(Closed) Buying the shoes before the dress?

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Is it a mistake to buy the shoes before the dress?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    33 %
    No : (26 votes)
    67 %
  • Post # 3
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    I bought shoes before the dress and decided not to use them because if I bought something with an inch higher heel I could save $100+ in shortening my gown.  


    I still have the shoes, have tried to sell them and can’t — don’t want to wear them because I spent so much on them!


    Those shoes are beautiful but I really suggest waiting!

    Post # 4
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I bought my shoes before the dress and brought them to my appointments to wear while I tried on dresses. I am tall and almost every dress I tried on would have had to be ordered with extra length (even if I was barefoot) so having the shoes helped.

    Post # 5
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think its a problem to buy the shoes before the dress. Most dresses need to be hemmed anyway, so buy the shoes you love!

    Post # 6
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’ve decided on my shoes. Decided on them before ever going dress shopping. When I went dress shopping I realized that the pair I really wanted wasn’t a good color for the creme/beige dress I liked best. Take a look at the blue glittery Jimmy Choo Clue available at Nordstrom/Neiman Marcus–they’re fab. I still love the shoe, though, so I’m dialing it back and going with a gold version instead. Still have no idea exactly which dress, I’m wearing, however.

    Post # 8
    8694 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    if you found the perfect shoes, go for it!

    Post # 9
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope not a crime at all, considering I bought my shoes on clearance way before I found my dress!

    Post # 10
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think it’s a problem, as long as you have a general idea of what style of dress you want. Those Kate Spades are adorable!

    Post # 12
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I guess since the shoes are blue and aren’t matching the color of the shoes to the gown it’s ok. Ordinarily though I would say no. I’m still leaning toward no just because I don’t think every shoe style matches every dress. But if you’re not concerned about that then go ahead. 

    Post # 13
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I just used a pair of shoes I already owned, so…yes, I bought them before the dress! No one really looked at my shoes on the wedding day anyway. Haha, the only time people looked at my shoes was after I got annoyed with wearing heels and changed into my sneakers 🙂

    Post # 14
    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    i did that. i bought some blue shoes cause i knew i wanted a blue color accent in my dress too. only problem now is the dress i found i want is kinda plain and the shoes i have have shoe bling on them so im worried theyre too fancy for my dress

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