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12 Pairs of Wedding Shoes That Won't Sink Into the Grass at an Outdoor Event

If you're getting married outside, be sure to look for shoes that will help you navigate the terrain.
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Brides who tied the knot outside know this reality well: You choose a gorgeous pair of heels to wear to your outdoor big day only to have them sink into the ground—mud and all—as soon as you step on the grass. While this is annoying as a guest, it's far more frustrating as the bride. That's why it's so important to choose terrain-friendly shoes if you're planning an open-air wedding, especially one that will take place on the grass.

Because we know that this is a serious problem, we decided to take matters into our own hands and find a selection of the best, prettiest, and most practical wedding shoes for an outdoor event. Each of our picks will keep you walking on (and not sinking into) the grass as you pose for photos during your first look, walk down the aisle towards your spouse-to-be, and mingle with guests during cocktail hour.

Wedding Shoes That Can Handle Grass

Some of our favorites, as you'll see, are elegant flats—something Audrey Hepburn would have definitely approved of—but this style of shoe is definitely not your only option. If you want a little height, choose a pair of shoes with wide-block heels. The ones we've found are equal parts chic, elegant, comfortable—and, yes, sturdy (in a super pretty way, that is).

Aquazzura Sundance 50 Sandals
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Aquazzura Sundance 50 Sandals in Silver

$695, shopbop.com

There's nothing more classic than this block heel sandal silhouette, but a high-shine metallic silver takes it to the next level. These sandals will play perfectly with your sequined after-party dress—or add an unexpected dazzle to a simple ceremony gown.

Platinum Lame Natalia Heels LOEFFLER RANDALL
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Loeffler Randall Platinum Lame Natalia Heels

$450, tuckernuck.com

Everyone knows about this label's bow shoes, but this iteration boasts a comfortable platform and extra-wide heel. The pleated platinum metallic lamé fabric offers a pop of shimmer to the wear-them-all-night accessories.

The Uptown Sandal
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Margaux The Uptown Sandal in Powder Satin

$348, margauxny.com

A powdery satin blue and rhinestone buckle make these a Cinderella-worthy wedding shoe. Plus, they were designed to be comfortable thanks to extra padding—they'll keep you on your feet (and your heels out of the dirt) all night long.

Perfect Block Sandal 60
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Sarah Flint Perfect Block Sandal in Blue Wisteria Silk

$595, sarahflint.com

What happens when you take a classic block sandal and dress it up in silk? This dramatic wedding shoe. We absolutely love the Italian silk ties at the ankle—and the print is perfect for your something blue.

Ferragamo Vara Bow Pump Shoe in Bleached Denim
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Ferragamo Vara Bow Pump Shoe in Bleached Denim

$850, ferragamo.com

We're dreaming of a daytime garden wedding thanks to these sweet bow pumps, which have the most comfortable heel height. 

Kate Spade Mimosa Pumps in Mid Day Blue
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Kate Spade Mimosa Pumps in Mid Day Blue

$228, katespade.com

This retro-inspired style—in a moiré that's reminiscent of your childhood taffeta dresses—adds a darling pop to your "I do" ensemble.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Christen Block Heel Sandal in White Leather
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Jewel Badgley Mischka Christen Block Heel Sandal in White Leather

$109, nordstrom.com

Knotted bands add a stylish detail to this white block sandal that's perfect for an outdoor summer wedding in a wide open field.

Stuart Weitzman Women's NearlyNude Ankle Strap Sandals in Poudre
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Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude Ankle Strap Sandals in Poudre

$495, bloomingdales.com

Glittering sandals with a solid block heel are made for dancing the night away at an outdoor black-tie soirée—and if that fête happens to involve some grass, you'll be covered.

jimmy choo pearl sandals
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Jimmy Choo Sacaria 100 Embellished Block Heel Sandals in White/White

$1,950, bloomingdales.com

These pearl-adorned shoes were made for the most high-fashion brides. Pearl details line the heel, toe, and strap of this block sandal. They're almost too pretty to be practical—but they absolutely are.

Giuseppe Zanotti Glitter Metallic Two Band Sandals in Argento
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Giuseppe Zanotti Glitter Metallic Two Band Sandals in Argento

$650, neimanmarcus.com

With a sculptural heel, these elegant sandals are a stunning way to stay comfortable at an outdoor wedding—but still add a sophisticated touch to your wedding-day look.

silver shoes with pearl straps
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Badgley Mischka Natasha High Heel Sandals in Champagne Textile

$275, bloomingdales.com

When you're twirling around in your dream wedding dress, you still want your shoes to make a statement. And these glittering, jeweled sandals certainly do. With delicate straps, they're an eye-catching and timeless choice.

Bella Belle Daisy Embellished Ballet Flat in Blue Silk
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Bella Belle Daisy Embellished Ballet Flat in Blue Silk

$385, nordstrom.com

With pearls, crystals, and floral details, these embellished shoes bring the "something blue" to your wedding day shoes. And you can't go wrong, safety wise, with a flat.