6 Types of Winter Wedding Shoes for Every Bride

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Planning some parts of your winter wedding may feel more straightforward than others. You know you want that big white dress, a venue with a view and a cake that blows everyone away. You’ve looked around at caterers, shops and venue options to see what you have to work with, but don’t forget about smaller details, like your wedding shoes!

Eventually, you’ll need to narrow down things like what kind of candles you’ll put around your reception and what angles you want for your wedding photos. You’ll also have to decide what shoes you’ll wear down the aisle, which some brides forget to do until the last minute.

Don’t spend the days before your wedding in a panic while you search for the perfect pair of seasonal shoes. Here are six types of wedding shoes for every winter bride — one of them is sure to match your wedding vision.

1. Get a Classic Pump

Badgley Mischka Cher Crystal Embellished Pump, winter wedding shoes, bloomingdales

Brides have trusted classic pumps to get them down the aisle for decades. You can find them in a variety of heights, depending on what you’re used to walking in. They may come in a soft neutral color, bright shades or covered in lace.

You can also find a pair with a slingback design if you have plenty of pumps in your wardrobe and want something unique for your wedding wedding shoes. 

2. Look for Pointed Mules

Winter Wedding shoes, Lulus Frankee White Pointed-Toe Rhinestone Mules

Mules are a popular shoe you can wear almost anywhere. Women wear them to work, out with friends and on their wedding day. Get them with a heel or try out the flat mule trend, since any style will work for these winter wedding shoes. Enjoy them on your wedding day and wear them later on to relive the magic.

3. Find Ballet Flats

Badgley Mischka's satin and sheer mesh flats

Many brides want shoes they can easily slip into that will feel comfortable well into your reception. You don’t want to get a pair of shoes that make your feet cramp before you even start dancing. Find a good pair of trusty ballet flats that match your dress and play around with design features, like jeweled embellishments, heel size and color. 

4. Wear Ankle Boots

The Coconuts by Matisse Acacia White Floral Embossed Cutout Pointed-Toe Ankle Booties, Lulus, Winter Wedding boots

Whether you need to keep your feet warm as you walk inside your venue or you want a seasonal statement shoe, leather ankle boots could be the accessory you’re looking for. Get a pair that’s more stylish or lined with leather, but don’t forget to weatherproof them for extra protection against elements like freezing rain, slush and snow. 

5. Pick Classy Loafers

Lulus Emmy Rose Gold Metallic Pointed Loafers, Winter wedding shoes

Loafers hug your heels and your toes, so you’ll stay toasty and look great in them at your wedding. They’re perfect for more casual ceremonies or as reception shoes you can dance in all night long. Go big and get loafers in bright colors or bold prints so they’re the flashiest part of your look. 

6. Enjoy Sparkly Wedges

Jimmy Choo Women's Baxen Peep-Toe Wedge Heel Pumps, Bloomingdales

You might picture summer vacations when you think of wedges, but brides can pull them off during the winter, too. Find a pair covered in sparkles or fur to make them stand out from the other wedges in your closet. 

Try Different Styles

You never know if something will look or feel different in person once you try it on, so order a few different styles and walk around in them before your wedding. You’ll get a better idea of what you prefer in style, color, heel height and embellishments. No matter what you pick, the right shoes will make you feel extra special and stylish when it’s time to walk down the aisle. 

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