Would You Splurge on Your Wedding Shoes?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Would you splurge on wedding shoes?
    Yes! It's your wedding get what you want. : (34 votes)
    24 %
    No! Pick something less expensive. : (36 votes)
    26 %
    If I loved the shoes I would get them as long as I could responsibly afford to do so. : (53 votes)
    38 %
    I would be uncomfortable splurging on shoes. Don't do it. : (18 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @dulcevida: Go for it! You can always rewear shoes more so than you can do a dress. 

    If you can do it responsibly and don’t, you’ll always be wondering about those manolos!

    For context, I got my dress 75% off and it was under budget to start. I rolled that $$ over to my shoe budget so it was $1k budgeted for shoes!

    Post # 4
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Do it!!!! You got your dress for a great price!

    Post # 5
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    If you can responsibly afford to purchase them AND your FI has given you the OK, I don’t see why you shouldn’t.. especially if they are a pair that you can rewear again.

    Post # 6
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I voted I’d be uncomfortable splurging on the shoes, but that’s not to say YOU shouldn’t. If you can reasonably afford them, and they’re what you want, and youv’e discussed it with your fiance and he supports the decision, I don’t see why you shouldn’t.

    Post # 7
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @dulcevida:  My splurge shoes were $150, so $965 seems steep (despite my love for those shoes!)  Have you considered looking for a slightly used pair on Ebay?

    Post # 8
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I feel it’s a waste. They are most likely going to be hiding under your dress for most of the night. I have never noticed a bride’s shoes at the wedding.

    Post # 9
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would absolutely get them! For me, there are things I was dead set on doing/getting, and I know I would miss them on our wedding day if I didn’t-this sounds like it might be the case for you with these shoes! It’s not like they shrivel up and disappear after the wedding, you can always wear them to events and smile because they were your wedding day shoes 🙂 I am personally swooning over a pair of gold Jimmy Choo Mary-Jane heels and I know if I were to get any other shoe, I’d be disappointed. You can afford it, it’s what your heart is set on-grant yourself the indulgence! 

    Post # 10
    743 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    Personal opinion, I couldn’t justify spending $1000 on a pair of shoes.  Whether I could afford it or not doesn’t matter.  It’s a pair of shoes…

    If you couldn’t justify them for a regular occassion what makes it justifiable now that it’s your wedding?  Strip down all the ‘entitlement’ about it being your wedding and it’s still $1000 on a pair of shoes.

    To each their own though!

    Post # 11
    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Are you going to ever wear them again? When I splurge on high end items, I try to think about the opportunites I will have to “get my money worth.” For example, I splurged on a purse 6 years ago that I have used for work ever since — I am SO glad I did it. But I have also learned that I should not splurge on fancy shoes, because I always default to the boring, comfortable ones for work… and we don’t go out enought to make it worth it.

    In a year do you think will you be happy that you spent 1k on this pair of shoes or do you think you would rather have used that money for something different (honeymoon excursion, hair and makeup for the girls, a new washing machine…)?

    Post # 12
    12875 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope nope nope nope.  I’ve a saver too and could easily afford that shoe, but I’d never spend that much on shoes. But handbags on the other hand….. I have several in the 4 digits and some may think that’s crazy too.   So I guess its up to what’s REALLY worth it to you.  If you MUST have it, and it’s affordable, then go for it. 


    Post # 13
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I set myself a budget of $1000 for shoes, so I don’t think you’re being unreasonable. I may spend about half that on a pair in regular non-wedding life, so its not too far of a stretch.

    If you need to cut corners elsewhere to afford them, don’t do it. If you can comfortably afford them go for it. Not just because its your wedding, but because they’re great quality, you’ll wear them again, and you want them.


    Post # 14
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I voted no because I’m really not into shoes, so for me, it’s not worth it. But if you love them (and can afford them), go for it!

    Post # 15
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I was planning to splurge on some Manolos or Laboutins but then bought a different pair for my rehearsal dinner and love them so much that I’m going to wear them for the wedding too. They were around $40. 

    Post # 16
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @dulcevida:  Here is my take…….

    Consider the venue, photography locations, and possibly weather when deciding on this shoe….

    During the photography portion of the wedding day, my heels got destroyed.  We took a bunch of photos in a wooded area and my heels sunk into the ground.  When I pulled the heels out of the ground they were covered in mud.  I did my best to clean them up but they were ruined.  I changed into a back up pair but then changed back because the original pair was more comfortable.  Since I wore a long gown no one could really see my shoes anyway…….

    If it rains the day of your wedding will your shoes get ruined?

    Will you be able to comfortably wear them throughout the day?

    Will you be able to wear them again?????


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