Post # 1
So I’ve always wanted blue shoes for my wedding, I realize it’s a bit of a trend now but it’s something I’ve wanted for a long long time so I’m doing it. I found what I think are the perfect shoes last night
this is them, but in royal blue! The heel isn’t too high, the price I can deal with (I’d been eyeing the Carrie Bradshaw Manolo’s previously…then I saw them in person, disappointed).
Is it a mistake to buy the shoes before the dress?
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I bought shoes before the dress and decided not to use them because if I bought something with an inch higher heel I could save $100+ in shortening my gown.
I still have the shoes, have tried to sell them and can’t — don’t want to wear them because I spent so much on them!
Those shoes are beautiful but I really suggest waiting!
Post # 4
I bought my shoes before the dress and brought them to my appointments to wear while I tried on dresses. I am tall and almost every dress I tried on would have had to be ordered with extra length (even if I was barefoot) so having the shoes helped.
Post # 5
I don’t think its a problem to buy the shoes before the dress. Most dresses need to be hemmed anyway, so buy the shoes you love!
Post # 6
I’ve decided on my shoes. Decided on them before ever going dress shopping. When I went dress shopping I realized that the pair I really wanted wasn’t a good color for the creme/beige dress I liked best. Take a look at the blue glittery Jimmy Choo Clue available at Nordstrom/Neiman Marcus–they’re fab. I still love the shoe, though, so I’m dialing it back and going with a gold version instead. Still have no idea exactly which dress, I’m wearing, however.
Post # 7
@AmyFarrahFowler: I’m not very tall, 5’4″ so everything I buy has to be hemmed, I figured having the shoes I know I want to wear would be sensible for that very reason!
Post # 8
if you found the perfect shoes, go for it!
Post # 9
Nope not a crime at all, considering I bought my shoes on clearance way before I found my dress!
Post # 10
I don’t think it’s a problem, as long as you have a general idea of what style of dress you want. Those Kate Spades are adorable!
Post # 11
thanks for all the support (and love of my shoes) bees! I think i even have my FH convinced to let me go buy them this weekend!!
Post # 12
I guess since the shoes are blue and aren’t matching the color of the shoes to the gown it’s ok. Ordinarily though I would say no. I’m still leaning toward no just because I don’t think every shoe style matches every dress. But if you’re not concerned about that then go ahead.
Post # 13
I just used a pair of shoes I already owned, so…yes, I bought them before the dress! No one really looked at my shoes on the wedding day anyway. Haha, the only time people looked at my shoes was after I got annoyed with wearing heels and changed into my sneakers 🙂
Post # 14
i did that. i bought some blue shoes cause i knew i wanted a blue color accent in my dress too. only problem now is the dress i found i want is kinda plain and the shoes i have have shoe bling on them so im worried theyre too fancy for my dress