bridesmaid shoe question!

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
44803 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@literary_chic:  I don’t think anyone will be paying much attention to their shoes.

Post # 4
810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My girls wore long dresses, but I asked them to wear a pair of black heels. Something they already had, they were broken in and the girls knew if they could walk in them! 2 of the 4 brought flats to change into for the reception.

If I were the BM, I’d want to wear something I already have.


Post # 5
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just have them wear whatever shoe, it really doesn’t matter.

Post # 6
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My girls decided on a color and are wearing shoes they already own.  They wanted silver and I think some are doing flats and some are wearing heels.

Post # 7
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@literary_chic:  I think the focus will be so much on you (and DH!), no one will be paying special attention to their shoes:)

Post # 8
1505 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I put my bridesmaids in the same dress, same color and same shoes.  I thought I was going to let them pick their own, but after looking at numerous pictures, I decided I wanted a more cohesive look!   I went for nude patent heels, totally rewearable, and they made their legs go on forever!  We went on a shopping trip to find a pair of shoes that they both found comfy and were reasonably priced.  



Post # 9
11178 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We picked out a specific shoe for the ladies and it looked great. But then again I wanted champagne colored shoes so that is a bit tricker to find.

If you are going for black I would say just give them a few specifics; heels/no heels, open toe/close toe, patent leather/non-shiny etc. All ladies should have a black shoe that would work.

Post # 10
11142 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I personally prefer a matching shoe, especially with mismatched dresses.  My girls are wearing shoes from DB in bright purple and mismatched (but same fabric/designer) dresses.


Post # 11
12263 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My thought is that they’re only going to wear them for the ceremony and pics (I’m assuming they’ll dance barefoot, since that’s what girls seem to do when they dance–I’m guilty, too!)

So I think it would be awesome to pick the shoes, and surprise them with flip flops on their chairs at the reception!

Post # 13
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Do not mandate a specific shoe unless you plan on buying it. I think this is over the top. Simply saying “a black heel” will be cohesive and allow people to save money. 

Post # 14
292 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My guidelines were black and satin! I wanted them to wear a shoe they were comfortable in, but hated the thought of one wearing patent leather, one in suede, one in satin, etc. 3 out of the 6 wanted to kill me because apparently finding black satin mid-summer is a pain in the butt, but they’re my best friends and knew it was what I wanted so they made it happen! Bless their hearts 🙂 One of my favorite shots from the day is their adorable black satin shoes lined up outside of the bridal room. 

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