If it helps, for my wedding I went with patent leather slippers because, being such a big day, I didn't want to worry about whether my laces were tied or if my shoes were scuffed. I would also suggest that you get a pair with good soles - good year welt or Blake stitch- as you'll be on your feet a lot.I'm sure this has been asked an answered in this thread - but for my own wedding - patent leather oxfords, opera pumps, or slippers (probably patent or highly-shined calfskin)? The wedding is fully inside during late winter/early spring in a 800 year old building. Wedding itself will be black-tie optional for guests (most will wear a tux, but I know a few won't). I own a pair of patent leather oxfords, but thinking about having slippers made - however I have heard they are less formal. Thoughts?