Top Wedding Guest Shoes To Choose For A Summer Wedding

Wedding season is just around the corner, and if you’re invited to a few, it’s probably time to start looking for the perfect pair of shoes.

Choosing shoes for a wedding can be difficult. A long day of standing, followed by a night of dancing, means they need to be comfortable, but you’ll also want to choose a pair where comfort doesn’t compromise style. 

Luckily, at Rosamund Muir, we have a selection of stunning shoes to carry you from the I do’s to the last dance, whether you’re a bridesmaid, bride’s mother, or a wedding guest.

Table of contents: 

What are the best shoes to wear to a wedding?

What shoes to wear as a wedding guest 

Sandals for a wedding 

Pumps for a wedding 

What are the best shoes to wear to a wedding? 

A wedding party stand around on a beach whilst a bride throws the bouquet

Finding the perfect pair of shoes for a wedding is as important as curating an outfit. The best wedding guest shoes are stylish and versatile, so choose a pair that you envisage yourself wearing more than once and that are eye-catching yet comfortable.

The ideal pair of wedding guest shoes will ultimately depend on the location of the wedding. For example, if the invitation says ‘dreamy beach location’, then you’ll probably want to choose a pair of sandals that can handle the terrain. On the other hand, if the wedding is classic and traditional, much like a black-tie event, then black Montana or Aurora sandals are a perfect choice. 

Although the style may sit at the top of your list, comfort must be key. You’ll probably spend most of the day on your feet, so you need to choose shoes you’ll be comfortable enough to move around in for hours. So, don’t feel pressured into choosing skyscraper or stiletto heels if you know from the off that you’ll be uncomfortable in them; flats or small heels can be an equally stylish choice if they help you to move carefully, confidently and comfortably.

What shoes to wear as a wedding guest

a woman poses in a pink dress and white Augusta slingback pumps

As we’ve already mentioned, there are two main things to consider when choosing your shoes as a wedding guest; style and comfort. You should be able to walk in your shoes easily, and the best way to check how comfortable they are is to try them out before the big day. Start breaking in your shoes or getting used to them roughly six weeks before the wedding, even if you’re just walking around your living room wearing them. 

If you know you struggle with heels, opt for flats or block heels that will provide comfort without worrying about sinking into a lawn should the wedding party be asked to stand outside when it’s time for the wedding photos!

It used to be a social taboo to wear white shoes to a wedding, but thankfully as times (and weddings) have changed, this is no longer the case! Whether you pair yours with the colour of your dress, choose a contrasting colour to make a bold statement, or bring some flats to change into ahead of a night of dancing – your perfect wedding guest shoe is up to you!

Sandals for a wedding 

Sandals are ideal for wedding season, as they can be repurposed for summer holidays, days at the races or any summer soirees you plan on attending. Available in various styles and colours, whether you opt for flat or high, closed or opened-toe, you will surely find the perfect option to pair with your wedding outfit.

At Rosamund Muir, we have a selection of stunning sandals to level up your wedding guest look – so you’ll be super stylish and comfortable for the whole day and when dancing the night away!

Montana sandals 

a woman poses in a bodycon white dress and animal print montana sandals

Available in a wonderfully playful colour palette of animal prints and bright block colours, Montana sandals make for the perfect wedding guest shoe. Designed to embrace hope and happiness, if that doesn’t make them the ideal shoe for a wedding, we don’t know what will!

A sandal designed to carry a look from day to evening, it’s chic and comfortable even though it boasts a 10cm heel! Our customers love Montana for its comfortable, long-wearing qualities; it’s the feedback we receive the most about this fabulous shoe!

Handmade from high-quality, ethically sourced materials, each pair is finished with a silver buckle, stud detailing, and a super chic ankle strap. 

A playful addition to your shoe cupboard, each pair evokes memories of Rosamund’s past holidays, from the Coral Montana named after the Red Sea, to the stunning Cerulean Blue Montana recalling memories of the Cerulean sea and the crisp blue skies above the Greek Islands. 

