Help me pick shoes for my bridesmaids! (First world problems)

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Would you rather have over the top or plain designer shoes gifted to you?
    Over the top! Might as well get special ones, even if I can't wear them often. : (18 votes)
    44 %
    Nude or black that I'm more likely to wear again and again! : (23 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 4
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    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @DelilahDiamond:  I think perhaps a special pair would be nice – people are often very particular about their everyday shoes, because they need to be very comfortable (well, for those of us who are on our feet all day they do), so a special pair to wear for special occasions might be a better idea.  In saying that, a nice pair of black heels is always useful for special occasions too.

    Also, with regards to “it will be a big deal when they open that box” – just make sure you’re prepared in case it’s actually not a big deal for them.  I hope it is, because I know you’ll be spending a lot of money on this gift, but some people just aren’t excited by designer shoes.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3736 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Loubs. Hands down.

    Post # 6
    Member
    918 posts
    Busy bee

    @DelilahDiamond:  Oh, I just googled “sparkly Louboutins” – those shoes are pretty intense!  Now I’m thinking that a nude or black shoe may be a better option.  Given the price of designer shoes, you want people to get use out of them!

    Post # 7
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    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I say over the top, just because c’mon, not every day most people get designer shoes as a gift. BUT, you know your girls best. If they wouldn’t be ones to appreciate over the top shoes then I think you should go with more of a subdued shoe.

    Also, I totally snorted at the first world problems part in the title. It was so elegant.

    Post # 8
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    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I don’t own a pair of loubs. That said, I would love a pair. If I had to pick, it would be sparkly for 2 reasons – 1) I think they’d be better in your wedding pictures and 2) They’re likely only going to wear them for special occassions if they’re the only pairs they own and therefore, sparkly would be totally fitting for that.

    Post # 9
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @DelilahDiamond:  Sorry – I hate to say it, but I think it’d be more of a gift to your girls to let them pick their own shoes. Shoes are so personal! What if they hate high heels? What if they have wide feet? I honestly can’t think of anything more miserable than being forced to wear a pair of heels that had been gifted to me and that didn’t fit comfortably… and knowing that my dear friend had paid a bunch of $$ for the things! Would it really ruin the surprise if you got your girls together and let them try on different styles/colors, and settle on a style that everyone finds decently comfortable and attractive?

     

    Post # 11
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @LittleByLittle:  +1 even though I like looking at expensive shoes, and I own several pairs, the idea of someone else picking shoes for me is terrifying. I have long narrow feet, and though I wear a size 8 usually, there’s not many brands I can wear comfortably for more than an hour or two. If you must get your bridesmaids heels (btw I personally find anything higher than about 5-7cm unwearable), it would be nicer to let them pick their own shoes from a certain  aesthetic – for example black pumps.

    Post # 12
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Oh sure! I would love to be your bridesmaid Wink 

    Why thank you @DelilahDiamond:  I thought you would never ask! 

    I would love some over the top Loubs’ and think the other girls would love it too Wink

    Post # 13
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    What are your BM dresses like? That should also help inform what kind of shoes you get them. 🙂

    To me, I would opt for the ‘special’ pair…just because my classic Loubs are ones like the Pigalles in black, and I can’t really see them working for a wedding. 

    Also – I think there’s always a risk with Louboutins because they can tend to be quite uncomfortable, especially if you have feet that are on the wider side. As much as I love the red sole, I only have a couple of pairs of Loubs because they just don’t work for my feet. I have the No Prive glitter slingbacks, and they’re incredibly painful to be honest.

    I don’t know if your company discount extends to other brands, but comfort-wise you could also look at Jimmy Choo (something like the Vamp style, which is wedding-appropriate but neutral enough to be worn again) or Valentino. Manolos, for me, are more comfy than Loubs too.

    Post # 16
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @DelilahDiamond:  Most Loubs (including the Prives) are uncomfortable on me because I have wide-ish feet.

    I think taking them for a shopping trip is a great idea, you can narrow down your choices before surprising them on the day of the wedding. 

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