Bling it On: 20 Best Summer Wedding Guest Shoes By Event

Dance card filling up with lots of wedding invites? We’ve got twenty fantastic shoes for every event to help you put your best foot forward…

We’re guessing this season your mailbox is already busy. After years of pandemic drought, weddings are back in a big way. From couples craving the ‘go big or go home’ lavish events to smaller grouped, destination nuptials, one thing is for sure…finding the right footwear has become a major must.

Our editors have also been knee deep in the Save the Dates, hunting for and researching to find this season’s best by event shoes that are fun, fancy and appropriate for the most popular wedding events out there. And as always, whenever possible, we bring you the best on sale.

Ready to kick up your heels? Let’s get to shopping!


When the wedding invite mentions ‘on the sand’, don’t feel your fashion deflate. Yes, navigating that sinking silicone means leaving those stilettos and 3″ espadrilles back at the hotel. Instead, focus on fabulous flats and low block heels for a chic, sand-friendly look. Here’s five fab fellows our editors found…

Nina, Sarita Metallic Crystal Strappy Flat in Silver $62.30

(on Sale NOW from $89)

With it’s quarter inch low profile and solid block heel, this silver flat is proof that you can have a little heel and your beach too. Between the metallic material and the crystal straps, there’s plenty of big bling energy in these strappy flats.

Versona, Coming in Hot Slides $11.99

(on Sale NOW from $24.99)

Like going barefoot, but so much prettier! These jelly sandals are transparent, giving the illusion your feet are free, but blessed with bling in the form of tiny crystals fashioned into beautiful floral blooms.

Windsor, Glitzy Bejeweled Thong Sandal $28.90

Things are looking positively rosy with this jeweled thong sandal. Thanks to a sweet combination of rose gold metallics and pink jewels, these would look lovely paired with your pastel boho or floral dress.

Lulus, Rolany White Pearl Square Toe Slides $24

Channel your inner mermaid with these glamorous slides. The scalloped straps are bedazzled with cool, oversized faux pearl accents making for a clean, yet bold look that just calls out “take me to the beach!”.

Matisse Footwear, Shana Slide Sandal $95

Simple certainly doesn’t have to be boring. This gold slide sandal has plenty of textural interest with its woven vegan leather and metallic shine. Perfect for showing off that pretty pedi or if you’re looking for something that can multi-task from ceremony to pool party in no time…ahem…flat.



While it faded a bit under the mandates and restrictions of the past years, make no mistake – the traditional wedding will always be iconic. From classic décor to lavish settings, the theme of a traditional wedding is elegance. The dress code may range from semi-formal to black tie, but the one thing you can definitely count on…this is the time to show off those amazing heels! Here are five stunners that will have all eyes on you (in the best way).

Nina, Dianne Black Satin Feather Back-Zip Stiletto $76.30

(on Sale NOW from $109)

Be the belle of the black tie ball with these striking satin and feather stilettos. Sleek and chic, they don’t just look good…they drip.

Boston Proper, Pearl Ankle Strap Heel $109

Another pretty infusion of pearls, this time with a sexy 3 and a half inch heel to go with it. These round, open-toed heels are in an off-cream color that will marry (nuptial pun intended) very well with a variety of dress types.

Joie, Gold Leonore High Heel Mule $188

(on Sale NOW from $268)

In the case of these mules, all that glitters really IS gold. With a three inch heel height and knotted tubular strap design, these glam gals will be comfy enough to dance in all night.

Nina, Claudy Stiletto Dress Sandal in Ultra Pink $49.50

(on Sale NOW from $99)

A little romance and a whole lot of color pop, these fem-tastic stilettos are in this season’s hottest color. We love the 4 inch sculptural heel that will give you legs for days.

Journee Collection, Navy Bow Accent Pump $49.99

While warmer weather coaxes many of us towards our beloved open-toes, others prefer a classic close-toe pump. This handsome navy version in velvet is ready to party with a masterfully placed triple bow gracing a quintessential pointed toe.



For some couples, the idea of a lot of pomp and circumstance doesn’t gel with their vibe. While the word ‘casual’ is included in this wedding celebration, don’t expect your Berks or sneaks to receive a warm reception. The dress code for these events is usually between semi-formal and cocktail. Think special date night at an upscale restaurant. No matter your heel, you can have a bit more fun here, as your dress choice will also be.

Charles by Charles David, Royals Leather Sandal $39.99

(on Sale NOW from $99)

Case in point, this flirty, ruffled block heel. The champagne metallic is incredibly versatile and very on trend right now.

Nina, Samara Dark Bronze Platform Stiletto $83.30

(on Sale NOW from $119)

Well hello, sexy. The soaring heel on this bronze beauty is made possible by a little help from a half-inch platform sole. The color is so fresh, and we love the all-over glittery treatment that’ll capture the light with your every move.

