From veils and hairpins to shrugs and clutches, there is perhaps no accessory more important than a pair of stylish wedding shoes. But even more important than the look of your wedding shoes is comfort; you’re going to be on your feet for several hours at the very least and that’s before you even make it to the dance floor during your reception!
While some brides opt for a chic pair of bridal sneakers, if you’re hoping for a lift by way of heels that aren't sky-high stilettos, wedges are the perfect solution! From wedges crafted in fanciful metallics and adorned with crystals to sweet styles embellished with romantic bows and flowers to minimal variations in white, cream, and beige, to easy, breezy espadrilles perfect for a destination wedding there's a pair of wedding wedges out there to match every bridal aesthetic.
Read on for the best wedding wedges for every type of budget and bride.
Best Espadrille: Soludos Tall Wedge Espadrilles
Quintessentially Summer, these lace-up wedges are perfect for the feminine bride seeking ease and comfort. With a slim heel and round toe, they’re a warm-weather classic and perfect for packing in your honeymoon suitcase after the big day.
Most Comfortable: Reformation Alessa Lace Up Wedge Espadrille
When it comes to finding the perfect wedding shoes, you shouldn't have to choose between style and comfort. These wedges feature a low heel and sturdy sole for maximum support and pretty woven straps for an elegant finish.
Best Metallic Accents: Loeffler Randall Peri Gold Pleated Wedge Espadrille
For the bohemian bride in the mood for a metallic accent, these gold lamé topped wedges are perfection. The metallic knotted bow detail adds just enough interest without becoming distracting.
Best Embellished Strap: Jewel Badgley Mischka Lora Wedge Sandal
It doesn’t get more glamorous for your wedding day than a satin pair of wedges bedecked with shimmering crystals. Even better, they’re versatile for many a bridal aesthetic from sleek and modern to romantic and whimsical.
Best Luxe Espadrilles: Castañer + Charo Ruiz Cini 100 Wedge Espadrilles
Whether you’re drawn to casual elegance or are channeling a relaxed-chic look on your wedding day, this frilly wedge is an impeccable choice. Even better? They’re gorgeous with a range of honeymoon attire, that is, if you’re getting away to a sunny locale.
Best Tall Wedges: Jimmy Choo Dellena 100 Leather Espadrille Wedge Sandals
If you’re craving height but worry about feeling unstable, look no further than this pair of metallic wedges. Featuring a thick criss-cross leather design and delicate ankle straps to finish, you’ll feel secure while looking utterly stylish.
Best Gold: Kate Spade 75mm Leather Wedges
A metallic wedge is a great way to add a luxe feel to your wedding day look while maintaining comfort, especially a lower wedge like this golden version. The bow detail along the toe strap is an utterly romantic touch.
Best Low Heel: Rachel Comey Jordan Wedges
High heels aren’t for every bride, and the same goes for wedding day wedges. This low-to-the-ground style is perfect for those who can’t bear more than two inches, appearing modern and sleek thanks to pin-thin straps and minimal design.
Best Cork Wedge: Aquazzura Trouble Maker Ankle Wrap Wedge Sandals
For just a hint of sparkle, opt for this strappy leather pair that features glossy gold slender straps and a chunky cork platform complete with metallic flecks.
Most Sleek: Staud Billie Wedge
For the bride channeling a trendy ‘90s aesthetic, these sleek white wedges are right on theme. Featuring a peep toe and an asymmetrical strap, they’re perfect with a slinky slip dress and tousled hair.
Best Pearl-Embellished: David's Bridal Pavé Crystal and Pearl Satin Strappy Wedge Sandals
For the classic bride seeking out a wedge with elegant details, this satin sandal is utter perfection. Featuring criss-cross straps and a 3-inch heel, the pearl and crystal detailing makes for a dazzling finish.
Most Embellished: Jimmy Choo Pearl-Embellished Satin Wedge Sandals
Take your wedding day look in a luxe direction with this pair of Jimmy Choo wedges encrusted with lustrous imitation pearl beads. Eye-catching and undeniably bridal, you'll never want to take these off.
