Bridal Footwear: Perfection From Heel to Toe

Fairy tales can begin and end with a great pair of shoes. The bride definitely needs the perfect bridal footwear to make her feel like a real princess living her dream. Thankfully the Indian brides have a much larger variety of Indian bridal footwear in the form of shoes and sandals to choose from. When you are decked up in an elegant saree, a gorgeous lehenga or a lovely white dress, the perfect pair of shoes are what will put you in the seventh heaven.

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If your sari or lehenga is heavily embellished and decorated, then a simple and elegant pair of shoes would be just the thing you need. You don’t want to go overboard with the shoes and have them clash with your dress. High heels are, of course one of the best options that will make you feel supremely glamorous on your big day. But the spotlight will be on you, and you’ll be required to stand, walk around or dance quite a bit, and your heels could really tire your feet out. Another good option with a sari or lehenga is to wear pretty, embellished juttis. These are quintessentially Indian and will leave your feet in the lap of comfort. You could also look out for wedges, which are neither as uncomfortable as heels nor flat like juttis. When you shop for your bridal shoes, you could also buy yourself a pair of heel pads to ease the stress on your feet.

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Ideally, you should break in your shoes a few days before the wedding and practise walking in them for a real smooth time on the D-day. If you are looking for some inspiration on finding that perfect pair of shoes, you’ve come to the right place:

Louboutin Wedding Suite

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The Louboutin Wedding Suite located in Mumbai is one of the best options to shop for your big day. They create custom made shoes where you could get your sari or lehenga design replicated on the pair of shoes you love. Another exciting and unique service which redefines the word personalized is the Tattoo Made to Measure service. If you are tattooed, you can get that design replicated on your designer bridal shoes and hold in your hands a pair that no one else in the world will have. For the more romantically inclined, you could get your fiancee’s initials tattooed onto your shoes.

Custom Made Juttis and Shoes Online

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If designer shoes are not exactly your cup of tea, then there are many other bridal footwear options that you can choose from. Juttis and kolhapuris can be a right match for your sangeet ceremony, and you can shop online in them. There are some adorable juttis out there that are new age, and traditional at the same time. The traditional embellishments, floral prints or tangy colours that you can find at needledust.com might be just what you are looking for.

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Another site which has just the most sexy and elegant bridal footwear designs is fizzygoblet.com. They have a special bridal collection for you to choose from, which ranges from beautiful embellished pieces to simple and elegant ones. They also offer hand painted and custom made shoes, as well as bridal ivory shoes.

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The folks at Aparajita Toor’s We Desi also offer some funky and new age kolhapuris. These are extremely comfortable and airy, and will serve perfectly for your sangeet or mehendi ceremony.

Exoticindiaart.com also has a lovely collection of juttis for women as well as men. Most of them are hand crafted. There are very creative options here, like phulkari embroidered and zardozi embroidered juttis to wear on your special day.

Could you imagine a more perfect way to hunt for those perfect pair of shoes dressed in your shorts, with a glass of wine or a pint of beer in your hands?

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Krishna Varma