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By Perri Ormont Blumberg
June 05, 2018
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Setting a wedding budget is never easy. But when it comes to finding undetected ways to save, look to your toes.

In a 2018 survey of 550 couples getting married this year, Zola, the wedding registry giant, found that 70% of brides spent less than $100 on their wedding-day shoes. "You don't need to spend a ton of money to look like a million bucks on your wedding day, especially when it comes to footwear. There are affordable options out there no matter if you're shopping for stillettos or white cowboy boots," comments Jennifer Spector, Zola's Director of Brand. "Remember that your shoes might barely show under a long dress, so this is a great place to save some cash to put towards something else like wedding favors or your bouquet."

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When broken down into categories, 33% of brides opted for a traditional high heel, 27% went for flats or sandals, 10% settled on kitten heels, 6% chose bridal sneakers, and 4% picked out wedges for their big day. The remaining 20% will don unique styles like cowboy boots, ballroom dance shoes, or even go barefoot.

As Spector puts it, "When it comes to wedding-day shoes I think it's important for brides to consider comfort and style equally. You want to be able to stand at the altar and then dance the night away and not have your feet feel like they are going to fall off!"