Post # 1
Hi! My fiance and I are getting married in Scotland next year and I’m currently debating what shoes to wear under the gown. I love fun shoes and as a nod to where we are getting married I found an awesome pair of plaid boots. I had been thinking boots anyways as September in Scotland means the weather can be anything and I love boots. What’s even cooler about these particular boots is that the one tartan they come in pre-made is that of the clan whose history is tied up in the castle where we are marrying. I mentioned this to my traditional mom though, and she somewhat freaked out. She went on and on about how people can see the shoes and how tacky it will look. Now my dress is ivory colored andd the tartan shoes are mainly red with some green and blue blocky stripes.
Opinions? Should I go more traditional? How much of the shoe do you actually see under the dress?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
Go for the boots if that’s what you want. When I went to Scotland I never saw the sun and everything looked as if it was in a permanent state of dampness. I think its actually pretty cool you found a tartan that matches the castles history.
Post # 4
I love the look of nontraditional shoe choices. I think it would be cute to go with the boots. I don’t think the shoes get seen too much.
Post # 5
well the show time of your shoes really depends on two things
1. the length of your dress
2. how much you plan on partying & jumping up and down.
I’m really sure that if you go with the more traditional floor-length gowns you’ll be fine. I love this idea though, I really hope you go through with it!
Post # 6
I got so excited when I saw this post!! Haha I have this ridiculous love for plaid (Scottish heritage…guess that’s carried through?), and didn’t even think of this!
If you do this, please post pics! So fun 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks for your opinions guys! I’m posting a pic of the boots so you can see them. I am wearing a floor length gown and it’s already a fun gown since it’s got a ruffled skirt.
Post # 8
and here’s a picture of the dress if that helps 🙂
Post # 9
I think they would look so cute! I love it.
Post # 10
Oh so cute!!! go for it!!!
Post # 11
When you said plaid you gave me a great idea for my wedding shoes. thanks!
Go ahead, i love the idea.
We’re presbyterian, so plaid shoes our Scottish roots. So, I looked for pink plaid and fell in love.
Post # 12
@smileyd: Those pink plaid shoes are awesome!
Post # 13
@eleroo02: Dooooo it. Those boots are amazing and I think that the fact that the plaid is actually relevant is a sign. And I LOVE a girl with non-dress-matching shoes. You could get some crazy-cute pictures! Since your dress is long and flowy, I can’t imagine you will see too much of the boots unless you are intentionally showing them off, so your mom should be happy too!
@smileyd: Those shoes. I die.
Post # 14
I think it’s a great idea. I would check with the venue coordinator though. Clan Tartans are very personal to the family they represent, so make sure it’s okay that you wear it even if you aren’t part of the family it belongs to. They’ll probably say it’s okay, but they will appreciate that you showed respect to their heritage by asking first.
Post # 15
I love the idea of plaid shoes!!
Post # 16
i think it’s an awesome, awesome idea…. but, i’m not sure it works with your dress… the boots i think would work better with a more simple dress…can you order them on and try them together to see? or maybe wear the boots with a different outfit during your wedding weekend or something?