When it comes to picking out wedding shoes, too many brides-to-be end up blacking out and ending up with a ridiculous cute – but ridiculously painful – pair of heels. You don’t know what happen; all you remember is seeing them in through the window display and all of a sudden you were swiping your credit card. Sure, you absolutely love them and they’re great now, but will you still love them this much after 12 hours on your feet? We want the tears you shed on your wedding day to be tears of joy, not agony. So to save you the trouble, check out which heels may or not be right for you in this quick break down:
Platform Heels – Yes, this type of heel will give you a ton of extra height, but due to the fact that they have a platform in the sole, there’s less of a strain on your feet to arch so high. That’s to say if you choose a platform shoe with a 5 inch heel, you’ll only feel the pressure of a 3 inch heel.
Wedges – Because this type of shoe has a flat bottom, it will give you the most stability when compared to any other heel. If you plan to get married in an outdoor setting and are nervous about getting your heel caught in glass, this may be the shoe for you.
Stilettos – With is flat sole and skinny heel, the stiletto is undoubtedly sexy and sophisticated. However, because the heel has less of a stable surface to support you and there is no platform sole to take help counteract the added height, they can be the most difficult to break in. However, if you wear heels often, you should have no problem adjusting.
In any case, it’s always a good idea to break your wedding heels in as much as possible before the big day. That way, if you really don’t wear stilettos very often but you just have to have them, you can give yourself the best chance of making it through the night without crying in pain. However, if you get closer and closer to the wedding day and you still aren’t comfortable in your heels, don’t wear them. You won’t want anything to hinder your experience as a bride and at the end of the day, one pair of heels just isn’t worth it.