Distinct from your wedding dress are your wedding shoes. They can be blue, ivory, nude, lace, white— the point is, they don't have to match your wedding dress, instead they should complement it.

But of course you're not here because you already know what type of shoes you're getting, you're here looking for insight and we're going to give it to you.

p.s. If you need help converting your International shoe size, check out our helpful article on Euro to US shoe size conversions. (for UK size conversions click here!)

First and foremost our tops picks are embellished..

.. and they're by the famed Manolo Blahnik brand, all handmade in Italy.

Because we're not ones to wear hyper-embellished shoes on the daily, your wedding day is the perfect special occasion to sparkle.

And unless you've been living someplace far removed from fashion, you'll already be familiar with and appreciate the timeless elegance of a Manolo Blahnik 'Hangisi' pump.

The Hangisi comes in an array of colors, patterns, textures, and heel heights, so it's a crowd-pleaser. Here are our top Hangisi choices to slip into on your wedding day in all their jeweled glory:

Manolo's Hangisi flat is the perfect distinguished shoe for those brides who are specifically looking for a wedding flat. Its pointed toe silhouette gives the illusion of elongated legs on even the most petite body types.

Blahnik's ballerina flats come in many colors, and we were fortunate enough to find many of them via Shop It To Me. Shop It To Me is a free-to-use platform for fashion lovers, particularly when it comes to sales. Quickly search your favorite brands, in your size, from all from the retailers you already shop at— in one convenient place.

And then of course there are the satin Hangisi's in a universally flattering "flesh" tone, that should complement every wedding dress.

Now that you've had a glimpse into the glamorous world of the Hangisi, let's dip our toes into some other brands.

Open Toe Wedding Shoes

A pointed pump is a classic, but so is an open toe.

Wedding shoes, especially high-end brands, sell out FAST. So don't get discouraged if what you are looking for is gone— there are always opportunities to score on Shop It To Me.

Sophia Webster's 'rosalind' sandal is luxurious and sits at a heel height that most women feel comfortable in:

Regarding footwear, Badgley Mischka is an affordable luxury brand that brings extravagance to the table every.single.time.

Twinkling rose gold flatters every skin tone:

Consider this your "something blue":

How can something be so refined yet so white hot?:

Need we say any more about Badgley Mischka's shoe style????

Closed Toe Wedding Shoes

After wallowing in the opulent wedding shoes above, we're not experiencing the unavoidable "burn out" everyone is talking about quiet yet. Anddddd, we hope our article is shaving some stress off of your shoulders when it comes to picking the right wedding shoes for your big day.

Naturally we had to talk about the Hangisi first, and now that that's over and established, these are our carefully sourced closed toe wedding pumps . . .

Would you expect anything less than fabulous from the SJP Collection (Sarah Jessica Parker) as in Carrie from Sex and the City? A dainty satin t-strap stiletto pump exudes sophistication.

We bet you thought white leather pumps wouldn't make the cut? Wrong. These Tabitha Simmons mary-jane slingbacks are graceful enough to snag a spot on our best wedding shoes list.

Again, the SJP Collection produces a nude pump so charming that even a customer review includes photos to show her merriment for them. (Click the image, then 'go to site' and check out her review, because these pointed pumps look 10x better in person!)

And last but definitely not least are the wedding flats

Every bride can appreciate an impeccable wedding flat. Maybe you want to purchase a flat wedding shoe to change into after your feet have had enough of your heels? Food for thought . . .

A point will ALWAYS elongate:

Festive, but make it a flat:

Be a vision in pink:

Bridal Shoe Bliss

Hopefully we were able to enlighten you with our top wedding shoe picks! We know that bridal shoes are personal and subjective, so we aimed to leave no bride-to-be out. Don't forget a sparkly clutch and a timeless shade of nail polish for both your fingers and your toes. Remember: nothing improves your mood like a fresh manicure and a new pair of shoes!