Post # 1
I’ve been going back and forth about whether or not I should just get some cheap flats (a lot more comfortable for me) or actually try to get some pretty heels. My reasoning is that no one actually sees the shoes when the dress is long, but my fiancé asks what if they show for some reason in the photos? I have no idea why they would, since I don’t plan on my dress ever leaving the ground.
We’ll be walking about the city to have photos done in certain locations, so I don’t want to carry another pair of comfortable shoes and worry about switching them out.
Post # 2
I know many photographers take pictures of shoes (mine took like 10 photos of mine!), and they could show when you’re walking. I had a dress with a fairly long train and my shoes show in a few pics when I’m walking. I don’t think you have to splurge on some but you can find some pretty ones for cheap. I got mine for $32 on sale, they were aroudn 2 inch heels and Betsy Johnson brand.
Post # 3
I bought 3 pairs of shoes for my wedding… a pair of gold kitten heels for $35, a pair of 4” high Badgley Mischa’s for $150, and a pair of Kate Spade Keds sneakers for $130.
ill probably end up wearing the sneakers all night, but I like having choices haha. And I’ll know what’s on my feet, even if no one else does
Post # 4
Why don’t you get some nice flats that will look great in the pictures?
Post # 5
My shoes showed in pics from my first wedding because at one point, my ex picked me up and carried me across a puddle. That was one of my favorite pics (everyone was laughing at his actions) and my shoes were extremely visible.
For this wedding, I got a pretty pair of red heels. If they show, they’ll be pretty and contrast. But I love heels and Fiance is over a foot taller than me, so, heels for me
Wear whatever is comfy, but I suggest the shoes at least be cute and presentable.
Post # 6
If you’re looking for heels that are comfy, try ballroom dance shoes! I ordered mine online and was able to customize the heel height so that I didn’t have to have my dress hemmed.
Post # 7
Go for comfort!
I put on my combat boots under my dress after the ceremony and pictures.
Post # 8
Yep go for comfort! If ou want pretty shoes you could wear them for getting ready / ceremony. But ultimately I went for comfort and was so glad I did.
Post # 9
It is most important to decide on the height of the shoe so that the dress is hemmed properly, IMO. Otherwise, I think this mostly depends on the person as to whether they want special or “pretty” shoes or whether they want comfortable or even funky. I’m definitely a shoe person, so I went with some towering heels and had pictures taken of the shoes, too.
Post # 10
Go for comfort. I wore small heels because I wanted a little lift but not a lot. Don’t wear something you’re miserable with! If you want flats, wear flats. Some photographers take pictures with the shoes, but if you miss those shots, will you really care?
Post # 11
I’m team comfort. I also suck at walking in heels, so I am a bit biased! David’s Bridal has some pretty sandals if it’ll be warm enough to wear those. I paid $20 for mine on sale and they are jeweled with silver and pearls. Otherwise, maybe some pretty flats? As PP said, photographers tend to take pictures of shoes, but realistically, you could do without.
Post # 12
Also team comfort. I did get heels because I was trying to look less like a kid next to my taller and older husband. But I picked them for maximum comfort. My mom was like disgusted by my shoe choice, I guess because basic nude patent pumps don’t really say “bride”, but I didn’t care because I figured they wouldn’t really show or be noticed – I was right. I actually think there are way more cute bridal choices for flats than for comfortable heels.
Post # 13
I had some shoes that I loved for the ceremony and photos, and I had a ton of pictures where you can see them.
After that I changed into mu fave sneakers amd danced all night!!
Post # 14
The thing about heels is that they make you stand and even look differently in your dress. I adore heels but might actually wear my pointe shoes instead…. haven’t decided because they’d both make for unique photos, based on the heels I’ll be choosing if I go that route. Your shoe choice will also depend on what gown you choose, your season, if you’re indoor vs outdoor, etc. Honestly, my mom wore little ballet flats under her gown to her very 70s wedding, and you can’t tell in the photos….. but to this day, the shoes are one of the things she mentions most about her bridal outfit.
Post # 15
And….. now I am off to peruse the clearance section of the DSW website! 😛