Post # 1
This is my dress: http://www.alfredangelo.com/collections/productdisplay.aspx?productID=3efa04a3-2494-41dd-a401-8d62396bd62f&categoryID=b09c3e56-c489-4883-b875-9bc72bf52bd1&pg=1&colorId1= (in that color as well)
I was originally planning on wearing a beige wedge sandal I already own for a few reasons:
- The ceremony will be outside, so if I wear heels I will probably sink into the dirt
- I’m only 5’2, so I do not want to wear flats
- My wedges are pretty comfortable even though they are high
- Don’t need to spend money on new shoes
- No one will see them under the dress
They look something like this (no flowers and the straps are more beige):
Now I’m 2nd guessing and thinking that I should buy a new pair of wedges that look more bridal. I know my FI wants some pictures where we can see our shoes, and I don’t want those to be the shoes in the photos. I have a pair of really nice silver heels, but I won’t last in them very long dancing (or at all on the grass for the ceremony). I don’t want to have to keep switching shoes either.
My colors are yellow and grey, but since I’m wearing a blush dress I will have white flowers and veil.
What do you think?
Post # 3
1. I really like your dress
2. I think beige wedges will go great with that dress, BUT I am not sure about the cork heel. If any part of the shoe is visible, it’ll be the heel part, and cork just seems informal to me. I’d go with something more like this
Post # 4
I’d wear the comfortable shoes, and just swap out for your cute heels when you take pictures. Your feet will thank you at the end of the night!
Post # 5
Could you do your shoe pictures all in one go? Then you won’t need to swap out all the time.
I was also on the fence about shoes. After seeing all the neat shoes on the Bee I wondered if I should get some cool ones too. But then I figured no one would see them and it was one more thing to spend money on. Ultimately, it worked out just fine and I was pretty comfortable.
Post # 6
I vote for heels – I’m personally not a fan of wedges at all but even moreso with a wedding dress. If you want to wear hills and not sink in, there are little things that go on the bottom of yor heel – they work like a charm!
Post # 7
@stillme: Thanks!!!I love that it’s a bit different and that it’s very light. With big dresses I felt like I was drowning in them since I’m only 5’2.
The cork is the reason I’m 2nd guessing. I’ve been looking online and most wedges that I like are cork. I feel like the cork will end up showing under the dress and will look bad. I’m generally not a fan of patent leather (I don’t like shiny shoes), but that’s in the ballpark of what I’m looking for.
@preppybear If I buy new shoes, they’ll have to be comfortable. I don’t have any comfortable heels that work with the dress, so I’m looking at wedges since I won’t have to swap.
Post # 8
I am also 5’2, and I didn’t want to look short on my wedding day (my bridesmaids are all taller than me, and my fiance is 6’2). I don’t think there is anything wrong with wearing cork wedges under your wedding dress. I bought comfortable wedge shoes by BCBG for my wedding day. They are cork on the bottom and the straps are gold. They measure 4 1/4 inches tall, but the rise is only 2 inches (yay comfort). I also got a pair of 4 inch tall Badgley Mishka shoes, which I plan to wear only for photos (I wanted both shoes to be the same height so my dress wouldn’t drag).
If you won’t be showing your shoes off in photos, I say stick with what’s comfortable. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable on your wedding day! 🙂