Whether you love a classic pump, sexy sandal, or comfortable block heel, there’s nothing better than scoring an affordable pair of heels for your wedding day. While there’s a lot to be said for investing in a well-made pair of designer shoes, weddings are expensive! And a stylish pair of heels that costs $200 or less is one easy way to stay within a budget and still feel like you’re capitalizing on style.
Even though most wedding shoes barely show from beneath a wedding gown (unless you go for a high-low hem or tea-length dress) you still want to select a special shoe on your big day. Even better if you opt for a style that can be worn long after you say "I do." If you're a bride with your heart set on heels, there are countless options to consider–from sleek and minimalist slingbacks to metallic stilettos to stark white pumps, all of which are versatile silhouettes that can easily be worn post-wedding day.
To help you find your dream pair at an affordable price, we spent hours researching the best wedding heels on the market. For the bride who prefers something classic, we love the Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps or the Aldo White Block Heel Sandals. For something strappy and fun, bold brides should opt for the Allegra K Strappy Lace-Up Sandals.
Read on for the best bridal heels under $200.
Most Party Ready
Jewel Badgley Mischka Thamar Embellished Sandal
Hit the dance floor in a stunning pair of jewel-embellished sandals. Intricate straps combined with eye-catching studs make this pair a winner. Fit for a princess ball gown or a slinky slip, these heels have party written all over them.
Price at time of publish: $109
For the Romantic Bride
Kate Spade Bridal Sparkle Slingback Sandal
A sweet shoe for your dream wedding day–you can't go wrong with this pick from Kate Spade. Heels in a soft blush tone pair beautifully with wedding dresses in all shades of white. Plus, the glittery tulle bow will lend just the right amount of whimsical aesthetic to your bridal look.
Price at time of publish: $198
For the Glam Bride
Alias Mae Lexa Mule
Like jewelry for your feet, these stunning sandals feature two crystal-line straps that will sparkle all the way down the aisle (and on the after-party dance floor). Wear yours with a simple dress for the ceremony and an embellished mini dress for the reception.
Price at time of publish: $165
For the Traditional Bride
Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps
Stand tall in these sexy yet elegant stilettos designed for the bride who knows how to strut in high heels. This classic silhouette will never go out of style and can be worn with everything from a mini dress to a dramatic ball gown.
Price at time of publish: $135 for Size 6
ElegantPark Peep Toe High Heel
You can never go wrong with a classic peep-toe heel for your special day–especially if you treated yourself to a pedicure before the ceremony! Comfortable, practical, and stylish, these heels will carry you from the aisle to the dance floor. Plus, the dazzling ankle strap and bow add subtle flair.
Price at time of publish: $53
For the Classic Bride
Aldo Kedeaviel High Heel Sandal
Classic and sleek brides will love the design of these contemporary block heel sandals. Not only are they supportive and comfortable, but you won't have to worry about them going out of style. Affordable and versatile, these shoes will quickly become a perennial wardrobe staple.
Price at time of publish: $90
Jeffrey Campbell Cadeau Heels
Jeffrey Campbell knows how to do shoes right, and we found this pair to be the perfect combination of simple and glamorous. Sparkle from ankle to toe in these embellished satin heels with luminous crystal details that are basically dainty jewelry for your feet!
Pretty Little Thing Nude Ankle Strap Block Heel
Ultra affordable and on-trend, it doesn't get better (or more budget-friendly) than this pretty pair of heels. Patent leather gives these sandals a subtle sheen and an ankle strap ensures your feet will be secure and comfortable.
Price at time of publish: $48
Best Wedding Wedges
Castañer Carina Wedge Espadrilles
For destination wedding brides, espadrilles are a must. These simple yet elevated braided jute wedges are basically made for the beach, and you won't even have to think twice about your heels sinking into the sand.
Price at time of publish: $135 for Size 6.5
Badgley Mischka Dessa Sandal
We're obsessed with this studded and strappy find. These sparkly, blush heels are an utterly romantic choice for your wedding day. We especially love the idea of these peeking beneath a slinky slip dress or a fitted sheath silhouette.
For Your 'Something Blue'
Betsey Johnson Mel Block Heel
If you're still searching for your "something blue," why not incorporate a blue shoe into your wedding day look? If a blue shoe isn't your vibe, then this style also comes in a selection of colors ranging from black to beige.
Price at time of publish: $109
Allegra K Strappy Lace-Up Sandals
We had to include a neutral yet modern pair in the mix, and this strappy sandal is our top pick. A heel in a neutral tone is forever timeless and can easily be worn to your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, honeymoon, and beyond. Plus, this beige shade goes with everything.
Price at time of publish: $42 for Size 7.5
Sam Edelman Toren Slingback Pumps
Planning a city hall wedding? Then you need a courthouse-chic shoe to complete your look. These low heel vintage-inspired fabric beauties will create an effortless wedding day look and make a worthwhile addition to your closet long after you say your vows.
Price at time of publish: $130
Birdy Grey Natalie Chunky Heel
This pair is where style meets functionality. Be prepared to go the distance in these gorgeous nude blush-hued sandals featuring a chunky block heel. An adjustable buckle ankle strap and memory foam padding will give you an excuse to stay on the dance floor past midnight.
Price at time of publish: $49
Best Slip On Style
Lulus Lyle Ivory Satin Pointed-Toe Mules
Elegant and comfortable, these satin pointed-toe mules are perfect for walking down the aisle and twirling around the dance floor. The adorable matching bow on top is just the icing on the wedding cake.
Price at time of publish: $39
What to Look For in Affordable Bridal Heels
There's no denying that weddings can be pricey, especially when it comes to the bride's wedding day ensemble. The good news? Your wedding shoes don't have to break the bank. In fact, there are scores of stylish wedding shoes out there for under $200.
When it comes to picking out your wedding shoes, it's important to select a pair that not only reflects your personal style but that's comfortable, too. Sandals with block heels and ankle straps are the perfect option for brides who are looking for supportive yet stylish wedding shoes. For brides with traditional tastes, opt for a pair of classic white pumps or cream ballet slippers. More of a glamorous bride? Affordable, embellished wedding shoes with jewel-encrusted heels will add a touch of glam and sparkle to any bridal look.
What are the most common styles of wedding heels?
There are endless styles of affordable wedding shoes out there to choose from. Many brides choose to wear classic closed-toe pumps or embellished stilettos for a formal wedding while others opt to wear espadrilles for a beach wedding or grass-friendly sandals for a garden wedding.
What are the most comfortable wedding heels?
For brides looking for added comfort and support, shoes with a block heel or a kitten heel will take you comfortably from the aisle to the dance floor.
Can I wear colorful wedding heels?
Absolutely! If you're wearing a white wedding dress, shoes in pretty pastels, metallics, and bold hues make for a fun pop of color beneath your gown.
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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 party, and more.