(Closed) Buying shoes before the dress?

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Imean:  Go for it! if you love them then buy them 🙂

Post # 4
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • 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
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I picked out my shoes before the dress

Post # 8
3697 posts
Sugar bee

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.

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