Last updated on December 1st, 2023 at 12:40 pm
Wedding shoes are one of the most important parts of the wedding outfit. Whether you’re the bride, groom, or esteemed guest, your shoes are a crucial part of your outfit. From walking down the aisle to dancing the night away, your feet deserve nothing but the best.
That’s why the best wedding shoes are the ones that seamlessly blend fashion and function, ensuring you look and feel your best throughout this special day.
Weddings are a chance to create new and exciting memories with your dearest friends and family – but they take lots of time and planning. This is especially true when it comes to putting together your all-important outfit for the big day.
In this guide, we explain what the best wedding shoes are and where you can buy comfortable wedding shoes for ceremonies in a variety of settings.
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What shoes are suitable for a wedding?
The most suitable wedding shoes take into consideration the:
Time of the year
Heels are a popular option for brides and guests and are available in a range of heights and colours. Whereas, ballerina flats are a cute option for an outdoor wedding that could take place on grass. They’re also a good choice if you’re not a fan of heels but still want to add a touch of elegance and style.
Wedges can be a lovely option for a summer wedding. They’re a little sturdier than heels and also look great for those beach wedding photos!
Is it ok to wear flat shoes to a wedding?
are all great options. You want to wear a comfortable pair of shoes that compliments your outfit, as well as being comfy to wear all day (and dance in!). Check out our guide on whether you should go with flats or heels for a wedding.
Are you the blushing bride planning on walking down the aisle soon? We can help you tick something off that special day to-do list and find the perfect pair of wedding shoes to help you celebrate your special day in style.
A classic look
Planning a traditional white wedding? These bridal shoes are a classic staple and will compliment a range of wedding dresses.
Lotus Roma Women’s Pearl White Patent Stiletto Heel
A simple yet elegant pair of heels, this pearl white pair suits any season. The mid-heel height is perfect for dancing the night away and the classic court shoe silhouette slips effortlessly under any wedding dress.
Lilley Viola Women’s Nude Patent Heel
A classic style with a twist on the colour. These nude heels will compliment a wedding dress that boasts off white, nude or blush as its main colour. Their mini heels give them a gloriously retro feel, meaning they’ll look great paired with a shorter 50’s-style dress.
Something a little different
For the bride who wants to add a twist to their wedding, we’ve picked out some bridal shoes that offer something a little bit different.
Lilley Verity Women’s Navy Diamante Sandal
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! These beautifully blue wedding shoes are perfect for a spring ceremony, or those who like to bring a bit of tradition into the mix. Perfect if you’re wearing a midi-length dress to showcase these sparkling statement heels.
Lunar Aldora Women’s Pink Strappy Heel
These pink block heel bridal shoes are perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The classic blush pink colour and wide heel makes them great for walking on the grass under the British sunshine, or on sand by the sea. They’ll also happily be re-used as evening footwear staples too.
Wedding party shoes
Want to add some party flair to your outfit. These bridal shoes could be the perfect option if you’re looking for the perfect pair to dance the night away in.
Truffle Halla1 Women’s Champagne Shimmer Heel
These glittery block heel bridal shoes are perfect for any party. A simple strap and low heel means you can dance the night away in comfort (and plenty of glitter).
Caprice Women’s Beige Nappa Leather Heel
The classic nude low heels are an easy solution to the age-old question: will these suit my dress? With muted tones, they’re sure to look incredible with any outfit you choose to wear in the evening. Plus, with a comfy low heel, you’ll be happy on your feet for a day of mingling and dancing.
Flat bridal shoes
Just because you’re the bride, it doesn’t mean you can’t walk down the aisle in comfortable and stylish flats! Not everyone is a heels person, after all. Take a look at some beautiful flat options below.
Lilley Gigi Women’s White Lace Ballerina
Simple and cute, these bridal white ballet flats will complement any classic dress. Whether you wear these for the whole day or switch into them after some time in heels, your feet will be happy for it.
Lilley Polly Women’s Lace Up Shoe in White
A cool and casual alternative to bridal shoes, these all-white trainers will make it feel like you’re walking on clouds. All while you soak up the real feeling of being on cloud nine on your wedding day.
It’s not just brides who need stylish footwear – of course, grooms and suit-wearing partners also require some sleek shoes to say “I do!” in.
If this is you, you might feel you’re more restricted when it comes to the styles of shoe available to you. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There are still plenty of ways you can adapt your footwear to suit your personality or theme of the wedding.
