(Closed) Converse and Wedding Dress

posted 5 years ago in Shoes
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - The Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, TX

I’m so bummed.. My fiance wears chucks every day, they’re his thing. He loves them. We even found him black patent chucks to go with his tux a couple of cruises ago, which he is also going to wear to our wedding.

I happily have to wear flats for our wedding anyway (no heels allowed) and I was going to surprise him by wearing my own fancy chucks. Found sparkly prismatic silver ones online at Journeys that were *perfect* — then I painstakingly blinged them out even more myself, even adding “my thing” — little black Swarovski crystal Mickey heads among the silver crystals covering the toe. Even added my favorite pink with organza laces.

Finally finished them and took them with my dress over to my mom’s to try everything on. They don’t work!! ๐Ÿ™  Even with my dress being long, you can still see the shoes when I walk — and they just catch your eye way too much. Just doesn’t look right. And he was going to be so surprised!! So all that work and $$ for nothing… I need to figure out how to sell them somewhere, I guess. I would just keep them to wear with jeans or something, but it’s a million degree here 9 months out of the year… I never wear jeans, lol.

Anyways, for reference for those considering wearing chucks, this is them before I blinged out the toe part:

 

 

Post # 32
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4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I didn’t wear converse but I had custom Nikes! 

Post # 33
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204 posts
Helper bee

I’m toying with the idea of a new pair of chucks for my wedding. I’ve seen some nice silver ones that I like but they are so expensive to buy in Europe, so I think I’m going to have a look round when I’m in the US in October. 

Post # 34
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Blushing bee

I’m thinking about wearing some form of sneakers for the wedding; I am physically disabled, lack balance, and photos will be outdoors in not level ground. That said, I want the pretty shoe shots! So I’m thinking of nice flats for the pictures, and sneakers otherwise. I will need flats for my reception dress since my feet will be visible. I’ve not bothered telling most of my family, just my partner, sister, and cousins. All of them are fine with it.

I say do what you want, and what is comfortable.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

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chelebean :  I haven’t gotten pics back yet but I had gray chucks on for my wedding. 

Post # 37
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Sept 2016 Venice, Italy

OP: More power to you. Do whatever makes you happy. I’ve some some pushback as well including from my seamstress, but what the heck!

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cupcakequeen42 :  Same here ๐Ÿ™‚ We even have the same wedding month. I’ve loved Chucks since I was a teenager. Besides, I’m not used to heels and there’s going to be a lot of walking on cobblestoned streets during our wedding day. 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee

I have some heels for the ceremony and I am wearing converse for the reception.  I just cant decide what pair.  I found some light blue skimmers and Some ivory and gold glitter classics!  Choices, choices!  I will have pics to share next week!  

I think you should wear what ever is comfortable for you and makes you feel beautiful and confident. 

Post # 39
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87 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My wedding is next month so I haven’t worn them together yet but here is my dress and the Converse I’m wearing with them!! I’m so excited lol I wear Converse every day. Couldn’t imagine wearing any other type of shoes on my wedding day (: Also, all my bridesmaides are wearing the same black Converse.

Post # 40
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Bee Keeper

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chelebean :  I don’t have pics, but I went on pinterest. I bought off white chucks and put purple laces in them (the wedding colors are champagne and purple). I have nice wedges for the ceremony (got them cheap at a discount store, $40). Then I got chucks for the reception. I have really bad feet and these are comfy and I can dance in thm.

Post # 41
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Bee Keeper

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crazy4disney :  OMG You should totally wear them for th reception part!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Or just for pics if you really don’t like them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I’ll be wearing custom Chuck’s in fact our entire bridal party is wearing them. We’re getting them custom dyed to match our colors. Didn’t get any push back from my bridesmaids. They were actually excited that they don’t have to be in uncomfortable heels. I don’t have pictures of mine yet but I found pictures of other brides wearing Chucks on Pinterest.

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

These will be mine for the reception:

And with the blue ribbon I’m thinking of using (might change to white)

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