Forgo the Heels: 6 Bridal Flats You'll Want to Slip Into

View these elegant bridal flats and sandals that will make you want to ditch the pumps.

For many brides, their wedding day ensemble is one of the most important outfits that they will put together – it is crucial that every aspect reflect the individual’s personal style and level of comfort in order to feel confident throughout the big day. Some brides elect to wear stunning antique jewelry passed down as heirlooms for generations out of respect for their family, some desire a glistening crown adorning their head that makes them feel like they’re the heroine in a fairy-tale that they’ve dreamed of since childhood, and others aren’t incredibly particular about the details of their get-up or accessories.

Though opinions will vary from woman to woman, one concept is relatively universal: the shoes have to be comfortable. Some ladies are incredibly well-versed in the art of the high heel and feel best when wearing pumps no less than four inches, but many women struggle to find bridal shoes that will fit their personal style while being able to be worn – comfortably – throughout the evening. By the end of the night, many ladies take their heels off to dance, as they’ve just become far too constricting and their feet have gotten sore from the walking and dancing of the day.

To combat this all-too-common practice, we recommend considering flat bridal shoes for your big day. Though your nuptials are supposed to be somewhat formal, with the right shoe, you needn’t sacrifice comfort for the sake of decorum.

Check out the beautiful styles of flats below from real brides for inspiration – and don’t forget to follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest for even more wedding ideas!


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Find more inspiration for your wedding shoes in our photo galleries, and be sure to browse hundreds of real weddings by style, color, location, and more!

Authored by: Megan Simpson