15 Gorgeous Wedding Flats for Every Budget

Heels aren’t for every bride

Updated 01/12/18

Courtesy of Vanessa Wu

Some girls just aren’t heels girls, and hey, that’s A-Okay. Even if you are one to dabble in high heels, it’s not always a feasible choice on your wedding day when you know you’ll be on your feet for an extended period.

Enter: Gorgeous flats to befit the dreamiest of wedding dresses. Like with heels, the market is rife with flat soles coming in a range of styles from sleek to whimsical to ornate. Whether you’re one for ivory satin bedecked with a rhinestone cluster, a Cinderella-inspired nude ballet flat with crystal detailing, metallic silver with lace-up ties, or gold glitter with a feminine bow for a fun and festive spin, an exceptional flat will save your feet from feeling sore an hour into your wedding and make for a practical shoe you can wear again with your everyday attire. Opting for a simple gold, nude or off-white flat sans embellishment is another way to go if practicality is your jam—you can literally wear them on repeat with everything from work attire to jeans.

We do suggest a pointed toe silhouette if you’re considering flats with your wedding dress. This shape will elongate your legs—a Trompe-l'œil effect, if you will—which is incredibly flattering regardless of whether or not your feet show from beneath your gown. Plus, pointed toes are a major trend in footwear for 2018, from flats to mid-height heels to stilettos—ergo, you’ll be maintaining a fashion forward aesthetic if you opt for flats, which is a total win.

Flats are also great to have on standby if you want to wear heels but know you can only last in them for a few hours. You can change into them for dancing after photos if your feet need a break, too. You can also consider a bridal flat for various events surrounding your wedding like your bridal shower, bachelorette weekend or rehearsal dinner.

Whatever your stance is on flats, we think that punctuating a gown with a gorgeous pair of flats is kind of the chicest thing. It’s so very French, too. That elegant nonchalance we’re most definitely for emulating.

If you’re thinking flats are for you on your big day, check out 15 styles ahead from under-$50 all the way to designer selections.

Courtesy of Zara

Bejewelled Satin Ballerinas, $49.90, Zara

Courtesy of Vanessa Wu

Lace-Up Ballet Flats, $98, Vanessa Wu available at Anthropologie

Courtesy of Sophia Webster

Bibi Butterfly Flats, $375, Sophia Webster

Courtesy of Manolo Blahnik

Hangisiflat Bride White Satin Jewel Buckled Flats, $925, Manolo Blahnik

Courtesy of Express

Metallic Embellished Pointed Toe Flat, $49.90, Express

Courtesy of Christian Louboutin

Follies Strass Flat, $995, Christian Louboutin

Courtesy of Jimmy Cho

Alina Ivory Satin Pointy Toe Flats with Crystal Detail, $795, Jimmy Choo

Courtesy of Marc Jacobs

Jaime Pointy Toe Flats, $325, Marc Jacobs available at Shopbop

Courtesy of Jeffrey Campbell

Irina Flats, $150, Jeffrey Campbell available at Shopbop

Courtesy of Badgley Mischka

Morgen II Ankle Strap Flats, $235, Badgley Mischka available at Shopbop

Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo

Peony Petal Bow Pump Shoe, $595, Salvatore Ferragamo

Courtesy of Imagine Vince Camuto

Caide Jeweled Flat Mule, $180, Imagine Vince Camuto

Courtesy of Something Bleu

Churro Nude Satin Flats, $164, Something Bleu available at Butter Shoes

Courtesy of Dune London

Briella Jeweled Square Brooch Pointed Toe Flat Shoe, $125, Dune London

Courtesy of Sam Edelman

Rodney d'Orsay Flats, $100, Sam Edelman available at Shopbop

Courtesy of Nine West

Speakup Flats, $69, Nine West

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