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Your upcoming nuptials are sure to present the most magical and romantic day of your life. But in case you haven't been warned, even the most low-key wedding days are long and exhausting. While it's undoubtedly a day you'll remember forever; you don't want it to go down as the day you lost all feeling in your feet.
Whether you're going with a three-day event or an intimate courthouse wedding, standing through the ceremony, posing for photos, and swaying through your first dance will wreak havoc on your feet. Rather than invest in a pair of high heels you'll barely be able to get through the day in, opt for a shorter heel that's comfortable and doesn't skimp on an ounce of style.
Read on for the best wedding shoes with a low heel that will make your wedding as enjoyable (and comfortable) as possible.
Most Versatile: Raye Syrah Heel
We know you're shopping specifically for wedding shoes, but there's no reason you can't wear them far past the honeymoon. These white strappy sandals, with a block heel, will look darling with your wedding dress—and incidentally, they're perfect for summer dresses too.
Best Wedding Wedge: Badgley Mischka Blakeley Crystal Satin Wedge Sandals
If you want the height, without the skinny heel, these satin and jewel-encrusted wedges are your dream wedding day wedge. They pair with everything from a ballgown to a pantsuit, and the best part is you won't need to think twice about your heels sinking into the grass for outdoor ceremonies or photos.
For a Cathedral Wedding: Badgley Mischka Women's Remi Almond Toe Rhinestone Ruffle Mid Heel Sandals
Cathedral weddings are all about making an impact from afar, as well as up close. These sculptural rhinestone heels are eye-catching to the fullest, and they can hold their own against even the showiest ballgown.
Best Sparkly Style: Valentino Garavani Women's French Bows Rhinestone Kitten Heel Pumps
Like jewelry for your feet, these sparkly crystal-encrusted bowed straps are sure to make you shine all the way down the aisle into the afterparty. Pair them with a gown for the ceremony and an embellished mini dress for the reception.
What to Look For in Low Heel Wedding Shoes
Low heel shoes are a practical choice for brides seeking out weddings shoes that are not only stylish but comfortable, too. What's more, shoes with block, kitten, and wedge heels are designed to be supportive and can easily take you from the ceremony to the after-party. Even better? Other design elements like ankle straps, T-straps, and slingbacks help to keep your foot in place giving you added support and confidence as you walk down the aisle. Low heels also come in a wide range of colors and silhouettes to suit all dress codes, seasons, and locales. For example, open-toe block heels, wedges, and espadrilles are perfect for nuptials held on sand and grass while closed-toe kitten heels, low heel slingbacks, and mules feel especially fitting for formal settings.
What style of wedding heel is most common?
There are no rules when it comes to wedding style. While there are endless options to choose from, if you're looking for a low heel, kitten, wedge, and block style heels are the most common.
What is the most comfortable wedding heel?
Short block heels put less strain on the ball of your foot, making it comfortable. Additionally, ankle straps, T-straps, and slingbacks keep your foot in place which prevents painful chaffing.
Do I have to wear a white heel on my wedding day?
Absolutely not! You can go as conservative (with a white or nude heel) or as creative (think: blue, metallic, black, or neon) as you like. If you have a short dress or high slit, your shoe will be more visible, so you might want to opt for a more flashy heel.
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Stephanie Montes is a Los Angeles-based fashion and beauty writer with a decade of experience. Most notably, Stephanie served as the beauty director at Zoe Media Group for three-and-a-half years.