24 Best Bridal Shoes for an Outdoor Wedding

These prove it's possible to be comfortable and chic.

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Outdoor weddings, as beautiful as they may be, come with their own set of complications. One of the tricky things about getting married outside is figuring out exactly what shoes to wear. As the bride, you want your footwear to be eye-catching and picture-worthy, but also comfortable and durable. The goal is to find a pair of shoes that you can wear all day long, from the moment you get ready and start taking photos to the end of the night when you're on the dance floor.

For an outdoor wedding, you also need to find shoes that work with your surroundings. A wedding that takes place on a lawn or at the beach requires shoes that won't cramp your style. If you know you'll be spending a lot of time outside for your wedding, opt for sturdier heels, like block heels or wedges. If you're not into heels, detailed flats or sneakers are also a great idea—you can have them as an option for the end of the night when you're ready to swap out your shoes, too!

The below options are versatile enough to wear in a lot of different settings, and they're just as pretty to look at as your classic white pump.

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Most Simple: Dolce Vita Noles Heels Ivory Stella

white dolce vita sandal

Courtesy of Dolce Vita

Size Range: US 5-15 | Heel Height: 3.35"

These simple ivory sandals are a classic option that will go with most wedding dresses and styles for spring or summer. The sturdy block heels keep them from sinking into the ground and they look more delicate than they feel.

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Best Ankle Strap: Sam Edelman Daniella Block Heel Sandal

ankle strap sandals

Courtesy of Sam Edelman

Size Range: US 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5"

Another great spring or summer option is this pair of block-heeled ankle strap sandals. The strap gives a little extra support, and the chunky block heel adds comfortable height.

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Best Embellishment: Bella Belle Fabiola Pearl Wedding Shoes

embellished shoes

Courtesy of Bella Belle

Size Range: US 5-11 | Heel Height: 3"

If you're looking for something with a little flair, these pearl embellished sandals are a lovely option. The pearls make a flower and vine shape that is really nice for a garden ceremony.

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Best Mules: BHLDN Carrano Carol Mules

mules

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Size Range: US 6-10 | Heel Height: 2.5"

These low block heeled mules are an incredibly comfortable option for your big day—you may even be able to wear them until the end of the night. The braided detail and toe strap make them feel more modern.

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Prettiest Ballet Shoes: Bella Belle Alicia Ballerina Shoes

ballet shoes

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Size Range: US 6-9.5 | Runs: True to size

With the delicate bow straps and hand-sewn illusion mesh detailing, these flats are feminine and romantic. They feature plenty of padding to make them more comfortable and a very small heel so that you don't feel like your feet are too flat.

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Best Flat Sandal: Stuart Weitzman Beatrix Flat Wrap Sandal

flat sandals

Courtesy of Stuart Weitzman

Size Range: US 3.5-12 | Width: Narrow, Medium, Wide | Runs: True to size

Reminiscent of a gladiator sandal, these are definitely a unique take on a wedding shoe. This structural design is best for a modern vibe or a beach wedding.

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Best Metallic: Vicenza Mandi Glitter Heels

gold sparkly shoes

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Size Range: US 6-10 | Heel Height: 2.4"

If you're open to wearing shoes that aren't white, these sparkly gold metallic shoes are a nice choice. The block heel and delicate crossover straps make for a classic silhouette and the color stands out.

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Best Something Blue Option: Loeffler Randall Camellia Bow High Heel Sandals

blue heels

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Size Range: US 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5"

A fun way to incorporate the "something blue" tradition is to wear blue shoes. These dreamy sandals feature ruching and a feminine bow, and the blue shade is beautiful.

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Best Boho: Bella Belle Adora Transparent Wedding Shoes

boho flats

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Size Range: US 6-9.5 | Runs: True to size

These bohemian-inspired flats feature transparent mesh and pretty floral details embellished with silver pearls. The blue sole is a nice touch.

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Best Budget: Be Mine Bridal Wink Heeled Sandals

white sandals

Courtesy of ASOS

Size Range: UK 3-9 | Heel Height: 3.5"

If you don't want to spend a lot on white shoes that are inevitably going to get pretty filthy outside, we don't blame you. These classic sandals are less than $50 and are extremely versatile.

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Most Trendy: Sam Edelman Kia Block Heel Sandal

square toe shoes

Courtesy of Sam Edelman

Size Range: US 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.5"

An interesting block heel shape, strappy silhouette, and square toe make these wedding shoes look trendy and cool. You'll also be able to wear them after the wedding as well.

