Who says mary jane shoes can't be for weddings?

Wedding shoes are a weird thing… there's a lot of focus on SUPER FANCY! SO MUCH SPARKLES! MASSIVE HEELS! I try to combat some of that on Offbeat Bride with regular shoe posts focused on flats, wedges, and weirdness. If you've read the Offbeat Bride book, you may be familiar with my concept of "a smidge above," which means that while yes: lots of us want our wedding days to feel a little special and a little fancy, what "fancy" means for each of us is going to be different. For those of us on the super casual end of the spectrum, "a smidge above" daily wear may not be glittering gold platform heels with bows… it may be mary janes.


MadLibs with offbeat wedding shoes: Let's imagine what weddings go with these shoes…

Every week I round up a few of my favorite shoes, focused on some sort of theme — smaller feet! Rustic chic! Halloween weddings! Sparkles! Etc! This week I'm going to try something a little different.

I'm just going to grab some shoe styles and then imagine what type of Offbeat Bride wedding might go with them. I'll use descriptors from our enormous tag archive… it's sort of like Offbeat Bride MadLibs, but with shoes!


50+ pairs of cute wedding flats

This is how it goes every week: I'll do a shoe post about something (wedges, platforms, boots, whatever) and the response will be "WHAT ABOUT FLATS!?"

We've got pages and pages of posts about wedding flats, but based on comments I receive, they're clearly the wedding shoe that seems to get the least love. We all want more flats. So today? FLATS! This collection seems to have a lot of animals involved (cats! bunnies! flamingos!) and also more than a few cute bows. Let's do this…


13 pairs of super cute Etsy wedding flats

Back in Feburary, I did a post about handmade shoes on Etsy. Etsy being what Etsy is, things come and go, so I figured the time was ripe to do a new round-up of Etsy wedding shoes… and this time we're going to focus on flats! If you're a heel-hater, pull up a chair. Ready? Things are about to get super cute and a little weird…


42 wedding sandals just a hint above barefoot (for honeymoons, too!)

We love Offbeat Brides who go barefoot, and in fact we have a whole archive dedicated to barefoot brides… but there are some brides who don't want to go completely barefoot, but want just a strappy hint of a shoe. This shoe post is for you, my strapping friends. I've got pairs of wedding sandals (or hell: honeymoon sandals!) that are just a hint above barefoot, but still protect your soles. Bonus: almost all of these are flats! I can hear your balls sighing in relief from here…