Fabelle-London’s Fab tips for happy feet!

Fabelle-London share some tips for comfortable feet!

It has been said that planning a wedding is a series of endless details that cause both frustration and elation. There is however one detail your feet don’t want you to overlook; your shoes. Although it is important to think foremost about function over fashion when picking your wedding shoes, we recommend you find a happy middle ground by following our top tips!

1. Remember you have to wear your shoes!

You may have fallen head over heels in love with those skyscraper Louboutin’s, but no one wants to be the Bride that literally fell head over heels as she walked down the aisle! You have to be prepared to stand, walk and dance around in those heels all day. Wobbling around in heels that are too high isn’t a good look, and has the potential to ruin your day. Be realistic with your choice, will your skyscraper heels ruin those romantic moments you are dreaming of?

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2. Look for a shoe that offers more support

While the shoe you pick is a matter of personal preference there are a few key elements to consider when making that choice. Try to keep the height between 1-2 inches. This will still give you the elegance of wearing heels, but will reduce the strain to your back, feet and toes whilst wearing them all day. Try to avoid mules and single strap styles. Ideally a shoe will support the ball of your foot and your heel. Try to find a style that holds your foot in place, this will put less strain on your feet whilst you are walking down the aisle. A thicker heel or even a wedge will offer better arch support and will also aid your balance. Don’t worry if they are not what you always dreamed of, you will appreciate the support they have offered you on your big day. And you can always glam them up with a pair of Barefoot sandals!

3. Consider your location and venue

If you are having a beach wedding, then consider that it will be almost impossible to walk down a sandy aisle in heels. Perhaps a pair of barefoot sandals, gorgeous flip flops or even a sensible pair of wedges will be the perfect option. On the same note some historic venues will ban stiletto heels to protect vintage wooden floors, it is worth checking with your venue in advance and make sure you adhere to their requirements.

4. Practice walking in your heels!

Practice, practice and practice walking in your shoes so that you’re really used to them by your big day. It may be obvious but many brides forget to wear their shoes in and end up with sore toes! Wear them around the house well in advance so that if any spots rub it gives you enough time to make small amendments. A note for the groom… Make sure he too buys his shoes well before the big day so he can wear them in. If the shoes are tight around his toes, send him to the shoe repairer to get some shoe stretching solution.

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5. Avoid blisters by keeping your feet dry

Sweaty feet and tight shoes are a guaranteed recipe for blisters. Keep the bathroom stocked with a bit of talcum powder or spray deodorant and apply to your feet as needed. This is a great idea to have in your bathroom not only for you; but your guests. Perhaps supply a few other bathroom essentials too! Hair grips, mini sewing kit, chewing gum etc. Your guests will be grateful for the extra thought!

6. To dance or not to dance!

Are you wanting to dance the night away or having a ceilidh for the evening? If you couldn’t resist those sky scraping heels, get you’re self a second pair of lower, more comfortable shoes for this. From pretty pumps, to flip flops and barefoot sandals there are styles to suit everyone.Don’t forget your guests too, they won’t have thought about the pitfalls of heels all day! Why not place a crate full of beautiful flip flops or slippers by the dance floor for your guest to slip into in the evening? Let them also dance the night away in comfort!

What’s So Great about Bridal Flip Flops?

Flip flops are not only well established in the footwear industry today, but they are well sought after. Popular with people of all ages, they can be worn at both casual and formal events.

Proof of the versatility of the flip flop is in weddings. wedding shoes don’t have to be traditional anymore, it’s now perfectly acceptable to wear flip flops at a more casual and relaxed style wedding.

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When it comes to beach or garden weddings, it’s quite likely that you’ll find flip flops on the feet of the bride. The flip flop brings a more fun and spontaneous element to a wedding. They are available in a variety of styles, some plain and some very trendy and fancy looking. It’s these types of flip flops that cross the line over to the more traditional weddings that are held in venues such as churches and registry offices.

Bridal flip flops are generally fairly simple in their design but offer much when it comes to elegance. Look for those with pearls or rhinestones if you’re looking to add that extra panache to your wedding style. Available in white and other colours, you can wear them yourself, along with your bridesmaids either at the ceremony or just for when you get ready.

Otherwise you might want to place a box of flip flops in your venue for your guests to use. They can keep their feet comfortable for dancing and moving around your venue whether it’s traditional or in a garden or on a beach.

Flip flops are very comfortable and if you’re getting married on a hot day, then you’ll not want your guests to feel any discomfort. They can wear the flip flops and feel relaxed so that they can put their full focus on enjoying your special day. They can then take them home with them as a reminder of how much fun they had with you and your loved one.

Popular Beach Wedding Favours

A beach wedding is the dream of countless brides who envisage a beautiful sunset as the backdrop to a memorable and special day. Brides want to remember the sand between their toes, the waves kissing the shoreline and the sunshine warming everybody as they enjoy the ceremony. By giving guests beach themed wedding favours, these memories can be remembered for longer by guests. Here are some ideas of what you can give to provoke memories.

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Picture Frame Favours

Whether you opt for adornments of seashells, palm trees or beach balls, the picture frame can provide a place to set their favourite photograph of you and your love.

A beach symbol

There are so many different symbols to represent a beach wedding. Palm trees, sun,waves, flip flops, seashells and sand. One of our favourites is the seashell favour. Small enough to be used as an ornament in either the home or the office the seashell can be gifted just as it is or made into something else. For example, bottle openers, fridge magnet, place card holders or even printed onto something such as a photo album will bring some of the freshness of beach life to the home of your guests.

Candle Favours

A great scent is something that can take us back in time. How about giving a candle set into a coconut or a seashell? The smell of the seaside will take your guests back to your romantic seaside setting of when you tied the knot.

Flip flops

Give your guests a lasting memory of their time on the beach with their own set of wedding flip flops. You could give these to guests on arrival so that they can wear them on the beach. They could then take them home with them to enjoy them more. There are so many different items that you might opt to choose for beach wedding favours to remind your guests of your beach wedding. Whatever you choose, any of them are bound to be able to take your guests back to the special day that you got married. They will cherish their moments of time with you on the beach.

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