Comfy Shoes—Add This to Your Wedding Day List


Mother of the Bride, your attire for Wedding Day will not be complete without bringing a back-up pair of comfy shoes. Whether slippers, flip-flops, or casual flats, you need to have a pair of comfortable shoes on hand for some well-timed relief from the dazzling heels you bought to go with your gorgeous MOB dress.

Comfy shoes can be worn during the pre-ceremony prep and for reception venue clean-up as well as for the last couple of hours of the reception when dancing is fully underway. Guests probably won’t start arriving at the ceremony any earlier than thirty minutes prior, but to play it safe, you might want to slip on your MOB heels at least forty-five minutes ahead of start-time.

As far as the party goes, once the photographer snaps photos of the traditional dances, you might as well get footloose and fancy free and dance in comfort. No one will care, and it will, in fact, add to the fun atmosphere to see the Mother of the Bride unwind a little. Of course, only your closest family members will hang around to help with the clean-up so no worries about looking put together then. Who knows, you may even be barefoot by that point :)

My comfy shoe of choice for both of my girls’ weddings was my favorite flip-flops. Since they had May and July weddings, flip-flops worked great for me, but if your daughter is getting married in a cold-weather month, slippers may be in order. No rules here, though, MOB, so whatever works for you is the right choice.

So go ahead—add comfy shoes to your list right now while you’re thinking about it. Your tootsies will thank you come Wedding Day!

*Have you found a particular brand of shoes that are especially comfortable?

*Flickr photo by Wicker Paradise

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