Advice needed on Groomsmen shoes.

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@haker4:  Where did you do the suit rental from? We did a suit rental and they included shoes in the rental.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@haker4:  I think they all wore black non-shiny shoes and no one noticed.  I also told my BMs to wear a certain color shoe (silver) but didn’t choose a specific shoe for them.  Honestly, no one would have noticed either way.  Everyone is too busy looking at the bride 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

DH picked very… Ostentatious… Shoes for the GMs to wear! They all would have preferred to wear plain black dress shoes!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I thought I would care, but in the end, I didn’t.  I think they wore the shoe rentals from Men’s Warehouse, but I don’t really know.  I honestly did not look at their feet at all!  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@haker4:  Als Formalwear…we did grey suits

Post # 10
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Busy bee

We aren’t having them wear matching shoes! We have shoes picked out (matte black shoes) that they can choose to rent if they want, but if they have their own non-shiny black shoes they can wear them! FI is going to be wearing black cowboy boots with his tux 🙂 and my girls won’t be wearing matching shoes either. No one will notice or care!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@haker4:  We haven’t gotten our professional pictures back yet but I have this one pic of the bridal party from our sneak peak.  The groomsmen wore navy suits from Joseph A Bank and black shoes.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@haker4:  Just say well shined black lace-ups, without broguing.  I’d also say “preferably no wingtips, or split toes” but even wingtips should be ok as long as they’re black on black, and chances are, if a guy has split toes, he has more than one pair of black shoes..  It won’t make a difference.  If any are planning to buy shoes, and ask for more direction, say cap toe or plain toe Oxfords or bluchers/derbies.

The odds that they don’t have black dress shoes are pretty low.  And, if they don’t, you’re doing them a service by nudging them to buy some.  I just told my guys black dress shoes, and I got a combination of unbrogued derbies, and Oxfords, plain toe, and cap toe.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@haker4:  Thank you so much!  Not a problem!  See- it really is not noticeable as long as they are similar.  Also, the bridal party is only standing together for a very small amount of time during the day. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our guys wore black Converse shoes and people noticed, but they stood out and were supposed to be noticed! I never usually look at the guys’ shoes!

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