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What Are Comfortable Shoes for Wedding Guests?

Apr 11, 2024

Wedding season is just around the corner, and on a beautiful summer day, you have the great opportunity to celebrate the union of two people near and dear to your heart. You’ve got an idea of what to wear, but you might be wondering what kind of shoes to wear. After all, what kind of heels or flats can get you from the ceremony to the celebration? If you want shoes that can help you dance the night away while still looking fabulous, you’ve got to take a look at our recommendations for must-have wedding guest shoes. For comfort and style, check out our list of six of the most comfortable shoes for wedding guests.


1. The Alhambra Dance the night away at the wedding in cocktail shoes like the Alhambra. The sleek and minimalist Alhambra is great for evening weddings. Wear it in silver or gold as you sparkle and shimmer with every step you take and every move you make. Everyone on the dance floor will be watching you. Not to mention, the square heel and stretchy elastic straps ensure you can do the “Electric Slide” in style without sacrificing comfort.

Elevate Cocktail Hour with Cocktail Shoes

2. The Carolina As we head into wedding season and the weather warms up, break out the cute sandals for the reception. The Carolina is about to be your go-to cute sandal for wedding season. It’s designed with a beautiful ruffle trim toe strap and wrap-around ankle strap. Wear it in onyx with a flowy maxi dress or a pretty white linen ruffle paired with an asymmetrical navy dress. Accessorize with delicate gold jewelry, and you’ll be the best-dressed guest in no time.


3. The Jac — Meet the perfect complement to any wedding cocktail hour: the Jac. It’s an open-toe 2.5-inch heel with three thin straps for a more dainty look. Designed with a sturdy block heel, you’ll be ready to strut your stuff from the ceremony to the celebration. Make your look pop by wearing the heel in a bold color like cherry or sparkly gold.

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4. The Lynda — The Lynda comes in the ideal heel height of 2.5 inches for easy walking and comfort when you’re hopping around to the “Cupid Shuffle.” The shoe offers feminine details like a ruffle strap and wrap-around heel yet has a sturdy block heel for more support. If you want a shoe that works well for outdoor ceremonies or daytime weddings, you’ll love the effortlessly chic Lynda.


5. The Sumatra — There’s the updated rubber sole and lined criss-cross toe strap that makes the Sumatra an easy go-to for any wedding this season. With elastic straps and a little faux-wood stacked heel, you’ll be able to wear these shoes for hours. Pair it with a floral midi dress or a classic LBD.


6. The Telfair You may not be the blushing bride, but that doesn’t mean you can’t say “I do” to some fabulous wedding guest shoes, including the Telfair. This is one of our taller heels at 3.5 inches, and the good news is that you’ll still get that classic Charleston Shoe Co.-approved comfort and support you need. The stacked heel is still bunion-friendly, so don’t worry about having achy, breaky feet when you can be dancing to “Achy Breaky Heart” instead. 

Show Off Fancy Footwork in Our Wedding Guest Shoes
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The Knot shares that what you wear to a black-tie wedding in the middle of winter versus what you’d wear to a casual summer wedding is totally different. For more casual weddings, consider wearing cute flats instead of heels. With that in mind, it’s important to wear shoes to match the time of year and the formality of the wedding. At Charleston Shoe Co., we have all types of shoes to help you dress up or dress down your wedding guest look. Find your wedding day guest shoes and get ready to show off some seriously fancy footwork!