Best Rose Gold: ASOS DESIGN Wide Fit Trinity Elastic Strappy Rose Gold Wedges
A metallic woven wedge like this rose-gold style is simply gorgeous for brides channeling a bohemian or casual wedding day look. With a rounded toe and thick ankle strap, you’ll feel secure and comfortable while dancing the night away.
Best Boho Glam: Anne Klein Wess Espadrille Wedge Sandal
For the bohemian bride craving a little glamour on her wedding day, these woven wedges are choice. Featuring a delicate ankle strap and crystal detailing at the toe, they feel perfectly dressed up without teetering into ultra-glam territory.
Best "Something Blue": Open Edit Eryn Wedge Sandal
Sleek and sophisticated, this minimal "something blue" wedge is the epitome of versatility. With a lofty thick heel and a toe wrap design, you’ll feel secure walking down the aisle and mingling with your guests during the reception.
Most Architectural: Schutz Filipa Patent Leather Sandal
Add a little edge to your wedding day look with these sleek and architectural wedges by Schutz. Whether your bridal gown is sleek and modern, romantic and voluminous, or ultra-glamorous, this statement-making style is incredibly versatile and appears chic with a range of gowns.
Best PVC Straps: Steve Madden Upright Strappy Embellished Slingback Wedge Sandal
Minimal yet oh-so-romantic, this PVC wedge with faux pearl detailing is what modern bridal dreams are made of. The best part? The footbed is lined with comfy padding.
Best Satin Style: Jimmy Choo Mirabelle 110 Ivory Satin Wedges with Crystal Buckle
If you love the comfort of an espadrille sandal but are looking for a style that is a little sleeker and more polished than a woven heel, this Jimmy Choo style is for you. The crystal-encrusted buckle adds a glamorous touch to this classic silhouette.
Best Floral Print: Reformation Camilla Lace Up Wedge Espadrille
We can’t think of a wedge more perfect for a destination bride getting married on island time. Crafted from pretty floral fabric and featuring lace-up straps, they’re decidedly romantic yet casual for laid-back I do’s.
Best Mule Wedge: Porte & Paire Leather and Suede Wedge Mules
We like to think of these wedges as the comfortable version of simple neutral sandals. Made with buttery soft leather and boasting a modern mule silhouette, they're comfortable yet stylish. Pair yours with anything from a sleek jumpsuit to a simple mini dress.
What to Look For in Wedding Wedges
If you’re in the market for wedding shoes that are both stylish and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with a pair of wedges. Easier to walk in than sky-high stilettos, wedges are the perfect option for brides who are looking for a practical wedding shoe. In addition to being comfortable and supportive, wedges come in a myriad of styles to suit every type of wedding.
For casual ceremonies and beach weddings, we love a classic wedge espadrille complete with delicate ankle ties. For more formal weddings, wedges crafted from white leather featuring pearl embellished toe straps or crystal-encrusted buckles feel elevated and glamorous. And for the minimalist? Sleek wedge mules or low-heel strappy styles are perfect for the unfussy bride.
Can I wear wedges to my wedding?
Yes! Thanks to their laidback aesthetic and comfortable design, wedges are a popular footwear option for brides. Plus, since wedges come in many different styles, they work for a wide range of venues and wedding dresses.
Can wedges be formal?
Absolutely! Styles like non espadrille wedges embellished with sparkly straps and crystal-encrusted buckles can look just as formal as a pair of stilettos or pumps.
Are wedges comfortable?
Certain design features like a woven or low heel, ankle straps, and a padded footbed make wedges both comfortable and supportive.
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Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a writer and editor covering fashion, accessories, and fine jewelry (she pens the occasional beauty conundrum and travel essay too). Her work can be found across various outlets, including ELLE, InStyle, Glamour, Refinery29, The Zoe Report, Well+Good, and Barneys New York, among other titles and brands. She was the senior fashion editor at The Zoe Report and POPSUGAR, and she has additional experience as a copywriter and fashion publicist.