Wedding shoe drama… help!

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Autumngrace:  If I might — how about finding a solid pair of shoes and having them dyed then adding a detail either through a clip from etsy or other sellers (I can provide a couple sources non etsy) or have something custom done – clips are really not that hard to do — hardware from michael’s and a felt pad with feathers glued – we did my bouts following some pintrest inspiration.. I had major success using this site: http://www.bridalshoes.com/

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
Post # 5
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m not sure how flexible your shoe budget is but I have found a great website where you design your own shoes. Site is Shoes of Prey and you design everything from heel type, size, straps, colours, accessories and width. The designs I have played around with have ended up around the $190 mark but it could be something for you to look at?

http://www.shoesofprey.com/

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Do you really want heels/wedges on grass?  I only ask because I had a backyard ceremony and knew I only wanted flats (but I usually wear cowboy/hiking boots so I’d likely fall flat on my face! Even on hard flat ground lol).  Everyone wore flat shoes to my wedding tho.

But you can do what you want, I obviously don’t equate heel with anything I wear other than cowboy boots so I’m out of my element!  So, whatever you want I suggest scouring all the odd ball stores in nearby malls, strip malls, etc.  I was looking for flats but it was the wrong time of year when I was looking, but then I found the perfect pair at some strange mall shop for $20!  I couldn’t believe it.  They were heavily discounted, and it really was a strange shop… random clothes, only a few shoes, random junk lol.  I only looked there because the friend I was with saw some funny nick nack and was looking around and  so I was wandering around and “Hello, shoes!”.  Life is just strange!

Good luck finding what you’re looking for!  Shoe clips are a great idea mentioned by PP to personalize a otherwise bland shoe, that I didn’t even know existed until Wedding Bee (I suck at fashion and girly stuff!).

Post # 8
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800 posts
Busy bee

I also wanted to add that you can take your wedding shoes to a cobbler/shoe service and have them add straps to the shoe for you. Doing some DIY might possibly be the best solution for you, because you can purchase a shoe that you like, and feel comfortable in, and then take it to the cobbler to add a strap, or even a loop (for the strap) in the back and use ribbon, or pearls, or whatever you want as the strap/tie. 

Also, not sure about how you feel about espadrilles, but I thought I might try since you are having a outdoor wedding:

http://www.daisydressforless.com/collections/209509-shoes-collection/products/1748282-ankle-strap-lace-ribbon-platform-wedges-sandals#.UsSfiWRDtZc

 

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