The best wedding shoes for every taste and budget

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  • Creating your dream wedding look – whether you’re investing in an alternative wedding dress, a  designer or a high street wedding dress – is serious business, and that includes your wedding shoes. Much like your main outfit, you might want to pick a style that you can re-wear after the big day, and this is where my handy little guide comes in.

    Designer wedding shoes

    Many brides choose to invest in a designer piece for their wedding, and why not? Especially if you go for designer wedding shoes that will go with your existing wardrobe. If you’re a fan of Sex And The City, you can’t go wrong with Manolo Blahnik’s bejewelled pumps, which come in an array of covetable hues. Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin offer some great classic styles for the low-key brides, while jaw-dropping heels by Simone Rocha or Prada will have you looking runway ready in no time. Look to Jacquemus, Bottega Venetta and Gucci for unexpected shapes and details.

    JIMMY CHOO Maelie 70 patent-leather and crystal-embellished iridescent PVC sandals – £575 at Net-A-Porter
    Jimmy Choo’s ‘Maelie’ sandals are a whimsical version of classic thong pairs – the iridescent PVC strap creates the illusion of neon-yellow crystals floating across your toes.

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    MANOLO BLAHNIK Hangisi 70 satin courts – £795 at Selfridges
    The style made famous by Carrie Bradshaw is a classic that stands the test of time.

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    Prada pointed slingback pumps – £778 at Farfetch
    With a pointed design, these white leather Prada pumps will look impeccable with a white suit or slip dress.

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    High street wedding shoes

    If you don’t have the budget, don’t worry. Spending a fortune isn’t a necessity either as the likes of & Other Stories, Zara, Ted Baker and L.K.Bennett have plenty of styles to suit all tastes, from strappy white sandals to metallic heels and pastel shades, including that all-important ‘something blue’.

    Heevia Moire Satin Bow Heeled Sandals – £94 at Ted Baker
    The slender heel in combination with the elegant bow help you make a statement with every step.

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    Margot Pale Blue Suede Eternity Ring Sandals – £289 at L.K. Bennett
    Crafted in Italy from beautiful iris blue super-soft suede, these have a crossover front finished with a lacquered eternity ring embellishment, a delicate buckled ankle strap and a 75mm block heel.

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    Kitten Heel Leather Mules – £85 at & Other Stories
    This style is non-bridal enough to be worn on other occasions too.

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    Comfortable wedding shoes

    Obviously, comfort is key, especially if you want a style that’ll see you from the ceremony right through to the dance floor. You can of course go down the flat route, since there are many bejewelled or satin styles that will look dressy enough for the big day.

    Kitten heels are also a great elegant and timeless option, and most big designers have low-heel shoes that you’ll love to wear again. Don’t discard platforms because they’re high either. The nature of the style makes them super comfortable, in fact Nicola Peltz wore a Valentino pair to match her wedding dress. Plus, they’re very on-trend for SS22 and a great way to add some height to your look.

    CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Kate Draperia glittered tulle and satin ballet flats – £665 at Net-A-Porter
    Christian Louboutin’s ‘Kate Draperia’ ballet flats are crafted from twinkling glittered tulle and lustrous satin with leather insoles that double as your something blue.

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    Gold platform sandals – £59.99 at Zara
    I own a pair of platform heels and they’re one of the most comfortable in my collection. Of course, I’d still recommend doing a test run at home to make sure they don’t rub your feet.

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    Senna Twist Block Sandal – £248 at Reformation
    The Senna is a slim block heel sandal with a padded upper made from glove leather.

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    Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best wedding shoes to suit all brides and budgets.

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