If you’re planning a wedding, be it your own or someone else’s, you know just how stressful it can be for everyone involved. From choosing a venue to deciding on the right date and praying for good weather, there are so many decisions to make – and so many things that could potentially go awry. This is why it’s good to do two things: anticipate issues that might arise and have a plan B for everything.

Just as a bride take pains to find the right dress, wedding day jewelry, and hairstyle (see our “Hairdo for the ‘I Do’” piece), a lot of planning also goes into footwear. Many brides traditionally go for heels or strappy sandals, but some brides are opting for sneakers these days, as the NY Times discussed. Sneakers can be a great option as a primary shoe choice to walk down the aisle with, or as a backup for when your feet are starting to scream in pain while you’re dancing. The bride can also choose sneakers that show off their fun style rather than going the traditional white heels route. Let’s take a look at some of the more stylish options brides can use on their special day.

Superga cot macrame high-tops

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For brides that want comfort but still want an elegant sneaker to wear under the dress, Superga cot macrame high-tops are an excellent option. They have rubber Converse-like flat soles and beautiful, lacy uppers that blend in well with frilly, lacy wedding dresses. Superga is also known for its comfort, and celebrities such as Kate Middleton and Hailey Bieber wear them for both dressing up and even as day-to-day wear


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The PEACEMINUSONE x Nike Kwondo 1 release is perhaps the newest shoe on this list, and makes for a unique and stylish option. With a solid white colorway and minimalist black logos (a different one on each foot), they’re a great option for keeping your feet comfortable during the afterparty. The soles are quite elevated, so there’s a good chance they’ll come close to the same height as the heels the bride will wear, so the dress won’t drag on the floor if it’s been fitted for heels.

Keds x Kate Spade New York Sparkle Triple Sneakers

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Keds are always a perfect shoe for support. Add Kate Spade’s design of glitter and sparkles, and you have a great bridal dance shoe. As with the previously mentioned models, the sole is elevated to compensate for the heel length, if the bride chose to wear heels in the first place. Jump on the dance floor without worrying about slipping or breaking a heel with these Keds x Kate Spade New York Sparkle Triple Sneakers.

Giuseppe Zanotti Blabber Sneakers

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Are you planning a beach wedding? Then you’ll need a tropical shoe to match the groom’s inevitable Aloha shirt, at least for the afterparty. The Italian-made Giuseppe Zanotti Blabber Sneakers have a slightly off-white sole and colorful tropical details on an off-white leather background. They’re also a great shoe for simply giving your outfit a pop of color, whether you’re having a beach wedding or not

Bridal sneakers are one of the best ways to guarantee a comfy, worry-free party, and depending on your style, they go well with wedding dresses for your trip down the aisle. The best part? You have peace of mind that your shoes are slip-proof, you won’t break a heel, and if you’re using them as a backup – well, you have a backup – which is absolutely priceless.