Whether you’re a tall bride who doesn’t wish to add any height to her look or you’re all about the comfort, high heels are not for all of us and sometimes nothing beats stylish flat wedding shoes.
To give you the fashion edge, we’ve rounded up the very best styles in the shops that will keep your feet comfy all day long without compromising on style. Wedding days are long and, if you’re anything like us, you won’t want sore feet to get in the way of dancing into the wee hours with your new spouse and best girls!
From delicate flat sandals, to glittering trainers and elegant ballet pumps, there’s something here to match with every wedding dress and to compliment every brides’ unique style. Gone are the days when flats meant dull or plain, flats are bigger than ever and shops are stocking a range of shoes so pretty you’ll want to wear them over and over again!
With beach and outdoor weddings becoming increasingly popular and many wedding venues enforcing no stiletto heel policies, it’s no wonder we’re seeing plenty of fabulous flats hitting the shops. Plus, they’re often much more versatile than heels and can be worn on many different occasions after the big day.
Even if you’re determined to rock a heel or wedge for the ceremony, flats are always a good idea for slipping into for the evening reception. Trust us, as soon as your carefully selected playlist or band gets going you won’t want to be held back by your platforms!
Make some room on your wedding budget spreadsheet, you’re going to want to invest in these beauties!
Sliders are everywhere this summer and thanks to Dune’s fabulous diamante pair, you needn’t miss out on the trend on your wedding day – we adore this pair of sparklers. Novia sliders, Dune, £99
We love a metallic mix and think these Aquazurra sandals would look stunning with a simple and stylish gown somewhere hot and glamorous.Rendevous flat sandal, Aquazurra, £385
A bridal classic, these delicate pumps by Badgley Mischka are the perfect addition to a glittering gown. The closed toe and breathable fabric mean they can be worn year-round. Gigi flats, Badgley Mischka at BHLDN, £142 approx.
Thanks to the heart design the appropriately named Lover flats from Camilla Elphick are the ideal choice for the most romantic day of your life. Plus, the metallic style is super wearable and can be dressed down for the office after the big day. Lover flats, Camilla Elphick, £175
Subtly shimmering, we adore these Charlotte Mills trainers. These are a must for laidback brides or simply those keen to get some serious dancing done when the DJ arrives. Gracie, Charlotte Mills, £145
Whether you’re a cat lover or just a quirky accessory aficionado, these Charlotte Olympia flats are the purr-fect choice for cool brides. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia, £390
Delicately detailed, these ivory Chloé flats may not be part of a bridal collection but they’re definitely worthy of your big day. Team them with just about any gown for a stylish and simple look. Lauren, Chloe at Net-A-Porter, £295
While the price tag may have your fiancé seeing red, we can’t deny the fabulousness of rocking that iconic sole on your big day. We think with a design as stunning as this, you may just be able to justify squeezing these beauties into the budget. Follies Strass Dentelle, Christian Louboutin, £785
So wedding day perfect they’re actually called Newlywed, we can’t get enough of these Cinderella style sandals. Whether you’re getting hitched on the beach or just celebrating during a summer in the city, jewel encrusted sliders are always appropriate. Newlywed, Dune, £110
Delicate sparkle sprouts from these ivory Emmy London sandals resulting in an irresistible wedding day design worthy of any venue. Coco, Emmy London, £425
If you dream of a pair of shoes that can serve as a keepsake post-wedding then surely you should be saying ‘I do’ to these heart pumps. Simple and romantic, they’ll look fabulous on the day and serve as a beautiful reminder of your wedding afterwards. Satin love heart, French Sole, £200
Budget doesn’t mean you have to compromise on beauty and these silver slip-ons are proof. Elegant with a touch of vintage styling, these would look adorable with a short dress. Silver peep toe, ASOS design, £20
If anyone knows how to craft a wonderful wedding shoe it’s Jimmy Choo. He doesn’t just stock heels however, flat shoe lovers will rejoice at this sleek and sparkling pair. Bing flat, Jimmy Choo, £595
We love a quirky design and Kurt Geiger’s Otter certainly deliver. Ideal for a beach wedding, the embroidered beauties are sure to command attention. Otter, Kurt Geiger, £129
Offering the gold standard of high street wedding shoes, L.K. Bennett have granted all of our flat wedding shoe wishes with these metallic pumps. Justine, L.K. Bennett, £175
Ever since Carrie Bradshaw slipped into a blue, heeled pair in her walk-in wardrobe brides have been rushing to purchase a pair of the coveted Hangisi pumps. The great news for comfy shoe lovers is that you don’t have to miss out thanks to Manolo Blahnik’s fabulously flat counterparts. Hangisi flat, Manolo Blahnik, £745
Unique and unusual, these Pretty Ballerinas mules will make a statement on the beach or in the ballroom. Ella, Pretty Ballerinas, £159
It’s pretty much essential that you wear a shorter dress style with these Sophia Webster sandals as you’re going to want everyone to see those cool and quirky vibes. Wifey for Lifey, Sophia Webster, £450
Sparkle and slogans not your thing? Brides in favour of simple styling can look to Zara for an elegant take on the bridal flat. Flat woven sling back, Zara, £29.99