Designer Wedding Shoes… Is the price worth it?!

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got mine from the sale section in Anthropologie’s BHLDN line, they were only $80  so they didnt blow the  budget but they’re still super cute, and they’re comfortable! This way I get the good price, not a ridic heel, and the designer-ish style

http://www.bhldn.com/shop-sale-shoes/elizabethan-heels/productoptionids/fbcaeb8b-b90b-4e9a-9313-32da085940dd

I have some “higher” end Michael Kors shoes and while they’re more comfortable than some of my cheaper shoes I also have some go-to’s that I got from Payless that I usually wear to weddings haha! 

If you don’t usually wear heels I would bring the DSW pair, just case 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve bought designer shoes before, coach, jessica simpson, michael kors, and I feel like they really aren’t a whole lot different, but sometimes they can be! It all depends on the foot of the person and the shoe. For example, if you have a wider foot, longer toes, high arch, etc. That’s why for my wedding personally, I saw shoes that I love love loved online, but couldn’t buy because I didn’t know how they would feel on my foot. Sometimes designer doesn’t mean comfort… sometimes it does. I would recommend trying your wedding shoes on first, but if you can’t do that and love the jimmies, then see if they have a good return policy! 🙂 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Miss2Mrs101913:  I do have a couple of pairs of designer, bought at places like Ross & TJ Maxx so I did not pay a fortune, but I can not see the difference. I would rather have 10 pair of $50 shoes than one pair for $500, JMO. If you will probably never wear them again, I would say no.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

that’s a lot for shoes that your not sure you’ll even be comfortable in , which more than likely you won’t be because your not a heel person. Plus you’ve already spent money on shoes. I’ve seen shoes that look extrememly similar to those for hundreds of dollars less. If you like them a lot you may be able to find them cheaper shopping around online or find a knock off . But i’d stick with what you have. Plus think about how many times you’ll actually wear them.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think the price being worth it is going to be different person to person.  Can you afford to spend $500 on shoes that you will probably only wear once?  Or would you have to cut back elsewhere?  If you can afford it, I think you should buy the shoes you want, but if they are way out of your budget I do not think it is worth getting them.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think it really depends on your budget and priorities. I’m planning on buying designer shoes for our wedding, but I also like buying high end things, and we can afford it. FI is sorta upset that I want to spend $750 on shoes, but for me, the label is worth it. Plus I’ve found the perfect pair of shoes for my wedding and even after months of searching I haven’t really found a cheaper pair I like. If you can’t really afford them, then maybe don’t get them.

As for wearing/not wearing them again, the shoes I’m getting go with a ton of stuff in my wardrobe so I’ll definitely wear them again. The Jimmy Choo’s you posted? I’d wear those alot too.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Don’t do it. I have a special place in my heart for everything that is well made and I’ve owned a pair of Choo’s and they weren’t any different than any of my other decent shoes. Actually, the two most comfortable brands of nice classy, well made shoes that I love are, Badgely Mishka and Karen Millen. Go to your local Macy’s because I know some macy’s carry them in store, and see if you can try on some Badgely Mishka’s. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and this is coming from a shoe snob. Okay, they’re not fifety bucks, they’re probably in the 150-200 range but it beats Choo’s prices and they’re super comfy. Its worth a try.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Not in my opinion. I’m all for well-known brands, but more than anything, I look for comfort. I am willing to pay a little extra for comfort, but not just for a name. Don’t get me wrong, I love shoes, but I like to be reasonable and don’t break the bank. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@lolita39:  “It all depends on the foot of the person and the shoe. For example, if you have a wider foot, longer toes, high arch, etc.”  – This

I do think that the quality of materials in designer shoes can be better, but it doesn’t necessarily automatically mean that it will be more comfortable for you. Each brand is different, and you need to find the brand that suits your foot. I think Jimmy Choos are pretty comfortable, but you should definitely try them on in store to make sure they suit you. I own both designer and non-designer glitter shoes, and I personally love the glitter on the designer shoes more. It has different sizes, and I love the texture, and the big flakes versus the all over fine glitter of the non-designer shoes. But it’s really all personal preference, I think. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

For me it wouldn’t be worth it, but I’m wearing tennis shoes because I want to be comfortable and not worry about tripping on my ball gown!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I am wearing Jimmy Choos for my wedding day. This is my second pair and I think they are worth the splurge and I find them to be way more comfortable than any other heels I have owned ($50-$300). While I was buying mine there were 3 other brides that came in and out of the store (made purchases) so they are super popular for wedding shoes. You have to try them on though. I echo a PP that said each brand is different for different people. I originally purchased some Manolo Blahniks and after I took them home I realized they weren’t right and fit strangely. I discovered I am in between on Manolo sizing, so that brand just really won’t work for me (these were more expensive than the shoes I ended up going with too).

But I think it ultimately depends on your budget and what you can afford. We had set aside money for my dress/shoes/jewelry and it worked within what we had planned. If not, I probably would have considered Badgley Mischka or Kate Spade. Kate Spade makes some really cute blue heels too I’ve seen at Nordstrom if you are set on blue. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have some designer shoes that hurt my feet more than cheap ones. I guess it depends on your foot. Though I think you should really consider a few things: First, you said you’re not a high heel wearer. I wouldn’t buy them if you’re not going to wear them over and over. Second, is your dress short? Will your shoes even be shown off? I find it hard to buy a new pair of expensive shoes if no one is going to see them. In fact, the last few weddings I went to I didn’t even notice the bride’s shoes. Third, do they go with outfits you already own? Again, you want to consider them an investment in your closet.

If you want a somewhat cheaper designer shoe, Betsey Johnson has a wedding line with blue soles. Some of them are super cute. Like these (which I’d totally buy if they weren’t so high and I wasn’t having an outdoor wedding):

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Miss2Mrs101913:  At one point you will want the shoes off of your feet. On top of that, the shoes would barely be seen unless you specifically lift up you dress to show it (assuming that your dress is long). If it is seen, only the shoe experts would know that it is a designer shoe. I really do not think it is worth the one-time wear.

Comfort of the shoe depends on its design and fit not the price. 

Best wishes!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Designer + expensive does not = comfortable.  I have purchased lot’s of expensive shoes because I love the shoes not because of comfort.

If you are not a high heel person and you are happy with the ones you purchased stick with them.

 

 

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