Wedding planning is an emotional roller coaster. Sometimes, when I’m working on the centerpieces or finalizing the guest list, the staggering cost of a wedding stops me dead in my tracks. Ya know how occasionally you’ll randomly remember something embarrassing or stupid and it’s horrific all over again for no reason? It’s like that, except it includes the added fun of knowing how long it takes you to earn the money you’re spending. Sure, I can be a little cheap, but the thousands upon thousands upon actual t-h-o-u-s-a-n-d-s of dollars that can be spent on a single day should leave every person dizzy. And kind of nauseous. Pale and green — it is literally the exact opposite of a blushing bride.
Before I set you into a sobbing spiral of debt panic, let me wrap up the horror with one (partial) solution: re-wearing your wedding.
Sure, your wedding dress likely won’t grace your hot bod again, but you cannot forget all its attire buddies. From the headpiece to the shoes to the jewelry, your wedding day accessories can easily be re-worn outside of your big day. I’ve already showed you how to rock a wedding halo for non-bridal events; let’s head down your stunning stems and talk about your wedding day shoes.
Plain and simple, I want comfortable wedding shoes, and that’s why I turned to Naturalizer. If you have ever been on this blog before, you have seen my Naturalizer obsession. I adore the brand’s boots and booties, and have become spoiled by those pieces’ focus on comfort. Why go for anything less for the first day Lance is morally required to join me on the dance floor?
Since I can’t show them with the big white dress just yet, let’s take a peek at these wedding shoes with a non-bridal outfit.
Currently wearing… Priscilla Shoes c/o Naturalizer [HERE] | Rachel Roy dress [LAST SEEN] | Kellie Necklace c/o Kendra Scott [HERE // more details soon!] | Palmer Earrings c/o Kendra Scott [HERE] | Clutch, vintage
These Priscilla heels are seen in a gorgeous metallic platinum, which I think is the perfect color for multi-use formal footwear. White wedding shoes are very pretty, but they simply aren’t as practical for other events. Silver can look really nice… and it can also look ready for prom. Light platinum can pair nicely with silver or gold accessories — or even, as seen here, black accessories. (What can I say? It’s a little too chilly for bare legs, and I love how opaque tights look with dressy sandals.)
Added perk: Wearing your wedding shoes before the big day may help break them in before you head down the aisle. Another excuse to dress up? I’ll take it.
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Yes, this further demonstrates how sandals not always look bad with socks.