(Closed) Buy Shoes or Dress First?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I buy the shoes before I buy the dress or vice-versa?
    Buy the shoes first, you want all your measurements to be spot-on the first time. : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Buy the dress first, alterations aren't a big deal. : (38 votes)
    70 %
    Buy the shoes and dress at the same time, you're not getting any taller are you? : (0 votes)
    Relax, your wedding isn't for another 6 months. : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Relax?! Your wedding is in 6 months! : (6 votes)
    11 %
    I came here just to vote for the last option! ^_^ : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    384 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Get your dress first and I would do it soon! Very soon! Then buy your shoes to match your dress. I wouldnt go for a super high heel because you will be wearing them all day. Just get the dress hem done after you get your shoes. Its better to be comfortable!

    Post # 4
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Get the dress first. The style, fit and look of the dress often dictate what shoe is a good match.  Also I’d really worry about 5.5″ heels for an entire wedding day; unless you wear those height heels all the time, they can get really uncomfortable, really quickly. If you pick those for the day, and have to change out of them, that leaves an awful lot of fabric dragging on the ground.  A more moderate heel might actually be something you can spend the whole day in.

    Post # 5
    3471 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    You don’t need your shoes until your first fitting– so if you find a dream pair, great– if not, then just order your dress based on the tallest heel you might possibly wear and have it altered to fit when you’ve picked the shoes. 

    I would definitely recommend picking your dress soon though– you want to have lots of time to browse! 

    Post # 6
    375 posts
    Helper bee

    If you get your dress long it’s no biggie to find a local seamstress to rehem it, but they can’t make it longer. Order it based on your max planned heel height to get the order placed.

    Post # 7
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Dress first and add a few inches of how tall you will be with shoes (or longer) since it’s easier to take off length than to add.

    Post # 8
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Dress first!

    Post # 9
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    dress first, then shoes, then fitting.

    Post # 12
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Deff the dress!! and match the shoes to the dress

    Post # 13
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Definitely purchase the dress first! You don’t want to be tied down based on your shoes.

    Post # 14
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I got the shoes first but I knew I wanted a tea length dress so length wasn’t an issue. I don’t think it matters, but I see most are suggesting dress first.

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