Simple Wedding Shoes – Not "bridal" enough

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
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858 posts
Busy bee

I Love them. I personally am more of a practical person then bridal. I am wearing shoes that i have had for two years already. Chunky, peep toe, and nude. I couldnt imagine spending more than $200 on a shoe, never mind for one day. Mine were $30 guess shoes i found on sale at the Bay! The whole day is ours, who says we need over the top shoes too. I think she shoes are fantastic and would suit your vintage them perfectly!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

They don’t look dressy to me either. I don’t think shoes you wear to your wedding necessarily need to look bridal- bows and rhinestones and white. However these shoes look like work pumps. Buy what you like and feels good. Your shoes will likely not be seen and these are definitely ones yoh can wear again. 

Post # 4
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1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Eh, I think what matters is if you are ok with them and like them. I think what constitutes ‘bridal’ or ‘bridal enough’ is very subjective. Unless you are really set on getting cool pics with very ‘bridal’ shoes, that is the only place I could see it really matter, if at all. Since you already bought some other shoes that are traditionally ‘bridal’ maybe you could put those on for a few minutes for your photog to get some pics if you want. 

Post # 7
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I like the shoes but I don’t think they match the look of the dress at all. While wedding shoes don’t have to be “bridal,” they shouldn’t look like you could wear them to work with a suit either. These look too business and don’t match the delicate wedding dress. I would keep looking. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

One of my friends wore a short dress and shoes similar to yours but in navy blue. I personally didn’t think they were bridal looking but neither was her short dress IMO. Having said that, it suited her personality and she looked good. It’s your wedding, wear whatever you want. I’m sure no-one will think about your shoes, they’ll be focused on how in love you look and what a pretty dress you’re wearing 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Nikkimcq:  +1 I think the shoes are lovely and are a great choice! Plus they could be worn with just about anything after the wedding!

Post # 11
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858 posts
Busy bee

mcp8011:  

xkrsa:  And besides some photos, who are really going to see your shoes? The focus is you and your dress!

Post # 12
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1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have J. Crew shoes in suede and they get dirty very easily and are extremely difficult to clean.  I love the shape of the shoe you have chosen, but you might worry less about grass stains wearing leather or patent leather.   

Post # 13
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Worker bee

Are  you getting married in the fall or winter? If so, you could maybe get away with them if you added some sort of embellishment to the toe area (perhaps pearls so they won’t snag like the rhinestones did). They are lovely shoes, but definitely have a fall/winter look and do look a bit on the professional side. The good thing about that is you would easily be able to wear them again after the wedding.

I’m sure there are other shoes out there with a chunky heel that will be a perfect fit for your dress. You can always get the little do-hickys to put on th heel to keep them from sinking into the grass if you do end up falling for something with a slimmer heel.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

xkrsa:  I can understand not wanting the shoes to snag your dress and wanting to walk easily, so I see your predicament. While I like the shoes you posted as maybe a work shoe, they just seem a little too solid for your flowy and whimsical dress (which I LOVE, by the way!). I found nice shoes that were on sale at Nordstrom.com, and while they probably aren’t the most comfortable shoes, I will be able to get through photos and the ceremony before changing into a more comfortable pair of flats or something. I wish you luck on your shoe search!

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