Wedding Shoes Top Four By Rev. Maureen Haley
Portland Wedding Officiant, July 2011
Expressing your individuality with those fabulous wedding shoes you love, is a great idea and while officiating at Portland weddings, I have seen a variety of traditional wedding shoes, non-traditional and comfortable bridal shoes, or not. But keep in mind, there’s a reason Cinderella lost her glass slipper. She took her shoes off, because after a night of dancing, her feet were killing her! In the interest of hours of fun on your wedding day, these are my Wedding Shoes Top Four suggestions:
1. Choose reasonably comfortable wedding shoes, that you love. Yes, we’ve all heard, beauty knows no pain, but pain can override the pleasure of your entire wedding day. Completely enjoy the romance of your first dance with your groom with happy bridal feet.
2. Choose wedding shoes that you will be able to stand still in, whether short or long wedding ceremony. You will be center stage the entire time. You may think everyone can’t see you shifting from foot to foot, but they can and video cameras will catch every wiggle you make.
3. Consider including cushion liners with the men’s shoes and have band aids for heel blisters. Some of those rental shoes with the groom’s tuxedo can be miserable, especially if you’re standing on a hot sidewalk on a summer day during your Portland wedding.
4. You might assign one of your bridesmaids, to be in charge of orchestrating your wedding shoes wardrobe. Choose comfortable shoes for your wedding photographs, before your wedding ceremony, as you will be walking and standing for long periods of time. I have seen ballet slippers, flip flops, decorated tennis shoes, white bunny slippers, etc. Switch to your fabulous wedding shoes, right before your ceremony and then change to your comfortable wedding shoes to dance the night away!