If your wedding is based around a particular theme – be it vintage, fairytale, contemporary or traditional – you might already have the perfect pair of shoes in mind. If not, however, you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of options available to you, covering both conventional styles and more unusual ones.

If your wedding theme is fairly specific, and you’ve already started looking for wedding shoes in London, you might be struggling to find exactly what you’re looking for. That’s one reason why it’s a good idea to check out specialist retailers. Focussing your search on businesses that concentrate on wedding shoes and accessories means you’ll have access to a huge selection under one roof, and will be able to speak to experts in the field who can make suggestions.

It may seem obvious, but make sure you practise walking in your shoes well ahead of the big day. You’ll be on your feet for much of your wedding day, whether being photographed, receiving guests or on the dance floor, and a pair of shoes that seemed fine in the bridal store might feel very different after an entire day. You should already find your shoes easy to walk in, having extensively tried them out before you bought them, but try to wear them for a few hours a day on a few occasions before your wedding. Get used to walking in them, and ensure they’re comfortable.

Vintage Wedding Theme

The vintage trend has been huge in recent years and is still a very popular choice for weddings. Vintage means different things to different people, and while you might be happy to opt for vintage accessories or vintage-inspired decor, choosing vintage shoes might not be the best option. Not only will it likely be a struggle to find exactly what you’re looking for if you limit your search to vintage wedding shoes in London, but the chances of finding a pair that’s in your size, a perfect fit and comfortable to wear all day are slim. Of course, you might get lucky and strike gold early on in your search. If this isn’t the case, however, going for new yet vintage-style shoes is a more practical and less stressful choice. You’ll have a wider selection to choose from and can be sure your size will be available. You’ll also be getting something brand new that doesn’t need any work before the big day.

Traditional Wedding Theme

When it comes to weddings, many brides still plump for a traditional style. Luckily, there are plenty of beautiful shoes to complement this style. You may decide to go for a classic wedding shoe design or to introduce a modern twist by choosing something that is largely traditional yet has a fun touch. A classic wedding shoe in ivory but with a contemporary heel, or with unusual embellishments, for example, is a great way to add interest to your outfit without straying from the overall feel of your theme.