(Closed) Bridesmaid shoes – should I buy them?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

If you have specific shoe you want them to wear, I think you could at least help them buy them. 😀

Post # 4
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Charcole2011: it really depends on your bms. Personally I can’t afford to pay for their shoes and I have asked them to pick whatever shoes they want in similar colours. Maybe you could ask your bms and see what they say? I’m sure they’ll be more receptive if you’re asking rather than telling.

I understand why you’d want the shoes to match though, it would make some nice photos!

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

whats standard price to ask a bm to contribute to their outfit? i was a hostess for a friend,dress was nearly $200,shoes $80 (and looked like Payless)…

Post # 8
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If I were your Bridesmaid or Best Man, I’d have no problem spending a total of <$200 on dress and shoes.  If you could help with the costs I’m sure your BMs would appreciate it but it certainly wouldn’t be a necessity, IMO.

I love the look of matching shoes with BMs in short dresses and we found some gold shoes for my BMs at Carnival.  They were BOGO and we ended up just buying them for my BMs at $18 each but I can understand that its harder to swing that yourself with $65 shoes.

Post # 9
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

It sounds like both you and your bridesmaids have a limited amount of funds to work with. So it’s a question of priorities: where do you want to invest? Personally I think that colored shoes are adorable in photos but there is nothing wrong with metallic shoes, which many ladies might already own and which have a higher potential for re-wearability.

Before making this decision, maybe you should think on it for a bit? There is a long time to go before your wedding, and as we get into spring it is likely that more colored shoe options will become available. That way you’ll have time to resolve your uncertainty and if you do decide to go for them, there will probably be more options available as the weather warms up.

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