With weddings finally returning in full force, this winter is set to be a season full of ‘I dos’. While we are eagerly anticipating the return of parties and winter nuptials, you won’t be alone in wondering what to wear for a winter wedding.
Stepping you from the ceremony to the party, your shoes will play the important role of keeping you confident and comfortable through the biggest day of the year, and they’ll even serve as treasured keepsakes for future occasions.
With the temperature dropping and the nights getting longer (sic: more time spent on the dancefloor), this is your chance to truly revel in a lavish and opulent outfit for the party season. Floating floral dresses and two-piece suits may be the outfits of choice for high summer but adapting the dress code to suit the formalities of a winter wedding is a different story.
To inspire your outfit for the big day, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks and of course the shoes to wear for a wedding in winter. Please be upstanding for the shoes for him and for her. For the modern groom, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the best-dressed guests, our collection of occasion shoes will accompany you from the start to the finish of the best day … ever.
Shoes for Bridesmaids
Every bridesmaid needs a versatile shoe, with many duties to bestow through the day keeping comfortable is a bridesmaid’s best kept secret.
Winter is the most magical time of the year, and the crisp weather conditions will serve as a magical backdrop for every photo op, so your bridesmaid’s outfit shouldn’t be anything less than spectacular.
The Aleena heels in red will lend plenty of drama and a touch of romanticism to a slinky dress – it’s the colour of love after all. The versatility of this strappy pair will dress her for special occasions long after the big day too. The perfect be my bridesmaid gift? We think so.
Shoes for the Mother of the Bride
It’s the mother of the bride who is truly the best dressed at the wedding. She’s the proudest woman of the day, so only the most refined ensemble will do. Today’s the day to stand tall, stand proud … with tissues at the ready!
Choose flattering silhouettes, complementing hues, and delicate details. These heeled sandals by Menbur will add the all-important lift to your looks while remaining supportive and comfortable. Their neutral shade and subtle shimmer will work well with a navy-blue dress or a coordinated trouser suit.
Shoes for Wedding Guests
The flurry of wedding invites have arrived and now you need the shoes (and the outfit) to accompany you to the wedding of the year - and the one after that. If you invest wisely in classic and versatile shoes, they’ll be the only plus one you need for every wedding you attend.
A classic pair of black slingbacks will form the foundation of many an outfit, they’ll make the perfect pairing for romantic ruffled dresses, slinky off-the-shoulder numbers, and sequinned dresses alike, just team them with a black leather clutch bag for a chic sign-off.
You can never go wrong with nude court shoes, simple and understated they’re the timeless choice for weddings and formal occasions, this pair by Peter Kaiser make the perfect asset to every dressy occasion, presented with a subtle shimmer and a low heel they’re pretty and practical.
Dancing after dark? Kick off those heels and party on through the night with our fail-safe flats, now you can really bust some moves …
Shoes for the Groom
From high-society city venues to relaxed country affairs, the right pair of formal shoes will take a gent from the ‘I dos’ through to the speeches, then onto the dancefloor with cool, dapper appeal.
Tan brogues, like our Barney derby shoes are the perfect match for slim-cut tweed suits. Dark hues such as navy are best complemented with warm brown leather tones, as suited for relaxed rural venue they’ll still translate for a big day in the city.
Black leather oxford shoes will fit the brief for more formal settings, they’ll pull together a sharp, clean-cut suit with ease.
Shoes for the Groomsmen
Your first duty is to nail (or fail) the best man’s speech while keeping your style standards high, lend a sophisticated note to your formal dressing by building your looks from the ground up.
Encapsulating preppy charm, a trusty pair of loafers will refine a myriad of looks from tailored separates to chinos and blazers, they’re super easy to slip on and will keep you on your feet long after last orders.
The rich brown tones of the Utah loafers Utah loafers will work with grey suits and cropped tweed trousers. As for wearing loafers with socks the choice is yours, go bold with a brightly coloured pair or keep it classic with traditional tones, going sock-less is also an option just consider the weather forecast before braving the chill.
Shoes for the Father of the Bride
What does the father of the bride wear? Dads have their own style, so picking the right shoes means you can add personality to your sharp suited looks.
Walking your daughter down the aisle will be one of the proudest and important moments of your life … best pick the best shoes for the job.
There are so many suit options for the father of the bride, it may seem like an overwhelming choice. A black pair of brogues black pair of brogues are a fail-safe option that will lend there looks to formal or casual settings, no matter your suit colour. Plus, they’ll serve as treasured keepsakes long after the big day too.