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These days, outdoor weddings are more popular than ever before. From tented ceremonies to open-air receptions, an outdoor wedding is a both timeless and trendy way for you to celebrate your special day. Couples love the freedom and COVID-compliant safety that an outdoor wedding provides, and guests enjoy the picturesque views. When it comes to finding the perfect shoes for an outdoor wedding, however, many brides and their guests often struggle to locate the right pair.

Are heels an option? Can your toes be uncovered? Should you opt for comfort or style? Whether you’re the bride or an attendee, you might be wondering the same thing. Regardless of your placement in the wedding party, here are the best shoes for you to wear at your next outdoor wedding.

Wedge-Heeled Sandals

If you’re looking for a comfortable way to spend the night dancing and mingling, wedge-heeled sandals are a great option. For outdoor weddings, it is important to emphasize both style and comfort. This particular kind of heel allows more stabilization than something like a stiletto might.

Best of all, they come in a variety of styles and designs, which is a wonderful option for anyone attempting to stick to the theme of the wedding party. Pairing a wedge-heeled sandal with your outfit, whether it’s a wedding gown or a bridesmaid’s dress, is a perfect way to allow yourself the freedom to enjoy your evening without worrying about sinking into the grass or getting stuck in the sand.


Comfort meets fashion in the modern mule, which is a versatile shoe that features little to no backing around the heel. Most wedding mules will have a thin strap around the ankle in order to keep the shoe itself from slipping off, but many are slip-ons that cover the toe completely. These shoes are also a great option for any mature party-goers who might not spend a lot of time on the dance floor. If you’re looking for a beautiful and easy-to-wear option for your wedding shoe, a mule might be the way to go.


You can never go wrong with a classic. The pump has been around for decades, and for good reason: they are dependable, sturdy, and beautiful. Most pumps will feature a completely closed shoe, meaning that there is no heel or toe visible. Not only will this save you time on getting a pedicure, but it will also help to stabilize you on any outdoor terrain since the heel is thick enough to keep your ankle from buckling. Pumps are a great choice for anyone hoping to bring a touch of classical comfort to their wedding attire.

Ballet Flats

Versatility and style come together to create the ballet flat. Perfect for transitioning from ceremony to reception, these shoes are a great choice for anyone hoping to avoid a heel but still look fabulous.

While most flats offer different styles, such as a square or pointed toe, a ballet flat usually has a rounded toe, which presents more comfort for the person wearing them. They also offer less coverage across the top of the foot, which is good for outdoor events in warmer temperatures. These shoes present a combination of comfort and beauty, something that everyone deserves to have at a wedding.

Plan Your Perfect Outdoor Wedding at Windows on the Water

If you are ready to throw your dream tent wedding, look no further than an outdoor venue at Windows on the Water. We offer 86 gorgeous acres of forestry and breathtaking views that your guests will never forget. Best of all, our experienced staff can help you plan your big day down to the last detail, ensuring that you and your new spouse will have fond memories to look back on for a lifetime.

Excited to take the next step? Reach out to us today at (609) 208-9475, or fill out our online contact form and one of our amazing team members will touch base with you as soon as possible. We look forward to helping you celebrate your special day.