As a stylist, shoe connoisseur and previous bride, I’d like to think I’m in a pretty good place to offer advice on what footwear options will work best on your big day. Of course, every wedding is different, and the shoes you choose may be somewhat dictated by the setting. You absolutely will not want stilettos on a beach, for example, unless you want to be sinking while saying “I do.” But equally, you might not want boho flats if you’re comfortable in heels and your dress requires a bit of height.
I can, with good authority, though, say that the one heel you should steer clear of on your big day (if comfort is in any way a deciding factor) is a sky-high pointed-toe stiletto. While they are, of course, totally glam, they put all the pressure on your arches, the balls of your feet and the edges of your toes (read: three times the pain). Add in some too-tight strappy straps that do nothing but dig in, and you’ve got a straight-up wedding-day nightmare.