When it comes to planning your attire for a desert elopement, there’s something that we think all brides need to consider ahead of time – the right shoes! Depending on where you’ve selected to have your elopement, you’ll want to look at a few different shoe options rather than the classic bridal pump or stiletto sandal. Whether you’re trekking through sandy dunes or walking across a dry lake bed, don’t make the mistake of ruining your favorite shoes! Here’s a few different styles to think about when planning your ensemble.
Comfortable flats will never fail you on your elopement day! Especially if you’re planning to climb around the canyon rocks or go for a stroll through the desert. When it comes to the fabric, we’d recommend steering away from velvet or silk as they can stain easily. Here are some of our top picks for wedding day flats:
If you really want to wear a pair of heels on your elopement day, then make sure you go for a chunky heel design. A chunky heel will be much easier to walk in overall – it won’t get caught in any small rock crevices! If you’re nervous about wearing them the entire time, you can always bring them along and change right before your ceremony. Here are some of our top picks for chunky heels:
Ankle Booties or Hiking Boots
Shoes that were truly made for walking! If you’re planning to spend the day exploring the canyons, you may want to consider a hiking boot or a flat-heeled ankle boot that has great tread and support. That way, you’ll feel comfortable all day long and are ready to go on an adventure whenever the ceremony is over. Here are some of our favorite hiking boots and shoe options:
When you want to wear boots but also want to add a bit of flair, pair your wedding gown or set with some stylish Western boots. We’ve even had some of our brides decorate the bottom of their boots with something cute to remember the day when they wear them again. Whether you go for solid leather or an embellished design, have fun with it! Here’s some great ones to consider:
When in doubt, throw on your favorite pair of sneakers! We’ve heard it straight from our brides that they love the idea of being comfortable at all times during their elopement. If you’re not a fan of heels or boots, this might be the perfect option for you. You can even sign your names and wedding date on them as a keepsake! Here’s a few sneaker styles that we love: