- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I am a petite bride on a tight budget, and the frustration is really getting to me. If I was a “normal” size, I could easiy find exactly what I wanted without breaking the bank.
I am 4’11”, wear size 4 or 4.5W shoes, and have a 32D or Dirty Delete chest. I found a gown that fit my budget and my style (simple, all-over lace), but it will of course have to be altered. It kills me that petite gowns are always more expensive, AND they are still too long for me, AND my figure is too extreme to fit into any one size. I did not want a short dress because I would felt it would make me look too young.
Originally, I wanted to wear flats for my wedding, but since most long gowns would look awkward hemmed that short and my fiance in 6’4″, I opted for heels.
I am looking for some wedge heels to wear for my outdoor June wedding. I would LOVE to have them in yellow, but would settle for blue, nude, green, or coral.
The problem is that I don’t have the budget to spend $200+ on shoes… but I wear a size 4 or 4.5 womens in a wide width.
I am so frustrated that I am going to have to settle for something ugly, uncomfortable, or both unless I’m willing to spend hundreds of dollars for made-to-order shoes. I know there are quite a few online retailers for petite feet, BUT as of now I can’t find anything that I like.
My ideal shoe: Very high heel wedge with a platform to offset the heel height, closed or peep toe with a mary jane or ankle strap.
I hate searching for shoes, because of the inevitable disappointment that comes when I find the perfect shoe… and the sizing starts at a 5.5 or 6 🙁
Are there any petite brides out there on a budget who have some helpful ideas?
Below: just another example of a shoes I’d love to wear that does not come in my size…