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Can You Wear Sandals with a Wedding Dress?

Jun 17, 2024

When you picture your perfect wedding day, every detail matters. From the floral arrangements to the pretty shoes on your feet, it’s all important on your big day. While traditional bridal shoes tend to look and feel more elegant, like classic heels and pumps, more brides are opting for relaxed footwear like sandals and wedges. You might be wondering, “Okay, but can I really wear sandals with a wedding dress?” The big day is yours, and this is your day to say, “Yes, I can!” Whether you’re having an intimate beachside ceremony or having a big bash at a catering hall, sandals are a versatile and chic choice to help you prioritize comfort without sacrificing style. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of your favorite sandals to wear before and after the big day. 

The Best Sandals to Wear with a Wedding Dress

To complement your bridal look and help you feel both fabulous and at ease on your wedding day, we’re about to take a look at the best sandals to wear with your wedding dress. In general, wedges and sandals are actually fantastic choices to pair with a wedding dress. They offer both style and comfort, so you can go from walking down the aisle to hitting the dance floor. Wedges provide the elegance you expect from traditional heels but with more added stability, which is ideal for outdoor and beach weddings where you’ll have to consider uneven surfaces. Sandals, especially those with delicate straps, offer a touch of whimsy and are ideal for a relaxed or more casual wedding. Either option helps you prioritize comfort without sacrificing looking like a queen on your special day. Here are our top three picks for sandals to wear with a wedding dress:


1. The Carolina — Say “I do” to a relaxed, beachy look by pairing your outfit with cute sandals like our Carolina to create a lovely and informal ensemble. It’s a delightful shoe with a playful ruffle trim toe detailing and a wraparound ankle strap. With a 2” covered wedge heel, you’ll have just the right height to match your wedding dress while ensuring all-day comfort. 

Walk Down the Aisle in Wedge Sandals

2. The Backless Cannon — Dr. Suzanne Levine, an aesthetic podiatrist, shares that if you’re looking for comfortable shoes to stand in, you’ll want ones that can easily conform to your feet and won’t irritate your skin. That’s why we’ve created bunion-friendly shoes like our best-selling Backless Cannon. This sandal combines exceptional comfort with unforgettable style. Enjoy the 2” faux-espadrille wedge heel that we’ve nicknamed the “Bunion Shoe” for any bride-to-be who needs a little more comfort on her wedding day.

Dance the Night Away in Cute Sandals

3. The Fishburne — Feel feminine and flirty on your big day when you slip into the Fishburne wedges! If you’ve been looking for a spring or summer wedding shoe, this is the winner. For an elegant wedding, wear these wedge sandals that are fashionably supportive and a great choice for outdoor ceremonies. Elevate your bridal look with a shoe that’s designed to fit perfectly.

white wedge sandals

Have bridesmaids you’re helping dress up for your big day? When shopping for wedding guest shoes, it’s important to think about style as well as comfort so you can dance the night away. Wearing sandals is a practical and stylish choice for modern brides looking to switch up their look for something more contemporary. Cute sandals act as comfortable shoes to keep you moving and grooving on the dance floor, while wedges provide chic comfort for anyone who wants the look of a heel without the pain of a stiletto. Alternatively, as a fashionable and comfortable choice for your big day, grab a pair of cute flats to complement your wedding attire. Ultimately, whatever shoe you choose reflects your personal wedding style, and you’re sure to find your perfect match (other than your spouse!) at Charleston Shoe Co.