The first time I saw TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress, I thought it was the dumbest show I’d ever seen…and I’ve been a regular viewer ever since. Why watching women pick out their wedding gowns is so addictive, I have no idea. But I never stop marveling at the fact people will plunk down thousands of dollars on a dress they’ll wear once. Now I’m not here to argue whether that’s right or wrong, but obviously every bride wants to feel beautiful on her special day. But many brides, like reader Carly, want to be sure they feel as good as they look on their big day. Here’s her question:
“Would you consider doing a post about comfort shoes for brides? I'm getting married, and I have back and knee problems. I can't mess around with arch support -- even "for just one day" (which is how people keep trying to sell me on unsupportive flats and whatnot). I've noticed on bridal forums that other women are asking for similar help, but it's really hard to find shoes that look "bridal" that aren't just going to inflict pain on those of us who need good, supportive shoes.”
Carly goes on to say she’s planning to wear a 50’s–inspired wedding dress, so here are a few suggestions for her. Hopefully they’ll work for other comfort-seeking brides as well! For added support, we recommend a pair of Dr. Rosenberg's Instant Arches.