To Louboutin or Not to Louboutin… that's the question.

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m a shoe lover and owner of several pairs of Loubies, but I wouldn’t have purchased them if I couldn’t afford them or was on a tight budget. They are beautiful shoes and it’s likely that you will get a lot of use out of them, not just on your wedding day, but if you’re very budget conscious, I’d probably skip them right this second and maybe hint that you would appreciate them as a gift later on when the two of you have a little more financial wiggle room.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Stick with the yellow shoes.. if he really wants to spend that money, maybe suggest some other area of your wedding to use it on?  It’s great that he wants to gift you so extravagantly, but putting that aside, you said it’s your dream to wear yellow shoes for your wedding, so why go against that?

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@honeyhalo:  Even if I was rich, I wouldn’t waste a grand on shoes. I think that’s absolutely insane. Think of the extra excursions you could do on your honeymoon, or the extra payments on the mortgage. If you had been dreaming of these shoes, then maybe. But you didn’t even want them and seem happy with the other, cheaper options.

You mentioned you’re on a budget, so why blow it on shoes of all things? You never know when hard financial times will set up, and you need to make sure you and FI are on the same page RE lavish spending. What if he wanted to spend a grand on a video game console? I would have a heart attack if FI suggested this to me.

Post # 6
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4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@honeyhalo:  I like the yellow shoes best, honestly. My BF wants to get me some LBs or JCs, but I truly cannot stomach the price-tag. I can think of a million other things to spend $845 on!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

dont do it unless you can see yourself wearing them a lot! since they are gold you are going to be limited to outfits, if they were black pumps i’d say go for it because those are more versatile. Plus yellow (which is my fav color) shoes would be fabulous!!! 🙂 

Post # 8
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I wouldn’t accept the shoes, especially since after the wedding, it’ll be half your money that was spent on them. I love luxury products, but only when you can afford them and the cost-per-wear checks out. If you were buying a more practical pair like the Pigalle 100mm, then I’d say you’d wear them all the time and it’s a smart buy. The get your CPW out of any sparkly open toe shoe is going to be a challenge, so if finances are a concern, skip them.

Post # 9
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lovelyrose:  +1

 

Only go for the shoes if it doesn’t also mean going for broke. He will have a whole marriage to get you some red soles!

Post # 12
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3930 posts
Honey bee

@honeyhalo:  I was going to say, tell him it is very sweet but you want the yellow ones and you can’t bear for him to spend that money now. Maybe they would make a great 1st anniversary gift instead! 😉 … just seen your update… I love the third ones the best.

Post # 13
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4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@honeyhalo:  See, now you’re thinking like me 😉 It’s nice to have nice things from time to time, but in this case I feel it makes more sense to allocate that money to something a little more practical 🙂

Post # 14
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i find louboutins really uncomfortable. as beautiful as they are, they’re definitely not made for comfort. i wouldn’t wear them on my wedding day, as much as i wish i had a pair. 

as for the three yellow shoes, i love the last ones. i like the flower on the front (:

Post # 15
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would accept the offer but ask for black ones that I could wear more often, ahaha!

But for the wedding day, on a tight budget, naah. Stick to the yellow ones.

Post # 16
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1470 posts
Bumble bee

I could be wrong, but that looks like the Louboutin Gold Glitter No Prive pump…it’s a classic! You can wear it long after your wedding, parties with the ladies, nice dinners with your hubby etc. and they go with anything (I consider gold a neutral). Just make that your go-to going out shoe for the next year or so and maybe that will make you feel better about the cost! You’re such a lucky lady 🙂

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