You can’t wait to dance the night away at your wedding, right? We want that for you, too. And, trust us, the biggest thing that will stop you from doing that is your feet and what you have on them. We all know how quickly shoes that are uncomfortable or even painful can kill the dancing mood. So, here are our tips and tricks to make sure you choose the perfect pair. We’ve also included some of our favorite shoes that are cute, comfortable, and will keep you on your wedding dance floor all night!
First of all, we all know we don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort. When choosing your wedding dance shoes keep in mind that you may want to (or have to) change shoes throughout the night. If you’d like to start in the beautiful pair of heels you wore for your ceremony but there’s just no way you can dance in them, switch them out! Keep your dance shoes under your dinner table and throw them on quickly before you go out to dance. By the time the dancing starts, no one will be looking at your feet anyway.
Flats or sneakers are always a great option for dancing if your dress length can accommodate it. Pick your favorite cute, comfortable sneakers and see if they come in white! Lots of companies are making leather brogue inspired shoes for women which are often great for dancing. This favorite is a pretty pink color: we love a pop of color under the traditional white wedding dress.
And here are a couple of our favorite sneakers for dancing.
If you need a little extra arch support to keep your tootsies happy in your dancing sneaks, try this insole. It’s our all time fave. If you’re determined to dance the night away in heels, make sure you find a pair that has a cushioned footbed and plenty of solid straps that aren’t too skinny to securely hold your foot. (Bye bye, blisters!) Also make sure you choose a heel that’s not too high and not too thin. You want to feel balanced and don’t want to put too much pressure on the ball of your foot with a super high heel. If you need a little more arch support in your heels, our fave insole from above comes in a high heel version! And here’s a great option to help cushion the ball of your foot if your favorite pair of heels isn’t as soft as you’d like it to be.
Here’s something you may not have thought of if you’re not used to partner dances- if the bottoms of your shoes are rubber or sticky at all, it can be difficult to execute any spins or turns you may have in your first dance. (Or that you may want to whip out during the party!) Because of this, it’s best to find a pair of shoes that has a leather bottom. If you find the perfect pair of shoes and then realize the soles won’t let you spin the night away, just take them to your cobbler and have them put a leather or even suede sole on them. You can also choose to go with latin dance shoes that are made exactly for this! There are many different styles and colors to choose from, they have a cushioned footbed, have solid straps that hold your foot in, and have suede bottoms that you can spin in. Just make sure you choose a flared heel (as opposed to a tapered heel) if you’re looking for more stability.
And here are a couple options from companies that make “street” shoes you can dance in. These shoes are fashionable but made for dancers. Check out the other styles these companies make, too. They have lots to choose from!
Lastly, when you go out in search of the perfect wedding dance shoes, make sure you try them in the afternoon or at the end of the day after you’ve been walking around for a while. Your feet are smaller and more narrow in the morning before they’ve spread out from all the pressure of the day on them. And don’t forget to break your dance shoes in! Practice your first dance in them and make sure they feel comfortable and secure. You don’t want any surprises on your wedding day. And if you have any questions about which shoes to choose for your wedding dance, don’t hesitate to contact us! We love these kinds of questions. Happy dancing!