With weddings come decisions. You have to decide on a lot of things; dress, venue, food, decoration, colours, etc.

Most of us have dreamt about our wedding day and how perfect it would be. We all want to make the right decisions and get everything just right.

One of the things every bride needs to decide early on is the type of shoe to wear. Would you choose comfort over style? Style over comfort? Or a balance of both?

Would you rather go for heels or flats?

heels vs flats wedding shoes

Whether you like it or not, your shoe helps to either accentuate your outfit or tone it down. Your shoe complements your outfit and it is an accessory that you almost can’t do without when dressing.

Almost every bride picture you see on the internet shows that the bride is wearing heels, you would really see a bride wearing flats. This may bring you to ask, ‘is that the unwritten rule or has it become a norm that is difficult to challenge?’

When you see on bride rocking flats on her wedding day, some may even tag her as ‘unique’, ‘different’, weird’, etc.

Your choice of shoes can impact how comfortable you are or how sleek you look on your wedding day.

What are some of the things you should consider when choosing a shoe for your wedding dress? Here are some of them:

  • Your height: Is your height going to be an issue if you wear 6-inch heels? For instance, are you taller than your partner and will it be very visible if you wear high heels?
  • Length of dress: Will your 6-inch heels help you carry that ball dress of yours? Will your floor-length dress reveal your shoe?
  • Location: Where are you having your wedding? For instance, flats would be more appropriate for a beach wedding than heels.
  • Would you change your bridal shoe? If you would still change your bridal shoe later during your wedding ceremony, then you can go with heels first and flats later. Who says you can’t enjoy a mixture of both?! A backup shoe wouldn’t hurt.

Before you choose, here are some of the pros and cons of wearing heels vs flats:



  • It improves your carriage
  • It makes you look sleek


  • Heels can be discomforting
  • It might limit you from participating in activities such as dancing or walking for a long while



  •  They are very comfortable
  • There is plenty of options to choose from


  • If not properly selected, it can make your outfit look drab

Want to go for heels? Make sure you are comfortable. Remember that you don’t have to wear 6 inch heels, you can wear block heels, kitten heels, and smaller type of heels.

Want to go for flats? Make sure you are stylish and suit the occasion. Don’t forget that there are different types of flats such as sandals, ballerina flats, and so on.

Here is our take at Planit: whichever option you go for; whether heels or flats, make sure you go for the option that works for you. One that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful! Remember it is your wedding day!

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