(Closed) Can I spend that much on shoes??????

posted 6 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: What should I do about the ballet flats??
    buy the expensive ones and ensure they are ready for the wedding : (2 votes)
    3 %
    wait on the new cobbler and see what her price is. You can always order the expensive ones later : (23 votes)
    39 %
    find a new plan for reception shoes - suggestions encouraged! : (34 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Gosh, that’s very annoying. How does getting shoes made in your FI’s family tartan work, do you provide the fabric? I just wonder whether you could obtain the tartan fabric (or pattern) and find another cobbler. I’ve seen a lot of design-your-own-shoe type companies and made-to-measure services for shoes, and I wonder whether you could find another option?

    Post # 4
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have a suggestion, but I am not sure how this would work for you and the tartan. I made my own wedding shoes, so I am very much into the DIY. Since the shoes are what I would consider extremely expensive, could you make your own?  You would just need a pair of flats, the fabric of the tartan, and Modge Podge. I used Modge Podge on my shoes, and I love how they turned out. It was so much cheaper to make my own shoes, and I am super proud of them. I used Modge Podge on fabric this Christmas and it held up really well. 

    Post # 5
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I agree that you can probably just provide flats to a cobbler and have them recovered for a lot less money than that

    Post # 6
    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Love your dress! Gorgeous!

    I’m not convinced by the flats, it is just so expensive. I’d wait and see if they can come down in price but TBH if they can’t, I’d probably just get a cheaper pair somewhere else. You can always include the tartan in a pashmina or something, or make shoe clips bows in the fabric.

    Post # 7
    1406 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    im imagining the millions of amazing shoes you could pick out for $550. I would keep looking. 

    Post # 8
    964 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Where’s your dress from? it’s a beaut!


    I personally would not pay that much for shoes however if they are important to you personally then do it because you only do a wedding once. 

    Post # 9
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    So expensive for the reception.  Can you figure out another way to incorporate the tartan?   I wrapped a 2 inch ribbon of our family’s tartan around my flowers, and the FG’s wore them in their hair. 

    $500 dollars for ballet flats is cray.  Maybe  try to DIY it?  You can google and found material in tartan that you need.

    Post # 12
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013


    PS I loooove loooove loooooove your dress <3333

    Post # 13
    260 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 1999

    Hey I second what a PP said.


    DIY: Modpodge is excellent. My friend decopaged her wedding shoes with transformers pictures from vintage magazines as her husband is obsessed. They were amazing! I would order a tartan sample and cover them yourself. If youre not too happy about this, maybe buy a plain pair of dark purple shoes and get some shoe clips. These are borderline amazing things as they change any shoe. It would mean you get a nice pair of schoes you can re wear coz all you do is pop off the shoe clips. They are easily made, or I am sure you’d be able to find an etsy seller.




    basically the only way I can describe it is like a clip on earring but bigger – for your shoe. They can clip on anywhere – the heel bit or the toe bit and they can be moved as per your every whim. If you bought some fabric samples from the UK of your tartan plus the shoe clips plus the shoes to do BOTH you could do it for like less than £100 (obvs depending on your orig shoe choice). I would buy enough – like a meter or so which will allow you do do the wrapping and the shoe clips. To do the shoe clips just do fabric roses or something ๐Ÿ™‚


    heres the shoe clips in their bare form http://bfnt-uk.co.uk/stock/findings/shoe-clip.jpg

    and them in use: http://www.sydnestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/DIY-Cherry-Shoe-Clips-5.jpg


    I would recommed them as a fail-safe xx Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    What about adding the tartan in as a bow/embellishment on the flats instead of redoing the whole shoe? You could just make shoe clips out of them instead, and keep the original flat as-is. Way cheaper!

    Post # 15
    4284 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I LOVE your dress. There is NO WAY I would spend that kind of money on ANY type of shoe!!! I vote for DIY ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    2269 posts
    Buzzing bee

    No way, Jose. I would never, ever, ever spend that much on shoes. Come up with a new shoe. 

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