Post # 1
So i told some friends of mine that i wasnt having my girls wearing matching shoes and they like freaked on me saying that had to. Their are dark blue dresses with black lace and are floor length. you cant even really see their shoes so I told them wear whatever they want as long as they’re comfy in them and they are black and not like flip flops or something. I figured that was matching enough. I want my girls to be comfy and Im not going to make them spend extra money paying for uncomfortable shoes to get them dyed to match the dress and they will probably just end up wearing them the one time. I could see this more for bridesmaids with short dresses as you would see all their shoes but even then ehh. I was in my friends wedding and we had short black dresses and she let us wear whatever black shoes we wanted and it all looked fine. so i ask, is this some thing that we have to have matching shoes?
Post # 3
Nope! They can wear whatever they want, although they have all agreed to go with similiar sandals because they already have them.
Post # 4
My BMs had short dresses and they did not have matching shoes. One of them just couldn’t handle the heels she bought and changed into old navy flip flops. I don’t think anyone noticed
Post # 5
Nope. I told them to wear whatever was comfortable.
Post # 6
Nope for me. The dresses are long. All I requested was a pewter color, I didn’t care if it was new or old, heel or flat. I might be more specific about it if the dresses were short
Post # 7
Yes, but not matching dresses. 😛
Post # 8
@jbbs1222: My girls are wearing matching NOTHING. Different dresses (same color), different shoes, different jewelry, different hair styles. I wanted them to be happy and comfortable. I think the whole matchy matchy BM thing is passe.
Post # 9
@jbbs1222: No. My girls are in short, mismatched dresses and they are all wearing some kind of silver shoe.
Worst wedding I was ever in I had to buy the same dyeable shoes as everyone else (at least they were only $10 at the flea market) and dye them navy blue. All of our feet had blue criss-cross marks where the straps hit, and one of the other girls’ feet were pretty much entirely blue. It was awful.
Post # 10
I got matching dresses and for their gifts i got them matching jewelry sets for the day. but yeh i could care less about their shoes. as long as there black works for me
Post # 11
Nope, my girls all picked whatever dress they wanted from Bill Levkoff that came in Eggplant and whatever shoe they wanted. I didn’t care if they were nude, black eggplant, silver, etc. It all worked out just fine! The matchy-matchy bridesmaid musts are a thing of the past, you can do what you like!
Post # 12
Nope, unless somehow they fluke out and end up picking the same pair.
Post # 13
My bridesmaids did not wear matching shoes. Their dresses were navy and floor length. Some bridesmaids wore heels, some wore flats, and they were all different colors. Some girls wore silver, some navy, etc. I also didn’t dictate their hair, makeup or jewlery. The only matching part about the girls were their dresses.
Post # 14
I would never ask my girls to wear matching shoes. Everyone’s feet/budget/tastes are different.
Plus, the dresses are floor length so no one will see the shoes anyway.
I was a BM in a friend’s wedding once and she bought everyone the same shoes. Well, I have messed up feet and by the end of the ceremony my feet were literally numb with pain. So I had no desire to put my girls through something like that.
I told them as long as they don’t wear stripper shoes or flip flops, whatever they chose is fine.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
My bridesmaids are wearing matching shoes, but not the same shoes. I just told them to wear something silver and dressy.