Post # 1
I was thinking of letting my girls wear different shoes. I have 8 bridesmaids, 1 will be 8 months pregnant and 2 of them hate high heels. The others Love high heels. Here’s a of the dress which will be black and some photos I found of girls with different shoes. I would ask for the girl’s shoes to be black too. If you have any pics, they are welcome.
Post # 3
I had my bridesmaids choose their own (purple, knee-length) dresses and silver sandals, so I’m a bit biased on the whole non-matching concept 🙂 I think your ladies will look great in non-matching shoes, and if all of them are comfortable, your pictures will probably turn out better, too. Also, I love the dress you chose – it’s gorgeous.
Post # 4
I think it is really hard to pick shoes that everyone feels comfortable in so I would let them pick their shoes. Also, at least your color is black – so there is almost no color variation in the shoes. Whereas if you had pink or purple there would be variation, so no worries 🙂
Post # 5
I have been asked to buy shoes for one wedding I was in and me and another bm were not happy about it. We have never worn the shoes again and it was a waste of money. I told my girls to buy whatever shoe (or use whatever shoe they already had) that was a grey, dark silver, or pewter color. My sister will be 9 months pregnant, one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man is almost 6 feet tall and has a plate in her ankle…. there’s no way they could all wear the same shoe anyways.
Post # 6
I only had 2 girls, but here are our feet. I just told them to find black peep-toes. One girl bought hers, and one got to wear a pair she already owned. It worked out awesome and looked great.
Post # 7
I think asking Bridesmaid or Best Man to wear the same shoes -would look nice, but is a lot to ask. I would let them chose their own within guidelines.
Post # 8
I have heard a lot of complaints about having to get matching shoes from lots of friends. As someone who has a hard time finding shoes to fit, I’ve appreciated being in weddings where the bride has let us pick. Honestly I think it looks completely fine! My sisters wore different gold sandals at my wedding, but they also wore different dresses.
Post # 9
@redherring: That’s what I’m doing! Do you have pictures? I’ll be letting my girls wear lilac, and wear muted gold shoes. They can pick whatever makes them happy, with my approval of course 🙂
Post # 10
For both of my brothers’ weddings the brides let us pick our own shoes within guidelines… basically they just told us a color and we each picked our own. I liked it. Let’s everyone be comfortable and show a little of their personality. I’m doing the same for my girls… I just told them any silver shoes they like.
Post # 11
I’m with the PPs, I had my girls all wear “blue” dresses, whatever style they wanted, and “red” shoes. The only guidelines were to feel gorgeous in what they chose. I think it worked out really well 🙂 (sorry I don’t have a better photo. I have a shot of the guy’s shoes but not the girls, weird.)
Post # 12
I asked my girls to wear any gold-colored shoes. A few of them wore the same style (from another wedding we were all in previously). I think they looked great!
Post # 13
My girls are going to wear gold shoes… They are all different heights, and I want them all to be comfortable!!! So different shoes it is 🙂
Post # 14
Thanks for the feedback! I’m definitely going to let them pick their own shoes.
@redherring: Thanks for the compliment on the dresses! They are by Venus Bridal.
Post # 15
I figure it’s going to be impossible to find one shoe that’s comfortable or even wearable on everyone. I know when I go try on shoes only 1 out of 10 even sort of fits, so I think the odds are against me. :p So I’m just going to say something like “wear white pumps” or if I wanna be real picky “wear open toe white satin pumps”, and it should look cohesive enough, especially if you were going to do black shoes since all blacks “match” well enough (something like pink would be harder)
Post # 16
I agree with everyone that everyone has different feet and while my sister’s are comfy in 3 inch stilletos others will not be! I plan on sending a funny powerpoint to my BMs on what is hot and what is not. A nice way of making suggestions on their shoe, hair and make-up choices. So silver stilletos are hot, platform glitter stripper sandals are not!