Here’s a little bridal fashion industry secret: just like your wedding dress, your wedding shoes can be ordered custom-made. If you’re choosing gowns and accessories that are uniquely you, let’s extend that ethos to shoe shopping, why don’t we?
Now, why would a bride want custom wedding shoes? Think ultimate comfort and individual style. Customizations for comfortable wedding shoes can include bridal shoes sized for either narrow or wide feet. Then, we consider the heel. Do you want a sky-high bridal heel for a wedding day fashion statement? Maybe you’re looking for a chunky block heel for hitting your reception dancefloor? Shopping for wedding flats for ultimate comfort and ease? Most of us don’t wear heels for ten plus hours a day. Thus, if you’re weary of foot pain on your wedding day, going custom for your bridal shoe will ensure a comfortable fit.
As for style, think of all the embellishments a bride might want to add to her wedding heels. Add trendy design details like tulle bows and pearls. Change the color from ivory white to nude to perhaps, something blue? Extra appliques and sparkle are all inbounds for many custom bridal shoe designers.
So, who are these bridal shoe designers who will make your wedding shoes to order? If you can believe it, we have a few favorites. A few of the designers below make our list of top places to buy your bridal heels and wedding shoes. But, we wanted to dive deeper into what wedding shoe customizations each offers and our favorite pairs of bridal heels and flats from each.
Little L Official
With the tagline “Comfort Wedding Shoes”, it’s no surprise Little L Official’s bridal shoe customizations are tailored for comfortable wearability. Their wedding shoe designs err on the feminine side, with dreamy fabrics and dainty details like pearls, sequins and floral applique. All styles offer the customization of heel height, with the option to opt for flats. Plus, some bridal shoe designs come with a block heel option, for those who want height and comfort.
Choose your own heel height for each of Yulia Nadeeva’s bridal heels embellished with handmade details. The collection of wedding shoes, made mostly of suede for optimal comfort, comes not only in low, mid and high heel heights, but also in a variety of colors. Maybe you want a pop of color or something blue? Or perhaps, a classic ivory bridal heel is just right.
Wildly popular luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo knows what brides want: if you’re going to shell out for the most beautiful pair of bridal shoes, let them be custom made, exactly how you want them. Their made-to-order shoe design platform allows brides to first choose their favorite Jimmy Choo style. Then, brides can customize their wedding heels with unique fabrics, sparkles, crystals, colors and even engrave their initials or wedding date.
Modern, understated and of the utmost quality, Margaux’s custom wedding shoes will be a staple in your closet for years to come. Their online design process is an easy one-two-three. Choose your favorite shoe silhouette, customize the fabrics and colors and personalize your pair with your wedding date and monograms. The brand will even send swatches so you can thoughtfully create your pair from home.
Fashion-forward brides will no doubt already know about Malone Souliers chic range of heels and flats. What they may not know is their website includes a custom bridal shoe creator. Customize your favorite iconic styles with alternative heel heights (or flats). Choose different materials like satin or metallic fabrics and change the color to your liking.
Custom Emmy London brides get a special treat: designing sessions with the fabulous designer herself, no matter where you are in the world. Through your virtual appointments, you’ll create a custom bridal shoe that’s not only as embellished and detailed as you like, but comfortable to boot! All of Emmy London’s styles come in the most comfortable suede material, meaning no need for a shoe change when you hit the dance floor.
For the fine art bride, Harriett Wilde’s bespoke bridal shoes are a dream. Featuring their iconic floral heel embellishments, brides can create the perfect bridal heel from twelve different styles in a variety of colors and materials like velvet, satin or suede.
Ever dabbled in designing a pair of sneakers with Nike By You? Don’t overlook Nike’s custom shoe creator for your wedding, too. Whether you want to wear your sneaks all day or plan a savvy dancefloor shoe change – custom wedding sneakers are a hip and fashionable choice that can be dressed up and dressed down.
Pssst: We love wedding shoes! Browse our favorite bridal shoe designers, shop comfortable bridal flats just as chic as heels, make your shoes your something blue, or buy a pair of understated nude bridal heels.