Below you can find some of the best wedding shoes for grooms and partners.
Going for the classics
Having a traditional wedding? These classic wedding shoes are sure to look great with any suit and formal attire.
Beckett Billy Men’s Black Lace Up Brogue Shoes
A classic style, these simple black brogues are sure to finish off any outfit with a flourish. Available in a range of colours, you’re sure to find a pair that looks fantastic with your special day suit.
Beckett Basil Mens Tan Gibson Lace Up Shoes
A simple yet sleek look, these tan lace ups offer sophistication and comfort. Choose from tan or black to complete your suited and booted look. They can also be worn long after the wedding day is over, with their subtle brogue-style details making them perfect for any formal occasion.
Something more alternative
Not every groom wants to go down the traditional route. Your shoes are an excellent opportunity to bring a pop of personality into your look.
Silver Street Felix Men’s Leather Tan Brogue Shoe
While maintaining the classic brogue style, these tan shoes have a chunky sole that offers maximum comfort and a modern style. They can be perfectly paired with a blue or grey outfit if you’re looking for that pop of neutral colour.
Beckett Beau Men’s Brown Cleated Chelsea Boot
Boots are a great option for autumn and winter weddings. These simple, slip on Chelsea boots boast a traditional style, yet offer a stylish, comfortable twist on the ankle boot. With a padded lining, you’ll be set for a day of guest-greeting and first dances.
Dancing the night away
Time to put on your dancing shoes. Below you can find our favourite picks for hitting the dance floor after the ceremony is over.
Beckett Briggs Men’s Black Smart Chelsea Boot
These Chelsea boots are a staple for every wardrobe. Add them to your shoe collection and style them for your wedding day with a sharp black or grey suit.
Hush Puppies Men’s Samuel Boot in Grey
This classic desert style boot offers a twist on traditional leather wedding shoes. With special water-resistant suede, you’ll want to wear these regardless of the season you’re marrying in.
Wedding guest shoes
Whether you’re attending the whole day including the ceremony, or just the party in the afternoon, wedding guests still need stylish and comfortable footwear they can spend hours in. Whether you’re a party guest or bridesmaid, you’ll want to find the perfect pair. Below you can discover our top picks for you.
Attending the ceremony of a wedding is the biggest part of the day, so you’ll want your outfit to be picture perfect. Below are some styles of footwear we think you’ll love.
Red Tape Ulster Men’s Leather Slip On Shoe in Black
Everyone should have a pair of these in their wardrobe – or shoe rack. These simple slip-on shoes are great for wedding guests – you’ll get plenty of wear from them long after the big day has come and gone.
Lilley Women’s Black Stud Court Shoe
Offering a comfortable heel height and classic colour and silhouette, you’ll be able to spend hours in these black court shoes as you celebrate with friends and loved ones. The buckle provides extra support, while delicate studs on the toes add that extra something special.
Lilley Gigi Women’s Nude Lace Ballerina Shoe
Flats are a great choice for wedding guests, as you’ll be wearing them for some time. With a stylish nude lace adding some detail, these Lilley ballerinas will comfortably take you from the ceremony to the dance floor. We recommend packing a pair of these in your bag to change into after your heels!
Evening party shoes
The rules for evening guests tend to be a lot more relaxed compared to those invited to the ceremony. You’ll mainly be partying away and celebrating the happy couple with plenty of time on the dance floor. Find your dancing feet below.
Softlites Women’s White Floral Sandals
Offering a bright floral design and medium wedge heel, these Softlites wedge sandals will look fabulous on a summer dance floor. The 3D flower detailing adds some summer style, while the modest heel means they’re perfect for the long day ahead of you.
Wrangler Hill Men’s Brown Leather Chelsea Boots
These chunky Chelsea boots with Oxford stitch detailing might look heavy, but are perfect for dancing comfortably and super easy to pull on and off. Made from stylish brown leather, they can be worn with either a smart or casual outfit, making them a great versatile party shoe.
Topway Women’s Beige Suede Loafer
With a classic summer shoe silhouette, these easy slip-on suede loafers offer a smart-casual look – perfect for evening wedding guests. Comfy, cute and re-wearable both day and night – what more do you want?
We hope our ultimate wedding shoe guide has helped you find the perfect footwear, whether you’re the bride, groom or a special guest! Take a look at our other blog posts to discover more helpful footwear inspiration.