Post # 1
Normally, I’m not one to go with things that trend, simply because I just don’t normally like what the majority does. But I am quite amused with the trend of brides wearing Chucks. I’ve got 3 pairs myself (2 real, 1 imitation), and they’re my go-to shoes at least 50% of the time. I like that you can wear them with just about anything, and they come in every color and pattern under the sun. I’d definately wear them after the wedding.
But I also do like the idea of playing dress-up to be the bride, as I don’t usually wear anything that could be considered fancy in my normal life. I already have my ceremony shoes, but I know that I can only wear heels for about 2 hours before I start wanting to chop my feet off. Reception will be in a place I may or may not be able to go barefoot (at least, not without risking stepping on something painful). So I won’t be doing the barefoot thing.
Here’s what I’m deciding between…
1. Bright purple metallic ballerina flats. They fit well, they’re simple, and I could go all day in them if I needed to. Also extremely cute with a nice pair of jeans. I’ve already purchased these.
2. Imitation purple sequined Chucks. You really can’t go wrong with a pair of Chucks! One pair I already own are red sequined, made by the same company. They’re holding up extremely well, fit like the real thing, and haven’t lost a single sequin after a year of use. They amuse me greatly.
Only reason I’m really thinking about this now is that these imitation sequin ones are sometimes hard to find, and right now there’s a seller on eBay with only 3 left in my size. Half the price of regular Chucks, and 1/3 the price of the sequined Chucks they don’t even make anymore.
Post # 3
I would go with the chucks, my colors are purple as well. Here are the pair that I went with that I also purchased new on ebay for a good price.
Post # 5
I don’t actually have the dress yet… going to start working with my sewing teacher and make it myself starting next week.
It’s going to be a tea-length 50’s style with a full circle skirt, a sweetheart neckline, and off-the-shoulder sleeves. Swirly marbled ivory fabric. Lavender petticoat.
Post # 6
ooo. that’s sounds beautiful. Personally, I think the flats would look better. But if it’s sparkly you crave, here’s a really cute one… You can find them here. http://www.polyvore.com/purple_glitter_ballet_flat_shoes-5-12/thing?id=29957046
Post # 7
LauraCYW I actually saw those!! Only reason I didn’t go for them is that I’m not always confidant about how well glitter sticks to shoes. If I can’t check them out in person, I’d rather not spend the money. But yeah, those are really awesome.
The sequins on the sneakers are actually sewn on. There’s at least 3 to 6 threads holding every single one down. I’m actually very impressed with the quality, especially for a knock-off.
Post # 8
I love the Chucks. I have several pair, too. I might get myself a pair for the reception, too, but mainly I’m having all the guys and my FI wear them for the wedding. Which is probably a little controlling — since he doesn’t have any Chucks and has never worn them — but I think he’ll look great in them!
I mean, didn’t the last Doctor (Doctor Who) wear some similar sneakers? Hm… maybe a bow tie, too…
Post # 9
@dmcanespy: The 10th Doctor, David Tennant, did wear Chucks! The 11th, Matt Smith, wears the bow tie.
That makes both Chucks and bow ties even cooler than they already are, hee hee.