Worried that wearing flat wedding shoes will make you feel less bridal? We've found designs beautiful enough to convert even the most dedicated lover of heels.
These are the best flat wedding shoes to give you confidence, style - and comfort! Maybe you just don't do heels; perhaps you're planning to swap to flats for the evening party. However you plan to bring them into your wedding look, these are the flat shoes to know about, from affordable high street brands to let's-splash-out designer styles.
Flats work with all kind of bridal looks, whether we're talking boho sandals for a destination wedding or sparkly ballerinas for a winter wedding.
On the practical side, as with all wedding shoes, flats do still need to be broken in ahead of the big day. A simple way to do this is to wear them around the house with thick socks - oh, the glamour - to give them some all-important stretch.
Once you've chosen your shoes, make sure you take them along to a wedding dress fitting, to check how they work with the length - tripping over your hem all day is never a good look. If you're wearing a longer style or a train with heels during the day, your seamstress may be able to 'bustle' the gown to make it easier to walk in your wedding flats later on.
And don't forget to weather- and stain-proof your wedding shoes using a protector spray.
With the practicalities taken care of, now let's get to the pretty! Here are the most gorgeous flat wedding shoes.
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1. Frankie Pearl - £170, Charlotte Mills
For subtle sparkle, we love these glittery flat wedding shoes from luxe bridal brand Charlotte Mills. The ankle straps make the shoe silhouette feel so elegant.
2. Novia – £99, Dune
3. Patent Leather Pumps - £65, Charles & Keith
Ideal for the cool-girl bride, these Charles & Keith pumps are the very essence of what the brand does so well: adding fashion-focused details to a timeless style at a budget-friendly price point.
4. Carrie - £365, Emmy London
Emmy London are known for their beautifully embellished bridal heels, and they show the same attention to detail with their flat wedding shoes. Just take the Carrie, hand-beaded with Swarovski crystals and pearl sequins on ivory suede.
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5. Ballerina Flats - £35, Accessorize
If you're looking for simple flat wedding shoes that won't detract from your dress, these Accessorize ballerinas could be the answer. The versatile pinky hue will go with anything.
6. Butterfly Flats - £295, Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster's heels are all about a witty, playful take on bridal glamour. The brand's butterfly flats present a more refined version of the look, but still feature the iconic butterfly wing detailing and have a unique aesthetic.
7. Duo Strap Leather Sandals - £65, & Other Stories
Simple and elegant, these & Other Stories Sandals are just made for sunny weddings, whether in the UK or abroad.
8. Gallean Ballerinas - £40, Aldo
We'll always love the classic round-toe ballerina, but for a contemporary take, go for a pointed toe, as seen on these chic Aldo flats. The gold back really detail elevates the look.
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9. Olive Eye - £139, Kurt Geiger
Want to add some edge to your bridal style? Embellished with a crystal eye motif, these backless mules are an excellent choice as alternative flat wedding shoes.
10. Henriette Ballet Flats - £99, French Sole at The Outnet
The Outnet is a great source for designer bargains - like these French Sole ballet flats, reduced from £180. The crystal embellishments look so pretty against the satin fabric.
11. Flat Sandals - £12.99, H&M
Looking to save money on your wedding? H&M prove that even with a tight shoe budget you can still find a beautiful bridal style. Their rose-gold sandals would be ideal for a destination wedding. For a pop of colour, they also come in a rather fabulous hot pink.
12. Florence - £395, Emmy London
There's something so stylish about oversized bows. Emmy London's Florence features a gloriously glossy embellishment against sleek matte suede. Each pair is handmade.
13. Gathered Leather Ballerinas - £49.99, Mango
We love how these Mango flats put a twist on minimalist style thanks to the gathered backs. The square toes feel very current.
14. Rockstud Caged Ballet Flats - £615, Valentino
Pricey? Yes. Ridiculously gorgeous? Also yes. Reach for Valentino Rockstud flats if you want to give your bridal look some rock 'n' roll glamour. They come in different styles and colourways, but we particularly like the pink and ivory with studded straps.
15. Studded Flat Mule - £32, River Island
You can also get the Valentino look for less on the high street. These River Island mules have that tough-glamour feel, with gold studs against white faux leather.
16. Silver Glitter Pumps - £13.50, Dorothy Perkins
One of the advantages of silver wedding shoes is that they go with everything. These glittery flat pumps would look great with anything from a boho wedding dress to a princess gown.
17. Hettie Ballerinas - £80, Boden
If comfort is your priority when it comes to flat wedding shoes, check out these Boden beauties. They have a padded insole and flexible sole - perfect if you'll be on your feet a lot. Thanks to the snakeskin and rose gold, they look as good as they'll feel.
18. Paris Pointed Flat - £195, Russell & Bromley
Russell & Bromley are known for the quality of their footwear, so if you're looking for wear-again flat wedding shoes, this is a key brand to know. The Paris pointed flats feature plenty of party-perfect sparkle and have a lovely, sleek shape.
19. Sweetie - £49, Paradox London
Lace wedding shoes can be so pretty. These Paradox London flats have a simple shape that allows the intricate fabric to be the star, with contrasting satin on the toes to add elegance.
20. Willow - £240, Rachel Simpson
Rachel Simpson's best known bridal heels feature a gorgeous Art Deco fan design - and now you can get the same effect in a flat shoe, in the form of the mint-green Willow. It's such an elegant design, and would be particularly suitable if you're planning on wearing a vintage-inspired wedding dress.
21. Anjalina - £565, Christian Louboutin at Net-a-Porter
You can still be a Louboutin girl in flats - just take the stunning Anjalina. The deep v towards the toes gives a leg-lengthening effect - and yes, the soles are that signature red.
22. Leather Tassel Loafers - £45, Marks & Spencer
Loafers probably aren't quite right for a traditional wedding gown, but pair them with a contemporary or casual wedding dress and you have a winning bridal look. These M&S loafers have a lovely shape and are designed with special sole technology for extra comfort. They're also available in an equally wedding-worthy pale gold.
23. Belly Croc Strappy Flat - £245, Ganni
Who says wedding shoes have to be white, nude or metallic? These pink crocodile flats are pure fabulousness in a shoe. We suggest wearing them with midi or short wedding dresses - they're too gorgeous not to show off.
24. Leather Ballet Flats - £99, Uterqüe
Zara's sophisticated sister brand has fast become a real shoe destination for lovers of fine design and catwalk-inspired details. We love these leather flats for their refined shape and for their versatility - they can also be worn as flat mules.
25. Tied T-Bar Mules - £29.99, Zara
It's hard to go wrong with gold wedding shoes - they pretty much elevate any bridal style. These Zara flats are simplicity in shoe form, and the pared-back design means they won't distract from your dress.
26. Hangisflat - £765, Manolo Blahnik
Would it even be a wedding shoe edit without a pair of Manolos? The iconic Hangisflat design comes in a range of colours. We've selected the off-white as the most obviously bridal, but you could also go for a bolder hue - perhaps a sapphire shade as your 'something blue'?
27. Cleo - £27, The Perfect Bridal Company
Cleo by The Perfect Bridal Company offers brides an elegant flat wedding shoe that's totally versatile - as the ivory satin is dyeable, you can change up the look and go for whichever colour you desire. There's cushioning in the soles to help you party the night away without a hint of sore feet.
For even more inspiration, visit our wedding shoes page. Packed full of fabulous designs, it really is bridal shoe heaven!