(Closed) Designer or No?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Designer Wedding Shoes: An investment or a waste?
    Of course I would go designer : (21 votes)
    28 %
    Maybe, if I found the perfect shoe : (29 votes)
    38 %
    What a waste, go inexpensive! : (22 votes)
    29 %
    Not sure... : (4 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    For me it would depend on the shoe. If it were a “wedding” shoe, I wouldn’t because I wouldn’t likely wear them again. If they were perfect and also something I could wear again, I totally would

    Post # 4
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I knew from the start I wanted amazing shoes. I was willing to sacrafice my dress budget for it. Hey, I can wear the shoes again, but I can’t wear that dress again! I have no regrets. My shoes came in way under budget and I still love wearing them any chance I get.

    Post # 5
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I have been considering designer. I am trying a few inexpensive options first as $500 is a hard pill to swallow for shoes.

    If I do go the designer route, I will buy something that I can wear repeatedly after the wedding. Right now, I am eyeing a pair of nude suede Jimmy Choo wedge heels. Will suit my wedding just fine, add that element of luxury, and I can wear them for anything afterwards.

    Post # 6
    2462 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I ended up with a pair of nude Valentino kitten heels that I’ve worn since and I don’t regret it at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
    1710 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    I just purchased my wedding shoes this weekend…they are not designer (DSW).  I found lovely designer shoes online that I really wanted to try (mind you the most expensive shoes I own are running shoes).  I wanted something special but not over-the-top expensive for the wedding.  I definitely couldn’t justify a CL-type purchase, much less a Jimmy Choo, but I still wanted to see in person.  None of the shoes I saw online were available at my local Nordstrom (not even on display!).  I was very disappointed because I was excited to try on beautiful shoes even though I may not be able to afford them (I even had a fresh pedicure for the occasion).  I ended up getting very pretty $60 shoes at DSW, but I still want to try on some designer shoes!  FI says I’ll either have to order some online and run the risk of having to return or take a weekend trip to Tyson’s Corner (bigger shopping area) to look for shoes.  Boo…

    Post # 9
    1880 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I went designerish, with BHLDN shoes that were $340. I would normally NEVER spend that much on shoes even if I really loved them, but my wedding was the percect excuse to spend that much on shoes I adore. They’re totally my style and I will definitely wear them frequently after the wedding (if that had not been my plan I wouldn’t have spent that much on them).

    Post # 10
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    If I bought a cheaper dress I would have. I’m a shoe nut. 

    Post # 11
    635 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I originally bought a $70 pair of white flats but when I got the dress it was more ivory and the shoes didnt exactly match so I ended up returning those and splurging on a pair of jimmy choos.  Definitely a splurge but i could wear them again.

    Post # 14
    1427 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wanted the wedding to be my excuse for splurging on another pair of shoes but everything I loved; the heel was too high. (DH and I only have about 1.5″ of height difference.) In the end I found these cute Kate Spade kitten heels.

    Post # 15
    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    While I am not a big designer shoe person, nor did I wear designer shoes for my wedding (I wore cowboy boots.) When it comes to shoes for a wedding I say go for it! When is the next time you are going to have a professional photographer take pictures of your shoes?! Haha! 

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