An incredibly versatile shoe, pair yours with floaty or form-fitting skirts and dresses or a chic pantsuit for a statement wedding guest style.

Aurora sandals 

If the wedding you’re attending is more like a formal, black-tie event, why not add a sophisticated layer to your look with our exquisite Aurora sandals? Crafted in a colour palette inspired by Hollywood Glamour, yet evoking a 1920s Great Gatsby aesthetic, these elegant sandals will make you feel red-carpet ready!

A close up of two pairs of feet wearing the new Rosamund Muir Aurora styles

Featuring the same comfortable 10cm cone heel of the Montana, whether you choose eye-catching emerald green and gold, classic black suede or some of our new Spring/Summer 2023 styles (above) in eye-catching metallics, you’re guaranteed comfort with every step. 

Opt for a classic long black gown or a velvet jumpsuit for your wedding guest attire, and your Aurora sandals will be that glamorous finishing touch! They’re also the perfect choice for brides opting for a glamorous, alternative look; pair yours with a white or cream silk jumpsuit to turn heads on your big day.

Pumps for a wedding 

Just as stylish as sandals, pumps are another great option for a wedding. Great for those less confident at putting their toes on show, they’re also a great shoe for transitioning seasons when wearing sandals might not be appropriate.

Pumps are also perfect when styled with everyday attire, such as jeans or workwear, giving you a wider variety of wearability. So whether you’re heading to a big conference or simply meeting the girls for brunch, you can step out in style!

Augusta pumps 

A close up of a woman's feet wearing blue Augusta pumps

Inspired by our Paulina boots, the Augusta is the perfect shoe for those who like to make a statement. Much like the Paulina, it comes in various colours and contrasting textures, from black patent leather and mock croc to fabulous fuchsia pink patent leather contrasted with nappa leather

Listening to customer feedback, the Augusta features a pulled-down heel height of just 7 cm, in contrast to our 9 or 10 cm styles. This makes it an excellent choice for those that struggle with higher styles. 

Each pair in the collection is instantly recognisable by its eye-catching red lining, a signature staple of the Augusta shoe. 

Pair your amazing Augusta with many looks, from slim-fit trousers and long-flowing skirts to short dresses in matching or contrasting colours.

A close up of a pair of white Augusta slingback pumps

Our white Augusta pump is the perfect choice for brides wanting to dress in more traditional wedding colours. Crafted from white patent and nappa leather, it’s a comfortable, traditional shoe with a touch of sass!

Carlotta Pumps

Is there anything more sophisticated than a cage pump? 

The chic Carlotta cage pump is a classic, character-style shoe that embraces a modern take on Charleston-style glamour. Carefully handcrafted, each strap of the Carlotta features an insert to prevent the style from damage and deformity for years of fabulous wear.

A close up of a woman's feet wearing gold Carlotta pumps

Available in three classic colours, gold, silver and black glitter, it’s the essential shoe choice for those wanting to add elegance and fun to their wedding guest look. With the same comfortable 7 cm heel as the Augusta, it’s tailor-made for first dances, walks down the aisle and waiting by the bar for a glass of champagne to toast the happy couple. 

Pair yours with an embellished dress for a real touch of glamour, then wear them with everything after the big event! 

Shop wedding shoes at Rosamund Muir 

Whatever your style, you’ll find stunning wedding shoes to suit it at Rosamund Muir by shopping the links above. They’re the perfect choice for any special occasion and for levelling up your everyday look once the big event is over!

Every pair of Rosamund Muir shoes is lovingly handcrafted in our atelier from ethically sourced surplus stock leathers. The surplus stock leather we source is a 100% by-product from a premium Italian leather deadstock supplier, using high-quality, luxury materials that would otherwise go to waste. Read our sustainability promise to find out more about our shoes. 

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