No.21, Pointed Toe Knot Ankle Strap Sandal $342

(on Sale NOW from $683)

These sculptural ankle straps are like wearing a work of art. Voluptuous folds of cornflower blue in flowy satin create a haute counterpoint to the skinny ankle-winding straps.

Gianvito Rossi, Cosmic 85 Vinyl and Patten Sandal $555

(on Sale NOW from $1,095)

With a combination of black transparent vinyl and patent leather, these 3 and half inch heels are giving major modern vibes. These heels are meant for taking a streamlined look to a whole new level.

M.Gemi, The Lizza Nuova in Silver $278

There’s something so fun and youthful about the Lizza Nuova. With the flared heel and lifted platform, covered in crinkly silver, this shoe is the party!



With a carefree edge and romantic feel, these celebrations tend to be much more focused on the sybaritic luxe with more than a dash of quirk. Expect the event to feature layers of color and patterns, as well as the attendees. We’re sure you have at least *one* boho dress in your arsenal, ready for this event. Now let’s find some equally and elegantly eclectic footwear to go with it…

Joie, Hindy Wedge Sandal $298

Picture these with a flowy, multi-patterned floral and you have a match made in heaven…or rather, platforms.

M.Gemi, The Angela in Fuchsia $298

If your dress has a lot going on (prints and patterns) you may be tempted to just get a neutral shoe and call it a day. But why would you when this festively fuchsia sandal is looking right at you? The bright color pop juxtaposed against the organic cork is such a striking combination, it’s sure to hold its own with the rest of your fit.

Nina, Sully Black Suedette Crystal Block Heel Platform $59.50

(on Sale NOW from $119)

If bold and bright isn’t exactly your thing, take some inspo from the queen-of-all-boho, Stevie Nicks. Her love of dark, stomping platforms with just a touch of sparkle is pretty much cannon. These silky suedette sandals will go seamlessly with a dark jewel-toned dress and a little lace.

Ulla Johnson, Katya Heeled Sandals $347

(on Sale NOW from $495)

Of course if color is your thing, and you love a good amount of organic to boot, these woven raffia heels should already be in your basket. The rounded wooden heel adds to the natural feel, but with an unexpected, rounded shape.

Circus NY, Haidyn Sculpted Heel $69.95

(on Sale NOW from $100)

Finally, what if the invite reads more whimsy and less boho? You have your answer with these psychedelic sculpted sandals. Definitely a showstopper, they look like they came straight out of a Deee-Lite video (which is just oh-so naughties plus now).



Spacious outdoor settings, natural flowers and greenery, these three themed wedding venues are meant to be filled with easy, relaxing energy. Which is truly great for the soul, but can be problematic for your soles (again, pun intended). Whether it’s a barn, cabin, cottage or garden, you can most likely count on grass, dirt and lots of uneven ground. Most dress codes will tell you this isn’t the time for floor length gowns or heels. But as with beach weddings, you don’t have to limit yourself to crocs or sneakers (unless these are truly what you love, in which case we say you should absolutely do you). Here are five fantastic options for you, that will look perfect with your sundresses and tiered skirts.

Nina, Shavone Jeweled Buckle Satin Dressy Flat in Pearl Rose $69.30 (on Sale NOW from $99)

With a solid block heel and generous straps, this jeweled buckle flat won’t have you sacrificing any style for function.

M.Gemi, The Danza in Fuchsia $248

In the off chance that you’ve been trapped in a cave with zero wifi for the past several months, we’ll be the first to tell you that ballet flats are mega-trending this season. These bold beauties are called The Danza, and they have an intriguing secret…they’re not flats. While the outside sole lies flat on the ground, they have an engineered wedge inside. Not enough to really call it a heel, they have a 20mm rise (that’s about .8 of an inch) which gives you a gentle lift.

Windsor, Naturally Cute Strappy Flatforms $26.90

For those looking for a bit more height, these baby blue flatform sandals aren’t just strappy and cute. Their foam footbed and soft tubular straps make them super comfy to stand in.

Giuseppe Zanotti, Anna Marie Flat Sandals $301

(on Sale NOW from $750)

Channel some flower power with these sweet ballet pink sandals. With delicate-looking floral appliqués and just a touch of crystal embellishments, these will go amazing with a white eyelet or playful pastel dress.

Betsey Johnson, SB-Diva Rhinestone Ankle Boots $179

Finally, if you know the wedding party is going all in on the rustic terrain, these boots are made for walking…to the party, that is. These are (as the name implies) boots perfect for the diva who needs to get her stomp on.

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