Cinderellas and your shoes
Wedding shoes are so important obviously to carry off the dress, and what girl doesn’t like a special pair of shoes. It’s time for the Choo’s, Louboutin’s and Blahnik’s, and in my opinion they are getting higher and higher, I adore them!
I love photographing them but just one word of advice, learn to walk in them before the big day. If you are getting married in Rome and want to go to some sites for photos it is a good idea to bring a comfortable pair for walking around in the heat.
There is nothing worse than watching girls in agony stumbling around for pictures, I once had a bride put on her runners, kind of old too, and we scooted about for photos before it got too dark. I suppose we were in a bit of a hurry so we needed to move fast! The cobblestones in Rome can be sore on the feet. It’s always a good idea to bring something flat, and with the heat, very often your feet can swell a bit! So if they are already a bit tight … ouch!
I think it’s a good idea to break them in a bit and especially for the bridesmaids, don’t put on a brand new pair of shoes in the middle of a Roman summer.
A pair of flat light pumps have come in very handy in the past for brides and are easy to pick up before you leave home. By the way, it is usually much cheaper to get these things at home and easier for you to match them with your dress, and wrap.
One last note, and this is completely my opinion, it doesn’t look good for a bride towering over the groom, I feel it makes it a wee bit awkward for photos too.
And finally, don’t forget your plasters! (band aids for my American brides!)1