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Best Sneakers: Lulu's Calissa White Bow Flatform Sneakers

white snealers

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Size Range: US 5-11 | Platform Height: 1.5"

Whether you're doing something casual and want to wear sneakers the whole time or you just want to change into them at the end of the night, these are a great option. They're inexpensive and simple, and the bow makes them perfect for a wedding.

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Best for a Beach Ceremony: Badgley Mischka Reed Slip On Embellished Sandal

embellished sandal

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Size Range: US 5-11 | Runs: True to size

If you're getting married on the beach, flat sandals are the best way to go. These have pretty embellishments for photos, and since they're not white, they won't get filthy as soon as you step in the sand.

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Best Detail: Sonia Webster Butterfly Flats

 butterfly flats

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Size Range: EU 35-46 | Runs: True to size

Pretty details on your shoes make your whole ensemble more fun. These satin ivory flats feature crystal and pearl embellishments in the shape of a butterfly and are such a nice option for an outdoor garden wedding.

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Best Splurge: Jimmy Choo Sacaria 100

pearl sandals

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Size Range: US 4-13 | Heel Height: 3.9"

These luxe satin shoes feature all-over pearl detailing that make them stand out at any event. The chunky block heel makes them suitable for outdoor situations.

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Best for a Tropical Destination Wedding: Cecelia NY Lilly Wedges

flower wedges

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: US 6-10 | Heel Height: 3.3"

These bohemian-inspired wedges feature ivory leather hibiscus flower details that make them the star of the show (almost). They're more on the casual side and would look perfect at a tropical destination wedding on the beach.

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Best Vintage Inspired: Bella Belle Octavia Mary Jane Shoes

mary janes

Courtesy of Bella Belle

Size Range: US 5-8.5 | Heel Height: 2"

Vintage-looking Mary Jane shoes get a romantic update with ruffles, bows, lace, and a d'Orsay cut. Small block heels make these easy to walk in and very comfortable.

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Most Modern: Jimmy Choo Narisa Twist Slide Sandal

slides

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Size Range: US 5-12 | Runs: Runs small; order half size up

Flat sandals are perfect for any kind of outdoor wedding in warmer weather. These leather ivory sandals are low-key and sophisticated all at once.

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Most Sparkly: Kate Whitcomb Abbie Ivory

sparkle shoes

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Size Range: US 5-11 | Heel Height: 0.5"

These low-heeled sandals offer just enough sparkle so that it's noticeable without being overwhelming. Plus, the ribbon bows make these extra feminine.

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Best for a Western Theme: Lane Boots Lily Cowboy Boots

cowboy boots

Courtesy of BHLDN

Size Range: US 6-10 | Heel Height: 2"

Want to do a unique western theme? Or do you just want something more comfortable to change into during the reception? These embellished cowboy boots are so beautiful and will really make your look stand out.

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Best for a Barn Wedding: Bella Belle Daisy Ivory Flats

flats

Courtesy of Bella Belle

Size Range: US 6-9.5 | Heel Height: 0.5"

Simple flats are a perfect choice for a rustic-chic barn wedding. This ivory pair has the prettiest floral embellishments that make them fit the vibe exactly.

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Most Classic: Emmy London Josie Ivory Block Heel Shoe

ivory shoes

Courtesy of Emmy London

Size Range: US 5-12 | Heel Height: 3.2"

If you want the look of a classic ivory pump, but you want to be comfortable walking outside on the lawn, opt for these shoes. They look like a traditional pump, but the thicker block heel makes them more sturdy and comfortable.

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Most Feminine: Bella Belle Kendra Pearl Flat Shoes

pearl flats

Courtesy of Bella Belle

Size Range: US 5-8.5 | Heel Height: 0.5"

For an ultra-feminine look, these flats are such a pretty way to go. With the pearl embellishments, bow design, point toe, and tiny heel, these are quintessentially "girly."

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Best for the After Party: Sophia Webster Chiara Sneaker

sneakera

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Size Range: EU 34-44 | Runs: True to size

By the time your after party rolls around, there's a good chance you've been in your wedding shoes for over 12 hours. Switch it up with these cool white sneakers, featuring crystal embellished butterflies and plenty of comfort.

FAQ
  • What type of heel works best for an outdoor wedding shoe?

    Sturdier heels like block heels or wedges are best for outdoor weddings. Stiletto heels and even kitten heels can easily sink into the grass or sand, and not only will this quickly ruin or discolor them, but it's also really uncomfortable and makes it hard to walk around, let alone dance.

  • Do I have to wear shoes to a beach wedding?

    If you envision a barefoot beach wedding then go for it! However, if you want to wear shoes in the sand, opt for a sandal or another flat shoe.

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