So where was I going to find an elegant pair of size 7, EEE width-fitting, wedding-compatible high heels for my wedding day that I could actually fit into and walk down the aisle in? AND.... my wedding dress was RED so where would I find red wedding shoes just the right shade to match my dress?
I consulted friends and asked if they thought it was feasible to walk down the aisle barefoot? No. I wasn't getting married on a beach. I had to have shoes and I had to have something fabulous with a heel or my long dress wouldn't look right.
It felt slightly ridiculous to start feeling anxiety and stress levels rising over a pair of shoes for one day. This wasn't part of the fairytale wedding planning experience!
With only a couple of weeks to go to the big day I put my faith in Google and typed "Elegant" "shoes" and "wide feet" into the search bar. Up popped The Shoe Tailor, an online catalogue of shoes for those with wide and difficult to fit feet!! They even catered for style-conscious ladies with a foot width of EEEEEE!!! Maybe this was Cinderella's issue. Maybe the reason the glass slipper fit her foot alone was because she had an "EEEEEE" width foot! If the width of her feet didn't put off her prince, it wouldn't put off mine either.
The Shoe Tailor had a lovely choice of elegant sandals and strappy party shoes, high heels, flats, ballet pumps, Mary-Jane's, stilletos, boots, sling-backs, wedges.... and all available to fit me. Who knew shoe shopping could be so much fun?
I ordered 4 pairs on home approval to try with my dress, a gold pair, a silver pair, a diamante pair and a red and diamante pair. They were all fantastic but the red and diamante pair clinched it, and they were only £20.
All that was left to do now was practice walking in heels again!