How I Made My Own Wedding Shoes

Updated: Mar 26



I LOVE a good DIY. So when I was looking for shoes to wear for my wedding, I immediately went into creator mode. You see, I am 5'9" tall. Trying on dresses, the owners of the atelier told me my heels should be no taller than 2" to avoid having to order more fabric for my dress. I hate heels to begin with. I'm like a little kid who's been walking around all day, I hate having them on for extended periods of time and all I do is complain about how much my feet are killing me.


Well, have you ever tried looking up low heels on the internet? They're overall either frumpy or on Etsy, so insanely expensive for a pair I'd probably never wear again. Enter: DIY bride. I needed low heels that were also attractive to look at because while people probably won't be seeing my feet all night, some of the most timeless wedding photos are those flat-lays with the invitation suite, rings, and bride's shoes. I am all about a great photo. Read on to discover my secret to perfectly customized wedding shoes that are comfortable, custom, and don't break the bank.


My wedding dress has hand-stitched florals on it that I love and after a quick Amazon search, I found lace and floral appliqués that would be a perfect touch for my wedding shoes. But first, I had to find the shoes I would use as a starter. DSW has been my go-to for a long time and more specifically, the Kelly and Katie brand. Talk about comfortable, their shoes are so comfortable whether they have a stiletto or chunky heel. These Tariana Sandals by Kelly and Katie were the perfect "starter shoe" for my little project. And only $29!


Now that I'd found the shoes, it was time for all the elegant touches I'd be adding to them. Enter my best friend,