On a wedding day the bride and groom are on their feet for pretty much the whole day. That’s ok for the groom who is wearing the same footwear as he would going to the office but the bride….. Well the bride will have bought those shoes she’s had her eyes on for a while to go with that special dress. Many of the brides I meet are not used to high heels and decide to wear them on the day. It wasn’t until very recently that I actually found out how much some pairs of Jimmy Choo’s I’ve seen cost, more than my services! I knew they were expensive but WOW! I look back at all those times my brides have done my bidding and walked where I’d asked and cringe a little. The cleverer ones buy a second pair of shoes to help get through to the evening. Alison, pictured here had the presence of mind to have them accessible as soon as she got out of the church this meant her pretty (and expensive) shoes didn’t get muddied when I asked to go onto the grass for a few family formal photos.
My advice: be prepared, Unless you are used to wearing those heels have a pair of flats/wellies/trainers to hand as nothing will mar your big day like painful feet during your first dance. you can always put the heels back on for the big moments.
For the grass I’ve seen these Heel stoppers which were recently featured on dragon’s den. When they’ve appeared at weddings they’ve been pretty effective, a great idea for a gift to the bridesmaids and mothers in the morning.