It happened: you just found a pair of wedding heels that you absolutely love.
You did your research, the shoes match your gown, the reviews are amazing, and they even look like comfortable shoes for your wedding. You’re hoping to order them online and try them on in-person, but you already know they’ll be perfect.
But there’s one problem: these beloved wedding heels have a 4 inch heel.
You start second-guessing yourself:
Is that too much?
Will I be able to even walk in them?
Are 4 inch heels too high for wedding wear?
This is a question we received from bride-to-be, Brianna, but it was simply put as one sentence: “Are 4 inch heels too high for wedding?” So, let’s discuss it!
4 Inch Heels: Too High?
I am 5’10”, so the idea of a 4 inch heel for my wedding isn’t even in the cards. There’s nothing wrong with towering, if that’s your thing, but when choosing my wedding shoes I knew something in a shorter 1 to 2 inch heel was going to fit my own comfort level perfectly.
The answer to what size heel is best for weddings, or are 4 inch heels too high, comes down to personal preference and HOW OFTEN you wear heels of a similar height.
Go for it
If you’re happy as can be on a weekend wearing high 3-4 inch heels, and you found a pair of heels in the same height that you really love, go for it!
Alternatively, if you want a tall heel but you’re not sure about walking in them, try a block heel instead. It has a wider heel base so walking in it is so much easier.
And always, bring a pair of these with you just in case.
Find a lower heel
If you struggle walking in sky-high heels, you might want to consider a shorter heel height for your wedding day. It can be tough to walk down the aisle in super-high heels if you’re not used to it; furthermore, you’ll be nervous, and this might make it even tougher to walk in such a high heel.
And if you’re walking outdoors, forget about a thin heel or stiletto at all: your best bet will be wedges.
And most of all, whether you choose a high heel, low heel, flat, platforms (but with a block), or peep toe pumps, wear in your wedding shoes first. There is nothing like foot pain and blisters to ruin the reception; it’s easy to avoid this if you remember these wedding shoe mistakes to avoid for all wedding heel heights!
Hope it helps!