Beach weddings have seemed to gain in popularity in the last ten years or so. I know my friends and I have all discussed the possibility of tying the knot on the sand, with blue waves and dolphins in the background. What ambience! Whether you decide to go all out and have an extravagant wedding on the beach or you choose a more relaxed and informal affair, choosing the right wedding shoes can take some time.
While some ladies will opt for wearing no shoes, it is most likely that most women will choose to wear shoes, especially if the mother of the bride has something to day about it! The best choice for beach weddings shoes are slip-ons. I can’t imagine trying to walk up the aisle in a pair of heals, can you? Slip-on wedding shoes will ensure you don’t lose your balance or get a whole lot of sand in your shoes. If your feet happen to get wet, this type of wedding shoe will dry quickly, and you won’t be walking around in wet shoes. With the wide selection of wedding shoes available these days, you can easily find slip-ons in a variety of colors and styles. You shouldn’t have any problems matching a pair of slip-on wedding shoes to the color of your dresses. If you have not yet picked the color of your bridesmaid’s dresses, light blues, tans, and yellows are a good choice. Not only do they go along with the beach setting, their light color will help your bridesmaids stay cool in hot weather.
Customizing your wedding shoes can be a fun way to spice things up. You can buy beads and sequins to match your shoes and stick them on with synthetic glue. You can even get creative and make your own patterns and designs.
When choosing your beach wedding shoes stay away from shoes made out of leather. Obviously, if these get wet the shoes may be ruined, plus they would probably make your feet sweat in hot weather. No one wants to see a bride with sweaty feet! Shoes made out of synthetic or satin materials are your best option. Not only will these look pretty, they will dry easily if they get wet and they do not hold water.
If you and your partner are opting for a low-key beach wedding and your mother really doesn’t mind what kind of shoes, if any, you should wear, you could consider flip-flops. This style of shoe, although certainly not a traditional ‘wedding shoe,’ fits very well with the beach location and also come in a variety of colors and styles. You could also choose to decorate these with gems and sequins.
So if you are planning on having your wedding on the beach, remember when it comes time to choose your wedding shoes, the best choice are shoes that slip on, have no heel, are comfortable and are made of a synthetic or satin material. If you follow these simple suggestions, not only will you look beautiful, your feet will be happy and so will you!