Have you been hunting for a way to nail comfort and style when selecting your bridal shoes? Maybe you've tried it all, from cushioned jelly heel protectors to taping your toes together and slathering Vaseline on the heel. We're here to let you know that even the most extreme of measures possibly aren't necessary. Let's be real - heels aren't everything! You can look just as (if not more) chic and elegant wearing a pair of flat wedding shoes.

Flat wedding shoes offer a practical alternative to staggering around in a pair of classic wedding heels. They ensure you stay comfortable throughout your special day, allowing you to wholly enjoy every moment without the worry of aching feet looming over you. Plus, with the vast array of stylish options on the market, you don't have to sacrifice elegance for comfort.

From walking down the aisle to dancing until midnight, the right pair of flat wedding shoes will have you feeling fabulous and carefree all day long. Whether you're planning a garden wedding, a beach ceremony, or a traditional church service, flat wedding shoes can be the perfect finishing touch to your bridal ensemble.

The 12 best pairs of flat wedding shoes for brides prioritising comfort & style

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You might not think bridal shoes are that important, especially if you plan to wear a floor-length gown, but they are. Why? Because you will spend most of your day standing up or dancing. Even when you do get to sit down to eat, you will manage a few nibbles before you and your groom or bride have to bounce back up to mingle with friends and family. 

To ensure you spend your special day looking your best while remaining pain-free, we've compiled our 12 favourite pairs of flat wedding shoes to make your choice that little bit simpler! From summery wedding sandals to traditional white and ivory styles, statement metallic tones and lots and lots of sparklers - we're sure you'll find something you love!

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1. Flat wedding sandals 

Nuptuals - Ivory, Dune London Jewel Embellished Flat Wedding Sandals

£120 at John Lewis


2. Ivory wedding flats 

Alise Ivory Satin Slingback Wedding Flats

£47.50 at Rainbow Club


3. White wedding flats 

Bella Bow Flats

£158 at Free People


4. Gold wedding flats 

Habriela - Rose Gold Pointed Sling-Back Flats

£85 at Fenwick


5. Silver wedding flats 

Metallic-Accent Pointed-Toe Slingback Flats - Silver

£55 at Charles & Keith 


6. Jimmy Choo wedding flats

Bing Pump Flat Latte Nappa Leather Flats

£825 at Jimmy Choo


7. Sparkly/ sequin wedding flats 

Xy London 'Rosalie' Statement Pointed Toe Flat Bridal Ballerina Pump Shoes

£22.99 at Debenhams


8. Manolo Blahnik wedding flats

Lurum 45 Crystal-Embellished Satin Mules

£1,025 at NET-A-PORTER


9. Bridal ballet flats 

Rhinestone Ballerinas

£49.99 at Mango


10. Navy wedding flats 

Paradox London Shimmer 'Irene' Cross Strap Block Heel Court Shoes

£59 at Debenhams 


11. Closed-toe wedding flats 

White Leaf-Gem Pointed-Toe Mules

£27.99 at New Look



12. Wide-fit wedding flats

Hopeful - White, Wide Fit Snaffle-Trim Pointed Ballet Shoes

£59 at Dune

How to choose the best flat wedding shoes for your big day

  • Don't aim too high: When it comes to wedding shoes, comfort is key. While you may have dreamt of towering heels, your wedding day is not the time to experiment with heights you aren't used to. Thankfully, there are stunning flat options that combine style and comfort. Flat wedding shoes come in an array of elegant designs that will keep you looking chic without potential (or likely) discomfort.
  • Comfort must come naturally: You might think any flat shoe will do, but it’s essential to find a pair that naturally fits the shape of your feet. Not all flat shoes are created equal; some may still cause discomfort despite their lack of heel. When trying on potential wedding shoes, really think about how they feel. Any hint of discomfort will only worsen throughout the day, so it's worth searching until you find a pair that feels as good as they look.
  • Pain shows on your face: Your wedding day will be one of the most photographed days of your life. Painful shoes can lead to forced smiles and uncomfortable expressions. Choosing comfortable flat wedding shoes ensures you’ll look naturally happy and relaxed in your photos. A genuine smile comes from feeling good - and as it happens - comfortable shoes are a big part of that materialising.
  • Slipping is the enemy: While flat shoes reduce the risk of tripping, a poor fit can cause slipping inside the shoe, leading to blisters and discomfort. Look for shoes that fit snugly and provide good support. Consider options with straps or secure closures to keep your feet in place. Also, think about the material of the shoe lining. Leather linings, for instance, are great for absorbing moisture and reducing friction, keeping your feet comfortable throughout the day.
  • Choose wisely for long-term use: Flat wedding shoes aren’t just for the big day - they can be a practical addition to your wardrobe long after the wedding. When selecting your shoes, consider choosing a versatile style and colour you can wear again. This way, your wedding shoes become a cherished and functional part of your shoe collection, making them a smart and sustainable investment.


By following these tips and tricks, finding a pair of flat wedding shoes that are both stylish and comfortable has never been easier, ensuring you can enjoy every moment of your special day without any foot-related worries.

Thought heels were essential for a bridal look done right? Wrong! Flat wedding shoes are in!


So, to recap: Don't reach for a new heel height not currently within your collection, don't forget to practice dancing in your shoes and test out how the slip factor (who doesn't love a bedroom boogie), and ultimately, do you! If you love a flat, wear a flat. Sleek and sophisticated flat wedding shoes are more popular than ever amongst trendy brides who know how easy it is to be comfy AND look stylish.

For the brides-to-be keen on added height, we've got you covered with our edit of the best wedding shoes, which covers everything from skyscraper-esque platforms to an elegant kitten heel.

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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