Despite being an age-old ritual, in this century, your entourage can wear all-white (or even all-black), brides can simply walk down the aisle in a department store dress, and couples can even have three weddings instead of one! Weddings are filled with traditions, but a part of making your wedding uniquely yours is to decide which old-school rules are worth skipping—and rewriting! Case in point: instead of wearing a usual pair of white high heels underneath your dress, why not let you and your S.O.’s playful side peek through by wearing matching shoes? Not only will it keep you totally comfy the whole day, but having a little personal touch will make your wedding all the more memorable. Check out these matching shoe ideas below:
For the edgy, rocker couple:
Don't let wedding traditions stop you and your fiancé from showing off your true cool selves. If you think your wedding attire is a tad too formal, go for combat boots that will tone down the stiffness of a suit and even the daintyness of a bridal gown. You and your soon-to-be husband will walk out of that church looking like total badasses.
TRY: Doc Martens Pascal 8 Eye Boot, P7,990, available on Zalora
For the sneakerheads:
If you both live in your kicks all day, everyday, your wedding shouldn't have to be an exception. Let's face it: if you're not the heels-all-day kind of girl, you'll end up swapping them for flats at the reception anyway!
TRY: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, P2,390, available in leading Converse stores nationwide
...Or you can still keep the feminine vibe going while enjoying the comfort of sneakers with these dainty picks:
TRY: Keds Ace Bow Leather, P4,095, available on Zalora
TRY: Keds Ladies Triple Decker Kate Spade Pearl Studs, P5,995
TRY: Adidas Stan Smith Shoes (Women originals), P4,800, available on adidas.com.ph
For the classic, laid-back couple:
Not a fan of sneakers? Boat shoes can be another comfy shoe option to let everyone know just how chill you both are. As it's crafted from leather, boat shoes give off a classy, polished vibe while still providing enough comfort for you and your S.O. to take your first newlywed dance without achy feet.
TRY: Sperry Authentic Original Sahara (Honey sole), P4,995, available in leading Sperry stores
TRY: Sperry Authentic Original 2-Eye, P5,495, available in leading Sperry stores
If matching shoes isn’t yours and your partner’s cup of tea, here are more ways you can add a personal spin to your wedding:
1. Illustrated invites/wedding favors
Are you both obsessed with a certain video game or animated series? Proudly let everyone know about it through your invites or even your wedding favors!
TRY: The Paperboy Co. Personalized Porcelain Mugs, P380, available online
2. Meaningful table numbers
Instead of assigning your friends and families to table numbers they’re bound to forget, make it more memorable by opting for numbers that have significant meaning in your relationship—it could be your first date, first kiss, the age when you met, or even the day he proposed. You may reveal the special meaning just beside the table number to let your guests know more about you both as a couple!
3. Special attire touches
Use the outfits of your entourage to tell a story. Iza Calzado reportedly gave all her bridesmaids a customized denim jacket as it happens to be what Iza wore when her now-husband Ben Wintle popped the question.
Got a favorite movie that you've both rewatched a thousand times? You can also incorporate that little detail to your groomsmens' socks, which would make a great contrast to their formal suits!
TRY: Iconic socks Marvel Comic Collection Ankle Socks, price available upon request