bella belle shoes

Ultimate guide to choosing perfect shoes for your wedding

Interview with team Bella Belle


Inspired by the Italian word for “Beautiful”, Bella Belle is renowned for exquisite details and beloved for comfort. A disruptor to cookie-cutter shoes, Bella Belle has earned a devoted global following with its feminine and ethereal shoes.

Your secret weapon is mastering the art of dressing up an outfit with signature shoes. You intuitively check out people’s shoes. Having new shoes fills your heart with joy. With just one look, you can tell beautiful shoe silhouettes when you see them.

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expert advice on choosing

bridal shoes:

Define your bridal style. Do you love modern, clean lines, or a lover of details? 

Choose the right heel height and shape based on your venue. Having an outdoor wedding? Consider block heels or flats! If you love heels, you can add a heel stopper to prevent your heels from sinking into the ground. 

Ensure you have your shoes before your first alteration appointment. Your seamstress will need to hem your dress according to your heel height. 

Prioritize comfort. Your shoes will support you — literally. So choose a heel height and shape that you are most comfortable in.

Decide if you would like to match or add a pop of personality. There is no right or wrong way, do what makes you feel like yourself! 

The first step in the process of finding a perfect wedding shoe:

Comfort or style? 

Choose the right heel height and shape that you’re used to wearing. Your wedding day is not the day to try something completely different. If you’re used to wearing kitten heels daily, opt for something similar! 

We say why choose one or the other when you can have both! Long gone are the days when “pain is beauty.” Our shoes are made for comfort without sacrificing beauty because we want our brides to feel their very best on their wedding day. The last thing we want is for our brides to feel pain. So all of our shoes have our signature extra soft and generous insole padding for 12-hour comfort. 

Bridal shoe styles

bella belle has dozens of styles to choose from


BOW. Made for a modern bride, our bow shoes feature clean lines and chic designs. Some of our most popular shoes are Reese, Zoey and Kate. These shoes offer a clean and sophisticated look that is both chic and timeless. 


WHIMSICAL. Whimsical wedding shoes are perfect for brides who want to add a touch of fun personality to their bridal look. Styles like Eden and Eve feature pastel colors and beautiful details. Anyone can look like a princess in these dreamy shoes


LACE. Bella Belle Shoes are beloved for our lace bridal shoes. Our various embroidered lace designs, like Anita (who was worn by Jennifer Lopez in her movie, ‘Shotgun Wedding’), will perfectly match your wedding dress to create the most romantic and elegant wedding look. 



CRYSTAL. If you're a lover of sparkles, crystals, and anything that shines, you'll love our bling wedding shoe collection. Elsa is the modern version of Cinderella’s glass slipper. Best part? They are super comfortable so that you can dance the night away.

PEARL. Pearls add an element of sophistication to a wedding shoe and bridal ensemble. Our Lisbeth pearl heel is one of our bestsellers, featuring an elegant T-strap with gold rhinestones between each pearl. 

Bella Belle Shoes has worked with Anastasia for many years and she is always such a pleasure to work with! Not only is she incredibly talented in the way she captures our shoes, we love the feminine and natural feel of her photos. She has a way of playing with light to capture her couples in their most authentic self, to tell their love stories through her camera.

—  team bella belle

We recommend choosing heel types that brides will feel most secure, stable, and supported. So if it’s an outdoor wedding where there are a lot of uneven terrains, we generally recommend block heels as they prevent sinking into the grass. Flats are also a great choice. But for brides who want to wear stilettos for an outdoor wedding, the trick is to add a heel stopper! For a beach wedding, we recommend our wedding flats like our luna gold jeweled wedding sandals. Best part? They can be easily re-worn for the honeymoon! Brides having an indoor wedding have more freedom when it comes to choosing a heel type. From stilettos to kitten heels, we say go with what makes you feel your best! 

What heel SHOULD I CHOOSE FOR MY wedding location?

We say that it totally depends on every bride! Some brides love a more cohesive look and want their shoes to 100% match their dress. It could be the same beadwork, lace design, colour, or vibe. Others want something different but still complement their dress. Like our Molly block heel with a modern satin or crepe dress. We love it when brides add a pop of colour or something unexpected to their wedding look, like our bestselling Eve lavender heel with their whimsical wedding dress. 

    There has been a growing popularity of fashionable reception looks, which allows brides to wear a look that is completely different from their ceremony look. Oftentimes, the reception look is more fun, flirty and relaxed. The same goes for their shoes! We have been seeing brides choosing a high heel for the ceremony and a lower heel, block heel, or bridal flats for their reception. This can be more comfortable for those who aren’t used to wearing heels for a long period of time. We always recommend that brides prioritie comfort, so if that means switching to something lower to dance all-night in, go for it!

 Yes! Nude and gold wedding shoes go with any wedding dress, and they can be easily re-worn again after your wedding day. Another option is to incorporate your “something blue” into your shoes. This can be a fun way to add a pop of color to your bridal look while still keeping with tradition. If you’re having a whimsical or colorful wedding, why not choose shoes that match your wedding theme? Pink and purple wedding shoes such as Eden and Eve can be a beautiful accent to a fairytale wedding. 

SHOULD MY SHOES MATCH to MY wedding dress?

Should I have two pairs for the wedding day?

Can i wear non-ivory shoes?


How to prepare shoes for the big day?

How to protect shoes during the wedding day?

    1. Store the shoes in the box. This will keep moisture away and preserve their shapes. Store them in a dry place away from direct sunlight, such as your closet.
    2. Break them in. Wear the shoes around the house before the event. If you need a bit of stretching, wear them with thick socks.
    3. Make them more comfortable. If your shoes fit slightly big, you can fill the gap with an insole insert and heel liner.

    1. Remove the protective liner. Our shoes come with a layer of protective film on the outer sole. Be sure to remove the liner before you wear them.
   2. Prevent embellishments from catching. If the embellishments of your shoes catch on the delicate fabric of your dress (such as tulle or lace), you may want to try this trick. Apply a few coats of clear nail polish over the embellishments to prevent the prongs from catching onto delicate fabric.
    3. Use water and stain repellent. You may choose to treat your shoes with water and stain repellent before wearing them. Ensure the product you choose is safe and gentle for silk materials. We also recommend bringing them to your local cobbler to have them professionally treated.  
    4. Use heel stoppers. If your event is outdoor, we recommend using Heel Stoppers to your heels from sinking into the grass.  


Bella Belle Shoes different

We are known as The Prettiest 12-hour Shoes. So "stunning" and "comfortable" are two words often used to describe our shoes. We believe in the virtues of quality, comfort, and craftsmanship, and each shoe went through numerous rounds of fittings to ensure they fit well for every bride. We use only the finest and most luxurious materials to construct our shoes. Engineered for comfort, each shoe is cushioned with thick padding for all-day wear.

 We are very community-centric, so our biggest inspiration is our brides. We take pride in asking for feedback from them and we take that into consideration when we design our shoes. That also inspired our community-driven campaign, #BellaBelleByYou where we asked our followers to design a shoe for us to bring to life! That gave birth to one of our most popular styles, Eden. 

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