While most brides will opt to walk down the aisle in heels, many brides are choosing to be a bit more comfortable and lacing up a pair of sneakers. Why not, no one sees the bride’s shoes under a floor length gown anyway. When you consider all the running around that occurs on a wedding day, not to mention the fact that she will be on her feet for 12 or more hours, sneakers begin to sound like a more practical choice. Also to consider are beach or lawn weddings where heels are just not feasible. A more traditional bride may wear a sexy pair of heels earlier in the day and switch to her casual kicks once the dancing begins. If you are concerned about dragging that gown that was tailored to your heels, don’t, wedding-appropriate platform sneakers are readily available from many manufacturers. Many companies like Keds, Toms and Converse are now designing sneakers specifically for the bride. Some companies like Nike have made it possible to create custom sneakers with your wedding date and your new last name embroidered on them to add that personal touch. While sneakers may seem to provide a more affordable alternative to the super fancy and pricey wedding heels that are more customary this may not necessarily be the case. As this trend becomes more popular expect to see sneaker companies designing more elaborate kicks for the bride. One thing is certain; you will get more use out of a pair of Converse after the wedding than a pair of Christian Louboutin stilettos. While I am seeing more and more brides embrace this trend, grooms are not excluded. They too are choosing to throw on a pair of Jordans instead of those cheesy high gloss rentals. Check out some of my BAD ASS BRIDES (and grooms) that have chosen to express themselves in this creative and bold way.