How to Walk in Your Wedding Dress

Every bride’s biggest fear is falling down while walking down the aisle or at some other point during the wedding. Wedding dresses can be quite difficult to walk in, and since they cost an average of $800 you don’t want to ruin it by mopping the floor with it. There is no reason to worry over what bridal jewelry you will wear or how you will wear your hair because these can all be easily worked out. What’s important is that you learn how to walk in your dress before the wedding day. There are quite a few things you should keep in mind that will affect the way you walk in your dress as well.

The style of your bridal gown will play an important role in how you walk. Keep in mind that if you buy a form fitted dress that is fitted all the way to your ankles that you will have to practice walking in it before the actual wedding day. It doesn’t matter how great the entire ensemble looks from your bridal jewelry to your shoes, if you appear uncomfortable while walking around in your wedding gown, it will take away from your overall look. Of course, the height of the heel on your shoe, undergarments, the ground, skirt length, and more are just a few of the things that will affect how you walk in your dress.

It is important for brides to buy a pair of shoes that are comfortable. Purchasing expensive shoes that keep your feet on edge will make any bride miserable. Keep in mind that if your bridal gown is floor length, your shoes will not be visible. There is no point buying a pair of shoes simply because they look great with your dress or coordinate well with your bridal jewelry–comfort is the most important factor. Shoes that have high heels, no support, or that are otherwise uncomfortable will make it more difficult to walk, increase the likelihood of falling over or stumbling, and will simply take away from any bride’s wedding experience.

It is a good idea to procure your shoes several weeks before the wedding and practice walking in them. This will allow you to break them in. Be sure not to walk outside or on a dirty surface, just in case you decide to return your shoes before the wedding day. Low, square heeled shoes tend to make walking easier. If you can find a pair of shoes that are comfortable and coordinate well with your wedding dress and bridal jewelry, then you are among the lucky few.

A couple of weeks before your wedding day, you may consider trying on your undergarments, dress, veil, shoes, and wedding jewelry to get a good idea of how you will look on your wedding day. You should take this opportunity to practice sitting down, walking down the stairs, bending down, and doing other things that will be expected of you on your wedding day. Be sure that your hem is altered to the appropriate length. If it is too long you will likely stumble over your dress. These are just a few tips to help you learn to walk in your dress before your wedding day so that you will look beautiful and walk gracefully.