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Shopping for Wedding Shoes


When you've already spent so much time shopping for the perfect wedding dress, deciding on an appropriate hairstyle, choosing a headpiece, coordinating your bridesmaid gowns, and advising your groom-to-be and his attendants about their own attire, not to mention the myriad other wedding planning duties that have nothing to do with attire whatsoever, it's easy to overlook one crucial piece of your getup - the wedding shoes!


Shopping for shoes to wear with your wedding gown can be tricky because there's so much pressure for you to look perfectly stunning on the big day, and yet you also want to be comfortable enough to enjoy it. If you haven't already bought your wedding shoes before you have your gown altered, you can borrow a pair from the dress shop. You'll want to choose the heel height carefully and make note of it, as your dress length will be altered accordingly.


The perfect wedding shoes can be hard to find at your local department store, especially if you don't have a great deal of time to spend shopping. For busy brides, Weddings That Work recommends shopping online at - they have a generous return policy (60 days, postage paid), and they allow you to narrow your search by style, size, heel height and color, all four of which criteria are crucial when searching for your wedding shoes. has an entire section devoted to wedding shoes, and also sells dyeable fabric shoes, which you can have custom-dyed to match your bridesmaid gowns. Zappos also has the largest selection of shoes available online in a wide range of prices - from discount to designer - so you're bound to find exactly what you're looking for within a few minutes, and then have it shipped to your doorstep within a couple of days.


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Top 5 Planning Tips

1. Get a dedicated credit card for all of your wedding expenses so that you can dispute the charge if a deal falls though.

2 Earn miles toward your honeymoon with a frequent flyer miles credit card from

3. Get the best deal on airfare, hotel and rental cars for your honeymoon through any travel site of your choice.

4. Create your own web page at with information about your wedding date, location, gift registries, and hotels for out-of-town guests.

5. If you plan to take your spouse's name, get a Name Change Kit to ensure you cover everything.