15 Wedding Shoes for Every Kind of Venue

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July 03, 2019

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Beach, Garden and Black-Tie Occasions

Summertime is high time for weddings! Be it a beach, garden or black-tie event, we’ve rounded up the best shoes for all occasions and wedding destinations. Find your perfect fit here.

For A Beach Wedding

The perfect shoes for those who don't want to go barefoot.

Badgley Mischka Loveday Slide

A simple slide can be the perfect shoe for a sandy beach wedding. Available in black, rose and silver, this Badgley Mischka sandal has a small quarter-inch heel and is embellished with ornate crystals along the two straps.

BUY IT: Zappos, $85

Tory Burch Ravello Studded Ankle-Wrap Sandal

Ankle-wrap sandals can offer a sturdier fit, which is great for those looking for a little more support. With soft leather straps and a studded design, this Tory Burch sandal is both formal and comfortable.

BUY IT: Zappos, $187

Sofft Solani Wedge

If you’re looking for a little height, opt for a wedge. This espadrille from Sofft Solani has a three-and-a-half-inch heel and offers just the right lift without sending you off balance in the sand. It’s available in three colors—pink, gold and beige—and (bonus!) has a cushioned foot bed for extra support.

BUY IT: Zappos, $120

Steve Madden Colleen Flat Sandal

This Steve Madden open-toe flat is perfect for beach weddings. Ornate detailing dresses things up for a wedding celebration while the natural textured fabric blends perfectly with a sandy setting.

BUY IT: Zappos, $80

Sam Edelman Natalya

A mule slide is easy to kick off and great for late night dancing on the beach. This one, from Sam Edelman, offers a lightly padded sole and leather lining for comfortable, breathable support.

BUY IT: Zappos, $90

A Black-Tie Wedding

These shoes will stun equally on the dancefloor and in pictures.

Nina Venetia Heel

No one ever said black-tie attire has to be, well, all black. These pretty and colorful satin heels from Nina amp up the look for your formal affair.

BUY IT: Zappos, $85

Nine West Ondrea Slingback Stiletto

A classic black stiletto heel is perfect for a formal affair. This pair, from Nine West, has an adjustable buckle closure—meaning no sliding down—and a lightly padded foot bed means dancing just got a whole lot easier.

BUY IT: Zappos, $89

Badgley Mischka Sierra Heel

These sparkling, champagne-colored heels from Badgley Mischka have a zip back closure and pretty jeweled embellishments along the ankle strap, taking your formal attire to the next level. The four-inch heel is not for the faint of heart, so if comfort is your top priority, pack a pair of backup sandals for the dancefloor or consider one of our other picks.

BUY IT: Zappos, $119

COACH Rylie Beadchain Heel Sandal

If stilettos aren’t your thing, try a sleek, chunky option like these Coach heels. With beaded details and an adjustable sling back, these heels are sure to be stylish and sturdy.

BUY IT: Zappos, $165

Badgley Mischka Christianne Flats

Handmade from Badgley Mischka, these flats are custom designed for Anthropologie’s BHLDN wedding line that is known for its whimsical style. With mesh cutout and ornate crystals, these flats are a stylish and chic alternative to your traditional stiletto heel.

BUY IT: Anthropologie, $185

A Garden Wedding

These charming heels have soft designs that will complement any floral backdrop.

Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal Heel

What better way to dress up for a garden party wedding than with these fun floral block heels from Sam Edelman? Available in over 20 colors and patterns (though these are our favorite!), these heels have a round, open-toe silhouette with an adjustable ankle strap.

BUY IT: Zappos, $70

Kate Spade New York Venus Slides

With a chunky, patent leather heel, this Kate Spade slide is a lovely addition to any garden wedding attire. Bonus: The neutral tone is a versatile must-have for any busy wedding goer!

BUY IT: Zappos, $198


With a heel just over two inches, Sole/Society’s chunky, asymmetrical ankle-wrap shoe is great for garden parties and guarantees you won’t be sinking into the grass.

BUY IT: Zappos, $90

Badgley Mischka Lennon

For a dressier garden affair, these Badgley Mischka flats are both pretty and practical. A scalloped lace design is complemented with a pearl-adorned ankle strap. They are also available in black and ivory, but this blush shade is our favorite.

BUY IT: Zappos, $178

Nina Viveca

If you are seeking a more traditional wedding shoe for your outdoor garden party, these black wedge heels from Nina are perfect. With black mesh and crystal embellishments, they’re formal while the chunky heels lends extra support.

BUY IT: Zappos, $81

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