Finding Your “Solemate”
Written By: Rebecca Richards
Our feet take us to many different places, but one of the most important places they will guide us is down the aisle! This is the time where you find your “solemate!” As much as you want to look incredible on your wedding day, comfort also matters. But how are you able to balance style, comfort, landscape barriers, and versatility? Look no further than along these lines!
Wedding dress shopping usually comes to mind first thing once the ring fits, but in fact, the key factor in your wedding dress shopping is your shoe choice. Shoes help develop the palette, height, style of your dress, and everything in between. This is precisely why time is of the essence here. At Ariel Ashton Events, we like to categorize shoe choices to our brides by literally “walking” them through the following 5 ways to find your solemate:
1. Your Solemate as Your Something Blue
We all know the 19th century “Something borrowed, something new” rhyme, but oftentimes it can be a bit challenging to fit them all seamlessly together. Your shoes can be a perfect way to incorporate your something blue! Maybe you want include this wedding day tradition on the bottom of the shoe or an inner decal. Perhaps you want to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw and rock a blue pointed pump! Depending on the season, you can play around with a darker royal or navy blue or lighter shades of pastels and pale blues. Have fun with it and accessorize accordingly!
2. Your Solemate as Your Glam Girl
It is your wedding day after all, so why not go all out? Your glam heels can be the absolute best way to tell the story of who you are on your special day. Part of the process in finding your wedding shoe is having fun with it. Are you the kind of bride who wants to feel her most glamorous self? Are pearl platforms too casual? Let your passion and desires be your guide in choosing the most YOU shoe!
3. Your Solemate as Your Comfort Confidant
Stilettos look absolutely fabulous for your wedding day, and who doesn’t love to feel the endless effects of a razzle dazzle heel? But maybe the glitz and glamor wears off all too soon for you and you desire a more comfortable shoe to last all evening. No worries then! There are a plethora of wedding flats or sandals to choose from that will allow you to walk, talk, and dance without pain. Wedding flats can be extremely classy and actually enhance your look even more. Whether you’re wearing a nice pair of espadrilles or a strappy sandal, either will complement your dress and overall look. Beauty doesn’t have to mean pain on your wedding day!
4. Your Solemate as Your Style Sidekick
Maybe heels and flats aren’t your thing and you want to stand out by embracing your sneaker game! Wedding sneakers are such a stylish way to represent your personality while also keeping your feet comfortable as you party. It can be simple and sleek or decked out with pearls and bling to the nines. You can even customize your wedding sneakers to match with your hubby! Check out Etsy for some sneaker decals that could make for the cutest picture and allow you to dance with ease!
5. Your Solemate as Your Balanced Bestie
If you’re anything like me, the thought of which shoe to pick gives you a slight sense of anxiety of “what if I choose the wrong one?” or “what if I end up uncomfortable?” Guess what? You can do both! Your solemate can potentially be a combination of one or two of these options. A quick shoe change after the ceremony or half way through your reception is more than acceptable. You can get the best of both worlds and have fun choosing two different styles!
Hopefully you have gained a better understanding of where to go from “what wedding shoe do I want?” and allowed yourself to take a step back in evaluating your personal desires and style. Be sure to check out Lulus, Nordstrom, and Revolve for the most fun and beautiful wedding shoe choices!