Are your bridesmaids wearing matching shoes?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
2992 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Nope! They can wear whatever they want, although they have all agreed to go with similiar sandals because they already have them.

Post # 4
6457 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My BMs had short dresses and they did not have matching shoes. One of them just couldn’t handle the heels she bought and changed into old navy flip flops. I don’t think anyone noticed 

Post # 5
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nope. I told them to wear whatever was comfortable.

Post # 6
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Nope for me. The dresses are long. All I requested was a pewter color, I didn’t care if it was new or old, heel or flat. I might be more specific about it if the dresses were short

Post # 7
4698 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, but not matching dresses. 😛

Post # 8
1560 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@jbbs1222:  My girls are wearing matching NOTHING. Different dresses (same color), different shoes, different jewelry, different hair styles. I wanted them to be happy and comfortable. I think the whole matchy matchy BM thing is passe.


Post # 9
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@jbbs1222:  No. My girls are in short, mismatched dresses and they are all wearing some kind of silver shoe.

Worst wedding I was ever in I had to buy the same dyeable shoes as everyone else (at least they were only $10 at the flea market) and dye them navy blue. All of our feet had blue criss-cross marks where the straps hit, and one of the other girls’ feet were pretty much entirely blue. It was awful. 

Post # 11
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Nope, my girls all picked whatever dress they wanted from Bill Levkoff that came in Eggplant and whatever shoe they wanted.  I didn’t care if they were nude, black eggplant, silver, etc.  It all worked out just fine!  The matchy-matchy bridesmaid musts are a thing of the past, you can do what you like!

Post # 12
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Nope, unless somehow they fluke out and end up picking the same pair. 

Post # 13
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

My bridesmaids did not wear matching shoes. Their dresses were navy and floor length. Some bridesmaids wore heels, some wore flats, and they were all different colors. Some girls wore silver, some navy, etc. I also didn’t dictate their hair, makeup or jewlery. The only matching part about the girls were their dresses. 

Post # 14
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


I would never ask my girls to wear matching shoes. Everyone’s feet/budget/tastes are different.

Plus, the dresses are floor length so no one will see the shoes anyway.

I was a BM in a friend’s wedding once and she bought everyone the same shoes. Well, I have messed up feet and by the end of the ceremony my feet were literally numb with pain. So I had no desire to put my girls through something like that.

I told them as long as they don’t wear stripper shoes or flip flops, whatever they chose is fine.


Post # 15
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

My bridesmaids are wearing matching shoes, but not the same shoes. I just told them to wear something silver and dressy. 

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