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How to Select Shoes for a Wedding

By Charles Hopkins Published 12/14/2006 | Marriage

Being comfortable and looking great may not always go hand in hand when buying wedding shoes. Since a wedding is a special occasion, many people want to buy shoes that are decorative, stylish, and not worn everyday. While there are many different styles available, these styles look a lot better than they feel, especially after a few hours of walking, dancing, and moving. But there are ways to make wedding shoes more comfortable.

One way to make wedding shoes more comfortable is to buy the correct size. Many people will buy a pair of shoes because they need to match the dress they are wearing. But if the shoes do not come in the size they need, they will buy the shoes anyway because they are shoes that will not be worn often. While this may seem like a logical reason, the reality is that people can seriously injure their feet when they wear shoes that do not fit properly. If a shoe is too small, it will pinch the foot and cause blisters that could hurt for weeks after the wedding. Small shoes will also cause open sores that can become infected. If this happens, it is best to wash feet in cool water and use an antibacterial cleanser that will kill germs and help the wounds heal.

Buying shoes that are too big can also cause problems. Shoes that are too big can cause a person to fall and hurt themselves. These shoes can also cause people to scrape their feet. Buying shoes that are too big is not a good idea, especially if it is the bride that is buying the shoes. Finding a good pair of wedding shoes can take some time. Depending on what one is wearing to the wedding or the wedding gown itself, the right shoe may be dyed to match the dress. This is an option for those who do not have the time to find a good pair of shoes for a wedding.

Buying shoes that can be used for other occasions is a smart idea. Many times, people buy shoes for a wedding and then never wear them again. This is a waste of time and money. Buy a pair of shoes that can be used for other events including work functions and other weddings. When shopping for shoes, look for shoes that are easy to walk and move around in. If the shoes are uncomfortable, then one may not have a good time at the wedding. Shoes that are too high will not be comfortable and may cause back pain. Find shoes that are attractive, but practical. Buy shoes that do not pinch the toes as this will cause blistering.

Finding the right pair of shoes may take a while, but it is worth the effort. Being comfortable during any social event is necessary because it is important in order to have a good time. People that are uncomfortable will not have a good time. Weddings are special occasions that should be remembered not for uncomfortable shoes, but for the memories of joy and happiness.