All brides-to-be know that while the wedding dress is what everyone talks about in the lead-up to the wedding, it's the wedding shoes that are going to be getting you down that aisle. Which is why picking a comfortable pair is as much of a priority as choosing a style you love (and love to look at).
Wedding shoes are the final piece of your wedding day ensemble: they can be classic and complement your dress; alternatively, they're the perfect accessory for adding a pop of colour, print or texture to your wedding-day look. Which is why your wedding day is probably not the moment to invest in a zero-support, pin-thin 160mm stiletto - especially if you want to hit the dance floor later in the evening.
While changing into a bespoke pair of Converse at the reception is one fun idea to team style and practicality (as well as a sense of humour) on the big day, you can also invest in wedding shoes that are comfortable enough to wear all-day long (yes, they do exist!). While flats are always an option (they're particularly effective with tea-length dresses), comfort can also be synonymous with height - just try platforms, wedges or current-season favourite, the block heel.
From your favourite designer brands to high street staples, comfortable wedding shoes come in a range of shapes and price points to suit every bridal budget. After something a bit more personal? Check out Merle & Morris' vintage-inspired, handcrafted footwear designs, which feature hidden foam padding and leather linings built into the structure of the shoe for a super-comfy fit. Buy one of the pretty silhouettes on offer (from peep-toes to slingbacks) off the rack or create a custom pair in your wedding colours and favourite fabrics. Swoon.
Check out our top picks of 10 comfortable (and gorgeous!) wedding shoes below...