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.
To help you find your dream pair at an affordable price, we spent hours researching the best wedding heels on the market. We looked for styles with quality materials and construction and a comfortable fit, so you don't mind wearing them hours on end. We also kept in mind different wedding themes, venues, and climates, so you can find the ideal match for your big day.
Read on for the best bridal heels under $200.
Best Slip-On Style
Lulus Lyle Ivory Satin Pointed-Toe Mules
Sizes: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3 inches | Shades: Ivory, light blue | Materials: Satin
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
For Your 'Something Blue'
Betsey Johnson Mel Block Heel
Sizes: 5-12 | Heel Height: 2.25 inches | Shades: Navy, Ivory, Champagne, Silver | Materials: Satin
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. Plus, they come in wide sizes and have padding for extra comfort.
Price at time of publish: $109
For the Romantic Bride
Kate Spade Bridal Sparkle Slingback Sandal
Sizes: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.7 inches | Shades: Parchment | Materials: Tulle, nappa leather
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
Jeffrey Campbell Shimmer Sandal
Sizes: 6-10 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shades: Silver, Pink, Lilac | Materials: Satin, crystals
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 lace-up heels with luminous crystal details that are basically dainty jewelry for your feet. If you want a pop of color, you can opt for the pink or lilac version.
Price at time of publish: $70
Most Party Ready
Jewel Badgley Mischka Thamar Embellished Sandal
Sizes: 5-13 | Heel Height: 3.75 inches | Shades: Champagne, black | Materials: Satin
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
Best Low Heel
Betsey Johnson Mari Sandal
Sizes: 5-12 | Heel Height: 2.25 inches | Shades: 6 | Materials: Rhinestones
Who says low heels have to be any less striking? What this style lacks in height, it makes up in sparkle. Adorned in sparkles, it will be an eye catching part of your wedding day look. And you don't have to sacrifice comfort with the 2.25 inch heel and wide sizes.
Price at time of publish: $109
Be Mine Bridal Neima Block Heeled Shoes
Sizes: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3 inches | Shades: Ivory, Blush, Light Blue, Sage Green | Materials: Satin
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. If you want to change it up, you can go with the other shades like blush, light blue, or sage green.
Price at time of publish: $52
Birdy Grey Natalie Chunky Heel
Sizes: 6-10 | Heel Height: 2.5 inches | Shades: 6 | Materials: Vegan leather
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 with Feathers
Lulus Harlee White Patent Feather High Heel Sandals
Sizes: 5-11 | Heel Height: 4.25 inches | Shades: 5 | Materials: Manmade materials
If you are looking to a little oomph to your look, go with these feathered heels. They add some drama while still being light and playful. They especially go well with a mini wedding dress, where you can better show off your heels.
Price at time of publish: $49
Best Wedding Wedges
Castañer Carina Wedge Espadrilles
Sizes: 5-11 | Heel Height: 3.25 inches | Shades: Ivory, Gold, Sand | Materials: Jute, leather
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 the Glam Bride
Alias Mae Lexa Mule
Sizes: 35-41 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shades: Ivory | Materials: Leather
Like jewelry for your feet, these stunning sandals feature two crystal-lined 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: $128
For the Traditional Bride
Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps
Sizes: 4-14 | Heel Height: 4 inches | Shades: White | Materials: Leather
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: $150
ElegantPark Peep Toe High Heel
Sizes: 6-10 | Heel Height: 3 inches | Shades: White, Ivory | Materials: Satin
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
Pretty Little Thing Nude Ankle Strap Block Heel
Sizes: 5-10 | Heel Height: 3.5 inches | Shades: Nude, Gold, Black | Materials: Faux patent leather
Ultra affordable and on-trend, it doesn't get better (or more budget-friendly) than this pretty pair of heels. Faux 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: $28
Allegra K Strappy Lace-Up Sandals
Sizes: 6-11 | Heel Height: 3 inches | Shades: 17 | Materials: Faux leather
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
What to Look For in Affordable Bridal Heels
For brides with traditional tastes, opt for a pair of classic white pumps, like Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps. More of a glamorous bride? Affordable, embellished wedding shoes with jewel-encrusted straps, like Jeffrey Campbell Shimmer Sandals, will add a touch of glam and sparkle to any bridal look.
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. While you may like the look of wearing 4 inch stilletos, you might want to sticker to lower heels if you are worried about comfort or ease of walking around. You can also look for styles that have a platform to make the height more manageable. Sandals with block heels and ankle straps, like Betsey Johnson Heels, are the perfect option for brides who are looking for supportive yet stylish wedding shoes.
If you are getting married on the beach or another uneven terrain, it's better to go with a thicker heel, like a block heel or even wedges like these Castaner Wedges.
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. For something blue, you can go with Betsey Johnson Heels. You also can't go wrong with a nude heel like Birdy Grey Chunky Heel.
Do I have to wear heels with my wedding dress?
Nope! Nowadays you can walk down the aisle in everything from flats to sneakers to cowboy boots. Go with whatever shoe makes you feel most confident and like yourself.
When should I buy my wedding shoes?
It's best to buy your shoes around the same time that you buy your wedding dress, which we recommend to do about nine months before the big day. This allows you to coordinate your dress with your shoes in terms of aesthetic but also alter the length of the dress based on the height of your heels.
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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.