walk down that aisle.

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Louise et Cie Pearl Pump

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When picking out your wedding day shoes, look for unique details like asymmetrical straps or fun embellishments. These ivory pumps offer snake-skin embossed faux leather in an unexpected silhouette and are fastened with oversized pearls.

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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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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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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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Mango Ankle-Cuff Sandals

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You can never go wrong with a simple sandal like this one from Mango for your spring or summer wedding and chances are you already have a similar style in your closet which helps take out any guessing when it comes to choosing your wedding shoes.

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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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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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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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Stuart Weitzman Embellished Sneaker

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We are seriously coveting these totally non-cheesy bridal sneakers embellished with crystal star motifs. Wear these down the aisle, at the afterparty and on the plane on the way to your honeymoon.

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Margaux Customizable Flat

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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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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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