(Closed) Can't decide if pretty but uncomfortable shoes are worth it

posted 2 years ago in Shoes
Post # 2
1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2021

I’m 4’11” and FH is 6’5” so I hear you on this as well as the bridal party being tall. Those wedges are way too casual to wear with such an elegant dress. You’re short, he’s tall, embrace it. DO NOT wear uncomfortable shoes for your wedding, but on the same page those wedges are also are hard no. I will be wearing a pair of Steve Madden heels that will add 2 inches to my height. I’ve come to terms with the fact that our pictures may be a little mismatched height wise, but that’s us 🤷🏻‍♀️

Photo for reference wearing the same shoe I will wear on my wedding day (I will buy a new pair of course)


Post # 3
141 posts
Blushing bee

I’m always going to vote comfortable, but I wore converse to my wedding so your version of comfortable is wild to me lol.  I don’t think it’s so crazy to wear your comfy wedges.  White matches with everything in my opinion and I think your feet will be really happy in a pair that you already know you can survive in.  If you’re absolutely set on that kind of heel height and want something more bridal looking then maybe shop around for shoes with better reviews.

Post # 4
2323 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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drewby1121 :  I love those wedges but I wouldn’t wear them under my dress, mainly because I would worry they would show up in pics and totally clash, like you mentioned.

Have you considered like an ankle strap block heel? That’s what I wore and we were standing for a LONG time, literally hours and walking around for pics on uneven roads and my feet didn’t hurt until like hour 4. I imagine most brides aren’t on their feet that long, non stop. 

Post # 5
1903 posts
Buzzing bee

I am all for comfort but would not wear those wedges under a wedding gown. As PP said, they are too casual plus the buckle may snag the fabric. 

Can you look at purchasing another pair or wedges that will suit the dress? 

Post # 6
6119 posts
Bee Keeper

Are the wedges available in white or ivory? 

Post # 7
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Also would not wear those particular wedges on your wedding day. I wore 4” caged heels (I’m 5’4” and wanted to look nice and tall in my dress, my husband is 6’) and they were incredibly comfortable! You definitely still need to break in any pair of heels in your house before the big day, but a caged heel keeps your foot from slipping (which is often what causes discomfort!) AND often looks fancier than a wedged heel. 

Post # 8
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I’m all about comfort and practicality. I’d hate to be in pain on my wedding day or have heels sink into the lawn. You could find some pretty white wedges that will go with your dress that you will also get wear out of over the summer. I found some bridal wedges below.

If you want to do shoe photos and have the budget, then buy the B.M. ones ( I’d choose a versatile style) as well and swap them out for the pics and put the white wedges back on for the dancing and mingling.

ElegantPark EP2005AL Women Wedges Heel Pumps Closed Toe Crystals Removable Clips Satin Bridal Wedding Shoes Ivory US 4


ANGEL White Satin Wedge High Heel Strappy Bridal Shoes

Post # 9
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Go for comfort. Otherwise you’ll just end up taking the shoes off anyway. I’m 5’1 and my husband is 5’11 and no problems with me in flat shoes.

Post # 10
12 posts

I went for comfort. I’m 5’3” and FH is 6” – but more than that, I always imagined having a high heel would elongate me and make me look slimmer. But I just can’t imagine being in pain when walking towards him or taking photos, etc. I ended up trying a beautiful pair of shoes on that were 3.5” or 4” and I just knew I’d manage for 20 minutes and regret it – so I ended up going with a kitten heel from that same brand that are sparkly and beautiful and comfortable! 

Post # 11
357 posts
Helper bee

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chitownyogini :  How cute are you two!

I agree with PPs that the espadrilles are way too casual for the wedding dress and to try a more formal wedge that will avoid the sinking problem outdoors.  

Post # 12
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I vote comfort but I wouldn’t wear those wedges. I didn’t think you’d see my shoes at all, but our photographer had us do a lot of “fun” photos where we’d run through a field together, he’d lift me up, etc. My shoes peek through in all of those shots, so I’d wear a pair of shoes with the assumption they might be seen. Could you find a fancier pair of wedges, so you can still be comfortable but have the ‘wow’ factor?

Post # 13
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2020 - North Carolina

There are nicer wedges available. I see someone has already posted a few pics.

Post # 14
30388 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You are giving mixed messages. You said the wedges wouldn’t be seen because the hem goes all the way to the floor. Then you said the Badgley Mischka’s would look deamy with your dress. If the wedges won’t be seen, neither will the Badgley Mischka’s. The only time your shoes will be seen is for the bridal shoe shot, but if you don’t want that, what does it matter what are on your feet?

If you want the stereotypical shoe shot, get a pair of dreamy shoes from Nordstrom Rack, and change for the reception.

It would be a lot easier to rely on your photographer to know how to pose the two of you, even if that means bringing a little riser, rather than wear uncomfortable tall shoes.

 I have tried Badgely Mschka’s and find them distinctly uncomfortable.

If the March Fisher wedges are comfortable, does he make a dressier style?

For $29 I would paint the cork wedge gold to go with the straps.


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