Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life, so why not add some sparkle to your bridal footwear? No, we’re not talking about Jimmy Choos or Christian Louboutins but rather bedazzling your wedding shoes with gorgeous rhinestones. With a little creativity and some basic materials, you can transform your bridal shoes into a dazzling masterpiece that’s as unique as you are! In this quick guide, we’ll teach you how to bedazzle your bridal shoes so you can strut glamorously down the aisle.
Selecting the Perfect Rhinestones
First things first, you’ll need to pick the perfect rhinestones for your shoes. Rhinestones Unlimited offers a stunning range of crystal flatback rhinestones, ensuring that you’ll find the perfect color, size, and shape for your bridal shoe design. We recommend choosing rhinestones that complement your wedding’s color scheme and overall theme, whether that’s a classic crystal clear, a soft blush pink, or even a daring midnight blue! Remember, it’s your day—your shoes should reflect your personal style and flair.
Covering the Entire Shoe
One fabulous way to make your bridal shoes glisten is by covering every inch of them in rhinestones. This is a show-stopping look that’s sure to leave everyone starstruck as you walk down the aisle. To achieve this look, you’ll need a strong, clear-drying adhesive like E6000, a precision-tip applicator, a wax pencil or tweezers for picking up rhinestones, and of course, your chosen rhinestones.
Begin by cleaning your shoes thoroughly to remove any dust or residue that might prevent adhesion. Then, starting from the heel and working towards the toe of the shoe, follow a simple pattern or grid and apply adhesive to small sections. Carefully pick up the rhinestones using a wax pencil or tweezers and press them onto the adhesive. Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before flaunting your stunning new creations.
Designing a Unique Rhinestone Pattern
If an all-over rhinestone look isn’t quite your style, consider adding your own unique flair by creating intricate patterns and designs on your bridal shoes. Ideas for patterns can range from intertwining vines or swirling lines to more abstract designs that incorporate your initials or wedding date. The options are truly limitless!
To create a more intricate pattern, use a small, pointed paintbrush or fine-tipped pen to lightly sketch your design onto the shoe before adhering the rhinestones so you have a roadmap to follow. Then, apply the adhesive and set your sparkling rhinestones in place as described earlier.
Using the tips from this quick guide to bedazzling your bridal shoes, you can add some extra sparkle to your wedding day ensemble. Whether you opt for a breathtaking all-over rhinestone look or delicate patterns adorning your footwear, the final result will be a stunning pair of shoes that truly reflect your unique personality and style.
Don’t Forget Your Dancing Shoes!
After you have your special shoes are ready for the big day and you have perfected your crystallizing skills, grab a pair of Crocs, Dude Shoes, Flip Flops, Flats, Converse, or a pair of Cowboy Boots and sparkle them up! Your feet will thank you and will allow you to dance the night away in comfort.