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I need your help with selecting bridal shoes for my February 7th wedding, in Toronto Canada (hopefully there will be snow!). The wedding is going to be indoors, and I’m aiming for a somewhat formal-style wedding. I’m not looking to spend a fortune on them because they probably won’t really be seen under my dress (I’ve attached a picture so you can see what I’mworking with), but I do want to feel pretty and special in them. I’m hopnig for a heel around 3″. I need your help!!
1. Should I wear closed-toe or open-toe shoes?
2. Any suggestions on where to buy bridal shoes in Toronto that aren’t going ot run me $250+?
Please feel free to share any style suggestions you have!!
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diamondlilly: Just want to say I love your dress. Hmm snow, that’s an issue I wouldn’t know where to start with wedding shoes. I’d normally avoid anything with a heel, but for your wedding day…..
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I’m partial to open toed shoes but it’s up to you. I’d check out the brand J. Renee online (I know Nordstrom carries some), shorter heels but still gorgeous designs. And very affordable!
Post # 5
diamondlilly: it’s a good time for shoes at The Bay now – just got their promo email for ‘Bay Days’ you mentioned you live in TO so I’d head to the one at the Eaton Center, they have such a huge selection and you can get an idea of what you want. Halton Hill premium outlets are great too. There’s a Kate Spade, Bay, Nine West etc. Not sure if Kate Spade has much of a shoe selection there but they have so many gorgeous shoes – might be worth a call to see what they have.
We went to a wedding at the Old Mill in Februray and I wore closed toe pumps and stockings with a knee length dress and was fine! If you plan to have outdoor shots you might want to go for closed toe shoes – it gets cold here! If you plan to have photos outside and in the snow and want open shoes , maybe bring some boots to wear under your dress for outdoor shots – no one will see under your dress 🙂
Your dress is stunning and I think you’ve lots of options with what ‘goes’ so happy shopping 😉
Post # 6
Thanks ladies!! @Julies1949 thank you for sharing those styles!! Colour-wise I’m thinking ivory, blush, champagne and even taupe and in satin (if I can find it).
@CatyLady, thank you 🙂 I love the dress too, I didn’t when I first saw it but once I put it on, that was it!
Thanks @GirlyGirl24, I haven’t looked at Nordstrom yet, so will check them out!!:)
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@islandgirl82 Thank you so much for the tips! I’ve never heard of Halton Hill Premium outlests so I’ll have to check into that! Funny you mention the Old Mill, that’s where my wedding will be 🙂 I hear what you’re saying about outdoor shots, I was wondering that too about freezing toes in snowbanks!
Thank you so much everyone, this is really helping!!
Post # 8
Nine West! Sure they have shoes for $250 but they also have shoes for $100 that you’ll wear again. Mine with tax came to $120 and I wear them all the time!
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diamondlilly: love that outlet! http://torontopremiumoutlets.ca I scored a sweater and pair of jeans at JCrew there last week for under $80 total including tax. I actually checked the receipt after since I was sure there was a mistake lol
Old Mill is beautiful! The chapel had the most gorgeous lighting…it was just so cozy and intimate with the chandelier and snow outside.
We took the TTC there from downtown and I was worried about the walk from the subway to the venue so I actually wore uggs there and checked in a bag along with my coat and swapped shoes – I saw a lot of women do the same 😉 That being said, they did a great job on keeping sidewalks clean and un-iced etc I think if you wear heels you would be fine. But I’d def bring boots or maybe a step/something to stand on to avoid wet toes and a wet hem, maybe ask your photographer for tips? If we have a winter like last years it will be cold!
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- Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa
I’m also have a formal winter wedding… I’m actually going for an edgier look.
Kinda open toed, kinda bootie… I also like these:
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- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Get some cute wellies or snow boots for your outdoor photos!
Post # 13
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful tips and ideas!! There are so many beautiful shoes out there, it was hard to decide. In the end I decided on a pair of Nine West heels. I love high heels, but figure my feet would kill and I need to be able to dance, so these have a perfect height. The embellishment matches the earrings I’m going to wear too! The cherry on top was that they were on sale for $87!! Can’t beat that!! 🙂
Thank you again, Bees! I learned about all kinds of shoe stores I hadn’t heard of here and now have lots of new places to shop for other events!! 🙂
Post # 14
diamondlilly: Oh my gosh, I LOVE your dress! Those shoes will look great with it!
Post # 15
Aw thank you @SouthernBee00!! That’s so nice of you!!