5 Reasons to Buy Your Wedding Shoes Early

Planning ahead pays off with comfort and convenience

By Heather Grenier

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There are five reasons to buy your wedding shoes early, but they all boil down to one fact: You want to be prepared and comfortable on the day of your wedding. A bride with comfortable feet is going to be happier on her wedding day than one with aching feet.


Once you find the perfect pair of shoes, you may need to place an order for them. To ensure you receive them on time, begin your shoe shopping early.


New shoes tend to have shiny, slippery soles that can cause you to slip or stumble. If you buy your wedding shoes early, you can wear them outside, walking on pavement to scuff up the soles and give them traction.


You will want to have a professional dye your shoes if your dress is a color other than white or has accents that you want to highlight with your shoes. This process can take up to two weeks.

Breaking In

Any shoe can be uncomfortable when first worn for eight to 10 hours straight. Buy your wedding shoes early and break them in by wearing them around the house for varying lengths of time.

Dress Fittings

You must have your wedding shoes with you when you go for fittings of your wedding dress, especially the first fitting for alterations. Your heel height affects the hem of your dress as well as the way you will stand while wearing the dress.

About the Author

Heather Grenier is a freelance writer and a contributor to DexKnows

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