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First answer the question; do YOU think Dr. Marten look good under a wedding dress? And then answer the question; do you care what other people think? Let’s see, if you are a Docs kinda gal to begin with, I’m imagining your answer is no you don’t care! If you are a Goth or Punk and are going to go with a wedding dress to match either of those styles, Dr Martens have got to be what you wear for your wedding day. A silly pair of silk court shoes is just not going to do it.
But when it comes to your wedding day, you want to look good and you don’t need the added stress of wondering if people think you made the wrong shoe or outfit choice.
We still want to tell you to forget about it and do what YOU want but who needs to add to pre wedding jitters and we guarantee you, you might be as cool as the coolest cucumber, but pre wedding jitters happen to everyone!
If you are a big Dr. Martens fan, your docs have probably accompanied you on some of the wildest adventures, from hitting the pubs in your local town to hiking home when all the taxis are taken. Why wouldn’t you want to wear them on the start of your next new big adventure!
Bear in mind that docs are no longer limited to plain black or cherry red. Now you have more than just the amount of eyelets to choose from. If you feel traditional and girlie go for plain white or look out for sparkly and sequinned numbers, platforms and crazy new patterns.
If you are particularly artistic Dr. Martens are the perfect shoe/boot to personalise. Acrylic paints work really well, just use a fine brush and keep paint remover close by. However, bear in mind that if you use acrylic paint on leather it will dry it out and end up cracking, so do not make your customised DMs too soon prior to your wedding day. Replacing the laces with coloured ribbons is a great way of giving your DMs a softer look and if you use the same colours as in your dress it will help even more.
If you are still not sure if you can go all the way and wear your Docs for your wedding, bear in mind that your wedding dress could be made long enough so that your shoes need not really be visible. However, when it comes to the photos it would be fun to let your daring decision be commemorated. Alternatively, wear court shoes for the ceremony and take your special wedding DMs with you to the reception, that way when your feet complain you will have something comfortable and different to wear later at the reception.
If you really love your Dr. Martens and they sum up who you are, there’s no choice but to don them with the wedding dress of your choice. Chances are they are going to pair with your attire perfectly since your personality will also shine through your dress and make up.
write by Jerrick Layland