Bridal Dilemma: 5 Inch Heel Obsession vs. Common Sense

A lot of brides-to-be have a crystal clear vision of what her big day will look like. It may be a small private ceremony with just a few family members and friends. It may be a lavish event with a huge cake and hundreds of guests you do not even know – or perhaps do not much like. But whatever your dream might be, it’s very important that the bride be able to get through the entire ceremony and reception. For many brides-to-be, the way to do this is getting the right pair of shoes.

There’s no doubt that 5 inch heels have broad appeal to today’s brides. Of course, designers are indulging women’s fashion for sky high heels. After all, demand drives the market. But the blame extends well beyond Christian Louboutin and Miu Miu. Everything from Sex and the City to Desperate Housewives – from Victoria Beckham to Charlize Theron – is having an influence. What’s more, it seems like this whole idea of the 5 inch heel obsession is at the forefront of our culture.

Here are some tips to consider when choosing your wedding shoes:

  • Be comfortable. Choose shoes that do not cause you to feel awkward.
  • Be you. Don’t dress to keep up with or outdo your favorite celebrities.


  • Don’t be frightened of shopping on-line to save some money.
  • Be wary of being too creative.

Now, tell me, should you dress for comfort or style? Would you wear 5 inch heels on your wedding day?