What Shoes To Wear To A Wedding

A wedding is always a special occasion – and as a guest, you want to look your best, right down to your choice of shoes. Whether the wedding is indoors or outdoors, in any season, and whether it’s a formal, semi-formal, or casual affair, we’ve got you covered with shoe options to help look and feel your best from top to toe.


Shoes For Indoor Weddings


Formal Indoor Weddings

For formal indoor weddings held in venues like ballrooms or historic country houses, consider classic options like:

  • Stilettos: A timeless choice that adds glamour, height and elegance.
  • Pumps: Comfortable and versatile, these work well with gowns and cocktail dresses.
  • Peep-Toe Heels: Perfect for a touch of glamour and showcasing a pedicure.
Nelly Barely There Block Heels In Black Suede

Semi-Formal Indoor Weddings

Semi-formal indoor weddings allow for a bit more flexibility. Opt for:

  • Wedge Heels: A comfortable choice for dancing the night away.
  • Block Heels: On-trend and comfy, these can complement various outfits.
  • Slingback Heels: Elegant and suitable for semi-formal attire.
Glitter 'Justine' Navy Low Heel Wedge Sandals

Casual Indoor Weddings

Casual indoor weddings offer room for creativity. Consider these comfortable yet stylish options:

  • Flats: Opt for ballet flats, loafers, or embellished sandals for a relaxed vibe.
  • Ankle Boots: Perfect for autumn or winter weddings, with a more laid-back feel.
  • Dressy Sandals: Strappy sandals with a small heel will go with almost any dress. 
Kelly Studded Slider With Caged Studded Detailing In Nude



Shoes For Outdoor Weddings


Formal Outdoor Weddings

For formal outdoor weddings in gardens or upscale outdoor venues, think about:

  • Platform Heels: These will give you stability on uneven terrain (and they’re super glamorous!)
  • Block Heel Sandals: Combine style and comfort for an outdoor setting.
  • Wedge Sandals: Ideal for grassy settings and summer weddings.
Charlotte Nude Faux Leather Block Heeled Sandal With Knotted Front Strap


Semi-Formal Outdoor Weddings

Semi-formal outdoor weddings strike a balance between comfort and style. Consider:

  • Kitten Heels: Subtle yet chic, perfect for semi-formal garden weddings.
  • Strappy Sandals: Versatile and airy, these work well with summer dresses.
  • Espadrilles: Perfect holiday vibes for a beachy or rustic outdoor wedding.
Ella Gold Faux Leather Strappy Square Toe Heeled Sandal

Casual Outdoor Weddings

For laid-back outdoor weddings like beach ceremonies or backyard receptions, go for:

  • Flat Sandals: Keep it casual and comfortable with embellished or boho styles.
  • Trainers: If the dress code permits, consider a pair of trainers. 
  • Ankle Strap Flats: Combine style with ease of movement.
Zhila Diamante Embellished Ballerina Pumps In Silver


Seasonal Considerations For Wedding Shoes 

No matter the month, adapt your shoe choice accordingly:

  • Spring: Pastel-coloured heels or floral-printed flats.
  • Summer: Strappy sandals or espadrilles.
  • Fall: Closed-toe heels or ankle boots.
  • Winter: Closed-toe pumps or knee-high boots.


Remember, comfort is key, especially for long ceremonies and dancing. Don’t forget to break in your shoes before the big day to avoid any discomfort.

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