Your dress may be the star of your wedding day, but it's your wedding shoes that can truly make or break your outfit, and your day. As your wedding day is set to be a whirlwind of mingling, posing for photos and dancing, your shoes need to not only look stylish and complement your outfit, but also feel incredibly comfortable. Note: this is not the day to throw on a new cheap pair of stiletto heels. Instead, you need to invest in a pair of good quality shoes and be sure to buy them before your first dress fitting. See our tips for buying wedding shoes for more advice.
To help you find those perfect investment shoes that suit you and your dress (it doesn't always have to be white satin), we've listed some of our favourite wedding shoe labels.
Seneca bride, £715, Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik Wedding Shoes
Also known as the Carrie Bradshaw classic, ever since Sarah Jessica Parker wore the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi heels in blue (you know the satin ones with the crystal buckle?) on the Sex and the City movie, Manolos have become the wedding shoe of choice for many a bride. Due to their popularity, Manolo Blahnik now has a whole bridal shoe collection with classic designs and heel lengths available in creams, ivories, soft greys and blues. Prices range from £560 to £930.
Almondine, £725, Emmy London
Luxury British label Emmy London's shoes are designed to be timeless, elegant and with the modern bride in mind. This translates to classic silhouettes with unique design features such as embellishment and embroidery. Along with the chic ready to wear collection, Emmy London also offers a bespoke service at their Chelsea boutique where you can create a customised shoe with the perfect heel height, colour and style for you. Emmy London's ready to wear bridal collection ranges from £365 to £795.
Kitty 110, £540, Charlotte Olympia
If your looking for a playful shoe to rock on your wedding day, then you need to know about British shoe designer Charlotte Olympia and her dedicated wedding collection. Covering everything from classic to conventional, the collection features some of Charlotte's fun-loving signature motifs including red lip, red heart and her famous kitten face. The collection also offers a range of heel heights from cute flats to sky-high platforms. Prices vary from £390 to £920.
Felicity silver leather sandals, £350, L.K.Bennett
L.K Bennett X Jenny Packham
A match made in heaven, the L.K.Bennett and Jenny Packham collaboration is a perfect place to start when looking for your wedding shoes. Inspired by the golden age of cinema, the collection features glamorous styles ranging from cream crystal embellished peep toes to baby-blue leather sandals featuring a flirty fabric flower. The collection also offers a range of heel heights while prices vary from £195 to £495.
Not sold on wearing white shoes on the day? Then you're going to love Faber Novella. The London label specialises in sleek modern styles featuring bold colour blocking combinations. Brides looking for comfort will love the block heel options and best of all, Faber Novella is based around customisation so you can choose everything from the style to the heel height, toe shape and colours. Prices start at £285.
Chiara 80mm, £495, Sophia Webster
Founding her accessory label in 2012, Sophia Webster has quickly become famous for her feminine and sophisticated style, epitomised by her signature butterfly motif. For her wedding collection, the signature butterfly details are available on a handful of styles available in blue, cream and gold tones, while other styles include bold red slingbacks and blue flats featuring 'wifey for lifey' on the front and engraved underneath. Best of all, some of her wedding collection is also available in infant sizes, perfect for little mini-mes. Prices range from £350 to £795.
Romy 85, £675, Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Choo Wedding Shoes
Another Carrie Bradshaw favourite, Jimmy Choo is famed for his extensive wedding shoe collection which features everything from classic satin pumps to gold glitter sandals and even bridal sneakers. In addition to the extensive bridal collection, the label also offers a made-to-order service as well as a made to order Cinderella edit featuring signature styles completely covered in Swarovski crystals. Prices for the bridal collection range from £350 to £1,495.
Reyner rose satin heels, $845, Tabitha Simmons
British shoe designer Tabitha Simmons started designing bridal shoes quite early on in her career. Today, her bridal collection is available on her website along with a personalisation service where you can have your name and date embroidered on the soles. Within her collection are Tabitha's style signatures including fine leather and ornate embellishments, with satin shoes available in shades of soft neutrals, pinks and metallics.
KEDS X kate spade new York Triple Glitter, USD$90, Keds.com
KEDS x Kate Spade New York
If you live your life in sneakers, why should your wedding day be any different? For kicks with a bridal twist, Kate Spade has brought her playful pizzazz to a wedding collection with KEDS. Perfect for getting changed into at the reception, or for rocking all day long, the KEDS X kate spade new York collection features a range of bridal white sneakers with everything from glitter to pearls, metallic polka dots and even floral crystal embellishments.