Worried that wearing flat wedding shoes will make you feel less wedding-ready? We've found 28 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 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 that won't leave you hobbling home at the end of the night.
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1. Frankie Pearl - £210, 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. Half D'Orsay Cut-Out Ballet Pumps - £49, Charles & Keith
Ideal for cool brides, 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.
3. May Gold - £965, Emmy London
Emmy London are known for their beautifully embellished heels, and they show the same attention to detail with their flat wedding shoes. Just take the May Gold, hand-beaded and light as a feather, your feet will be comfortable all day.
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4. Ballerina Flats - £17, Accessorize
If you're looking for simple flat wedding shoes that won't detract from your outfit, these Accessorize ballerinas could be the answer. The versatile hue will go with anything.
5. Butterfly Flats - £395, Sophia Webster
Sophia Webster's heels are all about a witty, playful take on wedding glamour. The brand's butterfly flats feature the iconic butterfly wing detailing and have a unique aesthetic that are bound to gain compliments.
6. Duo Strap Leather Sandals - £55, & Other Stories
Simple and elegant, these & Other Stories Sandals are just made for sunny weddings, whether in the UK or abroad.
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7. Olive Eye - £139, Kurt Geiger
Want to add some edge to your wedding style? Embellished with a crystal eye motif, these backless mules are an excellent choice as alternative flat wedding shoes.
8. 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 style. Their rose-gold sandals would be ideal for a destination wedding. For a pop of colour, they also come in yellow and lilac.
9. 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, plus each pair is handmade.
10. Rockstud Caged Ballet Flats - £620, Valentino
Reach for the Valentino Rockstud flats if you want to give your look some rock 'n' roll glamour. They come in different styles and colourways, but we particularly like the pink and ivory with studded straps.
11. Wide Fit Bow Ballerina Pumps - £15, Dorothy Perkins
One of the advantages of silver wedding shoes is that they go with everything. These metallic flat pumps would look great with anything from a boho wedding dress to a chic suit.
12. Hettie Ballerinas - £70, 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 fawn rose colouring, they look as good as they'll feel.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Willow - £240, Rachel Simpson
Rachel Simpson's best known 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.
16. Galativi Point Toe Flats - £495, Christian Louboutin
You can still wear Louboutin in flats - just take the stunning Galativi. The deep v towards the toes gives a leg-lengthening effect - and yes, the soles are that signature red.
17. Mules With Knot - £27.99, Zara
These easy, white mules from Zara are seriously fashion-forward thanks to the pointed toe and knot detail. They'll work just as well for your wedding day as they will for next day celebrations.
18. Flat Pearl Bead Sandals - £27.99, Zara
Pearls are a lovely way of adding some glamour to your wedding outfit if you aren't a fan of rhinestones or diamantes. Pair these slip on sandals from Zara with a lace dress for a gorgeous vintage look.
19. Rhinestone Vinyl Slingback Shoes - £125, 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 pale blue and rhinestone flats if you want to wear something blue on the day.
20. 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 traditionally wedding, but you could also go for a bolder hue.
21. New York Glitter Sneakers - £75, Kate Spade
A classic tennis shoe with a ton of sparkling glitter and gorgeous satin laces? These Kate Spade sneakers are the most wedding-ready trainers we've ever seen and you can bag them for under £80!
22. Princely Embellished Flats - £139, Kurt Geiger
A flat shoe can have just as much of an impact as a sky-high heel can, just look at these Kurt Geiger beauties! From the crystal embellished strap to the silver heel, these backless mules have style.
23. Bride Sandals - £34.99, Decent Design Studio UK
From the frayed raffia design to the embellished bride detail, these sandals were simply made for a beach wedding. They'll also look so sweet at a hen do or on your honeymoon!
24. Sabine Flats - £1,325, Jimmy Choo
The Sabine flats by Jimmy Choo showcase wedding footwear at its finest. Covered in pearl embellishments and topped with a larger statement pearl, they're perfect for an evening celebration.
25. Ray Flat - £305, Cult Gaia
Cult Gaia are known for their breathtaking gowns, but did you know they make stunning shoes too? We adore the chic Ray flats that come with a detachable feather puff so you can dress your look up throughout the day.
26. Metallic Sandals - £820, Miu Miu
Get all the allure of a sexy, strappy sandal without the height by opting for these Miu Miu sandals. If you're wearing a longer gown, the scattering of crystals across your feet will look beautiful peeking out.
27. Ruched Leather Sandals - £35.99, Mango
If you're planning a relaxed and casual celebration these Mango sandals could be the ideal accessory to top your wedding look off. You'll be able to wear them long after the wedding day making them a real bargain.
28. Embellished Flat Mules - £89, Staccato
How stunning are these sparkling, pink flats by Staccato? They're a pretty take on a classic silhouette and they'll feel really special for your big day.
For even more inspiration, visit our wedding shoes page. Packed full of fabulous designs, it really is shoe heaven!