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Wedding Accessories: Must Wedding Shoes Be White?

Q.

I can't seem to find white wedding shoes that I like anywhere, and I need to settle on a pair soon so I can have my final wedding dress fittings done while wearing the right heels. Is it way too tacky to wear wedding shoes that aren't white?

A.

Though brides traditionally wear shoes to match their wedding gowns (which are almost always some shade of white), you don't absolutely have to. In fact, many brides -- having gone conventional with the white dress -- choose to have a little more fun with their wedding footwear. You could have your shoes be your "something blue," or pick a metallic pair that matches with your jewelry or the embellishment on your gown. Or you can go really crazy with footwear that matches your interests -- we've seen brides walk down the aisle in everything from biker boots to custom-made cowboy boots (with the bride and groom's initials on them, naturally). Get out there and find a wedding shoe -- any shoe -- that you love. No matter what it's color, you're sure to put your best foot forward.

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