(Closed) Does anybody actually see your shoes unless you show them off?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

I think it depends on the gown. I initially wanted to wear a pair of shoes I already owned (olive green floral embroidered Mary Janes) because they are pretty, I love them, they are super comfortable, they coordinate with the wedding colors, and I didn’t think anyone would see them anyway. I tried them on with my dress and walked around in front of a mirror, and I decided that, yes, people would see them, because my foot peeked out every time I took a step – and they just weren’t quite right with the gown. (My gown, by the way, is an A-line and I’m not wearing a crinoline or hoop or anything. Bigger, poofier skirts might completely hide the shoes, but with mine, they show.)

Thus began a quest for shoes (a quest that I’d been hoping to avoid) … arrrggghhh … but I ended up finding something awesome:

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/born-gemma-floral-flat/3338887?origin=category&fashionColor=&resultback=2572

I got them in the pale gold “panna cotta” color, and I’m really pleased with them. My gown has a scalloped lace hem, and the little spray of flowers peeks out along the edge of the lace when I walk – they look great together. Plus they are extremely comfortable, and I will definitely wear them beyond the wedding, so I am confident I’ll get my money’s worth out of them. Also, Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns, so it was risk-free to try them out. (I initially ordered multiple sizes to be sure of getting the best possible fit for my wide feet.)

Keep looking! You will find something!

Post # 4
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

For me, shoes are more about the way they make you feel.  A great pair of shoes can make me feel like an absolute princess.  And for that, I don’t care if no one sees them. Knowing they’re under there will definitely give me a glow that no amount of blush could! How does a great pair of shoes make you feel? If you’re not really a shoe person, then I don’t think it matters. A friend of mine wore hot pink converse sneakers under her ballgown.

Post # 5
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was just thinking about this.  I was in the market for some summery tan sandals, so i want my wedding shoes to perform double duty – something I’d rewear!  No 4″ glitter pumps thank you (some may rewear those, but I couldn’t).

I don’t think they need to steal the show on their own.  Some get details shots of their shoes, but think about it 50 years ago I bet no one was taking photos of wedding shoes.

 

Post # 6
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Meh, I wore sneakers (ok, glitter covered chuck taylors) and no one noticed unless I hiked up my dress and showed them. I’ve never been a shoe girl, and didn’t care about having fancy shoes because it’s just not at all important to me. I just wanted to be comfortable since I knew I’d be on my feet for like 8 hours! Get shoes that you’re comfortable with wearing and that make YOU happy!

Post # 7
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2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

The guests will surely see your shoes during the garter toss! I went for some comfy sparkly heels! Although..my shoes were not caught on camera…lol

Post # 8
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1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

For the most part, I would say your shoes are not seen. The only time anyone noticed my shoes was during the dance I was holding up my dress some because I was so hot. However, I did get some photos of my shoes in detail shots and a few of the wedding photos. So I liked having nice shoes for that.

Post # 9
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1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@JessMorgan777:  WOW! Love your dress! And you’re beautiful red hair! Gorgeous!

Post # 10
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2903 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Tangled:  Awwe! Thank you so much! : )

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My bestfriend just got married, she held up her dress while walking in to the waiting area for the ceremony, it was in a photo or 2, and then it’s in the details pictures. I am totally going for 2 pairs of shoes to change in and out of. But at the end of the day you know, and sometimes wearing a really gorgeous pair of shoes just make you feel that much better/more beautiful Tongue Out

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