Post # 1
I found these gorgeous shoes today… and they’d be perfect for my wedding! However, I still haven’t gotten a dress! They are a very neutral color though, and they could match well with an ivory dress which is the color i’ll be getting… Would it be crazy to get them? I’m scared I wont find them later on, plus they’re not that expensive, so worse comes to worse I could wear them for other stuff. So, am I insane? Has anyone else bought the shoes before the dress?
Post # 3
@Imean: Go for it! if you love them then buy them 🙂
Post # 4
I was proposed to on my birthday wearing my new birthday heels (posted below). The day after our engagement, we were drinking a bottle of champagne and decided to base our theme off my shoes and I’ll be wearing them the day I strut down the aisle!
Don’t be afraid to buy your shoes without your dress and if they end up not going with the dress you choose, you can figure out another time to wear them: Bridal shower, bach party, rehearsal dinner, etc! Plus, all women need a fabulous shoe collection!
Post # 5
My shoes were the first wedding item I purchased!! I bought them last June (long engagement) and didn’t buy my dress until September!!
It was great because I brought my shoes to my dress appointments so I got a better feel of an overall look!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
The only complication would be if you choose a dress that cannot be hemmed and you don’t want to pay the outrageous fees to have the hallow-to-hem measurement custom cut. I, for example, had to wear heels that were 1.75 – 2 inches tall, so all the shoes I had been looking at were out of the question once I chose a dress.
Post # 7
I picked out my shoes before the dress
Post # 8
Basically, any decision you make about wedding stuff is going to create some constraints that affect other decisions. You just need to decide which are the most important decisions, and the constraints that you want to be placed on downstream decisions (constraints can be very helpful when it comes to narrowing down options!) and make those first. If you want the decision space to be “I love these shoes, and I need to find a dress that will work with them,” then go ahead and buy the shoes. If you really want a more wide-open field when you go dress shopping, then maybe the shoes have to be the downstream decision.